For young and old alike Christmas is a magical time. A time for a perfect proposal for Christmas and a wonderful celebration amongst family. Its a time for friends and loved ones to look forward to new beginnings as the New Year is just around the corner. For many couples this makes Christmas time the perfect opportunity to make that all important declaration of love – a marriage proposal. In fact in recent polls Christmas Eve has been shown to be the most popular day of the year to propose marriage. Even more popular than Valentine’s Day!
If you are planning your perfect proposal for Christmas. Then perhaps the most important part of your planning needs to be giving some serious thought. To choosing the perfect engagement ring for your perfect partner. After all, this is one of the most important purchases you may ever make.
If you’ve ever thought about proposing, you’ll have wondered how much is reasonable to spend on an engagement ring. This article gives you a few tips on how much each element of an engagement ring can affect its cost and how you can maximise your value for money.
Once you know the price breakdowns of each engagement ring element. You can comfortably set your own budget and understand what you’re actually spending your money on.
What most affects the price of an engagement ring
The main element that will affect the price of an engagement ring is the type of diamond or coloured gemstone and its quality characteristics. For example, when creating a solitaire engagement ring, the centre stone will often make up around 80% of the ring’s value.
So how do I decide what carat weight to go for
A diamond’s carat weight refers to the weight of a diamond, not its size. A one-carat diamond simply equates to 0.2 grams of diamond. To give you an insight into how a diamond’s carat weight affects its price. Here is an average list of prices for a traditional solitaire engagement ring with a round centre diamond with a clarity of SI1 and a colour grade I. Set in 18-carat white gold. 0.30ct – £971 0.50ct – £1,691 0.75ct – £2,936 1.00ct – £5,163. A diamond’s shape, colour, cut and clarity will also affect a diamond’s price.
How can I accentuate my ring’s appearance
There are so many ways to design a ring in order to accentuate the size and appearance of your chosen centre stone. Here are some ways to ensure your diamond or gemstone is displayed the best way it can be.
Fancy shape centre stones
It’s worth noting that diamonds of the same carat weight, but of a different shape will be priced differently. Round diamonds carry a premium over other shapes like a cushion, oval or princess cut because they produce the most waste in their cutting process.
Get to know the ins and outs of engagement ring design, to help you make the most informed decision. This rich and detailed guide to engagement ring styles takes you through the most sought after contemporary diamond rings.
WHY SETTLE FOR RUN OF THE MILL WHEN YOU CAN HAVE PERFECTION
The experience of choosing an engagement ring is an important moment for every couple.For many, spending possibly more money than they have ever previously spent on one piece of jewellery is a daunting prospect.Also, for many couples the task of finding an engagement ring the design of which matches their taste, style and with sufficient personality to have the desired ‘wow factor’ can seem an impossible task. Add all these factors together and it is no wonder many couples are now following in the footsteps of Prince Harry in opting to commission a bespoke engagement ring
Give a gift of Jewellery this Mother’s Day from Hatton Jewels.
This Mother’s Day, what could be better than giving the gift of jewellery! To show your Mum just how much you appreciate her; for being there when you need her, for being sure to give the best advice and generally being amazing!
With that in mind, we’ve put together some of our favourite jewellery pieces that we think would work just perfect as a Mother’s Day gift this year.