Diamond vs Other Gemstones for Engagement Rings


There are a variety of things to consider when choosing an engagement ring, from the style of ring to the setting and the type of gemstone.Diamond rings are the traditional option when it comes to engagement rings. However, others prefer to be unconventional and choose a colourful gemstone. Below we look at some key considerations when choosing between the two options.


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How to Choose an Engagement Ring


You and your partner are getting married and the time has come to select an engagement ring so you can announce your engagement to your family and friends as well as represent your romance and style for a lifetime. Below is a guide on what you should consider.


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How to Choose a Diamond


Diamonds are the traditional choice for engagement rings and for those looking for timeless, elegant and truly beautiful jewellery. When it comes to selecting diamond jewellery, there are five key parameters to consider when looking for the perfect stone. This includes shape of the diamond and the 4 C’s - cut, clarity, colour and carat weight.


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3D rendering of 24 karat gold ingots in a vault

Different Types of Gold Karats


For centuries, gold has been treasured due to its natural beauty, radiance and versatility. These qualities make it the most important metal in jewellery making. When you buy gold jewellery, there’s usually a choice between different kinds of gold colours, plating options and gold karats. The first thing you should look at is the karat.

 

You can see what karat gold jewellery is by looking for the karat mark, usually indicated with a “k”. The karat mark will tell you how much gold content the jewellery has. You should also look for the manufacturer's trademark next to the karat mark to assure that the karat mark is accurate.


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3D rendering of 24 karat gold ingots in a vault