Choosing your wedding and engagement ring is one of the single most important jewellery choices you’ll make. It’s an heirloom purchase, which you want to last a lifetime and beyond. Not to mention make you feel like a million dollars when you glance at that sparkling band and remember your vows to your soul mate.
I am going to guide you through the ring choosing process with Blue Nile and showcase their extensive and luxe diamond jewellery collections. Blue Nile pride themselves on offering a comprehensive and thorough service for their clients. They both guide and educate their clientele about diamonds and the whole process to ensure they get the best possible piece for them. When designing your perfect engagement ring, it all begins with that all-important diamond. Blue Nile sells high quality loose diamonds so that you can Build Your Own Ring®. They stock ethical Canadian diamonds and their precision Signature diamond collection.
The Four C’s
First things first, consider your dream diamond cut. Will it be a classic princess, or perhaps a vintage style emerald or asscher style that makes your heart sing? The more perfectly the diamond is cut, the more sparkle your ring will achieve. The Blue Nile Signature Collection cut is in the top 1% of diamond quality.
Then it’s all about the colour. The less colour in the diamond, the better grade it will achieve. Blue Nile don’t stock the lowest colour grades to ensure the highest quality pieces are available.
Clarity is vital to the perfect engagement ring diamond. The fewer imperfections in the diamond, the better the grading. For the full low down be sure to look at the diamond education section on Blue Nile’s website.
Last but certainly not least, it’s vital to think about the carat. Size is a really important aspect of designing your engagement band. Measured by weight, the carat size can impact of the cost dramatically. A top tip if you are looking for a larger stone is to go for a great cut but to compromise on the colour and clarity grading instead. Blue Nile can guide you through this process to ensure you make the right choice. Choosing a diamond couldn’t be easier.
So you have the precious diamond selected, but what about the band metal? You can select platinum for it’s durability and rarity. Or how about gold, available in white, rose or yellow tones for something a little more unique. Blue Nile use 18k and 14k gold for the highest quality and longevity. Tungsten carbide is a popular choice for grooms, which is extremely strong and scratch resistant, perfect for active lifestyles.
Choosing your ring style is a really personal choice and of course extremely fun. On trend right now is the halo style but intricate bands and detailing is also in demand. Start by browsing on the Blue Nile website engagement ring style guide for an idea on styles and then get in touch with their jewellery consultants to help you make the right selection. It’s also worth considering your wedding band at the same time to ensure they match perfectly.
Choosing the right jeweller is really key to ring shopping. Blue Nile offer high quality fine jewellery only, with a vast selection to suit every taste and budget. With bespoke options and secure shipping you will be safe in the knowledge that your ring is safely delivered to you, plus they offer a 30 day return period. You can also view a 360 video of some of their Signature diamonds to really get a close up view of your chosen gem. Having sold over 500,000 engagement rings you just know you are in safe hands with Blue Nile. Once the engagement and wedding dust settles, you can then head back to them for beautiful diamond jewellery just perfect for anniversaries and special gifts.