Finding the perfect engagement ring for you and your partner takes careful thought and consideration. There are many factors that impact your choice, such as the style, cut and shape of the diamond, and quality properties of the diamond. At SH Jewellery, we understand the importance of this decision, and will help to guide you through the selection process to ensure that you choose the perfect ring for you and your partner.
The style of your ring establishes its character and essence, and is the first thing you should decide on. SH Jewellery rings are categorised by different design properties, allowing you to focus on the style that’s right for you.
When selecting your ideal engagement ring, diamond shape, or cut,is the most significant factor that impacts the design of the ring, so this is the next thing to consider when selecting the style.
Traditionally the cut of the diamond refers to the shape of the stone, but it also relates to the proportions of the diamond and its ability to return the maximum amount of light, enabling the stone to sparkle and stand out.
A number of technical measurements and proportions are considered when determining the cut and brightness of a diamond, including table percentages, depth percentages, and crown and pavilion angles. All these factors work together to determine if the diamond is of superior brightness and sparkle.
The most popular shape is the Round Brilliant Cut, as this is the most refined shape and has excellent proportions that enhance sparkle more than other shapes. The Round Brilliant is at a higher price point than the other shapes.
Other popular shapes include the Pear Shape, Princess Cut, Emerald Cut and Cushion Cut.
When using our website, you can utilise the filters function to search through your preferred shape, and you can be confident that at SH Jewellery, more than 95% of our diamonds are cut grade "Excellent", and that every diamond we source has been inspected for ideal proportions and superior light performance.
What this means for you is that regardless of which ring design you choose, you can rest assured that the diamond has undergone strict quality control to ensure the stone will have maximum brilliance and sparkle.
Diamonds are graded on the 4Cs - Carat, Colour, Clarity, Cut (shape and proportions)
Carat refers to weight of the diamond. As the weight of the diamond increases, so does the size and price of the stone. Another term used is the number of "points" of a diamond, with 50 points equivalent to 0.50 carats.
Clarity: Clarity refers to amount of inclusions in the diamond, with high quality diamonds being free of impurities, and lower quality diamonds having a larger presence of impurities. The highest clarity range is Flawless-VVS. This means the diamond is extremely clean under a microscope and any imperfections cannot be seen with the naked eye. The VS1-VS2 clarity grades mean the diamonds are still very clean under a microscope. SI1-SI2 clarity diamonds can show imperfections when put under a microscope, but will generally not be noticed when set into a ring. At SH Jewellery, we carry a large range of Flawless to VVS clarity diamonds, the highest grades on the chart. We also stock VS to SI clarity diamonds and have hand selected them so will have excellent sparkle when set into a ring.
Various metals available for engagement rings including: 18kt White Gold, Platinum, 18kt Yellow Gold, 18kt Rose Gold.
Modern engagement rings come in many different styles and at SH Jewellery and with many unique design features, diamond shapes, colours and clarities and our diamond and engagement ring specialists at SH Jewellery will be happy to guide you in the direction that best suits your taste. At SH Jewellery we are very experienced in helping our customers find the perfect engagement ring. Let us show you our wide selection and we are sure to have the ring you have been searching for. Need a diamond specialist to help you choose the perfect engagement ring? Contact us today!