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Ringing In The New Year With A NYE Proposal

The end of the year is a great time to reflect back as well as look forward. Next year, you may have some very big plans such as getting engaged. However, if you want to start off 2018 the right way with an NYE proposal, there are some things to consider. For instance, with New Year’s only a couple of days away, hopefully you have a plan. Even more importantly, hopefully you’ve picked out a ring! In case you don’t have everything squared away for your NYE proposal, we’re here to help. Keep reading the Adiamor blog for tips on ringing in the new year with a new bride to be!

The Midnight Champagne Toast

A classic way to ask for her hand in marriage on New Year’s Eve is in the midnight champagne toast. While it may be tempting to nestle the perfect solitaire engagement ring inside her glass, definitely do NOT do this! Not only will the ring ruin the champagne, it’s terribly cliche. Unless her dream NYE proposal involves accidentally swallowing some diamonds, the best way to handle the midnight champagne toast is to write a toast to her. With a little bit of planning and reflecting, you can make sure you cover all the reasons she’s the perfect companion. Not only will this make for a great proposal, it will make her the center of attention. Raise a glass to her, then drop down on a knee and show her the ring to start the New Year off right!

the perfect solitaire

The Quiet NYE Proposal

While millions of people will be celebrating New Year’s Eve out in public, this doesn’t mean you have to make your proposal a spectacle. In fact, a quiet NYE proposal can be every bit as memorable. Whether you’ve decided to cook your best dish or call her favorite take out spot, make sure you make the evening about her. When it comes to proposing, the important things to get right are not necessarily midnight fireworks but simply making sure she’s the focus. In fact, after all the research you’ve done in preparing your ring budget and learning about ring styles, you know she’ll love the 14k rose gold engagement ring. But, if you create an evening around her favorite dinner with a diamond ring proposal after, she’ll be telling your engagement story for years to come.

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The Best Engagement Rings of 2017: Part 3

With the end of the year quickly approaching, we’re finishing up our best engagement rings of 2017 countdown. Today, we take a look at the top 3 most popular engagement rings from Adiamor this year. As a reminder, these rings were picked by our Facebook followers. Click here to see the earlier parts of our end of the year countdown: Part 1, Part 2.

Best Engagement Rings of 2017 #3

halo engagement ring

Rounding out the top three best engagement rings of 2017 is the French cut halo engagement ring for a rectangle diamond. This elegant setting features approximately 0.35cttw along with a stunning 2.5 carat radiant cut diamond center stone. It’s no surprise to see this gorgeous ring at the top of our year end favorites! View more of R2964 here: https://goo.gl/2Vn20d

Best Engagement Rings of 2017 #2

rose gold engagement ring

Rose gold engagement rings are routinely one of our best sellers. Accordingly, its no shocker to see this beautiful ring at #2! The Adiamor hand engraved pave halo engagement ring contains 38 brilliant cut round diamonds totaling 0.56cttw. Shown in rose gold with a 1 carat cushion cut  diamond enter stone and a beautiful engraved detail that runs along the side profile of the halo ring. View R2839 here: https://goo.gl/DpMQ58

Our #1 Best Engagement Ring of 2017

best engagement rings solitaire

We’re finally here at the top of the list! Our most popular ring of 2017 is the Adiamor tapered solitaire diamond ring! This setting offers an antique flare with a detailed hand engraved design. This versatile setting is shown in 14k white gold with a 1 carat princess cut diamond center stone. View R2956 here: https://goo.gl/ZTY7P9

At Adiamor, we love creating custom designed engagement rings for our customers. We know that buying an engagement ring is a once in a lifetime event, and we’re truly blessed to be a part of so many new families each and every year. We hope you’ve enjoyed following along with our best of 2017 countdown, and we look forward to another year of designing unique engagement rings in 2018! Happy holidays!

 

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Best Engagement Rings of 2017 Part 2

This week on the Adiamor blog, we’ve been counting down our top 10 best engagement rings of 2017. Yesterday, we covered rings #10 through #7. In part 2, we present rings 6, 5, and 4. All of these rings were created this year and posted on our Facebook page. We compiled our followers favorite rings from throughout the year, and today we continue the countdown. Keep reading the Adiamor blog to see our best engagement rings of 2017, and check back tomorrow to see the final 3 rings!

The Best Engagement Rings of 2017: #6

milgrain and pave sapphire engagement ring

At #6 of our best of 2017 is our Adiamor milgrain and pave sapphire engagement ring. This engagement ring is pave set and features six brilliant cut round diamonds totaling 0.20cttw and four round cut blue sapphires. Our sixth most popular engagement ring of the year is shown here with a 1 carat radiant cut diamond center stone. Click here to learn more about R2773s.

#5 Favorite Engagement Rings of 2017

pave halo engagement ring

At #5 on our most popular rings, we have the Adiamor 3 row micro pave halo engagement ring. A highly customizable ring, it is shown with a 1 carat  radiant cut center diamond. The halo on this ring is rose gold, and the band is shown in white gold. To view more photos of R3081, click here.

The #4 Most Popular Ring of 2017

French cut diamond basket engagement ring

For many people, 2017 was the year of the rose gold engagement ring. It’s no surprise then to see this beauty at #4! This Adiamor French cut diamond basket engagement ring is gorgeous in rose gold. Shown here with a 0.75ct oval shaped diamond center stone and approximately .50cttw sparkling diamonds half way around the 2mm band. View more photos of R3043 here.

Check back in with the Adiamor blog tomorrow to see the final three rings on our list! If you missed part 1 of our best engagement rings of 2017, click here to get caught up!

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The Best Engagement Rings of 2017 Part 1

As we reach the final stretch of 2017, we thought it would be a good time to reflect. Looking back at all the rings we shared on Facebook this year, we made a list of our top 10 most popular engagement rings of 2017. Keep reading below to learn more about each of these rings in part 1 of our best engagement rings round up!

Our Best Engagement Rings of 2017: #10

french cut cushion halo

Our top 10 list was generated by our followers on Facebook. First on the list is the Adiamor French cut cushion halo engagement ring. This particular platinum version is shown with a 1 carat cushion cut diamond center stone.  Click here to view more photos of R2940.

Best Rings of 2017: #9

vintage leaf diamond engagement

At #9 we have our Adiamor vintage leaf diamond engagement ring. Available in multiple ring metals, it is shown here in yellow gold. This ring looks great with many types of diamond shapes, but it is pictured with a 0.75ct  oval cut diamond center stone. Check out more photos of R2994 here.

#8 Best Engagement Ring of 2017

french cut basket setting

Coming in as the 8th most popular ring is the Adiamor 2mm French Cut Basket engagement setting. This pave engagement ring is perfectly proportioned with a 2mm band. Also, the ring is shown with a 1.5 carat round cut center diamond. View more photos of R3071 here.

Most Popular 2017 Engagement Ring #7

perfect solitaire

Our perfect solitaire is classic and elegant, making it the perfectly placed at number 7 on the list! One of our all time favorites, it is shown here with a 1.60 ct round cut center stone. The band is slightly knife edged, and the basket is perfectly scalloped. Learn more about R3099 here.

Check back later this week for Part 2 of our Best Engagement Rings of 2017!

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The Perfect Gift For Her: Upgrading Her Diamond

Holiday shopping can be quite stressful. Even with the ease of online shopping, getting the right gift for everyone can be tricky. The hardest person to buy for, though, is often your spouse. While you may know their tastes in style, it can be incredibly challenging to find clothes that fit just right. Additionally, buying household items often seems less thoughtful. If you cannot figure out what to get your wife this year, there is one perfect solution: upgrading her diamond.

Upgrading Diamond Engagement Rings

The most obvious choice for upgrading her diamond is her engagement ring. Although it is also a popular anniversary gift, upgrading her engagement ring is the perfect gift this year. In addition to bringing out the sparkle in her eyes, an upgraded diamond ring focuses on your love. Not only is it a celebration of the holiday spirit, it is also recognizing that she makes your life better. Additionally, the best gifts are those items someone wants but won’t buy themselves. Upgrading her diamond ring is a luxurious gift, and it is one that will make her feel treasured all over again.

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Upgrading her diamond is the perfect gift this year.

How To Upgrade Her Diamond

Engagement rings require regular maintenance and cleaning, and this is the best way to upgrade her diamond. Schedule a holiday cleaning, and have the diamond upgraded. This will allow her to not be suspicious of your gift. Additionally, you can upgrade her diamond in a number of ways. If her ring had a diamond with a smaller carat size, an obvious upgrade would be to increase the size of the diamond. However, if she already has a large 2.5 carat diamond, consider choosing a diamond with a higher quality cut or one that is colorless. No matter which option you decide to take, it is sure to make her engagement ring feel like a new piece of jewelry.

Other Upgrade Options

In the event that you’ve already surprised her by swapping out the diamond in her ring, you can still provide diamond upgrades elsewhere. From diamond earrings to a diamond pendant, there are plenty of ways to put diamonds under the tree this year.

Shop for loose diamonds today to upgrade her diamond this year, or check out our current sale on gifts this holiday season.

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Preparing For Your Holiday 2017 Proposal

The holidays are the perfect time to propose. Plus, since families are gathering together, it is also a great time to spread the good news. If you are planning to propose this holiday season, you probably have a lot on your mind. To help you stay calm and nail your proposal, we’ve put together this easy checklist. You’ll have no problem asking for her hand in marriage. Keep reading the Adiamor blog to be sure you’re prepared for your Holiday 2017 proposal!

Step 1: Pick The Ring

It may seem obvious, but you’re going to need an engagement ring. Choosing the right ring for her can be a challenge, so start off by getting educated on diamonds and ring metals. Once you understand what you’re after, be sure to select a ring that fits her personality and style. If you’re having trouble finding a preset engagement ring, consider designing your own engagement ring from scratch. This will allow you to choose the right diamond shape and engagement setting that will guarantee she says “Yes!” this holiday season. Finally, be sure to order your ring sooner than later, especially if it’s a custom creation. You need to be sure your ring will arrive before the date you’ve picked. You have picked a date, right?

Step 2: Pick The Date

Picking the time and place for your holiday 2017 proposal is just as important as getting the ring right. Not only do you need to pick a place that’s romantic and secluded, you also want the engagement spot to be meaningful. Additionally, she will definitely want to tell her friends and family, so be sure you propose before the big party instead of afterwards. Whether you plan on getting down on one knee before Thanksgiving or New Year’s, you definitely need to have your plan locked down ahead of time.

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Make sure you are prepared ahead of your holiday proposal.

Step 3: Ask Her

When it comes to asking her to marry you, it may seem like there are a lot of outside complications. How big of a diamond should you buy? How long should you save? Do you need to ask her parents for permission? What ring will be perfect for her? Truthfully, though, actually asking her is the most important part. In a relationship defined by true love, your commitment to her will be more important than the size of the diamond. However, having a proper diamond for her ring will certainly help!

If you are planning a holiday 2017 proposal, your best bet is to start getting prepared today. For assistance in picking the perfect diamond, contact us today!

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Can I Wear My Engagement Ring In The Shower?

An engagement ring is a once in a lifetime gift, and for this reason many women never want to take it off. However, there are some times when you should simply not wear your engagement ring. While a shower seems cleansing, it can actually cause damage to an engagement ring. Keep reading the Adiamor blog to learn why you should not wear your engagement ring in the shower.

Exfoliating Soaps and Precious Metals

The soaps we use to stay clean often contain exfoliating properties. When it comes to skin care, this is a great asset. Exfoliating soaps essentially “rough up” old, dead skin cells so new ones can thrive. However, this is bad news for diamond rings. The tiny scrubbers in these soaps can cause microscopic damage to precious metals such as gold. Over time, this consistent wear and tear will damage an engagement ring. However, the ring metal is not the only place you’ll find damage. While diamonds are extremely hard, they can also be affected by oily soaps.

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The shower can actually be a dangerous place for an engagement ring

Cloudy Diamonds Are Not Defects

Another reason not to wear your engagement ring in the shower is to prevent cloudy diamonds. Water and soap oil build up can cause a diamond to appear cloudy. However, these reactions are not a result of a defective diamond. The chemicals used in soaps, even all natural ones, can cause problems. Additionally, since the damage to the diamond is caused by the wearer, this diamond ring would not be eligible for a return. Finally, wearing a ring in the shower can cause a diamond to look dull. Since a diamond’s value is heavy reliant on the fire and brilliance, a cloudy diamond’s value will be greatly diminished.

Cleaning Your Ring

Although many women desire to never take off their diamonds, it is simply a bad idea to wear your engagement ring in the shower. The best choice is to remove it until you’re ready to put it back on. If you were unaware you should remove your ring before showering, all hope is not lost. Many jewelers offer ring restoration services, or you could purchase a cleaner to use at home. No matter how you decide to stay clean, be sure to remove your ring beforehand!

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When To Wear Your Engagement Ring To Work

According to the Mohs hardness scale, diamonds are on of the strongest substances on earth. However, diamonds can still be scuffed, chipped, or knocked loose.  Additionally, precious metals are often very soft. Pure gold, for instance, is much too soft to use for jewelry. For this reason, most engagement ring settings are made from common alloys such as 14k or 18k gold. Because engagement rings consist of precious metals and gold, wearing them to work is not always the best decision. Depending on your ring style and your career, you may wish to rethink whether or not to wear your engagement ring to work.

How Does Your Career Affect Your Ring?

Depending on your career, you may want to skip wearing your engagement ring to work altogether. Women that work extensively with their hands or with machinery probably fall in this category. In these cases, it’s probably best to keep your engagement ring in a safe spot, such as a ring box. Additionally, women who are care givers should be careful with their diamond ring as well. With so much contact with others, it is possible diamonds on a pave set ring to be knocked loose. Finally, women who work primarily with strangers and the public, such as social workers or police officers, should be careful. However, women who work in an office may find that wearing an engagement ring to work creates little issue.

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A ring with 6 prongs will be more durable to wear to work

Your Engagement Ring Style

In addition to determining if your career will prevent wearing your engagement ring to work, consider the ring style too. Modern rings, which often feature channel set diamonds and smooth edges, are less likely to cause problems. Additionally, solitaire diamonds with tension settings tend to be more durable. Finally, even if your engagement ring features a 4 prong setting, pave diamonds, and a knife edge, you can still wear your ring to work. Be mindful of your ring, your hands, and consider an alternative when necessary. One popular alternative is to wear the ring on a chain during tasks that may damage the ring. In the end, the best thing to do is be cautious. However, over time, your ring will feel as if it becomes a part of your fingers, and you will be more confident wearing your engagement ring to work.

Shop Adiamor’s selection of diamond engagement rings today!