So, you’ve found the one. The person in your life that you can’t live without. When that happens, a wedding is usually right around the corner. With that, you’ll need to find the perfect ring!
You’ll quickly find, or already know, there are so many options and styles to choose from! Where do you start? Emerson Fine Jewelry has you covered. Before we look at some of our favorite rings, let’s take a look at what makes an engagement ring special.
The Four C’s
In the jewelry world, there are the four C’s that are critical to the decision of any engagement ring.
The first C is cut
The cut of the diamond greatly determines its brilliance. When a diamond is well cut, light is able to reflect off of the diamond’s facets, which creates the sparkle that is synonymous with these gemstones. Of the four C’s, the cut is the one that has the greatest impact upon the beauty of the stone, as a poorly cut diamond simply won’t have the fire that a higher quality gemstone possesses.
The next C is color
When choosing a diamond, you’ll actually want to look for a stone that lacks color, unless you prefer color diamonds, such as a yellow “canary diamond.” Stones that are marked as D, E, or F on the color grading scale or considered to be colorless, while those that are G, H, or I are near-colorless on the diamond color scale.
Third C is clarity
The clarity of the diamond is determined by the number and size of inclusions it has. These inclusions are natural flaws that can take away from the overall look of the stone. Typically, these inclusions can be viewed under 10-power magnification, which is used to determine the stone’s place on the diamond grading scale. If a stone has very few inclusions, it is typically more expensive, given that the light is able to reflect off the gemstone without being hindered by flaws. If a diamond is free of inclusions, it is considered to be “flawless” and usually comes at a steep price given its rarity.
Fourth C is Carat
This determines how much the diamond actually weighs. A carat is approximately 200 milligrams, which is 100 points. Therefore, if a diamond weighs .5 carats, it would consist of 50 points. The carat size of a diamond is generally not as important as other aspects of the diamond grading scale, such as the cut, given that it does not have a direct bearing upon the brilliance or sparkle of the diamond itself. (include image from diamonds page about clarity)
Settings and metal
There are a few different types of metal that you can get an engagement ring, or any ring for that matter, made in. At Emerson Fine Jewelry, you will find rings made in Platinum, Yellow Gold, Rose Gold and even a mix of Platinum and Yellow Gold or Rose Gold. Certain materials have different properties and characteristics, but ultimately the color of the band is entirely up to you.
This is often a forgotten part of the process when it comes to engagement rings. A beautiful ring that was customized from beginning to end could be a challenge for finding the right wedding bands. It is important to keep this in mind or buy it together as a set! We carry a wide variety of bands in store.
It is important to understand how much you can spend on an engagement ring. As a family owned business in Redlands, CA, our sales professionals can offer a large range of options for the budget that you have in mind. You can schedule an appointment with us to go over any and all questions you may have.
Time and sizes
A customized ring can take up to six weeks to complete. If you are looking for an intricate and customized ring and her ring finger is a size three, it will take a minimum of six weeks! Come early, shop options and even bring your someone special in and get a feel for the cuts they love the most.
Take a look at some of our favorites that we have in stock right now!
Everly Round Classic Signature Engagement Ring
This style is timeless and has been in style for centuries. There is just something about the way a gorgeous round brilliant diamond sits atop a classic gold band and sparkles the way it does!See More
ILA East-West Engagement Ring
This classic design, with a twist, has everyone wanting more! The best part about this trend is the unlimited options you can do with your engagement ring. You can choose whichever stone shape you desire to turn on it’s side to give the ring a whole new look and eventually add incredible stacking bands!See More
Emerson 18K Rose Gold Halo Engagement Ring
Our gatsby collection is dripping in diamonds and can be seen by it’s sparkle, a mile away! Our unique gatsby inspired collection consists of round, pear and marquise shaped centers!See More
Van Craeynest E.1004
Vintage is back and it is here to stay! The intricate and story worthy designs from the early 1900’s are back in style and we are ALL about it! Our Van Craeynest collection is exactly this and completely hand-made and die struck to perfection. These rings are the perfect way to say “I do” for any vintage lover.See More
ILA 3 Diamond Pave Engagement Ring
Three stone rings are flying out of the cases right now and are being made just for you. Choose the center stone and the side stones that complete your story. These engagement rings are particularly special to individuals who look at them as the “past, present and future” of a couples love story.See More
Emerson Pear Shaped Emerald Engagement Ring
Rubies and Sapphires and Emeralds, oh my! Look no further for that special someone who likes to define herself as unique and vibrant. These stones radiate beauty, royalty and longevity all to coincide with the most prosperous marriage ahead of the lovely couple to be!See More
Anna Sheffield Hazeline Solitaire Engagement Ring
There are so many things to love about the stacked and nested trend! They are elegant, trendy, modest but also complex. And, if you are looking for the perfect way to stack and unstack, possibly for a tropical beach getaway, this is the perfect answer to not worry about losing or damaging your gorgeous centerpiece.See More
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