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Choosing your dream diamond ring is an event that you’ll want to cherish and remember. Slipping the ring onto your finger for the first time and showing friends and family is all part of the magic. Your engagement ring is a symbol of your love for each other, so you’ll want it to sparkle for a whole lifetime. But there’s so much to consider when making one of the most important purchases of your life. Dubai Rocks have come up with some useful tips to help you find the perfect engagement ring.
Choose your perfect diamond shape
Diamonds come in all shapes and sizes, from traditional round diamonds to princess, cushion, emerald and oval designs. Think about which shape you instinctively fall in love with, and which best suits your style and personality. Round diamonds are by far the most popular, so there is a wider selection available. A round diamond will appear larger than some other shapes too.
Guarantee the quality of your diamond ring
Engagement rings aren’t cheap, so you’ll want some guarantee that the sparkle you fall in love with is here to stay. Before you start shopping for your diamond ring, it’s well worth doing your research on certification. Certification takes place when the rock is examined and is given a set of graded qualities. It’s widely thought that the best standard for certification comes from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). So when shopping for your dream ring, you can ask if the diamonds on sale are certified by the GIA for a guarantee of high quality.
Does size matter when it comes to choosing your diamond ring?
One of the best known considerations when choosing a diamond ring is deciding on the carat, or weight of the diamond. Some weight differences are so small that they are barely noticeable, but the size of the carat holds a great deal of sway when it comes to showing your ring off to friends. 1 carat diamond rings are still a status symbol and carry a much higher price tag for the same reason. But big isn’t necessarily always the most beautiful. You need to consider the “cut” of the rock alongside the carat, as it’s the quality of the cut that will make the diamond sparkle. So a smaller carat with a better quality cut can look even more impressive as it stands out so well.
Finding the perfect engagement ring is a magical time. There is a lot to consider and it can be daunting to make a final decision on such an important purchase. Understanding how to recognise the best quality diamonds will help make sure that your ring will sparkle for a lifetime. But let your instinct guide you, too. You’ll know your dream ring when you simply can’t take your eyes off it for a moment. Good luck with your search for the perfect ring, and enjoy every moment.
Jesse and Marie were married on 25th January 2014 at South Farm, Royston.
They are a really fun laid back couple who wanted something simple with the themes of wood and lace. The venue was perfect for this with their Rustic looking barn and chickens running around!
Everything was all in the detail with this winter wedding! The bride loves the artist Rob Ryan so everybody bought them tiles for their new house and the guest book consisted of blank tiles for the guests to leave a piece of advice on, which will then go up in their house to be seen forever! They also had an old typewrite with the beginnings of their love story written on the sheet of paper.
The rustic touches were everywhere from the wood and wild flower centrepieces made up of old teapots and lace wrapped jars to the wooden cake stand and the favours were little bags of tea personalised with the couple’s names. The place names were scrabble letters (which the guests had great fun rearranging into naughty words!)
Marie wore a beautiful Naomi Neoh dress to carry on the lace theme and the groom wore tweed.
The wedding planner was Carmela Weddings and Lisa said the one piece of advice she would give anyone planning their wedding is to really think about how your personalities can come through on your wedding day. Guests love seeing little details which make them say ‘that’s so them!’ so focus on that.
Venue: South Farm, Royston http://www.south-farm.co.uk/
Planner: Carmela Weddings and Events www.carmelaweddings.co.uk
Photographer: James Davidson http://www.jamesdavidson.co.uk
Florist: Crazy Daisy http://crazydaisyflowers.com