This original article was first published here: Cheap Engagement Rings- The Tie between Carat and Quality
For the past many years, the motto of the diamond industry had been “bigger is better”, but that notion is fast vanishing. Instead, buyers as a community are coming to a new realization. That is, dictums like that are a bit outmoded in today’s context. In today’s time, no rule is the new rule. Diamonds-USA is one company that advocates this arduously. So, when a buyer comes to them shopping for cheap engagement rings, they do not nudge them towards the pricier section. Instead, they focus all their efforts on accommodating all their priorities within their budget.
For cheap engagement rings, the Diamonds-USA policy is a little different from those of yesterday. They believe that quality should prevail when it comes to an engagement ring. The reason they attach so much importance to quality and not carat is that an engagement ring is for life, and you want it to be of nothing less than the best quality.
Only the top-quality diamonds will shine through life and make you feel proud of your investment. Engagement rings, like the diamonds they contain come in all shapes and sizes. Today. It’s just as easy to find a petite, dainty ring as a boastfully big one, and both can be equally striking in their aesthetics. So, why spend on a rock-size sparkler when a daintier one can produce the same kind of effect? It is this very thought that is driving customers by drones towards delicate and dainty rings.
Good for them because choosing petite cheap engagement rings has more than just one advantage. Here are some of those.
0.25 Carat Bezel set engagement ring ($600) By Diamonds-USA
The first and most obvious benefit of choosing a small reasonable size diamond engagement ring is monetary. You make compromises on the diamond carat and that alone saves you a sizeable sum of money. So, now you have some extra money to spare. At this point, don’t give in to the temptation of pocketing that money for here is your chance to invest in quality, the one thing that really matters.
As you might know already, the slightest difference in carat weight can make a huge difference to the price. So, if you were planning to go for a .70ct diamond and instead you went for a .60ct, it’s a very small adjustment where size is concerned. The visual difference is barely noticeable, whereas the price difference it will create is enormous. This difference opens up the opportunity for you to use to get a diamond that is superior in cut, color and clarity.
A small diamond will make no difference if it has a knockout brilliance. That small diamond can make heads turn just as easily as a bigger diamond. What’s better, cheap engagement rings won’t put you behind in your savings goal so close to the wedding.
Take, for instance, a 0.38 carat loose princess cut diamond in Diamonds-USA gallery. Assume that the one you picked is a D-VVS2 grade. Only an infinitesimally small percentage of diamonds mined worldwide make to that grade. Such a diamond has a blinding brilliance on account of its striking light performance. Only for $399, you can have a diamond that will sparkle like new all its life. Pair it with one of their knife-edge ring setting and you will have a world-class engagement ring at just a small price. Compare this to a ring of similar specs from a celebrated designer. It would cost you twice, if not more. The takeaway is, by keeping it small and simple, you can get a glorious cheap engagement ring for a surprisingly small price.
If you still want it to look bigger-go for Halo settings a 0.38 with a halo of small diamonds will have the diameter of a 1 carat diamond!
Cheap engagement ring with a Halo Pave ($345)
Where style and décor is concerned, Diamonds-USA clients’ have their own personal preferences which, most of the time vary widely. Some like a ring that is abundant in aesthetics dipped in sentimentality, while others look for glam pieces only. Their aim for all their customers is to deliver a complete package that embodies all their expectations. Put a small, but high-quality diamond on a fancy solitaire setting, and you have a ring that both types of customers will love. But if you are too bent on luxuriant pieces, they have choices for that too. Their petite pave set cheap engagement rings (see image above) will take your breath away. Swathed with diamonds, these are starry affairs that will satisfy your penchant for glitters.
They have tons of elegant specimens in their gallery that feature incredible details, fancy designs and yet small-size diamonds. Those are the rings that catch the customers’ attention first.
Perfect for Petite Fingers
One key advantage of petite engagement rings that people tend to overlook easily is fit. An engagement ring can be called perfect only if it complements the hands of the wearers. Even overly chunky diamond rings will look as misplaced on a skinny hand as a tiny diamond ring on a pudgy one. So, if the wearer has thin, elegant fingers, look no further than petite cheap engagement rings designed by Diamonds-USA. For as important as aesthetics is, comfort too is a big factor, when it’s a piece of jewelry you are going to wear for many years.
On small hands, a petite ring will look tasteful and fitting. A petite diamond on a skinny band can make a small hand look infinitely more graceful than a bigger diamond ring.
Although petite diamonds cheap engagement rings are gaining purchase everywhere and are one of the top trends in the market today, it is advisable to choose your ring. Choose a ring that works for the style and size of the concerned wearer. Try and picture the ring on the figure of the intended wearer and you will know if it is the ring she wants.
Your Guide to Choosing a Small Loose Diamond
If it’s a small diamond you are looking for, the same advice above will go for you too. Maximize the quality of the diamond as best as you can and that will more than makeup for the carat size. A dainty gem that shines like a star is infinitely more desirable than a dull-looking rock.
If it’s the loose diamond you are shopping, aim for the ideal cut stones. Even at 1/3rd of a carat, these stones sparkle intensely. However, that is not to say that you have to remain confined within less than a carat sizes. Ideal cut stones in their gallery are available in sundry sizes. But no matter what size you choose, they all have the same kind of light performance and cut quality.
A slight tip for loose diamond shoppers, choose the diamond with the largest size in mm and you will have a diamond that appears big despite its petite size.
Diamond sizes, image: Diamonds-USA.com
Start at Small and Upgrade Later
Another reason you want to start small where diamonds for cheap engagement rings are concerned is lucrative trade-up opportunities. Make sacrifices on the size today and spend on getting the best quality stone. Tomorrow, when your affordability has improved, trade up to a bigger size. With diamonds from brands like Diamonds-USA, you do not have worry able devaluing of diamonds. With their 100% Lifetime Trade-Up policy, you will always get the best value for your diamonds during trade-ins.
Consider Subtle Settings
When putting a diamond on a ring, choose a setting that will not overpower the stone. Especially when choosing a small diamond, you want to be careful of the setting you are choosing. Simple solitaire settings work best for petite diamonds. They give the stone a center stage with no shadowing. Pave however will take the eyes away from the center stone. But that is not to say that your only option with small diamonds is solitaire. Let your style choose the setting. They have an enormous catalogue of settings that will leave you spoilt for a choice. The best advice would be take time to skim through the options and pick the one that speaks to you.
A small diamond engagement ring can be quite a treasure if it’s done tastefully. So choose quality over quantity to get that perfect ring for her.Cheap engagement ring by Diamonds-USA, solitaire, and dainty.
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