How to find the perfect engagement ring
Asking your partner to marry you is one of the most memorable moments in your life, so there’s a lot you need to consider. Next to the design and diamond size, you also need to pick an alloy and choose the fitting diamond shape. Follow the tips and tricks of BAUNAT, an international diamond jewellery brand to make sure you find the perfect engagement ring.
‘At BAUNAT, we understand the emotional value that comes along with finding the perfect ring, so we’ve adapted our shopping experience to make sure this journey becomes as pleasant as possible.’
Steven Boelens – Executive Director of BAUNAT
To start off your journey to find the perfect ring, we recommend deciding on an alloy. What colour gold does your partner mostly wear? Yellow, white or red gold? Or do you prefer a platinum ring? Every skin tone has its perfect match when it comes to the alloy, so make sure you pay attention to your partner’s preferences.
If you prefer a white gold colour, you still have to choose between platinum and white gold. At BAUNAT Diamond Jewellery, they offer white gold diamond jewellery in 18 karat, which consists of 75% pure gold and 25% other metals, needed for the colour and strength. To achieve the white colour, pure gold (which is naturally yellow) is mixed with additives such as silver and palladium. In the end, white gold jewellery gets rhodium plated, which gives the jewel its white gold colour.
Platinum jewellery on the other hand, consists of almost pure platinum. It is usually made using 95% pure platinum in combination with 5% other metals, making it softer and therefore more scratch resistant but more likely to bend then to break.
When choosing a diamond for your engagement ring, it’s important to keep the 4 C’s in mind: carat, colour, clarity and cut. Striking a balance between these four is the best way to find the right diamond for you.
Carat refers to the weight of the diamond, which usually determines how big it is too.
The colour is related to the rarity of the diamond. For colourless diamonds, the less colour the stone has, the more expensive (though for coloured diamonds, the more colour intensity it has, the more expensive it usually is).
The clarity is decided by the number of blemishes (known as inclusions) that the diamond has, which reduces its value.
The cut refers to the diamond’s beauty, and in particular the way it has been cut to reflect and refract the light to perfection. The higher quality the cut, the more the diamond will sparkle.
When it comes to the diamond shape, we would advise you to follow your gut feeling, because this is something very personal. Shapes like pear and oval can elongate the hand while a round or princess stone are more classic and timeless.
After extensive research, BAUNAT launched a personal digital vault for their clients on baunat.com. This way customers can follow up on their orders, receive personalized promotions, compare rings when wish listed and receive updates on the latest collections.
‘We wanted to make sure that our clients receive the best service. Online and offline. By launching the vault, we took our client’s wishes at heart and made sure that our website is as customer friendly as possible.’
Stefaan Mouradian, CEO of BAUNAT