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The Adiamor Solitaire – One of our Best Solitaire Engagement Rings

When one thinks of a marriage proposal, solitaire yellow gold engagement rings are frequently the first picture that comes to mind. The iconic image of a single sparkling diamond crowing a sleek precious metal band is a cultural touchstone spanning generations, and the diamond solitaire remains a popular design among engagement ring shoppers. This is why the yellow gold solitaire is one of Adiamor’s best solitaire engagement rings.

Adiamor Solitaire Yellow Gold Engagement Ring

 

Yellow Gold Solitaire Engagement Ring

The yellow gold band of this Adiamor Solitaire engagement ring gives it a classic look, showcasing your brilliant diamond in a platinum basket setting that is sturdy in function yet delicate in appearance.

In fact, the beauty of a basket set solitaire has such broad appeal; it’s been the engagement ring style of choice for celebrities as varied as actress and new mom Mila Kunis (who recently welcomed baby daughter Wyatt), British film star Keira Knightley, and pop singer/fashion designer Lily Allen.

The Adiamor Solitaire basket setting, inspired by vintage designs, is unique in both its stunning beauty and exceptional function. Securing and positioning the diamond in such a way that the greatest amount of light possible passes through it, this setting is unmatched in its simple elegance. Additionally, the structure of a basket setting keeps the stone low in the  setting, minimizing the risks of catching on fabrics or knocking against surfaces, which can damage your beautiful ring.

Fitting this yellow gold engagement ring with prongs and setting bases in a white metal is a jeweler’s trick going back centuries—the bright yellow gold of this setting creates the traditional look many wearers want in an engagement ring, particularly a style as universally beloved as the solitaire, while the platinum basket and prongs unobtrusively blend in with the bright white diamond. This technique allows the stone to be displayed in the most opulent way without compromising or interrupting its trademark shine.

Adiamor Solitaire Engagement Ring On Hand
Adiamor Solitaire On Hand

The Adiamor Custom Fit Platinum Basket Solitaire (R3044) is made to order for each client, with a 1.5mm band and metal options including 14kt yellow gold, 18kt yellow gold, and 18kt rose gold.

Though we’re proud of this lovely setting design, choosing the setting is only one important step; the next is, of course, matching it with a stone that fits your style and budget. Our diamond selection and search functions include options for Affinity stones with incredible cut grades. Use Adiamor’s diamond search function to find the right stone for your custom fit ring, or contact us for assistance from our team of certified diamond experts.

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Halo Diamond Earrings Sweeps Winner Alert – Congratulations Richard Birrer!

Huge congratulations to Richard Birrer on winning our Halo Diamond Earrings Sweepstakes. Richard & his wife are from New York and were ecstatic to hear the news that they won the earrings!

Winner of Adiamor Halo Diamond Earrings Sweepstakes
Richard Birrer and his wife – Winner of Adiamor Halo Diamond Earrings Sweepstakes

Thank you to everyone who entered!  Enter our new Diamond Eternity Ring Sweepstakes!

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Adiamor Sweepstakes: Win a Diamond Eternity Ring ($5,000 Value)

Adiamor’s newest giveaway has arrived, and it’s a stunner: this time around, we’ll be presenting one of our 2cttw Diamond Eternity Rings to one lucky winner in a drawing ending December 5 at 11:59 PM PST. We will begin accepting entries for this incredible giveaway on October 8; just sign up on the Adiamor Jewelry Sweepstakes page using a valid e-mail address to enter, and earn up to 10 entries by sharing us with your friends or keeping up with us on social media!

Adiamor Diamond Eternity Band Sweepstakes

Eternity bands have always appeared on the hands of the most fashionable and well-to-do wearers, but the style has become more popular than ever as more and more couples choose eternity rings as their wedding bands over the more traditional plain metal styles. The special symbolism that so many people associate with wedding bands—a ring is a shape with no discernable ending, representing the endless nature of the couple’s love and devotion—certainly gets a glamorous update when reimagined in a diamond eternity ring. Alternately, they’ve also become a recent fashion favorite, particularly as part of stacking sets incorporating different types and colors of precious metals or stones.

One winner will receive the Adiamor diamond eternity ring shown here:

The ring is set with round brilliant cut diamonds of G-H color and VS1-VS2 clarity grades with an approximate combined carat weight of 2.00 carats.

This diamond eternity ring also features a setting in white gold, the most popular choice for diamond eternity bands. The brilliance of the metal pairs perfectly with bright white diamonds, as it blends in with the diamonds and accentuates the endless sparkling circle of an eternity ring. Shared prong style settings like this one are ideal for use in eternity bands, holding each stone securely without obscuring a lot of its surface or shine.

How to Enter

Sign up with a valid e-mail address here to receive one chance to win the Adiamor 2.00cttw Shared Prong Diamond Eternity Band. You can earn more entries by referring friends, promoting the giveaway via social media shares on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest, and liking or following us on these networks.  Facebook likes will not be used as entries after November 5, 2014.  Winners will be selected through a random drawing and notified via email within five days of the winner’s selection.

Who Can Win

The Diamond Eternity Band Sweepstakes contest is open to all legal residents of the United States of America, and all entrants must be at least 18 years of age at the time they enter the sweepstakes. The sweepstakes will open to online entries on October 8 and run through December 5 11:59PM PST.

Read full official contest rules here. Good luck to all contestants!

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Build Her Own Halo Jewelry Collection

Add some sparkle to the jewelry box with our newest “Build Your Own Halo” Collection! Now you can customize a piece that is truly heaven-sent at Adiamor.

Build Your Own Halo Jewelry
Build Your Own Halo Collection

For engagement rings, pendants, and earrings not much comes close to the brilliance of a halo design. Halos have long been cherished for their ability to accentuate the beauty of the center diamond they encircle. Whether you are looking for a classy or a trendy look, the halo is sure to be perfect for you or for that special someone.

Build Your Own Halo Jewelry Collection

Now, exclusively at Adiamor, you can create your own halo engagement rings, pendants and earrings online in just a few easy steps. Whether you are creating your dream piece or replicating a show stopping design, we have all the tools and tips to help you build your next halo. We offer a variety of shapes, metals, and more than 150,000 diamonds to choose from, leaving plenty of room for creativity.

All three settings types are available in round, cushion, emerald and princess shapes. Oval, pear and marquise shapes are also available for engagement rings and pendants. Each shape delivers a distinctive feel. (Learn more about diamond shapes and which one best suits you in the education section of our website.)

Additionally, we offer 14K white gold, 18K white gold, 14K yellow gold, 18K yellow gold, 18K rose gold and platinum metal options allowing you to personalize every piece. (Learn more about our metals and their characteristics on our education page.) With endless possibilities and countless combinations of shapes, diamonds and metals, you are certain to create a piece that is perfect.

At Adiamor, we manufacture all of our own jewelry, so you can rest assured each piece will meet your highest standards. We only use the finest diamonds for our jewelry, and since everything is manufactured in-house, we also offer the best value. With a 30-day return policy, secure shopping, expert guidance, and free shipping, we are dedicated to giving you the best shopping experience for your next piece. We pride ourselves on our work and so will you.

So add a new halo diamond engagement ring, pendant, or pair of earrings created by you to your jewelry collection. After all, who knows you… or her… better than you?

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Adiamor Sweepstakes: Win a Pair of Halo Diamond Earrings ($5,000 Value)

If you love diamonds, and who doesn’t, now is your chance to win a lovely pair of 1.5 total carat weight halo diamond earrings worth $5000. All you have to do is participate in Adiamor’s latest sweepstakes for a chance to become the lucky winner of these stunning earrings. In order to participate, just enter your email address on the sweepstakes page. The sweepstakes runs from now until September 26, 2014.

Adiamor Halo Diamond Earrings Sweepstakes

The Halo Diamond Earrings Sweepstakes from Adiamor

What makes these halo diamond earrings stand out from other sets of earrings is the incredible design and the quality of the diamonds. The design is a dazzling display of one certified center stone surrounded by smaller stones to create a brilliant halo effect. These luxurious earrings are elegant enough to wear to the nicest restaurant in town or with the finest ball gown. Heads will turn due to the sparkling beauty of the diamonds.  Total carat weight for both earrings combined is a whopping 1.5 carats.

How to Enter

For a chance to take these halo diamond earrings home, sign up via the online Halo Diamond Earrings sweepstakes page. A valid email address is required to enter. Participants can win additional entries by referring friends and sharing the sweepstakes on their social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and more.  Participants can earn even more entries by liking Adiamor on social media sites.

Who Can Enter?

Anyone who is a legal resident of the United States can enter the contest as long as they are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Online entries will be accepted now through September 26, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. Winners will be chosen via a random drawing and notified with an email within five days of the winning selection.

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What Are New Bridal Trends for 2014?

Spring has sprung, which means wedding season is official open! Certain bridal trends are already emerging as the most popular for 2014.

Seasonal

Wedding planners are paying a lot of attention to which season and time of year of the wedding. For spring weddings, brides are choosing light colors, outdoor settings and citrus flavored cakes. For fall and winter weddings, brides are wearing fur capes and boots and serving deep flavor like chocolate with indoor décor which is rustic and candlelit.

Fall Wedding Inspiration
Fall Wedding Inspiration image via Rock My Wedding

Themes

Vintage continues to be an inspiration in many forms. Tea length dresses and sweet romantic details recalls mid-century celebrations while full-on gilded glamour references the Gatsby era. Weddings can also have a specific book, genre, or movie theme with everything from the music to the table decorations adhering to that idea.

Gatsby Color Scheme
Gatsby Color Scheme images via Green Wedding Shoes

 

 

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Amazing Custom Engagement Rings with Square Diamonds

In the past few weeks we completed two custom engagement rings for square center diamonds. Each of them turned out so well, we had to share!

Square Center Diamond with Pave Setting

The first one is a R2847 which we customized to fit a princess cut center stone. You can see the square shape of the princess with its sharp corners.

custom princess engagement ring
R2847 Custom Princess Engagement Ring

Radiant Diamond Three Stone

The second ring was a three stone design which we custom built for an exquisite 3 ct square radiant diamond. The side stones were trilliants. This classic yet modern design was incredibly stunning and impressive!

Radiant Diamond Three Stone Ring
Radiant Diamond Three Stone Ring

For a similar design, take a look at R2413.

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What is French Cut Pave?

Many of the beautiful rings at Adiamor feature a diamond setting style called French Cut Pave. You can see it in the descriptions for R2940, our French Cut Cushion Halo, or R2834, the Large French Cut setting.

“French cut” refers to the way the small pave diamonds are set into the metal of the ring. The diamond setter hand cuts small ‘V’ shapes into the metal in order to set the diamonds. This style is meant to show as little metal as possible, making rings appear like they are solid diamonds.

You can see the V shapes clearly on the side of the Large French cut wedding band R2835. The diamonds are larger in this ring, so the design is easier to see.

Large French Cut Pave Diamond Wedding Band
Large French Cut Pave Diamond Wedding Band

 

 

On the French Cut Halo for Square Diamond, R2862, the Vs are smaller and little harder to see, but the effect of the French cut is the same. The ring looks like it is made of diamonds with very little metal surrounding them.

French Cut Halo Setting for Square Diamond
French Cut Halo Setting for Square Diamond

 

 

 

You can see the difference in diamond setting style between these rings and classic pave set rings. Classic pave has little beads of metal which hold the diamonds. This yellow gold engagement ring and wedding band have a classic pave setting style, as well as a milgrain edging on either side of the diamonds.

View our complete French Cut Halo collection here.

Petite Milgrain and Pave Engagement Setting
R2773 and R2774, the Petite Milgrain and Pave Engagement Setting and Wedding Band

 

 

 

 

 

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How Do People Wear Wedding Bands?

Everyone has their own style and preferences when it comes to pairing wedding bands with engagement rings. Some of our rings have matching bands designed for them, but some can be paired with many options. Here are some ideas of how people like to wear wedding bands.

Some people like the exact match to their engagement ring, like R2890 and its matching wedding band, R2891.

Oval Diamond Engagement Ring and Wedding Band
Oval Diamond Engagement Ring and Wedding Band

Some of our customers like the option of wearing the wedding band alone; for example, when they are traveling. A straight band or an eternity band is great choice for that.

Certain halo rings sit high enough that they can be paired with a straight wedding band. R2940 is an example of a ring with can be paired with a variety of straight rings. You can also stack an anniversary band or second wedding band on top to create more impact. Here is R2940 stacked with R2489 and R2488.

Cushion Halo Ring with Mismatched Stacked Bands
Cushion Halo Ring with Mismatched Stacked Bands

Certain halo style rings, like R2877, require a curved band. Some of our clients always wear their rings together so a curved band is not a problem. These people might even choose to solder their rings together so that they cannot come apart.

Two Toned Halo Ring with Matching Curved Wedding Band
Two Toned Halo Ring with Matching Curved Wedding Band

Another look which is quite popular is pairing an eternity band with a solitaire setting.

The 3 cttw eternity band, R2952, is an impressive statement next to this basket solitaire, R2906. Some people prefer a more understated eternity band, like R2947, though.

Solitaire Diamond Ring with 1 cttw and 3 cttw Eternity Bands
Solitaire Diamond Ring with 3 cttw and 1 cttw Eternity Bands