Classic Engagement Ring Styles for Surprise Proposals

If you’re planning to surprise your love with a romantic proposal, you may be wondering which engagement ring style is the safest option. You will (hopefully) have done some research beforehand, taking things like your partner’s style into account. If you’re still not fully sure, it is always best to stick to something classic rather than taking a risk on a bold style that not every future bride will love. Keep reading to find out which engagement ring styles will never date.

Safest Engagement Rings for Surprising Your Partner

Going with an engagement ring that is timeless, elegant and simple is always advised. Here are a few of the most classic rings to consider.

Solitaire

Solitaire rings are the very definition of simple. These rings feature a single round diamond, in a setting that elevates the stone to catch the light. Many solitaire rings have a standard band in platinum, white gold, yellow gold or rose gold. Others may have a more delicate band. If your partner generally wears very little jewellery or wears cool-toned metal jewellery, platinum is your best choice. This option is ideal for future brides who are not too fussed about over the top rings.

Princess

Another elegant style that will never go out of fashion is the princess cut ring. This ring usually also has a single stone, although some may be set on a pave band with tiny diamonds leading up to the centre stone. Loved by royalty, celebrities and other brides favouring a classic ring, the princess ring is perfect for brides who have an elegant style and more traditional tastes. 

Halo

Halo rings are sparkly and feminine. They are a great choice for future brides who wear jewellery more often, love to dress up and have a sophisticated sense of style. These rings are typically round, cushion cut or oval. A centre diamond is surrounded by a ‘halo’ of tiny diamonds, giving the ring its name. In many designs, the pave diamonds continue onto the band. 

Trinity

Also known as three stone rings, these rings are a great choice for the romantic at heart. The rings feature three stones, representing your relationship’s past, present and future. You can opt for round, baguettes (ideal for a more minimal design), cushion or princess cut diamonds. Although these rings can also include pave stones along the band, they are best kept simple as they have multiple stones.

Oval

Oval diamonds have a timeless cut, with a gently rounded shape that is soft and feminine. A single oval on a delicate platinum band will always be a classic choice. You could also add a pave band for additional sparkle. 

As a general rule of thumb, your best option is to stick to cool-toned metals that will go with all other jewellery and clothing. If you know that she favours rose gold or yellow gold, then that is the metal to choose. But, if you are not 100% sure, choose a neutral metal that won’t clash. Simple settings are also always best. 

Looking for help planning your ring? Contact Cape Diamonds today and let us help you find a classic engagement ring for your proposal.

Exquisite Open Band Engagement Rings

Also known as cuff rings, open band engagement rings form a cuff around your finger instead of a complete loop. This is a relatively modern style that has become popular for those wanting something less conventional. The ring style is incredibly diverse, with a wide variety of designs. Depending on the design, metal, stones, and overall level of detail you want, you could have a minimal and subtle engagement ring or something bolder and more dramatic. 

Elegant Open Engagement Rings to Inspire

To show you just how gorgeous open engagement rings are, we’ve put together some ring examples to inspire your custom ring.

Asymmetrical Emerald Pear

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Although most emeralds are clear and bright green, cloudy emeralds are an option for those wanting the rich colour with a more toned-down appearance. In this design, emerald pear cut stones are positioned on a gold pave diamond-encrusted open band asymmetrically. Cooler toned metals would also work for this ring – we love the contrast between the stone and yellow gold, however.

Double Band Princess

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Princess cut rings remain a timeless choice for brides across the world, from royalty to celebrities and every other bride who favours a classic cut. When the stone is turned around, it becomes an east-west design that adds a modern spin. In this design, the additional open pave band joins the top band, creating a unique double band ring.

Gold Marquise Pave

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Marquise diamonds are beautiful and perfectly cut, flattering just about every finger. This single yet elegant design features a flawless marquise stone set on a gold pave band. Despite the size of the primary stone, the ring is not over the top. Instead, it is delicate and feminine, allowing all of the diamonds to shine. 

Leafy White Gold

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If you love all things botanical and natural, this nature-inspired design is sure to get your attention. A leafy design features on each end of the band, with tiny pave diamonds filling each leaf outline. White gold adds a softness to the ring but platinum would work equally well. You could also consider using teardrop or small marquise diamonds to form the leaves instead of metal. 

Rose Gold Cuff

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One of the most contemporary styles of all when it comes to this type of ring is the double cuff. This split band ring connects on a fine strip between the two bands. Each delicate band is encrusted with tiny pave diamonds, with the bands almost meeting at the top. You could add more to this ring by adding a larger centre diamond (or few) with a tension setting or positioning them at the opening.

Multi Band Pave

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Another dramatic style is the multi band design. This creative design features four bands on one side and two bands on the other side. Each pave band has a zig-zagging cuff, with a cage at the bottom that connects each band. Again, you could add more to this ring by setting larger round diamonds on either side to add more sparkle.  

Rose Gold Pave

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This design takes a classic style and gives it a modern look. Rather than a proper halo, the ends of each side of the band have round pave-encrusted diamonds that form rings within the circle. A full halo with centre diamonds would work very well with this design. Rose gold adds more elegance, making this a sophisticated yet contemporary ring.

As a specialist in custom ring design with extensive experience and expertise, Cape Diamonds helps you find your dream ring. Whether you are considering open band rings or any other design, contact us today to get a quote on custom engagement rings.

Everything You Need to Know About Pave Engagement Rings

Pave engagement rings remain a popular choice for many brides. Pave diamonds are found in many different ring designs, from classic all the way to modern. Most pave rings feature tiny diamonds along the front-facing band, leading up to the centre stone. Many surround the centre stone, forming a halo design. One of the biggest reasons that these engagement rings are a timeless favourite is that they give the ring lots of sparkle compared to a plain band. There are also many other reasons why this ring is a classic choice. Keep reading to find out more about pave rings and see why they are a great style for many ring designs.

A Guide to Pave Engagement Ring

If you’re wondering whether pave style engagement rings are the right option for you, here are some things that you will want to keep in mind.

What are pave stones?

Pave is the French word for paving. In the case of ring design, this word refers to the tiny diamonds or gemstones that are ‘paved’ or set into the band of the ring. This setting helps to accentuate the centre stone while adding more sparkle as light catches the tiny stones as well as the main stone. Pave stones are set closely together so that the metal on the band cannot be easily seen. Platinum and white gold work well with pave settings, as they closely match the colour of diamonds. Other metals can also be used, however, if the prongs for each stone match the metal of the band. This will create a seamless flow between the pave-encrusted band and the centre stone. If a halo design is chosen, the stones will continue to flow, surrounding the stone.

Are there different pave designs?

There are several different pave designs. Ultimately, this will come down to the settings – how the stones are positioned within the band. More traditional settings include channel settings, which feature tiny stones set between two walls of metal that form the band. Micropave designs have very tiny stones that are secured with prongs, positioned closely together. French pave designs feature a small V-cut below the stones, showing less metal and helping the stones to reflect more light. Surface prong designs are the most popular style, with each stone held in place with tiny prongs. Modern styles include bezel cut designs that have tiny stones fully encased in metal. These work well in minimal designs as well as infinity ring styles.

Why should you consider pave rings?

There are two main advantages to choosing this style of ring. The first is the shine factor. Although classic solitaire rings will always be an elegant, sophisticated choice, setting a single stone on a plain band does not always lead to maximum sparkle. When pave stones are used in the design, they allow a flow of diamonds to highlight the ring. The addition of small diamonds makes centre stones look bigger and reflect far more light. Another reason that many choose pave-encrusted rings is that they can be more affordable. Pave diamonds can be more cost-effective, and as they make the centre stone appear larger, a smaller stone can be used.

Here at Cape Diamonds, we offer a wide range of pave styles in all of our ring collections. If you’d like to know more about custom engagement ring design featuring pave stones, get in touch with us today

Fall in Love With These Tanzanite Engagement Rings

With its vibrant blend of deep purple and blue, Tanzanite engagement rings are the perfect stone for brides looking for something that truly stands out. This stone is found only in a specific area within Tanzania. With a Mohs hardness rating of 6 – 6.5, it is not the hardest stone. It is, however, one of the most beautiful stones. The rich colour of this stone is unique, with most stones being dark. Some are lighter in colour. Working well with diamonds and every type of metal, Tanzanite is an exquisite choice for engagement rings.

Exquisite Tanzanite Engagement Rings

Looking for some inspiration for your engagement ring? Here are some of the most beautiful Tanzanite rings to inspire your dream ring. 

Oval Halo

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Classic and elegant, oval halo rings are a timeless style that will never date. This ring features an oval-cut Tanzanite stone that takes centre stage. It is surrounded by tiny pave diamonds that extend within the band. Cool-tone metals such as platinum and white gold work perfectly with this style of ring.

Pave Infinity

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Infinity rings are rich in romantic symbolism, representing the ongoing love in your relationship and marriage. Tiny Tanzanite pave stones are encrusted on one of the looping bands, with diamonds on the other. This ring features a diamond in its centre. If you’re looking to add some colour in a subtle way, this ring will be perfect.

Three Stone

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Another ring that is symbolic and romantic is the three-stone ring. This ring represents your past, present, and future, with the centre stone (representing your present) being the largest stone. In this simple design, a Tanzanite stone is in the centre, with smaller diamonds flanking the stone. Platinum works well for this ring, bringing out the cool tones of the Tanzanite.

Simple Solitaire

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For brides-to-be who prefer something timeless and simple, you can never go wrong with a solitaire ring. This ring has a pale rose gold band, with a single Tanzanite in a solitaire setting. Although the warmer tones of the metal help to contrast beautifully with the blue-purple colour of the centre stone, cooler-toned metals would work equally well.

Pave Pear

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Pear cut stones are also known as teardrop stones. This cut is elegant and flattering. It can be worn facing upwards or downwards. With a delicate layer of pave stones forming a halo, this ring is even more feminine. Rose gold helps to offset the colour of the Tanzanite stone, resulting in a ring that is unique yet not over the top.

Split Band

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A popular choice in ring designs, split band rings are also known as split shank rings. These rings have a band that is divided into two bands that typically flank the centre stone. Bands can be simple metal or adorned with pave stones. Some, like this ring, may have a twisted band that further adds to their beauty.

Oval Ballerina

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Ballerina rings are ultra-feminine. They get their name from their tutu-like design. Many have multiple layers that surround a centre stone. This ring has a single layer of pave stones, with a Tanzanite in the centre. If you’re looking for a ring that has plenty of sparkle, this is sure to be a great choice. It works well in yellow gold but would be equally beautiful in rose gold or platinum.

Aside from its rarity and unique colour, Tanzanite is also a stone that is versatile enough to work with just about every style of ring. At Cape Diamonds, we help you find the ring you’ve always longed for, with custom ring design as well as a wide selection of styles. Contact us to find out more about finding your dream engagement ring today.

How to Choose the Best Engagement Ring Jeweller

Finding the right engagement ring jeweller is essential to ensure that your ring is every bit as perfect as you have imagined. One of the many mistakes the couples make is to look for the cheapest option or go to the nearest store and look for a ‘cookie-cutter’ ring. Although the budget is certainly something that should come into your decision, it is not the only thing to consider. A good engagement ring jeweller such as Cape Diamond will match the price you get from other jewellers, making us affordable. We also give you the option to create a custom design that will be different from all the other designs you would find in a regular jewellery store.

Choosing an Engagement Ring Jeweller

How do you go about choosing the right engagement ring jeweller? For starters, here are a few things to keep in mind when making your decision.

Reviews. 

Customer reviews are there for a reason – to give you honest, genuine feedback on products and services. If your prospective jeweller has no reviews or very poor reviews, it goes without saying that you are not likely to get your dream ring. Jewellers who have a large number of high reviews on platforms such as Google, on the other hand, are known and trusted by customers. This is one of the simplest ways to see whether your chosen jeweller is good at what the do rather than simply telling customers that they are the best.

Experience.

Experience is something else you cannot afford to overlook. Jewellers who have very little experience will seldom be able to give you any type of guarantee that their work meets any quality guidelines. They may not have a comprehensive understanding of metals. They may not understand the importance of conflict-free diamonds. They may not have expertise in stone cut, clarity, and carat. The result of this lack of experience means that your ring may not end up the way you expect.

Certification. 

With experience comes certification. Trusted jewellers are registered with certification boards such as The Jewellery Council of South Africa and the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). This type of registration gives you peace of mind that your jeweller is part of a trusted certification board, which means that they are governed by high-quality standards. 

Customisation. 

As we briefly mentioned early, ‘cookie-cutter’ rings can be purchased at any jewellery retail chain. The thing about these rings is that they are designed and made on a mass scale. Every single ring within a certain style is identical and the designs are typically generic as well. A jeweller that offers custom ring design will help you turn your ideas into reality, giving you expert input into your ring’s unique design. 

Variety.

Finally, if you would rather have a ring that is already made rather than a custom-made ring, you should have a wide variety of rings on offer that are made in bulk. At Cape Diamonds, we offer a selection of stunning rings in various metals and designs, including our iconic Fynbos Ring collection that is inspired by the Cape’s rich natural heritage.

To find out more about working with a trusted, highly skilled engagement ring jeweller, contact Cape Diamonds today.

Symbolic Engagement Rings for the Romantic at Heart

If you’re a romantic who wants something more than the usual engagement ring styles, you may be considering a ring that has plenty of symbolism. Over the ages, there have been many symbols in rings that give them something special. Whether the symbols are fairly well-known or they have symbols that few know about, there is something about symbolic engagement rings that makes something to treasure for a lifetime. 

Beautifully Symbolic Engagement Rings

Looking for some inspiration on symbolic engagement rings and their meanings? Here are a few beautiful examples of how symbolism can be used in your ring.

Three Stone Rings

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Three stone rings are by far the most popular type of symbolic ring. This ring features three stones in a row. The centre stone is usually larger and it represents your present. The stones on the side represent your past and future. Some variations of this style include clusters on the sides instead of single stones. Although the classic round cut stones work well in this ring, stones can also be in various other cuts to make the ring more modern.

Two Stone Rings

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Two stone rings are another deeply romantic style of ring. These rings represent two essential facets of your marriage – friendship and love. It also symbolises the partnership and commitment in your marriage, standing side by side throughout your journey. Although many classic styles feature the stones together, some modern versions feature the stones in asymmetrical designs or separate but joined by a slit or open band.

Birthstone Rings

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Although these rings have more symbolism for the bride, there are, nonetheless, romantic and sentimental. Birthstones include a wide variety of beautiful gems that can be used instead of diamonds or, better still, alongside diamonds. You can make your birthstone the centre stone and use pave diamonds on the band. You could even use a two or three-stone design with diamonds and your birthstone. 

Infinity Rings

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The infinity ring is another well-known romantic and symbolic ring, symbolising the infinity of your love. There are a few different styles within this design. Two tone, intertwined bands add plenty of femininity to this ring, while pave encrusted loops will add lots of shine and frame the centre diamond perfectly. You could even go one step further and add three stones or a heart cut diamond instead of a classic round or princess cut stone.

Knot Rings

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Knot rings are another ring that is rich in meaning and romance. The knot represents the strong bond of your relationship. It also represents the fitting together of each partner, connecting in a way that strengthens your love. This ring is often set on a split band. Pave diamonds add lots of sparkles while the main stone can be round or pear-shaped.

Heart Cut Rings

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Saving the best for last, what could be more romantic than heart cut rings? This cut has been a popular style for many, many years. There are numerous styles to choose from that feature hearts. A very simple solitaire heart set on on a delicate band will be perfect for those who prefer minimal rings. If you prefer something more sparkly, you can look for halo hearts or add side stones to turn the ring into a two or three stone ring.

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to add more romance to your ring. Cape Diamonds will help you design a ring that is full of meaning. Contact us today to find out more about our custom-made engagement rings.

What to Consider Before Getting Multi-Stone Engagement Rings

Multi-stone engagement rings can be a great choice for brides who love diamonds but also want to incorporate additional stones into the ring design. While two-stone rings usually apply to rings that include diamonds and one more stone, multi-stone rings include anything from three to five or even more stones. When they are designed well, the result is a one-of-a-kind ring that is bold, beautiful and unusual. With that said, there are a few guidelines to keep in mind to prevent the ring from looking like an overloaded mess of stones. Keep reading to get our expert tips on how to use multiple stones in your engagement ring.

Using Multiple Stones in Your Engagement Ring

Here are just a few of the most important things to consider when planning a multi-stone engagement ring:

The hardness.

You should be consulting the Mohs scale, whether you are using a single additional stone or multiple stones alongside diamonds. Diamonds are the hardest stone of all, with a rating of 10. Other stones have varying degrees of hardness, ranging from extremely hard to relatively hard and low. If you choose stones that have a very low rating, such as pearl, you could end up damaging the entire ring of that stone wears down or falls out. It is always best to speak to a professional jeweller or do your research to be sure that none of the stones you want to add have a very low rating. Ideally, you want stones within the 7 to 10 hardness rating.

The design.

There are a few different ways to bring in multiple stones within your overall ring design. Cluster designs are a great way to bring in a choice of stones in various sizes. You could make the clusters asymmetric for something modern and eye-catching. You could also consider adding different stones for infinity rings that have small marquise cut stones set into the band. Side stone rings also work with multiple stones. Other designs that can feature multiple stones include ballerina, tiara, single and double halo, and mixed pave stones along the band. Once again, this is where it helps to work with your jeweller, to get advice on how to bring in different types of stones into the ring without making it look over the top.

The colours.

Colour is yet another important consideration. You may think that adding a variety of colours that don’t match will give you a bold effect. It may be bold but it may end up being TOO bold and distracting. You may not love the clashing colours as much in a year from now, let alone a decade from now. A good way to use colour in this type of ring is to choose a colour that you truly love. Let’s use blue as an example. You could choose a selection of blue stones – sapphire, tanzanite, aquamarine, and topaz, for example. Your ring designer can then include these blue-tone stones within your chosen design, along with diamonds. The result will be far more subtle – especially if the colours can merge into each other. A similar idea could be to go with a sea-green colour and choose softer stones in degrees of pale blue and pale green.

Finding the right jeweller is essential to make sure that your multi-stone ring is perfect. Contact Cape Diamonds today to find out more about designing your very own multi-stone stone engagement ring.

Vibrant Peridot Engagement Rings for Non-Conventional Brides

If you’re the type of bride looking for something different, peridot engagement rings are worth considering. Pronounced with a silent ‘t’, peridot is known for its vibrant shade of green. Unlike emeralds, which come in a range of deeper green shades, peridot stones range from light, almost luminous green to various other shades of green. Their vibrancy is one of the things that makes these stones sought-after for jewellery. They have a hardness rating of 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale, making them suitable for frequently worn jewellery such as engagement rings. If you have been wondering whether this stone is right for your dream ring, read on to see how looks in a variety of ring styles.

Bright, Beautiful Peridot Engagement Rings to Inspire

We’ve put together a list of spectacular peridot engagement rings to show you how magical this stone can look in your ring. Have a look to find some inspiration.

Oval Halo

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A classic design with a splash of colour, this oval halo ring is sure to make friends green with envy. A delicate platinum band is encrusted with tiny pave diamonds, with a halo that surrounds an oval cut peridot stone. It would work well in yellow or rose gold as well as white gold.

Bezel Triangle

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Ideal for those who prefer simple, rings, this bezel cut ring is delicate and minimal. Bezel settings are ideal for brides with active lifestyles. The stone is set within its setting without the need for prongs. In this design, the setting flows into the band, with a trillion or triangle cut peridot taking centre stage in a subtle, feminine way.

Rose Gold

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Rose gold rings remain a popular choice for many brides. With its rosy hues, this metal turns even the simplest ring design into something elegant and feminine. This ring is set on a fine rose gold band, with a cushion halo that extends on the band. The centre stone is a round cut peridot that contrasts just right with the pink tones of the band and setting.

Two Tone

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If you’re looking for a truly breath-taking ring, this one is a show-stopper. Two tone rings are a great option for those who like their rings to stand out for all the right reasons. The complex design of this ring features a yellow gold band entwined with a pave-encrusted platinum or white gold band. The peridot stone is set onto the gold band in a way that highlights the stone while balancing both of the bands.

Halo Swirl

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This pretty, classic ring is understated, with a split band of platinum or white gold, and a pave band that swirls between the split, curling around the centre round cut peridot stone. The result is a flowing ring style that has plenty of sparkle, along with a bright pop of colour.

Bezel Princess

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Another good choice for brides who prefer minimal styles, this bezel princess cut ring has a delicate gold band, with two tiny diamonds flanking an inverted princess cut peridot. The small diamonds help to position the centre stone in a way that does not distract and rather enhances the balance between the smaller stones and centre stone.

Heart Shaped

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Perfect for romantics, heart shaped rings will lever lose their appeal. In this ring, a small heart cut peridot solitaire takes centre stage. The heart is set on a fine rose gold band. Rather than adding extra details such as pave or additional stones, this ring is kept simple, with the sole focus on the glorious stone at its centre.

We hope that these gorgeous rings have given you plenty of inspiration when planning your dream ring. If you’d like to know more about how to create the engagement ring you’ve always wanted, contact Cape Diamonds today.

How to Design Your Own Engagement Ring

Designing your own engagement ring is exciting and fun. Another benefit is that it allows you to get the ring you have always wanted. Traditionally, rings were a surprise given during proposals. Although proposals are absolutely a huge part of the engagement, the ring itself does not have to be designed without your input. Today’s brides have far more say on the type of ring they want. This makes a lot of sense on many levels. Being in a position where you have had the most romantic proposal in the world, only to find that you do not love your ring is never ideal. If your significant other knows your style very well, the risk of this happening is smaller. Another reason to plan your ring is that you can make it truly yours – a style that is unlike all the usual styles out there. The simplest way to get your dream ring is to design it yourself with the help of an experienced engagement ring designer.

Designing Your Own Engagement Ring

Not too long ago, we shared some tips on what to do before planning your own ring. Today, we’re sharing some guidelines on how to design your engagement ring once you’re prepared to get started. Here are some of the top things you’ll need to consider.

The Metal

Metals for bands and settings include yellow gold (a timeless choice), rose gold (a feminine, popular choice), white gold (simple and elegant), and platinum (shiny and strong). All of these metals are beautiful in their own way. This can make it challenging to know which is best. A good tip is to consider your other jewellery. Which metals do you prefer on earrings, necklaces, bracelets, or other rings? Will you wear the ring with similar metal rings on other fingers or do you want to mix metals for something more modern?

The Stones

Diamonds are a natural choice for this type of ring, and for good reason. With a rating of 10 on the Mohs hardness scale, no other material is as strong as diamond. These stones will last forever. That doesn’t mean that they are the only stone to consider, however. You may have always loved emeralds. You may be drawn to stones such as morganite or aquamarine. You may want to add a stone with meaning, such as your birthstone. Think carefully about the colours and stones you like and consider whether they can be worn with other jewellery or with clothing or other items that may clash or work together. Remember, you are going to wear this ring all day, every day, so you want it to be a colour that works with your style. Another thing to consider is the hardness rating. Stones of 7-10 are ideal, while those at 6 or 6.5 can work, provided you take extra care to avoid damage.

The Style

Now for the fun part – the style itself. There are many, many styles out there. So many, in fact, that our blog is full of inspiration on clas, modern, feminine, minimal, unique, and bold styles. The simplest way to choose a style is to decide whether you want to go for something conventional (princess, solitaire, oval, pave, or rectangular) or something more contemporary (asymmetrical, cluster, two-tone or geometric). You could also consider elements such as band shape, symbolism, profile, setting, colour combinations or any other factor that appeals to you in some way. This can be a little overwhelming. It helps to start thinking and finding ideas of styles you like before speaking to your jeweller.

Once you have done some thinking about the factors we’ve mentioned above, you can sit down and chat with your jeweller about what you want in your ring. He will also be able to give you suggestions on what is practical and what is not and offer expert advice on diamond carats, metals, and other factors that you’ll need to consider. If you’re looking for a trusted jeweller with a wealth of experience, Joel Graham is your best choice. As the hands (and heart) behind Cape Diamonds, Joel brings his unique talent and vision into every ring designed. Get in touch with us and let us help you design the engagement ring of your dreams.

Unusual and Enchanting Sunstone Engagement Rings

If you’re looking for an unusual stone for your engagement ring, sunstone is well worth considering. This stone takes its name from its warm colour range and its flickering, tiny patterns within the stone that give the illusion of sunshine. Colours range from the palest peach to deep, dark orange, with many falling somewhere in the middle. At 6.5, sunstone does not have the highest hardness rating on the Mohs scale. With that said, if you look after your ring and make sure that it doesn’t wear or scratch, you can keep this ring in excellent condition for a lifetime.

Wondering how sunstone looks in engagement rings? Keep reading to see some examples of these warm-hued stones in a variety of ring styles.

Get Inspired by These Sunstone Engagement Rings

Some of the loveliest sunstone engagement rings we’ve seen include the following:

Vintage Floral

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Perfect for those who are looking for something feminine, pretty, and vintage-inspired, this ring has a petal design with a centre sunstone surrounded by a halo. The rose gold band adds even more romance to the ring. It would also work well with any other metal, however. A lighter-hued sunstone adds to the softness of the ring.

Turquoise Teardrop

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For a unique, boho-style ring, this turquoise and sunstone ring is truly spectacular. The combination of peach-coloured sunstone and bright turquoise gives the ring a stunning contrast. Set against soft yellow gold, the result is a tiara ring that has a distinctive, slightly art deco look.

Minimal Solitaire

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There is something about solitaire rings that will never date. Throughout the centuries, these rings have remained a classic choice for brides all over the world. The beauty in this ring lies in its simplicity. While diamonds are usually the stone of choice for solitaire rings, a sunstone adds a hint of colour, adding something a little more unusual to the overall design.

Double Twist

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There is certainly nothing subtle about this ring. If you’re looking for a bold, statement ring that is completely unique, this one’s for you. Two oval, deep orange sunstones are set in a yellow gold band, with a twisted pave band twisting between the two stones. The result is a vibrant, warm ring that has maximum sparkle.

Side Stone

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Asymmetrical rings are ideal for brides looking for something unconventional that is not over the top. The subtleness of this ring ensures that it is minimal and simple. The centre sunstone is flanked by tiny diamonds to one side. The balance makes this ring beautiful and feminine.

Princess Cut

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Princess cut rings are another classic that will not be going out of fashion any time soon. This traditional design has a centre sunstone with a halo and pave diamonds that continue onto the band. Platinum is a great choice for this timeless ring, however, it would work equally well with rose gold or white gold.

Delicate Bezel

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Delicate, fine, and oh-so-gorgeous, this bezel set ring features a textured gold band and a small centre sunstone. Although the texture of the band adds to its unusual design, a simple yellow gold, rose gold, white gold, or platinum band would have the same effect. Bezel cut rings are a good choice for softer stones like sunstone as they do not catch on fabrics and have less chance of stones loosening.

Three Stone

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Finally, we have a gorgeous three stone ring. These rings are symbolic, romantic and full of meaning. Each stone represents your past, present and future. With the vibrant coral coloured sunstone in the centre representing your present and the baguette cut diamonds reflecting your past and future, this ring is a must for those looking for a romantic yet modern ring.

Whether you’re inspired by sunstone or you’re looking for a classic diamond, we will help you design your dream ring. Contact Cape Diamonds today to find out more about our iconic range of engagement rings.