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As an online retailer of certified diamonds and fine jewelry, we can say with confidence that you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to help you design an engagement ring that reflects your intentions, your budget, and basically everything and anything that matters most to you.
Let’s start with the main focal point of a ring – the center stone, diamonds currently being the most popular choice. What makes diamonds such a perfect choice? The diamond is the hardest mineral in nature and therefore a popular choice for engagement rings. Diamonds come in a variety of colors - anywhere from light pink to midnight black.
Tips: You’ve no doubt heard of the 4C's of Diamonds, which is how jewelers determine a diamond’s quality and value. The quality determines the value/price, so the more you know about the 4C's, the more you will understand what you are buying and get the diamond you want within your personal budget.
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If you are looking for a personalized touch for your loved one’s ring, look no further than a gemstone. A gemstone can represent the month you two met or fell in love or your loved one’s birthstone. For example, the gemstone of September is Sapphire which is commonly used for Engagement Rings as a center stone or even sides stones. Each gemstone (there are over 20) comes in different colors, shapes, and sizes to add style, personalization and substance to any jewelry collection. When looking at a gemstone, it’s saturation or vividness gives it it’s value. The more “saturated” or “vivid” the color, the more valuable the gemstone.
Tips: The color of a gemstone is its most memorable characteristic. When you are looking at gemstones, notice the stone’s saturation, gradation and brilliance.
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With all of the focus on the center stone, it’s important to consider the style of the setting, which refers to the metal framework the stone is mounted in. The right setting can bring a different feeling to a ring. Prong-style settings and bezel settings are just a few examples of setting styles in the head of a ring. There are also settings, including channel-set styles, that describe the way stones are set into the body of the ring. Certain settings can make the center stone appear larger than it is, give off a modern or vintage feel and even affect the security of the center stone.
At House of Rajah Jewelers, our settings are inspired by styles from around the world from vintage to modern, classic to edgy. Think about your bride-to-be’s personality and match it with a setting that fits her lifestyle. Our jewelry experts can help you choose a setting that best suits your needs.
Tips: Her everyday style and her daily activities are the main considerations that should guide your selection of a setting.
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After learning about the stone and the setting, the next thing to consider when shopping for a ring is the type of metal. The choices we suggest are: platinum, and gold. We offer 14KT and 18KT gold in yellow, white and rose tones. These have different characteristics to match varying personalities and skin tones. The value of a metal depends on how common it is – common metals are more affordable than rare metals, which are more expensive.
Tips: If you’re set on a white tone metal, platinum provides lasting durability, hypoallergenic material and won’t fade in the years to come. For yellow metal lovers 14KT gold offers excellent resistance to wear and tear and is also a relatively affordable yet durable metal for use in engagement rings.
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Traditionally, an engagement ring is what’s presented during a marriage proposal and a wedding ring is what partners give to each other during the wedding ceremony. Ideally your engagement ring and wedding ring should complement one another. Wedding rings come in a variety of different setting styles, metals and widths: they can be plain metal or have set diamonds, gemstones or both. There is no rule demanding that the wedding band must exactly match the engagement ring. Although exact matching bands have long been a tradition, these days women are choosing different bands that perfectly complement their unique style and beautifully accompany their engagement ring.
Tips: One often overlooked characteristic of a ring is its width. A ring’s width is measured in millimeters, and the statement (or lack of) your bride wants to make will determine how wide the ring should be.
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A ring is important, but the most important thing is your love for each other. At House of Rajah Jewelers, we want you both to be happy with the ring you choose since it represents the strength and commitment of your love. As long as you stick to your budget and pick a ring that matches her taste and style, you will pick the right ring. We have the ability to create absolutely any style of ring imaginable. Whatever you can dream up, we can help you design. We will use our 45+ years of experience in precious jewelry to help you narrow down your perfect choice. Ready to find your perfect ring? Contact us today to experience quality service.