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29Oct/18Off

Before You Get That Colourful Engagement Ring…

Before You Get That Colourful Engagement Ring

Whether you are dreaming of a bright, bold engagement ring with a coloured diamond or you are aiming to surprise your love with a colourful precious stone that you are sure she will love, colourful rings are not always as simple as they seem initially. The trouble with this type of ring lies in the very thing that makes it so special – its bold colour.

While a vivid red and black ring works well now, while you love the colour combination, it may not appeal to you as much in five years, let alone a decade or two down the line. That's not to say that there is no place for colour in engagement rings, however. It simply means being aware of what this type of ring entails so that you can make an informed decision.

 

What to Know About Colourful Engagement Rings

 

Some things to consider when it comes to colourful engagement rings include the following:

The colours themselves.

If you are going to add colour, don't choose a colour that you have only started liking recently. Don't look at trends, either. Instead, think about the colours that you have always loved. Think about the colours that you wear frequently (and have worn over a long time frame). Think about colours that go with other colours as well as neutrals, without any risk of major clashes. Even think about your skin tone, eye colour and hair colour and how the colour looks against your skin. If the colour does not work well, you may start to find it less charming as time passes.

The style of the ring.

If you have a simple solitaire style, you could replace the stone or revamp the ring in a few years if you find yourself feeling less enamoured of the colour. If the ring design is more complex, it may not be as simple to make adjustments. Complex ring designs may end up being ruined if any stones are moved or replaced, while simple cuts and designs should allow small changes within reason. That's not to say that you should aim to make changes, of course. If it comes to that, you should be able to have the option, however.

The type of stone.

Another thing to consider is whether you will go for a coloured diamond or a colourful precious stone. If you choose the former, you will be able to ensure a high rating on the Moh's hardness scale – in fact, the very highest rating possible. If you opt for another colourful stone, you will need to do some homework to ensure that the stone you choose has a decent hardness ratio. That will help to prevent scratches, chips and other damage to the stone over time.

If you are looking for beautifully made custom diamond rings in any colour, we are here to help. Contact us with any engagement ring queries and we will do our best to assist however we can.

18Oct/18Off

Dreamy Double Band Engagement Rings

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Double band engagement rings have become popular in recent years, offering a modern variation of the split band ring and a shape that is edgy yet feminine. Perfect for those who are looking for something a little bit different from the norm, this ring offers plenty of room for creativity, too. Keep reading to find inspiration on how to plan your dream double band engagement ring.

 

Get Inspired by These Double Band Engagement Rings

 

If you are looking for something similar to split band, but with more of a double band look, these gorgeous engagement rings are sure to offer some inspiration.

 

Pave Pear

 Dreamy Double Band Engagement Rings - Pave PearImage: brilliantearth.com

Pave stones work well on a variety of different designs, adding plenty of sparkle in a subtle way. For the double band style, these tiny stones work especially well, highlighting the gently tapered pear to perfection. A halo around the centre stone adds even more bling to this design, which would work well in any choice of metal and diamond colour.

 

Pave Emerald

Dreamy Double Band Engagement Rings - Pave EmeraldImage: stephaniegottlieb.com

The same design also works well with an emerald cut diamond as the centre stone. This cut is unique in a number of ways. Rather than having multiple facets, emerald cut stones have a faceted surface that gives a unique glow to the diamond, catching the light in a subtle yet glamorous way. This stone was favoured for many years and has been enjoying a resurgence in popularity in recent times.

 

Minimal Gold

Dreamy Double Band Engagement Rings - Minimal GoldImage: sofiakaman.com

Ideal for brides who prefer a minimal ring style, this ring is simple and sophisticated. A solid gold double band is dotted with just a handful of tiny pave stones, adding enough sparkle to shine without being over the top or obtrusive. If you love the double band style but don't usually wear much jewellery, this minimal style is sure to appeal to your muted tastes.

 

Floating Diamond

Dreamy Double Band Engagement Rings - Floating DiamondImage: jrdunn.com

This unusual style has a solitaire diamond that appears to float on the upper band. In classic yellow or white gold with a white diamond, the ring is timeless in its elegance. It would work well in platinum and rose gold, too. Try a coloured diamond in blush or chocolate for added style or try something bolder such as ruby, sapphire, emerald or Tanzanite.

 

Marquise Twist

Dreamy Double Band Engagement Rings - Marquise TwistImage: gabrielny.com

Another interesting take on the double band style is this twisted band ring with a centre marquise stone. The shape of this stone works well with the crossed double band, adding plenty of interest and balance to the overall design and helping to make the centre stone truly shine. Diamond and white gold or platinum work well in this design but you could choose any metal and stone with equally lovely results.

 

Rose Gold

Dreamy Double Band Engagement Rings - Rose GoldImage: capediamonds.co.za

Finally, made by our very own talented jeweller, Joel Graham, this breathtaking rose gold double band ring is elegant, simple and devastating in its timeless design. The centre diamond is highlighted to perfection, with the twin bands helping to add plenty of balance and beauty.

 

Looking for help in finding your dream ring? Contact Cape Diamonds today and let us know how we can make your engagement ring dreams come true.