The most important and expensive components of an engagement ring are the diamonds but how many and in what combination are you going to need to create your selected design. In the early stages of planning to design an engagement ring there needs to be reasonable consideration to the number, shape and size combination of the diamonds to be used in the engagement ring. There are a number of standard styles of engagement ring diamond combinations that can then be used to form the basis of your design. The more diamonds used within an engagement ring the further the budget must spread across all of the diamonds. The central diamond or largest stone will always be the most expensive and in a solitaire ring will be as large as possible for the budget but as more diamonds are involved the size of the central diamond will be diminished to accommodate for the cost of the additional stones.
Diamond Engagement ring styles
A diamond engagement ring in most cases should be simple, elegant and a style that will remain forever classic. Choosing a style will help with how you consider your diamond selection, the most recognised engagement ring styles are; solitaire, three stone,, five stone, shoulder set, halo or multi-stone. Once a style has been selected then the design aspect comes in to create a different look to each style.
The design can be adjusted in many ways;
-The shape or cut of the diamonds either a single variety or combination of shapes.
– The position and arrangement of the diamonds around the ring.
– The size proportion of the diamond combination.
– The type of settings used to hold the diamonds, claw, bezel, grain, pave, tension, bar, hammer,
– How the metal surface is finished, polished, brushed, engraved, beaded or satin.
Designing an engagement ring by diamond proportions
When designing your diamond engagement ring the style of the ring can be altered through the proportions of the diamonds. Although there is often a big emphasis made on the weight of the central diamond, it can often be a smart choice to spread the weigh across several diamonds to improve the visual size of the ring.
The proportions combination of the diamond impacts how the ring is viewed as to weather you want to highlight the size of the central diamond or create a blended appearance with all of the diamonds. Every girl will have their own opinion about how many diamonds will be enough and how they want to show them off. Size is almost always the biggest factor to the purchasing decision.
When you have a single large central diamond it is often best to reduce the size of any accompanying diamonds to emphasise the significance of the main diamond where as when the primary diamond is smaller increasing the size of
the surrounding diamonds can help blend all of the diamonds into a singular look and make the whole ring look larger.
When there is more than one significant size diamond like in a trilogy style ring the proportion of these diamonds is very important as to how you wish to balance the ring. The general proportions are 1:1, 1:0.75, 1:0.5 and 1:0.25 which all depends on the where the emphasis wants to be directed and how it works with the budget.