When it comes to diamonds, the bigger the better, right? In the world of independent fine jewellery, the answer is not always yes. To own a truly original, beautifully made ring or piece of jewellery, the detail and thought that goes into the design will result something much more meaningful, special and unique than just a ring with the biggest diamond in it that you can afford.
Obviously price is a leading factor in choosing what you buy, but once that has been decided, the kind of value you can get out of that budget is also important. Value isn’t just monetary; if your ring has been made by a highly skilled craftsperson with sustainably materials, who has been fairly paid for their work - this all adds to the value much more than a poorly made, mass produced design could.
Sentimental value is also important, and adding thoughtful and meaningful details such as engraving, or using a meaningful gemstone, can seriously increase the brownie points and is a huge talking point.
Searching for a certain carat size diamond ring online will never yield the most exciting results. Jewellery brands who lead with carat size tend to cut corners in other areas of the design - whether that’s using ready-made ‘blanks’ (rings to set the diamond into) or simply re-using old designs to make yours. The majority of what you find online in these kind of searches will not be the best quality.
The beauty, interest and ultimate specialness will always lie in the design and creation of a piece of jewellery, however simple or complex that is. Think about tweaking tiny details so it’s completely perfect if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for online, or ask your family and set tiny diamonds that have been handed down by your grandparents, or consider using gemstones or metal from a specific geographic area to reflect you or your partner’s heritage; these details can turn a lovely ring into an incredible one that will be talked about at parties, marvelled over by friends and family, and handed down for generations.
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