Finding an engagement ring fitting of your special person is a rewarding, yet daunting process. We’re here to make it simple, exciting, and memorable. Outlined below are the key components to selecting the ideal engagement ring.
Collaborate with your partner: It's standard practice and encouraged today for couples to shop for rings and often make the purchase together. When a difference of design or center diamond shape arises, default to the preference of the person who will be wearing the engagement ring every day. First gather design ideas online or on social media together to identify the styles and center diamond shapes that inspire excitement. Buchroeders is committed to providing you all the tools and guidance to select the perfect engagement ring and wedding bands. As part of this commitment, we keep in store and in stock a robust multimillion-dollar inventory of ready-to-wear engagement rings that capture the most current styles and Instgram worthy attention. Important decisions can also be easy ones. Adding time to a decision rarely improves its quality. If you see the engagement ring you fall in love with, take action and make it yours forever. Many couples visit our showroom and leave with one of our readymade engagement rings, including couples who come in bound and determined to commit to a more detailed custom engagement ring design process. Sometimes perfection is simple and immediate, the ultimate luxury. Perhaps that can be true in your case.
Center diamond shape dictates appearance: The center diamond or gemstone shape you select will have the most dramatic impact on the esthetic of the ring. Diamond shape dictates the actual geometry and shape of the center diamond. The most common diamond shapes are round, oval, princess, pear, radiant, and marquise. Each diamond shape, if selected, creates a strong esthetic that will guide the remainder of the engagement ring process. The center stone shape is the aspect of the engagement ring that will first jump out at a person when they spot and admire the engagement ring.
The ring holding the primary diamond is next. This component is the precious metal framework that will securely hold the center diamond or gemstone you select. Engagement ring setting styles are as diverse as you can imagine. Some are delicate, while others are heavy. Some settings are low profile, others are created for the diamond to sit high off the finger. Settings range from perfectly plain to diamond encrusted and everything in between. Most engagement rings display a high polish finish, others feature matte and rough artistic finishes. Determining the ideal combination of center stone and engagement ring style is key.
Precious metal selection: When it comes to the precious metal in which the engagement ring will be forged from, you have numerous choices. White metal choices are intended to let the precious stones make the statement. Platinum is by far the best choice of the white metals due to its durable, pure, hypoallergenic, and low maintenance benefits. There's also gold, which comes in a variety colors, including white, yellow, rose and even green.
Selecting a center diamond: The more open your mind is, the more options you have. Options are an amazing thing. Pouring over mountains of online data about what type of diamond you “should” buy often provides a false sense of security and narrow shopping criteria. The majority of “unbiased” online information about what to look for in a diamond is at its core, simply recycles viewpoints of those most deeply connected at the highest level of the diamond industry and who have much to gain from selling the most expensive diamonds in any size range. Although undoubtedly correlated, rarity does not equal beauty when it comes to diamonds. Often, jumps in diamond rarity hugely increases the price in any given size range without improving its beauty to the naked eye.
What is important is to ensure the natural diamond you select is GIA certified. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created both the color and clarity scales that are universally used to define a diamonds quality and they are a non-profit, global organization. As the world’s undisputed authority on diamond reporting, the GIA grades items in the Smithsonian Institute and even the Crown Jewels of England. The GIA assesses diamonds in the most conservative manner, assuring you the best value for your money. If you’re considering a lab grown diamond, a GIA or IGI diamond report is acceptable. At Buchroeders, we have in store and in stock, one of the largest collections of GIA certified diamonds for you to choose from in the state of Missouri.
Buchroeders deep multimillion dollar diamond inventory features GIA certified diamonds of all shapes and sizes. Clients from St. Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, and all over the Midwest, regularly make the day trip to pick the diamond of their choice from our museum quality diamond inventory.
Buchroeders Jewelers is Missouri's Premier Engagement Ring Destination. Experience the difference you deserve. Visit us in downtown Columbia or reach out to one of our diamond experts.