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Are you looking to buy the perfect diamond ring, for yourself or your loved one? But not quite sure how to go about it? It can certainly be a challenge for many, particularly men. Whoever you are, and whomever you're choosing a diamond ring for: we will show you exactly how to go about buying one, and the questions you need to ask.
Most viewed diamond jewels
- 0.50 carat solitaire ring in yellow gold with round diamond and four prongsFrom USD 2.300 (excl. VAT)
- 0.90 carat solitaire diamond ring in white gold with side diamondsFrom USD 2.610 (excl. VAT)
- 0.70 carat solitaire ring in white gold with princess diamond and side diamondsFrom USD 2.340 (excl. VAT)
- 0.70 carat solitaire diamond ring in white gold with side diamondsFrom USD 2.690 (excl. VAT)
- 1.00 carat solitaire diamond ring in white goldFrom USD 2.360 (excl. VAT)
How do I buy a diamond ring for him or her?
How do you know your partner's taste, whom you are buying a ring for?
Big girls need big diamonds
What other aspects are key?
Traditionally, the solitaire ring is the most popular design: a simple ring with a single diamond. Then there is the pavé styled solitaire ring. This design is similar but is set with small diamonds on both sides of the centre diamond.
Which diamond shape will you choose?
Perhaps you'd rather go for a less popular, yet beautiful cut. Those shapes are all uniquely distinctive. Whichever shape you ultimately decide upon, be guided by your partner's personality and taste. Each shape has its own significance and represents a certain character.
How much do you plan to spend on the ring?
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The solitaire ring
Over the years the solitaire engagement ring has remained a timeless, elegant and stunning design, that to this day guarantees success. In a nutshell, in a solitaire ring a gorgeous diamond plays the lead role, in light of the fact it's the only thing set in the ring. This truly places the diamond in the spotlight, regardless of whether you choose a round, cushion, princess, pear, marquise or oval diamond cut. It is a true showstopper.
The halo designThis design is hugely popular for a number of reasons: it adds sparkle to the whole piece, it appears bigger and the design lets you select a smaller centre diamond as the side diamonds really help highlight the shimmer.
The halo comprises a centre diamond (usually a round, cushion or oval diamond cut), encircled by various small diamonds that are often set in the ring band itself. It is a breath-taking design offering you the sparkle and allure you are looking for. If you want the ring to stand out even more, choose a halo of coloured diamonds. In their favourite colour, of course!
Why opt for a tailor made ring?
A solitaire ring, but with which setting?
But you could also choose the bezel or half bezel setting, to personalise your ring even more. This setting comprises a delicate strip of metal that encircles the stone to keep it in place. It is a very secure setting, so ideal for everyday wear.
Because you deserve it
Be inspired by magazines, websites, blogs ... when choosing your ring.
Invest in yourself and in diamond
You can always buy a diamond ring as an investment too, of course. Investment diamonds are generally a safe bet as they tend not to depreciate in value. Not only that, but you'll be investing in beauty and in yourself.
Why not an engagement ring for yourself?
Even if that diamond ring is an engagement ring, there's no reason why you can't buy it for yourself. Maybe you have just completed a year-long doctorate? Or, perhaps you have reached another milestone in your (professional) life? Go on, go ahead and buy that engagement ring to mark the occasion.
What's the smart way to choose?
Take any allergies into accountHow to buy a ring for lifelong enjoyment? Be sure to take sensitivities and allergies into account. For example, did you know that around 10% of the population is allergic to nickel? If that includes you, platinum and gold are the way to go. White gold does contain some nickel but just a trace, so usually allergic reactions don't come into play. But if you are in doubt, opt for platinum instead.
Look at your handsDo you have small or big hands? Small hands call for delicate rings, whereas bigger hands can take something a little more extravagant. The same applies if you have larger fingers: the more striking, the better. Conversely, if you have slim fingers you are advised to choose a smaller gold diamond ring. Those with long fingers can do as they please. Unless you're an incorrigible nail-biter. If so, it's best not to draw too much attention to your hands, so opt for a more delicate, subtle gold ring that complements your skin tone to perfection.
Be guided by your personalityHow to buy a diamond ring for yourself? When it comes down to it, by sticking to your personal style and taste. Choose a ring that you yourself like to look at, and that tells a little about you. In retrospect, you'll glow with pride that you not only followed your gut instinct but with your new, sparkling acquisition too.
Indeed, as previously mentioned, when finding the perfect gold ring you must also bear your skin tone in mind. If your skin tone has a cooler undertone, a white gold ring will look perfect on your finger. If you have a warm skin tone, yellow gold is the way to go. Red gold jewellery suits all skin tones.
Are you looking for a gold or diamond ring for yourself or a loved one? If so, be sure to browse BAUNAT's extensive ring collection. And don't hesitate to seek free of obligation advice from our experts.