Tag Archives: engagement rings

What are fracture filled diamonds, and how recognise them?

ring4I recently met with a jewellery valuer who values all types of jewellery. One of the services this valuation company provides is insurance valuations for diamond engagement rings that were purchased abroad, mainly Antwerp, Dubai and New York. Several Irish couples head to these locations each year in the search for a better deal, as they believe Irish Jewellers are too expensive due to higher margins, overheads etc. Read more »

Shopping For Engagement Rings

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Getting engaged is certainly one of the most exciting experiences that any couple can go through. While there are a lot of couples who will opt for shopping together for rings, there are still some brides to be who prefer the surprise element of her guy popping the question. No matter what type of situation you are in, there are several things that you need to keep in mind as you shop around for engagement rings. After all, this is not only a gesture of love and commitment but it is also an investment in your future together as a couple.

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The Perfect Princess Cut Engagement Rings

princess-cut-diamond-semi-bezel-set-engagement-ring-with-matching-wedding-ringThe princess cut comes in a close second to the round brilliant shape for diamond rings. So what is a princess cut exactly? It is either a square or rectangular cut diamond with four sides that are beveled and on the side you can see that the shape resembles an inverted pyramid.

The cut itself was created in the swinging Sixties and it has become more and more popular recently. The difference between the princess and the brilliant cuts is that the princess cut has corners, whereas the brilliant cut is round. This also means because of this a princess cut diamond will weigh more.
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