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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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Styles We Love for Valentine’s Day!

With Valentine’s Day approaching, we are loving romantic jewelry. Vintage touches like engraving and the warmth of rose gold are our inspirations of the season!

Check out some of our favorites for a dreamy Valentine’s Day!

R2932, the twisted pave halo, and the wedding band R2941 in rose gold.
R2932, the twisted pave halo, and the wedding band R2941 in rose gold.

Combining the golden blush tones of rose gold with a twisted, vine-like design, this set of rings is perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Custom Men's Band with Black Diamonds paired with R2929 in rose gold.
Custom Men’s Band with Black Diamonds paired with R2929 in rose gold.

This matching set includes a split shank engagement ring, R2929, and a custom built men’s band with black diamonds, which add a touch of masculine edge to the rose gold design. What a great pair!

Stay tuned for more of our favorites!

Shop all rose gold rings here.

 

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What are the Best Diamond Shapes for an Engagement Ring?

Certain diamond shapes and sizes look incredibly beautiful when paired with particular settings. Here are some of our favorite combinations of diamonds and rings to help you decide the best diamond shapes for your engagement ring:

Larger round brilliants:

If you budget allows, round diamonds .90 ct and above look exquisite in the Large French Cut Pave setting, R2834.

French Cut Diamond Pave Setting from Adiamor
French Cut Diamond Pave Setting from Adiamor

 

One of our favorite customizations of this ring is to add diamonds on the prongs for a very luxurious and romantic look. The diamonds in the gallery are visible to the wearer only, so it’s like a secret love note to your beloved.

For more petite round brilliant stones, such as .50 ct and below, the classic solitaire makes a charming counterpart.

Diamond Solitaire Engagment Ring from Adiamor
Diamond Solitaire Engagment Ring from Adiamor

 

Rectangular fancy shaped diamonds like Emerald cuts and elongated Radiants or Cushions look great in three stone rings. Some of Adiamor’s recent favorite custom rings have been rectangular fancy shapes in three stone rings with tapered baguette side stones.

Radiant Diamond Engagement Ring with Baguettes
Radiant Diamond Engagement Ring with Baguettes

Tip: If you are looking for a rectangular stone, make sure the length to width ratio is above 1.10. The most popular L:W ratios for emerald cuts are between 1.30-1.40, because this produces a rectangular shape. If you know you like a very long rectangle, feel free to go higher, though. Or, if you want a squarer rectangle, look for L:W ratios from 1.20-1.30. Any diamond with a L:W ratio below 1.05-1.08 (depending on cut) will appear as a square.

Later on, we’ll discuss halo engagement ring styles!

 

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Reality Shows and Pave Engagement Rings

Go on, admit it. Everyone has one—or two, or three guilty-pleasure reality shows. If you’re moving towards marriage, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the drama of wedding-based shows, like The Bachelor or Say Yes to the Dress, or in steamy romances that sometimes inadvertently develop, like on Survivor.

paveengagementringAlong with having some of the shortest engagements in television history, many proposals born out of matches from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette feature pave engagement rings. In 2011, J.P. proposed to Ashley with a ring encrusted with 162 round cut diamonds set in the pave style. Brad outdid J.P. when he proposed to Emily by giving her a 3-carat ring with 263 pave diamonds. However, they called off the engagement just three months after he proposed—proof that cost does not equal commitment!

A bride-to-be from Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta favored the pave engagement ring style, too. Brandie Gowen from last season received a cushion-cut diamond from her sweetie. The beautiful center cut diamond was set in what she described as an “antique-style band” that was created using yellow gold and pave diamonds.

pavesolitaireRemember Amber and “Boston Rob,” the lovers who forged an unbreakable alliance that took them to the final two in Survivor: All Stars in 2004? It seems that even this dynamic duo isn’t immune to the reality-TV/pave engagement ring link. At the show’s season finale, Rob proposed with a white gold ring that featured a 1.31 carat diamond surrounded by dozens of smaller pave diamonds. Not too shabby for a romance that started on a deserted island!

The best part about “reality” TV is that ultimately it’s just a fantasy, and it’s real life that the stuff of dreams is made of.  Luckily, pave engagement rings are part of real life and can become a dazzling reality for you and your loved one. Adiamor has plenty of sparkling stunners for you to choose from, like this pave beauty.

 

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Choosing an Engagement Ring Setting

Buying an engagement ring is not something to be taken lightly. The decision should take careful thought and calculation as it’s not only an expensive purchase, but also one that is supposed to be once-in-a-lifetime. While the diamond is of course important, and the centerpiece of any engagement ring, there are many different facets to the ring that are also significant. You want to choose the shape of the diamond, the cut, color, clarity, and carat weight as well as the perfect metal band, but the ring setting is also an important part of the engagement ring as a whole.

As the search for your perfect engagement ring starts to take shape, you’ll notice a number of different engagement setting styles. They vary from classic and simple styles to more extravagant and modern interpretations. While there is no “number one” solution, the best advice is to pick the setting you and your partner prefer the most. There are many popular settings, but ultimately, choose the one that works best.

The Prong setting is perhaps the most common. This is a great setting for showcasing the center diamond and allowing light to pass through the stone and increase its brilliance and shine.

The Bezel setting is also quite popular. It has a metal border that surrounds or partially surrounds the diamond. It offers good protection, but does not allow as much light to shine through.

The Pave setting is defined by a number of small diamonds set into the ring. This is a fantastic way to make your ring look bigger than it actually is.

Channel settings are very popular with wedding bands. These include horizontal rows of diamonds with no metal in between each diamond. The surface is very smooth which makes the ring less likely to get caught on things, but the ring can be difficult to re-size later.

The Bar setting is quite similar to the channel, but with metal bars in between each of the diamonds. This allows for more protection to the stones in the setting.

With a Tension setting, the diamond appears to be floating because it’s not held in place by any piece of metal. While this is its biggest attribute, it’s also its major flaw allowing for very little security of the stone.