MORE THAN JUST THE 4C'S
Welcome to the first instalment of our engagement series! As you embark on this journey of finding the perfect ring, we are here to share our expertise and aim to educate & empower you along the way. Let's dive into a few of the factors I believe most important to consider when selecting an engagement ring.
Budget: At Nicholas Haywood Jewelley, we custom make all engagement rings in our in our design gallery. Due to this, we can work within any budget. Providing a rough idea of where you would like to sit regarding spend makes it easier for us to narrow down options that suit your requirements. If you dont have a starting point for a budget, we can give you an idea of where pieces sit within a price range to get you started during your initial consultation with us.
Diamond Cut: The cut of the diamond affects its brilliance and sparkle. Popular cuts include round, oval & emerald. Each cut offers a unique brilliance, so consider the shape that resonates most with your partner's style and personality.
Diamond Clarity: Clarity refers to the presence of imperfections or inclusions within the diamond. A higher clarity grade indicate fewer imperfections, higher up the scale the less imperfections are visible to the naked eye. Strike a balance between clarity and budget to get the best value.
Diamond Colour: Diamond colour is graded on a scale from D (colourless) to Z (light yellow or brown). We recommend a colour grade D-G as this is an eye visual component. An eye visual component means you dont need to be a diamond grader to notice a tint of colour. The colour grades I have suggested will ensure that your diamond is a bright white colour.
Diamond Carat Weight: Carat refers to the weight of the diamond. Remember that a larger carat does not necessarily mean a more beautiful stone. Opt for a carat weight that suits your partner's preferences and fits comfortably within your budget. Our mantra here at Nicholas Haywood Jewellery is “Quality over Quantity”.