Rings are your friends forever. Diamond rings are a luxury statement. A diamond ring for women is always a better choice. This article will help you figure out the terms and definition you need to help and describe your dream ring, down to the most minute detail, from the setting to the diamond.
The Ring Anatomy
The anatomy of ring for women includes several factors like ring head, shank, stamp or engraving, center stone, prong, side stones and accent stones. Let's have a quick diamond ring guide.
How do you want your center stone to be set?
A classic prong setting would give a greater prominence thus reducing the metal appearance while the contemporary bezel setting gives the larger diamond illusion adding a pinch to the dramatic effect. Diamonds flecked on the bottom half of prongs look flawless and an extra shining look is achieved especially for diamond engagement rings. Here are the popularly used prong settings in diamond rings for women.
- Four prong
- Six prong
- Double prong
- V-prong / chevron
- Diamond tipped
- Bezel set
- Half bezel
- Bar set
How do you want the band around your figure to look?
After prong setting, the shank style is customizing your ring band. Depending upon the band style, diamond rings will complement the ring in a unique manner.
1. Traditional-look, Euro-style or Cathedral
These kinds of band setting will look simple and sober and generally contain few diamonds studded above.
2. Straight, Tapered or Reverse Tapered
Here in this kind of shank, focus is kept on band similar to viewers focus on diamond. A minimal look difference will appear here.
3. Split, Bypass or Criss-cross
This shank style is most stylish one and preferred by fashionable ones. The band holds equal importance as the diamond setting.
The Accent Stones
Accent stones can be any kind of diamonds fitted within band of rings.
If you want accent stones, how do you want them set?
- Channel – diamonds fitted in series.
- Bead and bright cut/pinpoint – point difference is kept in between channel.
- Surface prong – a larger size of diamonds are used on bands with border.
- Shared prong – similar to surface prong but without border.
- Pave – two or more line of diamond setting is done side by side.
- Bezel – individual diamond is bordered separately and a chain is formed connecting them.
- Bar – a little bar setting is existing in between each diamonds.
- Gypsy/Flush – diamonds are studded in distance on the band.
The plain band is the common one. Which other design features you want included?
Rather than choosing plain one, the engraving would also add to a great overall look of a diamond ring for women.
Filigree styling is curves styling done within band.
Oval shaped series like curtains is visible in openwork.
Look and feel of rope is styled.
5. Surprise Diamond
A surprise diamond is a small diamond fitted below the center diamond on the band.
Guide to Diamonds
All the factors below will influence the price of your center diamond. You will need to consider which are most important to you so you can find your perfect diamond for your ring and your budget.
What shape do you want your center stone to be?
Round, Cushion, Princess, Oval, Emerald, Pear, Marquise, Radiant, Heart, Trillion are the most popular in use.
Did you know?
“Princess and cushion cut diamonds are typically square in shape, but both can also come in the elongated rectangle shape. And radiant can be square.”
Does it have to be as clear as ice or is a little bit of color is okay?
An ideal diamond engagement ring for women is colorless to nearly colorless.
Will a few visible specks in your diamond bother you?
From Flawless, very slightly included, slightly included to imperfect eye visible, specks visibility differs as per individual preferences.
How big you want your center stone to be?
1.00 ct – The biggest diamond size
0.75 ct – A mediocre one
0.50 ct – An average one
Did you know?
“While carat is often used to refer to a diamond's size, it actually refers to a gem's weight. Two diamonds can weigh the same but look like different sizes depending on how they are cut.”