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Unique Engagement Ring Settings: Make a Statement About Your Relationship with Classic Round, Emerald Cut or Princess Cut

a4As if being in love wasn’t distracting enough, the pressure behind planning your proposal can be downright daunting.  And on top of all this, you know that the engagement ring you choose is just as important of a decision (if not, more).  Since there are such a wide variety of engagement rings to choose from these days, it’s common to have difficulty deciding exactly what message to convey with the ring you will propose with. For the sake of your sanity, we present you a few more tips on finding unique engagement ring settings:

Classic Round

a3When you choose a diamond in a classic round shape, this probably indicates that you’re going for more traditional values, and that you want to have a loving, stable, faithful relationship with your bride-to-be. If I could pick out an engagement ring for myself, I would have to go with our classic round rose gold engagement ring.

To me, this ring is such great example of how lovely unique engagement ring settings can be. The rose gold band is subtle, warm, and elegant, while the classic round settings portray a blooming bouquet of glistening diamonds. This setting is ideal for a simple, yet classy appearance.

Emerald Cut

a2This next cut is one of my favorites because it is classy, with an edge...literally! An emerald cut diamond will indicate that the woman whose hand you’re asking for in matrimony is the most important one in the world and that money is no object when it comes to showing your devotion to making her happy.

When it comes to unique engagement ring settings, emerald cut diamonds offer a very distinguished and elegant look. This cut looks stunning on any style of ring, and even more stunning placed upon the finger of the love of your life. An example of this cut would be Mariah Carey’s engagement ring, which is an emerald cut diamond with a pink tint.  If all you want to do is make your bride-to-be happy, then you will definitely want to have a look at our pave setting for emerald or radiant cut diamond.

Princess Cut

The meaning of a princess cut ring should be pretty obvious i.e., that you’re devoted to fulfilling the needs of your bride-to-be and that you’ll treat her like the princess you know she is. Her wish is now your command…right? With a statement like that, what woman could possibly say no? I know that I would have a hard time denying an offer like this! Ok…I’m getting distracted.  Back to our topic of unique engagement ring settings… princess cut….

a1Check out what NHL hockey player Mike Comrie proposed to his princess Hillary Duff with… a breathtaking 14kt princess cut engagement ring. This man obviously knows how to treat his woman like royalty. If you’re trying to convince your bride-to-be just how priceless she is to you, consider our trillian accent engagement ring.

When it comes time to actually picking out an engagement ring, be sure to contact us to make the task easier. Together we’ll help you find the perfect sparkler for your bride-to-be!

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Famous “Two-Ring” Proposals

Sometimes it’s fun to picture yourself as the leading lady in famous romances, like Guinevere and Lancelot, or Romeo and Juliet. While we don’t have any historical evidence for those legendary couples, we do have quite a few details about some famous ladies and their beaus, like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Lucille Ball. Though their romances are varied, they all share one thing in common: each woman received two engagement rings!

rosegoldengagementThe love affair between Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer was a scorching one, culminating in a proposal in 1954. Audrey met Mel at a party, and it was love at first sight. They worked together in the stage production Ondine, in which Audrey played a water sprite. She certainly worked her fairy magic on Mel, because when he popped the question, he gave Audrey not just one, but two rings; one rose gold engagement ring and one in white gold. Knowing the starlet’s affinity for fashion, he wanted her to be able to wear his ring always and still have it match her outfit and other jewelry selections.

emerlandengagementringGrace Kelly’s sweetheart, Prince Rainier III of Monaco, also purchased two rings; though he went a little more over the top than Mel Ferrer. Originally, the Prince proposed to Grace with an engagement ring set with stones matching the colors of Monaco. Once he arrived in the States in 1956 and saw that traditional American engagement rings usually involved a diamond setting, he realized his faux pas. He immediately commissioned a 12-carat emerald cut diamond. Grace didn’t seem to mind either ring.  She was the picture of happiness when she sailed with her charming prince on a private luxury liner to their secret wedding location.

cushioncutengagementringsPerhaps the most romantic two-ring engagement story to come out of this era is the proposal between Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. When the couple eloped in 1940, Desi proposed with a cheap brass ring (the type that turns your finger green after just a few hours of wear), because all the high-end stores were closed. Later, he gave her the cushion cut diamond engagement ring they picked out together. Lucy said that she treasured the cheap brass ring for years, keeping it tucked away in her jewelry box next to other priceless jewels. She even wore it in dozens of episodes of I Love Lucy.

Even though these stories are thrilling, your man doesn’t have to buy you two engagement rings, or one with a whopping price tag. Like Lucy’s finger-tinting brass ring, it’s the love that doubles the worth of any proposal.  Find the ring, or rings, that exhibit your undying love, like this sparkling rose gold ring, only at Adiamor!

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The Shape of a Diamond

While everyone can recognize a round cut diamond right off the bat (it is the most common cut for engagement rings and is considered the classic standard for diamond rings), you may not realize that there are actually several different cuts for your diamonds that may offer unique properties. For starters, your stone can be deep or shallow, but the proper proportions lie somewhere in the middle to ensure maximum brilliance. Then there are the different shapes of cut. Here are a few of the most popular cuts and what you can expect from them.

1. Round. As stated, this is the most traditional cut, mainly because it brings out the most brilliance and fire in your stone. It is also the most researched, so there are precise mathematical calculations to ensure proper depth and symmetry of the stone.

2. Princess. This cut is second to the round cut in both demand and brilliance. It is generally square in shape (although it can be closer to a rectangle), which makes it a nice alternative to round cut since it can still be more or less symmetrical. But because of the way it is cut, even mostly colorless stones may show a bit of color in the corners.

3. Emerald. These diamonds have a rectangular cut in the pavilion (the lower portion of the stone) that gives them a uniquely open table (the face of the stone). This makes it an excellent cut to showcase stones with particularly good clarity.

4. Marquise. The beauty of this cut is that it can make the best of a small carat in that it looks larger than other stones of the same weight. It is a good choice for women with long fingers because the dimensions highlight this attribute.

5. Heart. There is little to recommend this cut aside from the obvious symbolism it embodies. It has no edge over other cuts, although it may be less expensive.