Exceptional Engagement Rings in the Crystal Lake, IL Area
Give a Halo to Your Angel
One of the most popular settings for diamond engagement rings is a halo setting, featuring a larger center diamond surrounded by a series of smaller diamonds. Halo settings are not only beautiful, but they can also be an economical choice if you desire a larger ring but have a specific budget to stay under. Halo engagement rings most commonly incorporate round, cushion, pear, or oval cut diamonds, giving you a wide range of options. While you may find halo settings in any metal, you are most likely to find them in white gold, as the silvery sheen of white gold blends with the diamonds better and gives the illusion of one larger diamond.
”Till Death Do Us Part”
Your diamond engagement ring is the first symbolic gesture of the vows you will soon make when you promise to stay with your loved one forever, and like your promise, the diamond you propose with will last with your love. Diamonds are the ideal choice for a forever promise; they are the hardest, strongest, and most permanent material known to man. While this makes them a practical gemstone for any piece of jewelry, it makes them notably worthwhile to invest in for an engagement ring. Inevitably prone to bumps and scratches due to their location, a diamond won't show wear and tear like other colored gemstones.
Choosing a Metal
Rose gold, yellow gold, platinum, white gold--on top of choosing a style of diamond cut, deciding on a metal for your engagement ring will heavily influence the aesthetic of the ring and depends both on the style and complexion of your beloved. Gold is available in different shades that varies based on the purity of the gold (ranging most often from 10k to 18k in fine jewelry) and the alloy metal it is mixed with. While having a higher percentage of gold may sound preferable, the gold will be softer and more liable to scratches. Platinum affords a more durable but less pliable alternative to white gold and may not be a suitable upgrade depending on the engagement ring band style you choose.
Renew Your Vows with a Diamond
You may have opted for a smaller, low-quality diamond when you first proposed to your spouse, and after a few years you find that the time is right to replace the old ring with the one you really wanted to get for them. A new engagement ring is a symbol of re-commitment to your spouse and a lovely later addition to a marriage. A bigger, more quality diamond in a nicer setting will never replace the sentiment of the original, but it will sparkle and shine just as much as your love from Day 1. Whether you're officially renewing your vows twenty years later or getting a five-year anniversary present, upgrading an engagement ring is a great way to show your love and dedication to your partner.
Shop for Diamond Engagement Rings
Finding the perfect engagement ring to help you propose to your perfect person can be challenging, but at Studio 2015 we have years of expertise and experience helping you choose the best ring for your spouse-to-be. Visit us in the Crystal Lake area to shop our vast and unique selection of gemstone and diamond engagement rings!