The only thing that can make a diamond ring more beautiful is purchasing it to show gratitude for someone you love. Diamonds are a timeless symbol of love and commitment, and no gift conveys appreciation like a new piece of jewelry (just ask your partner; she'll tell you the same thing).
If you're planning to buy a diamond ring to say "thank you for everything you are," it's essential to ensure you select the perfect piece. This article explores what to look for when buying a diamond that represents enduring love and appreciation.
Your partner's style and preferences should always be your guiding light when selecting a ring. It's helpful to pay attention to the types of jewelry they already have for some easy inspiration. Take note of specifics – for example, do they prefer classic and timeless designs or modern and contemporary styles? Any time you're giving a diamond ring as a gift, you should do your best to find something that reflects their unique taste.
Diamond Shape and Cut
The shape of the diamond plays a crucial role in the overall aesthetics of the ring. The most popular options include round, princess, cushion, and emerald, among several others. Each has its unique charm, so choose one that resonates with your partner's style and personality.
In addition to shape, it's important to examine the diamond cut to evaluate its brilliance and overall appearance. A well-cut diamond beautifully reflects and refracts light shine, creating a mesmerizing sparkle.
There's no denying the appeal of a large diamond, but bigger isn't always better. When considering diamond size, focus on what you think your partner will appreciate the most. A smaller diamond with exceptional quality can be just as stunning and meaningful and may even fit better with your partner's preferred style.
Diamonds are graded based on the 4Cs: Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat weight. Choose a diamond with a high cut grade, as it directly affects its sparkle. Regarding color, diamonds receive grades from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow). Select a color that complements your partner's preferences. For clarity, fewer inclusions (imperfections) are desirable, but some inclusions are acceptable as long as they are not visible to the naked eye. Consider the 4Cs collectively to find a diamond that balances quality and budget.
Metal Choice and Ring Setting
The perfect jewelry gift is the one that's designed specifically for the recipient. Everyone has different preferences regarding metal options, and choosing the one that aligns with your partner's skin tone and fashion tendencies is important. Potential choices include platinum, white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold.
The setting refers to how the diamond is placed on the ring. Like metals, there are several options, such as solitaire, halo, three-stone, and vintage. Each setting type provides a different look and feel, so if you're unsure which one is right for your partner, discreetly peek into their jewelry cabinet to get ideas.
Mervis offers pieces from industry-leading designers like Tacori, Verragio, Benchmark, and Gabriel & Co., among many others. That means no matter what you pick, you'll know it's high-quality and will last throughout the years.
A piece of jewelry with a personalized message serves as a constant reminder of your love and appreciation. Whether it's a message of thanks, a significant date, or a loving note that holds special meaning for both of you, engravings add a memorable and intimate touch to the piece.
No matter which size, shape, or cut you choose, you should check that the diamond you purchase comes with a certificate from a reputable gemological laboratory. GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and AGS (American Gem Society) are well-known for their stringent grading standards. Virtually all of the larger natural mined diamonds at Mervis are certified by these institutions, and our lab-grown center stone diamonds are certified by GIA or IGI.
If you're planning to surprise your partner, try to determine their ring size beforehand. If you don't know the exact size off the top of your head (it's okay if you don't; not many people do!), borrow one of their existing rings or seek the assistance of a friend or family member who might have this information. An improperly sized ring is a very minor inconvenience that's easily corrected, but we're striving for "perfect."
Consider the Jeweler's Policies
Our goal is to be the only diamond store you need today and in the future. Our lifetime trade-up program allows you to trade your Mervis natural mined center diamond at 100% of its original purchase price (after any discount) at any time for another natural mined diamond*. This policy allows you to buy according to your current budget and return if you decide to upgrade to a bigger diamond.
Mervis has been at the cutting edge of the diamond industry for three generations. We're known throughout the industry for our world-famous natural mined diamonds, but we're proud to provide alternatives with our perfectly created lab-grown diamonds.
Schedule a Consultation with an Expert at Mervis Diamond
Giving a diamond ring to express your gratitude is a meaningful and loving gesture she'll remember forever. Because it has to be perfect, the experts at Mervis Diamond Importers give you the individual attention you deserve throughout the selection process. That's the Mervis difference.
Contact us online or call (703) 448 – 9000 to schedule your consultation with one of our team members. Once you've experienced the diamond-buying process with us, we're confident you'll never go anywhere else.
*For diamonds sold above $20,000, the trade-up will be less than 100 percent and will be decided on an individual basis.