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Engagement Ring Cuts and Settings: Five Opulent Choices

The Oxford Dictionaries define the word ‘opulent’ as meaning “ostentatiously rich and luxurious or lavish.” In the modern vernacular, we tend to use the word to describe something that denotes wealth without necessarily requiring substantial wealth to purchase. Where diamond engagement rings are concerned, Canadian couples have plenty to choose from.

Visit any jewellery store in Toronto and you are likely to find every type of diamond cut and setting you can imagine. Some may be perfectly suited to your tastes and preferences while others, not so much. We want to help you get started in your search for that perfect engagement ring. To that end, we have put together five opulent choices between two cuts of diamonds that work very well:

Oval Cut

Oval cut stones are very popular for diamond engagement rings. These are not necessarily a bad choice for wedding rings either, but given that we are focusing on engagement rings, we will limit our comments accordingly. Here are three different settings you might consider:

Halo – The halo is a type of setting style that surrounds the main stone completely with diamonds. You might also choose other stones to provide the halo – sapphires are a good example.

Double Band – Incorporating a double band with an oval cut diamond provides the opportunity for a much more opulent showcase. One option is to join the bands together and cover them both in smaller diamonds. Another option is to split the bands about halfway up. This kind of setting tends to elongate the appearance of finger.

Solitaire – A solitaire engagement ring is stunning in its simplicity. It utilizes a single, non-studded band that puts the focus squarely on the diamond itself. On the right finger, a solitaire diamond engagement ring is more than just opulent; it is absolutely stunning.

solitaire-ring

Radiant Cut

Those who enjoy radiant cut diamonds love the cropped corners and facet patterns. Their brilliant sparkle makes them a great choice for diamond engagement rings. Here are two opulent settings you might consider:

Double French – The Double French setting is perfect for a radiant cut diamond. This setting utilizes a single band that splits near the top to accommodate the rectangular shape of the diamond. Many times only two of the four stems are studded, providing a nice contrast.

French Halo – The French Halo combines the traditional French setting with the halo setting for a unique look. If you like lots of sparkle that really accentuates the cropped corners of the radiant cut diamond, this setting might be perfect for you.

Engage Diamond Studio is proud to be a leading jewellery store in Toronto offering the most opulent diamond engagement rings and wedding rings. We invite you to visit our showroom and browse among our incredible offerings. We are confident you will find exactly what you’re looking for at a price you can afford. You do not have to be extremely wealthy to enjoy opulence. All you need is a love for diamonds and the right attitude.

Sources:

1. Oxford Dictionaries – http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/opulent

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