Hurray! The new year is almost here. And although 2018 was fun, we at Adeler Jewelers are curious to see which new fashion trends will emerge in custom jewelry designs for 2019.
For many couples, the new year’s celebration presents a “fitting” occasion to make some big announcements about the future! If you’re planning to pop the question in 2019, you’ll want the experience to be special, personal, and memorable. The easy part may be deciding how and when to propose to the one who completes you. The hard part, however, is deciding which diamond ring design will symbolize this joyous and lifechanging sentiment.
The 4Cs of Buying the Perfect Diamond
When it comes to choosing the perfect diamond engagement ring, there’s many choices to consider, including the size, color, and cut of the diamond, as well as the right setting to enhance the design.
To help you get started, use this helpful guide on the 4cs of buying a diamond:
Cut: We list cut first as it’s one of the most important features to consider when choosing a diamond engagement ring. The cut of the diamond is solely responsible for showcasing each gemstone’s natural beauty. When you look at the gemstone close up, you should notice precise facet shape with balanced, smoothed surfaces that permit light to dance and shine off its sides.
Clarity: An experienced diamond jeweler will assign each diamond a clarity grade, based on eye visible characteristics or inclusions. To learn how the grading system works, visit the Adeler Jeweler’s 4Cs diamond page.
Color: If you’re shopping for an engagement ring, you’ll want to choose a diamond that’s as near colorless as possible. Using the GIA diamond color grading scale, gemologists can determine the color and value of each gem—and the less body color the higher the grade.
Carat Weight: Custom jewelers will weigh and price each gemstone by the carat—and it goes without saying that the larger the diamond, the higher the cost. However, it’s important to note that if two of the same gemstones, with the same weight, have different per-carat values, there will be differences in its color, cut, or clarity, which may influence your final decision to buy the piece.
How to Choose the Perfect Diamond Ring Design
You may have an idea on the type of diamond she’ll love. Remember there are countless cuts, colors, and carats from which to choose. For example, it may feel overwhelming to choose between a cushion, pear, or princess—especially if the proposal is a surprise.
That’s where we come in to help. At Adeler Jewelers, we love helping happy couples design a custom engagement ring. One that tells their unique love story in a way that’s timeless. Once you schedule an appointment at our Flagstaff jewelry store, you’ll receive a personalized experience from start to finish.
We’ll ask you to tell us about your love story and your significant other. In fact, before the design can even begin, we want to know all about her likes, dislikes, and personality traits; how you two met; what you both love about one another; and what your plans are for the future. We want to get to know you both on a personal level, so when we design her custom engagement ring, the design flawlessly mirrors her eloquence, style, and one-of-kind beauty.