Top 5 Engagement Rings under $1000.
Sep14

Top 5 Engagement Rings under $1000.

Are you looking for a modest yet gorgeous engagement ring? Then look no further. At Diamond Delight, we don’t think you need to break a bank to buy her ring of her dreams. Be sure to pick a setting that fits your style. Here we have selected our favorite collection of conflict free diamond engagement rings below $1000 in different styles like classic, vintage or modern but with relatively modest budget. These days, there are plenty of ways to get more bling for your money! Solitaire Engagement Ring   RG20139-VVS1VVS2-14KY Classic timeless piece and iconic symbol of commitment. Fashioned in 14kt  yellow gold, it has a single solitaire diamond on a simple metal band with the option of prong or bezel set. Prongs can be pointed, rounded, or v-shaped, the latter being the most common for princess cut diamonds.   The classic style prong can hold a choice of your center solitaire diamond. You can also have options of deciding how many prongs you want. Halo Gemstone Engagement Ring   RG54015-SI1SI2-DDS-14KW  Sophisticated and simplicity is the key of this halo gemstone engagement ring. A halo of diamonds surrounds the center of gemstone. This setting adds an extra brilliance to the gemstone you choose in halo setting. Gemstone engagement rings are becoming more favorable for those looking for an alternative to a traditional diamond ring. If you want something more radiant, add a double halo.   3-Stone Engagement Ring     RG36668-I3-14KW For couples who want a more personal meaning in your engagement, 3 stone engagement diamond ring is a perfect choice for them. The 3 stones engagement ring has a symbolic meaning where in 3 diamonds sit on a band presenting the past, present and future. Alternatively it also represents friendship, love and fidelity. The center diamond is bigger and sits between two smaller diamonds.   Two  Stone Engagement Ring     RG46840-I1I2-14KP If you want a delicate, feminine and trendy ring, opt for this two stone engagement ring. This two diamonds represent – one for your friendship and one for your true love. This is a stylish 14kt white gold engagement ring wherein two waves of metal gently come up to hug the twin diamonds in the center. Vintage Engagement Ring     RG55038-SI1SI2-18KY Vintage engagement rings are rare and special. This beautiful 14kt vintage yellow gold engagement ring depicts the precious love, represented here by the diamond solitaire of SI1-SI2 clarity, being held by 2 hands in prong setting. These rings are chosen for their warmth and romantic look. Your lifestyle and budget is considered while glamour and satisfaction are guaranteed when you buy on Diamond Delight...

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Go Green – Emeralds
Jun20

Go Green – Emeralds

With the advent of spring, the lush green is visible all around. Reminds us of one of the most coveted greens – the Emerald green. The color green in Emerald embodies respect that you have for life and for creation. Emeralds in antiquity were mined in Egypt since 1500 BCE, and India, and Austria since at least the 14th century CE. The Egyptian mines were exploited on an industrial scale by the Roman and Byzantine Empires, and later by Islamic conquerors. Mining ceased with the discovery of the Columbian deposits, today only ruins remain. Colombia is by far the world’s largest producer of emeralds, constituting 50–95% of the world production while Zambia comes as a close second at 20% of the world’s production of gem-quality stones. Emerald is a beryllium aluminum silicate with its characteristic green color coming from the chromium impurities in the structure of the stone. They tend to have numerous inclusions and surface breaking fissures, where 10 x magnifications are used to grade them. Emeralds are graded by the eye. So if there are no visible inclusions, it is considered flawless. They also tend to be easily fractured. In spite of this flaw, emeralds continue to be one of the most coveted gemstones. Oval cut cabochons or faceted cut emeralds are commonly found as is the signature emerald cut which is a rectangular cut with facets around the top edge. Another singularity in this stone is that of being oiled. Most emeralds are oiled as part of the post-lapidary process, in order to fill in surface-reaching cracks so that clarity and stability are improved. Colombian emeralds are very well known. The Chalk Emerald ranks among one of the world’s finest Colombian emeralds. This 37.8-carat emerald exhibits the velvety deep green color that is highly prized and on display at the Gem Gallery at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. The famous Srirangapatnam jewels presently on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London are the spoils of war and from the treasury of Tipu Sultan during the siege of Srirangapatnam. The trend for gemstone engagement rings may seem new, but it actually dates back to decades ago when celebrities and other high profile women received engagement rings with gemstones such as emeralds. The late US president John F. Kennedy proposed to Jacqueline with a 2.84-carat emerald and 2.88-carat diamond engagement ring. The late Duchess of Windsor – a commoner and a divorcee, had a magnificent 19.77-carat Cartier emerald and platinum engagement ring that was gifted by King Edward VIII who abdicated the throne of England to marry her. Emerald engagement rings are...

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Blue  Glow – Sapphire
Jun05

Blue Glow – Sapphire

Sapphire gets its name from the Latin word Sapphirus – meaning blue, and is often referred to as the “gem of the heavens” or the “celestial gem,” as its color mirrors the sky at different times of the day. The magnificent Sapphire, in all its celestial hues, is a stone of wisdom and royalty. It has been forever associated with sacred things and considered the gem of gems, a jewel steeped in the history and lore of nearly every religion. Greek mythology says that the first person to wear a sapphire was Prometheus, the rival of Zeus. The ancient Persians believed sapphires and its reflections gave the sky its color. Sapphire is mentioned in the Bible as being one of the twelve “stones of fire” that were given to Moses. Be it Helen of Troy, Charlemagne or the Pope, every one of them is believed to have owned one. To the ancient and medieval world, Sapphire was believed to bring protection, good fortune and spiritual insight. It was a symbol of power and strength. Sapphire is a variety of Corundum, an aluminum oxide mineral and Blue is considered Sapphire’s “true” color and the one most often recognized. Sapphire can be found in the diversity of colors – green, pink, yellow. Blue Sapphire ranges in hue from pale to deep azure or dark royal blue, to indigo, to velvety cornflower blue or ‘bleu de roi’. Embed from Getty Images Blue Sapphire is a stone of love, commitment and fidelity, and has become very popular in engagement rings. It was the year 1981,when Prince Charles proposed to Lady Diana with a 12ct oval blue sapphire ring and ever since, this symbol of love has been the reason for brides opting for a blue sapphire engagement ring. However, several other sapphires pre-date that famous sapphire engagement ring and many are just as stunning, if not more so. Sapphire is used most often for defense purposes. If you are worried about emotional and mental problems, the protective characteristics of this crystal will be very beneficial. The Star of India is the largest blue star sapphire in the world formed some 2 billion years ago and weighs 563 carats. It was discovered allegedly more than 300 years ago in Sri Lanka. Blue Giant of the Orient is the largest faceted sapphire in the world weighing a whopping 486.52 carats.   Stuart Sapphire is an oval-shaped gemstone and set on the back of the Imperial State Crown which was designed for King George IV in 1937. As per the industry norm, most of the sapphires are heat treated as it is used to improve a...

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Put a ring on it…..

Cause if you like it… you should put a ring on it …oh oh oh…Beyoncé said it very well. And I reiterate the same…Your engagement ring is a symbol of your eternal commitment, a piece of jewelry you will wear every day for the rest of your life. When you are ready to take the next big step in your relationship and truly express your life-long commitment to one another, it is important to make the right choice. Buying an engagement ring is no easy task and it’s a pretty big deal!  Well here are some pointers which will help you decide on an engagement ring that is ideal for your personality. It doesn’t matter whether you are a tomboy, a traditionalist or something totally different.   The shape is a factor that is very important while making a choice. It’s no secret that the shape of center stones, for the spring season of 2018 is oval. The cut is gaining popularity for its unique and clean look. So are the Pear cut styles. While the oval cut is more classic, the pear is a more modern and forward style and a choice for many trendsetting brides. Size of a diamond too plays a role in decision making, especially for the budget seekers. A brilliant cut diamond sparkles the best. Along with the cut, the color makes an impact on a purchase as well. When diamonds have no color, they are considered the whitest and hence the best. Better not to undergo financial stress which makes the shopping no longer fun, there are so many great diamond alternatives available to suit your budget. Mixing metals is also ultra trendy and the ‘in’ thing now. Rose gold exudes romance and hence most retailers are featuring this feminine look which seems to have a staying power. Color for the year is ultraviolet and these bright hues are now acceptable in the engagement rings too. Stack rings are making a comeback. Engagement rings were earlier designed with coordinated wedding bands, but now it’s a mix and match trend that seems to be very popular. So, whether it’s the halo or the tiara that enhances the center stone, ensure that you pick the right stone, in the right setting as it is going to be part of you and your life for a long...

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Buying Guide to Engagement Ring Styles

So many hopes and dreams are latched onto an engagement ring; one cannot afford to commit the slightest of mistakes while buying one. Hence, engagement rings should be chosen wisely, considering various factors—one of them being the ring type. Here is a guide on various types of engagement rings that you can consider and decide the perfect style that will work for you: Solitaire A solitaire ring, the most popular of all settings, generally features a single stone ; with a plain mounting, usually with four or six prongs. It comes in a wide range of metals such as; platinum, white gold and yellow gold and in varieties of sizes and designs. Since a single stone makes the most important element of a solitaire ring, it is recommended to choose one with a relatively bigger stone. Side Stone Side stone rings consist of one diamond in the centre and micro-paved diamonds on either side. The side stone complements the central diamond and accentuates its sparkle. Channel Set This ring type features side diamonds that are embedded into channel grooves. The tiny beads of diamonds are secured or covered by a thin strip of metal of the ring. Channel set rings do not snag on clothes and are perfect for those who want to wear the ring as a daily staple. Three-Stone Ring As the name suggests, this ring consists of three precious stones on it, one central diamond flanked by two side diamonds. This three stone design represent the past, present and future – or rather your eternal and unfading love for your partner. Halo Rings A Halo ring normally features a central diamond being surrounded by tiny beads of smaller micro-paved diamonds, giving it a halo effect. The tiny beads of diamonds add to the overall sparkle of the ring and visually enlarge the size of the center stone giving it the look of a bigger diamond carat than it actually is. Bridal Set A Bridal set consists of the engagement ring with its complementing wedding band in a perfect set design. While the engagement ring is given during the proposal and the wedding ring follows at the actual ceremony, it is recommended that you buy both the engagement and wedding rings together to ensure the perfect match. Trio Ring Often the bridal set is co-ordinated with the groom’s wedding ring. This ring type is called the Trio ring and consists of both an engagement and wedding band of the bride, with a coordinating wedding band for the groom. Trio ring symbolizes the eternal commitment towards your partner. It also comes with varieties of metal options. Promise Rings...

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The story behind diamond engagement rings
Sep22

The story behind diamond engagement rings

Diamonds have been a universal symbol of love since centuries. The story of diamond engagement rings dates back to the Pre-Historic times, when they were considered the perfect choice to seal a vow. By the 15th century, diamond rings were an exquisite feature of royal and noble weddings. In the year 1475, Constanzo Sforza presented his bride with a diamond ring on their wedding day. Over a period of time, these rings became elaborately decorated and were richly chased with flourishes of enamel. After the 17th century, emphasis shifted towards the gemstone itself and onto lighter, naturalistic designs. The 18th century introduced a great change in the making of the diamond; with new and improved cutting techniques. The diamond’s association with love was fuelled by the Romantic mood of the 19th century, which was influenced by Queen Victoria and her passion for sentimental  jewels. Before her marriage with Albert, she was presented with an enamel band set with a single diamond as a gift of love. While the anciently popular betrothal rings were loaded down with hearts, hands and love knots, towards the end of the 19th century, prosperity gathered pace and the diamond element became more substantial. Now diamond engagement rings in more intricate designs—half-hoop diamonds, three-stone diamond rings and the ‘gypsy’ setting wherein the diamonds are set into a gold band—were in rage. The Belle Époque, was a time of enormous wealth and leisured luxury, which bred the next great age of diamonds. New deposits were discovered in South Africa, which made the diamond cuts even more advanced. Now the engagement rings focused on the significant single stone, in a classic open-prong setting, showing off its new brilliance to perfection. Today, more than ever, diamond engagement rings continue to remain the most powerful expression of everlasting love, and an essential part of the marriage ceremony, the world...

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