How to Find the Best Wedding Jewelry


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When it comes time to get married, you have a lot of things on your mind. In addition to all of the planning that goes into a wedding, you have big decisions to make on wedding jewelry. The engagement ring, for instance, is the first thing you have to think about. Saving for that purchase is a big deal, so you want to make sure you pick out the right one. You’ll also have to think about a wedding band, but that’s secondary to the engagement ring.

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Finding the perfect diamond ring is all about the perfect fit. That’s not meant in a literal sense, but more in how the item fits your needs. Diamond rings are expensive, but they can vary in price depending upon size, cut, clarity, and a host of different factors. Before you can pick out your engagement ring, you have to know what your budget is. Diamond rings can run, typically, anywhere from £5,000 to £30,000. You can buy a bigger, more expensive ring, but that’s only for the high rollers. A good rule of thumb is to save three whole months’ worth of pay. Depending upon your salary, this could work.

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When you figure out how much you’re willing to spend, you need to think about the kind of cut your future bride wants. You can usually find this out without giving away the fact that you’re going to propose. In passing, find out if she wants a princess cut, an emerald cut, or maybe just a round cut. The options are almost endless, so you need to really understand what she’s looking for. Diamond rings might carry a big price tag, but they aren’t all created equally. Some looks are more suitable for different women, depending upon their taste.

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Another important “C” word is clarity. Many people like to judge diamond rings based upon their size or their price, but clarity is much more important in the grand scheme of things. A good engagement ring will really shine when the light hits it. Sometimes, people settle for cloudier rings that are less expensive. This might be good for your budget, but it won’t give you a great looking engagement ring. Make sure that you ask and find out the grade of the diamond clarity. Jewelers are required to give out this information, so make sure you take advantage of it.

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Shopping for engagement rings is fun, so you need to approach it that way. You shouldn’t have to worry about things while you are doing it. You should figure out how much you are willing to spend, and don’t stress if it’s not a whole lot. You can find some great diamond rings for less than you would think. It’s important that you do all of the research and above all else, make the ring fit your future bride. She will love it pretty much not matter what you happen to spend on it, but you’d rather have a great ring than an average looking one.


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Coloured Diamonds For Valentine’s Day by Odendaal Diamonds

Odendaal Diamonds, the London-based bespoke jewellery specialist, is offering coloured diamonds especially for Valentine’s Day. Being rare, coloured diamonds they are highly sought after and therefore means they are an exquisite Valentine’s Day gift for that special person in your life.

The coloured diamonds offered by Odendaal Diamonds have been treated to enhance the colour of the stone. Choose from:

  • a pair of pink princess cut diamonds set in yellow or white gold setting, with a total diamond weight of 0.60ct.  Price £1800.00
  • a white gold ring set with a 0.30 carat pink princess cut diamond.  Price £1800.00
  • a 0.30 carat pink diamond pendant set with white or yellow gold.  Price £1200.00

Dirk Odendaal, founder of Odendaal Diamonds, said: “There’s no gift more romantic on Valentine’s Day than a diamond and a coloured diamond makes it all that more special. Research shows that almost a third of women would choose Valentine’s Day as their preferred day to be proposed to. With this in mind, many people right now will be planning how they’ll pop the question in 14 February.   A coloured diamond ring will make that moment even more memorable.”

As well as making exquisite gifts, coloured diamonds are an excellent investment. According to a January 2017 article in the Wall Street Journal, prices for coloured diamonds are being driven higher by investors who are hoping the hot market stays hot. Over almost eight years, from the start of 2009 to September 30, 2016, the latest recorded data, the price of pink diamonds has increased by nearly 180 per cent and sits at a record high.*

Odendaal Diamonds sources and procures diamonds and creates bespoke items of jewellery for private clients. These include rings, bracelets and necklaces from less than £100 in value to over £100,000.

By offering a personal service, yet having none of the overheads of a retail chain, Odendaal Diamonds provides a truly bespoke product at a fraction of the cost of a high street jeweller.

Every diamond sourced and supplied by Odendaal Diamonds comes with a reference and independent third-party laboratory certificate proving its grade and quality. This is produced by skilled technicians at a reputable grading laboratory who, upon receiving a polished diamond, verify its size, colour, clarity and cut.

Odendaal Diamonds can also supply a wide range of precious and semiprecious stones such as tanzanite, rubies, emeralds and sapphires.

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