You’ve past the engagement stage of your relationship, and now it’s time to plan the wedding. One of the most important essentials to make your big day a success would be the wedding rings.
Engagement rings are special, but the wedding ring is going to be the ring that you and your partner are going to wear for the rest of your marriage – and you need to have a say. With so many different types of cut, colour, clarity and carat to choose from, it can be a daunting task before the big day arrives. Together with Angelic Diamonds, specialist retailers in trilogy engagement rings and bespoke wedding rings, we provide you with the definitive need-to-knows when it comes to choosing a ring that looks perfect on your finger.
Diamond Cuts for your Wedding Ring
The cut of your diamond ring is the most important feature out of the four C’s. This is because the cut has the greatest influence on the diamond’s sparkle, meaning the better the cut, the more the diamond will sparkle on your wedding day.
There is a possibility that your diamond could look dull, even if it does have the ideal clarity and colour grade. The only thing that keeps a diamond from looking dull is its cut.
From the cut of the diamond, this can determine how well it performs in relation to the light – and how it sparkles. So, the perfect ring with an ideal diamond cut will not be too shallow or too deep, and it will allow light to pass through it so that it reflects evenly throughout the diamond.
Colour of your Wedding Ring
Colour is very important when it comes to deciding on the special ring that you will carry throughout your marriage. The eye detects sparkle from the diamond cut first and then detects the colour of the diamond second.
G to H on the grading scale will give you an almost colourless diamond, and this is an advantage to those purchasing on a budget. Colour will not be detected by the naked eye, which will make you and your diamond look perfect on the day, and in the photos. Colour in diamonds appears as a pale yellow, so if this is evident anywhere in the ring you are thinking about buying, we would recommend avoiding it.
The Clarity of your Wedding Ring
Diamond rings have imperfections, often referred to as inclusions by those in the industry. The fewer inclusions in the ring, the better the clarity, which means your wedding ring will shine bright no matter where you are.
If your diamond ring only includes a few inclusions, you will be fine as they won’t be easily seen. By purchasing an SI (slightly included) quality diamond, you’re able to buy something visually stunning, without having to pay the cost of a diamond that contains no inclusions and no imperfections.
Carat of your Wedding Ring
Carat is something that many ring hunters in general find difficult to understand. Many believe that it refers to the diamond’s size, and not its weight, this isn’t the case – so try to keep this in mind when choosing your ideal ring for the wedding.
Depending on how your diamond is cut, this can have an impact on how large the carat weight looks. It’s important to get a good balance of both so that your ring sits well on the finger, but also provides you with the shine and brilliance you need to make heads turn on your wedding day.
Tips for Ring Hunting
Here are some extra tips that you might benefit from knowing when you go wedding ring shopping:
If carat weight is important to you, consider a diamond with a good cut, with an SI1-SI2 clarity and an I or J colour grade.
Keep in mind that based on the size of your finger, the larger the diamond will appear.
Not all ring fittings will fit all diamond carats and shapes, so it’s important to consider what type of diamond shape you’d like before choosing its design.