Know Everything About Diamond Engagement Rings For Year 2009
What was the
"in" fashion for rings last year might not be necessarily
"in" this year. However, 2009 is a time when the economic
crisis is widely felt all over the world because of this; the trends
in engagement ring shopping have now become one that is budget
friendly. So if you are planning to propose this 2009, here are the
newest recession-friendly trends in engagement rings.
engagement rings, it is now a usual practice to choose a diamond
separately from the metal band of the ring. More and more people are
now customizing their engagement rings rather than buying those that
are already pre-set. This might be due to the fact that customizing
rings can give people more freedom in their choice of metals
that are going to be used to complete their ring. In this way, people
can sacrifice the quality of the metal to have a better quality
diamond or vice versa. This allows people also to have more control
on the budget that they had set aside for ring purchases.
nowadays are also aware of the types of metals as well as the four
C's of diamonds and are now making more and more educated purchases.
They are now using their knowledge of engagement
rings to get the most 'bling' for their buck. Here are some
examples of the purchasing trends that are budget-friendly.
which is the more popular but expensive choice in metal for
engagement ring can now be replaced by alternative metals which are a
fraction of its cost. White silver, blackened silver or white gold
can replace white platinum and are about 40 percent lower in terms of
cost. Palladium, which is a metal that is similar to platinum can
also be used and is priced about 70% lower than platinum.
recession-friendly trend in engagement rings is going back to the
classic designs of having a solitaire diamond adorning the ring.
People are now choosing the less intricate designs such as the
classic tiffany instead of the
much complicated and expensive designs that have many paves
surrounding the band.
to diamonds, people are now choosing the stones based on their
knowledge and ability to adapt to the four C's. People know that the
cut of a diamond affects its brilliance. People are now choosing the
cuts that will give their diamond engagement ring the best sparkle
and brilliance. These cuts are the round brilliant and the princess
cut engagement rings.
A number of
people are also going for the natural look by choosing rough cut
diamonds for their rings. Rough cuts are exactly just that, diamonds
which are roughly cut that they are not symmetrically cut or
polished. These types of stones are not as brilliant but are still as
gorgeous as the traditional diamonds.
In terms of
diamond color, it is now common for people to choose diamonds that
are a little yellowish. Yellowish diamonds when set on white
platinum or white gold can appear paler or more colorless
thereby making the engagement ring appear more valuable.
diamond is set on the ring is also changing in 2009. More and more
people are shying away from the pronged setting and are choosing more
the engagement rings that have diamonds that are set in a semi-bezel
way into the ring band. The semi-bezel setting will give added hold
to the diamond to prevent its loss brought about by an active
lifestyle. Another recession-friendly trend is the use of the tension
setting to hold the diamond in place. Tension
settings have been in existence since the mid 1900s but the
technique has greatly improved that it holds the diamond
more securely than the traditional pronged setting. Tension setting
also allows more light to pass through the diamond making the engagement
ring produce more sparkle.
as recession-friendly as the others, the use of three diamonds
to adorn the engagement ring is
also becoming popular. The three diamonds represent the past, present
and future of the relationship and give additional 'bling'
factor to the ring.