Designing the Excellent Engagement Ring

Designing your engagement ring needs to be probably the most fulfilling experiences of your life and we’re right here to be sure you love each second of it. From selecting your splendid middle stone to crafting the right setting, each a part of your engagement ring is 100% as much as you.

Begin with The Middle Stone

Usually, the primary resolution it’s a must to make when designing your engagement ring is deciding on the middle stone. The preferred middle stone selection is a diamond, recognized for his or her sturdiness and brilliance. Diamonds are available in numerous colours and cuts. At Lauren B, we now have our personal unique stock of free diamonds and gems to select from.

Whereas some individuals come into the ring designing course of realizing precisely which form they need, others need assistance narrowing down their choices. On the finish of the day, everybody has a special choice and/or motive for selecting their middle stone form.

To assist our purchasers slim their selections and in the end decide, studying what makes every form distinctive is useful. Some shapes are extra alike than others whereas some are very totally different.

Spherical Good

Spherical Brilliants are essentially the most conventional and simply recognizable of all of the diamond shapes, securing their cease within the prime 3 hottest diamond shapes for engagement rings every year. They’re additionally the one form that (ought to) have good symmetry! With 58 aspects, spherical diamonds are essentially the most good lower and likewise the costliest.

Oval Form

Oval form diamonds are the most well-liked and most requested diamond form with no obvious indicators of dropping their #1 spot within the diamond engagement ring class.

This elongated diamond form supplies considerable finger protection with an extended size measurement than different fancy-shaped diamonds. Regardless of the beneficiant finger protection, the oval lower diamond seems delicate and dainty with a slimming impact on the finger.

Radiant Reduce

The radiant lower is taken into account probably the most good diamond shapes out there for buy. 70 intricate side cuts create ample alternative for mild reflection creating a stunning, sparkly impact that perpetually catches the attention.

Radiant cuts are a preferred possibility for individuals who love the form of an emerald lower however need the brilliance and sparkle related to the spherical. Accessible from sq. to extra elongated, radiant cuts are an extremely versatile and standard lower.

Cushion Reduce

Cushion cuts have a protracted historical past and can at all times be standard. They’re thought of the fashionable mannequin of the outdated mine cuts. Cushion lower diamonds are available in each sq. and rectangular shapes, with an array of length-to-width ratios that change the general look of the diamond. 

Cushion lower diamonds are ultra-feminine, comfortable, and delicate with a pillow-like form and nice brilliance. The comfortable form of this lower and its substantial floor space on the finger is what has made them so standard over the centuries.

Pear Form

No two pear formed diamonds are lower the identical so if you happen to’re searching for one thing distinctive, a pear formed diamond is the middle stone for you! This center-stone form supplies optimum finger protection and can seem bigger than most different shapes. They’ve a definite look with its teardrop define and pointed tip.

Emerald Reduce

Emerald lower diamonds are each elegant and complicated with glorious symmetry. Their step-cut faceting set them other than virtually each different diamond lower in the marketplace.

Emerald lower diamonds lack the hearth and brilliance of different shapes. Nevertheless, the elongated form permits for bigger flashes of sparkle when mild rays mirror by means of them. Size-to-width ratio is essential for emerald cuts as a result of they range so drastically and gives you dramatically totally different appearances.

Designing the Setting

Now that you’ve got chosen your middle stone, you possibly can transfer onto the setting. Whereas there are a number of various kinds of settings, the primary selection it’s a must to make is how excessive or low you need the middle stone to be set.

Invisible Gallery™

At Lauren B, certainly one of our signature settings is our Invisible Gallery™. This setting options a gap on the underside of the middle stone permitting for it to sit down as little as attainable on the finger.

1.73 Carat Spherical Solitaire Invisible Gallery Ring

Floating Setting

The following setting possibility is the floating setting. This entails prongs capturing out from a full band to embody the middle stone.

2.70 carat Spherical Lab Diamond Two-Tone Solitaire Ring

Cathedral Setting

The very best setting possibility is a cathedral setting. Cathedral rings slope gracefully in direction of the halo or basket holding the diamond. A cathedral ring will even give a extra structured look and might really feel safer on the hand.

2.36 carat Spherical Lab Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring 

Deciding The place You Need Diamonds

After you’ve gotten confirmed your middle stone and setting, the following step is to resolve the place you need diamonds! Are you choosing a totally solitaire engagement ring? Or do you wish to add some diamond detailing to the basket and/or band?

Pave Band or Plain Band?

To be or to not be, that’s the query? Or on this case, diamonds on the band or no diamonds on the band? There isn’t any proper or unsuitable reply, it’s merely a matter of choice and luxury. Some individuals wish to maximize their brilliance and sparkle whereas others are searching for that minimalist look.

Halo Setting

Most individuals know going into their appointment whether or not or not they need a diamond halo. Nevertheless, if you’re nonetheless on the fence, choosing a halo is an effective way to make your middle stone seem bigger with out going over price range.

Three-Stone Setting

In the event you’re interested by a three-stone ring, the following step is deciding which aspect stones you need. There are some aspect stones that flatter sure middle stone shapes higher than others, however in the end the choice is yours.

If you’d like one thing extra distinctive than traditional, you possibly can go for a five-stone ring or perhaps a seven-stone!

Extra Design Choices

Relying on the setting possibility you select earlier (Invisible Gallery™, floating, or cathedral), will decide the place else you possibly can put diamonds in your ring. As an example, if you happen to select an Invisible Gallery™ ring, you’ve gotten two choices: a pave band and a diamond wrap across the stems.

Nevertheless, if you happen to go for a floating or cathedral setting, there are extra locations to place diamonds. Floating and cathedral settings can have pave prongs, a Signature Wrap, a Hidden Halo™, pave between prongs, and/or a completely encrusted basket.

What are You Designing?

Designing your engagement ring is meant to be certainly one of life’s finest moments. Whichever model you select, Lauren B will help you decide the right stone and setting to create your dream engagement ring. Schedule an appointment with certainly one of our devoted design consultants.

Within the meantime, browse our Instagram and Pinterest for design inspiration!

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