When choosing a diamond eternity band, one must do some prior research before pulling the trigger. While many couples choose Christmas or New Years’ to pop the question, Valentine’s Day is the day over thirty percent of couples get engaged in America.
Getting betrothed on Valentine’s Day is a romantic gesture some believe only happens in the movies, but what the movies don’t show you is what thought process goes behind buying the perfect diamond eternity band Miami.
Purchasing a diamond eternity band is not something one does in a rush. In fact, it is recommended to begin shopping around for diamond eternity bands in Miami at least two months before someone plans to gift them to their partner. There are many things to cross off the checklist before buying a diamond eternity band Miami.
One wants to become familiar with pricing in the world of diamonds so they can set a comfortable budget. Many like to set the standard of a full month’s salary as their budget for diamond eternity bands Miami.
Of course, this amount varies depending on one’s income; it may be too much or not enough. Once a budget has been set, the buyer wants to do research on exactly what kind of diamond eternity band Miami they would like to purchase.
There are many aspects to diamond eternity bands that one must look into. First, one must decide if they wish to purchase a full diamond eternity band, half diamond eternity band, or three-quarter diamond eternity band.
In a half diamond eternity band and three-quarter diamond eternity bands, the diamonds surrounding the ring only cover half or three-quarters of the ring. On the other hand, full diamond eternity bands hold an endless row of diamonds that run across the entire band.
While one may find it ironic for an “eternity band” to not hold an eternal row of diamonds, what they don’t realize is no one notices! Half diamond eternity bands and three-quarter diamond eternity bands can be literally half the price of a full diamond eternity band yet give the same look. For this reason, many buyers with a low budget compromise since fewer diamonds = less expensive.
Next, one must decide on the exact style diamond eternity band they prefer. This factor refers to the total carat weight, diamond cut, ring setting, and band metal. Diamonds come in all shapes and sizes. Before choosing the diamond size, they should pick whether they want a
• Round brilliant diamond eternity band
• Emerald cut diamond eternity band
• Oval cut diamond eternity band
• Heart cut diamond eternity band
• Cushion cut diamond eternity band
• Pear cut diamond eternity band
• Pave diamond eternity band
• Radiant cut diamond eternity band
• Asscher cut diamond eternity band
Once the cut has been chosen, the buyer wants to decide on a total carat weight for the ring. This is what determines the size of the diamond on your diamond eternity band. The higher the total carat weight is, the larger or more diamonds your ring will be.
After shape and total carat weight has been determined, the buyer wants to know what style ring setting they would like to hold these diamonds. The first step in determining this part is choosing a precious metal that your setting will be made out of.
The precious metals most commonly used to make a diamond eternity band’s setting are
• 24k Yellow Gold
• 18k Yellow Gold
• 18k White Gold
• 18k Rose Gold
• 14k Yellow Gold
• 14k White Gold
• 14k Rose Gold
• Sterling Silver
Once a metal has been decided one must see how they would like their diamond to be set into the ring. Some of the most popular ring settings are
• Prong setting: This setting uses metal projections, or tines, to hold the diamonds in place. This setting allows for optimal shine in the stone but is also the riskiest setting.
• Channel Setting: This setting secures the diamonds within a channel created by two parallel metal strips. In this channel, the diamonds sit right beside one another leaving a seamless row of diamonds along the ring.
• Bezel Setting: This setting consists of a metal collar encasing each individual diamond around the rim of the diamond. This setting secures and protects diamonds the best.
• Pave Setting: This setting consists of one or several rows of small diamonds secured within short prongs or metal beads. Pave diamonds eternity bands always look the shiniest when worn.
• Bar Setting: This setting secures the diamonds by placing a thin vertical metal bar in between each diamond. Unlike the channel setting, this setting exposes the top and bottom rims of the diamonds.
• Flush Setting: This setting incorporates the diamond into a “flush” finish on the setting’s surface. Rather than secure the stone with prongs or a bezel setting, this setting sporadically places the diamonds onto the surface of the ring while keeping a smooth surface.
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