If you are in the market for an engagement ring, it is hard to do much better than a marquis-cut diamond ring with stunning diamond accents. We know that looking for the right engagement ring can be a pretty daunting task. A lot of men don’t even know where to start. Luckily, we have a ton of experience helping couples from many different backgrounds find the perfect ring for their style and budget. This allows us to know some of the main considerations you will want to keep in mind when looking for the perfect ring for that special someone.
Here, we put this experience to good use. We will look at the things you will want to think about when choosing a ring. Then, we will look at one ring in particular. We take a look at the elements that make up the ring and what they add to the overall piece. Whether you choose the ring we feature here or just use this guide to help you in your journey, we hope it makes the process a bit easier and more enjoyable.
The Best Place for Your Fine Jewelry Needs
At Raymond Lee Jewelers, we have helped a lot of men, from all backgrounds, in their search for the perfect engagement ring. We put our experience to good use helping people navigate the confusing world of engagement rings. In order to do this, we must have a great selection of rare and fine engagement rings. We want to be able to offer a lot more than what you find at your local strip mall jeweler. Our buyers have tons of experience and connections that allow them to source some of the rarest and finest pieces from all over the world. And every piece must meet really high standards of quality and design.
Our experience allows us to help simplify the process for you. We offer a ton of classic options and, as we will see below, this is an area where the classics make the most sense. This means there is something for pretty much every taste and style. And if we don’t have exactly what you are looking for, we also offer an array of custom jewelry design services. This will allow us to turn your dream into a reality.
How to Choose an Engagement Ring
Asking someone to marry you is one of the biggest and most important decisions you will make in your life, and choosing the right ring for the proverbial job is another difficult challenge. We are here to help clear some of the mystique from the process and help guide you in your decision-making process. The first thing you will want to do is set a budget for yourself. This will help you in choosing the ring that will do the job. The last thing you want is to get your heart set on a ring only to find that it is outside of your budget. Next, you will want to think about her favorite materials and gemstone cuts.
Finally, you will want to consider her lifestyle. She has to wear this ring every day for the rest of her life so it has to be able to go where she goes. Is she particularly active? Does she use her hands a lot in her job or hobbies? If the answer to these questions is yes, you will want to choose something that won’t get in the way or interfere with her daily life. For those who don’t have this impediment, well the sky’s the limit when it comes to choices.
The Beauty and Power of the Classics
It can be really tempting to choose something bold or trendy for an engagement ring, especially if this fits the style of the person you are shopping for. But this is something we strongly advise against. Just think about trends – these are things that often come and go in a very short period of time. Whereas an engagement ring is something your significant other is supposed to wear for the rest of their life. How much will she want to wear an outdated bauble? This is why it makes a lot more sense to choose a classic style, otherwise, you will have to replace it or your wife will be stuck with a dated ring.
The classics are those styles that stand the test of time. For whatever reason, they always look great. They are often simple and elegant designs that have a clean profile. The marquis-cut diamond ring with accents we feature here is a perfect example of a classic style. And a great thing about the classics is that they are incredibly versatile as well. These styles look great with all sorts of different fashions for different occasions.
The Marquis-Cut Diamond
The marquis-cut diamond is a classic diamond cut that has an Old World elegance that is hard to beat. This is a cut that looks really great on vintage styles but can also work with modern and contemporary styles as well. Marquis-cut diamonds have the largest surface area of any of the common diamond cuts.
It features 58 total facets or cuts. So, it is, for all intents and purposes, a unique take on the brilliant-cut diamond. What this means is that it is cut in a way to maximize the amount of sparkle the diamond gives off. And, because of the longer shape of the stone, it has a slimming and elongating effect on the finger.
The legend is that this cut was designed to resemble the mistress of King Louis XV’s lips. So this cut really is fit for royalty. It is a classic cut and looks great with a wide range of different styles. The marquis-cut diamond ring we feature here boasts a diamond halo and eternity band as accents. This gives the wearer the benefits of classic and timeless design, but that is also more unique than each style would be on its own.
The diamond halo is a great accent for any engagement ring. It gives you the ability to add some extra sparkle and shine to the ring, but without taking any attention away from the star of the show: the marquise-cut diamond. Halos are used with many different cuts and shapes of diamonds. Here, we see it used with a football-shaped marquise-cut diamond. Traditionally, you will often see the halo feature on rings with round-cut diamonds, but it really looks great with any cut and shape. There are classic halos such as what we see here. However, there are also what are called hidden halos as well. A hidden halo is one that rings the side of the stone, rather than the face.
The halo features a row of round brilliant-cut diamonds. These not only add some extra sparkle to the ring, but they also accent and offset the ring as well. They can draw more attention to the marquis-cut stone which is the focal point of this ring. And who doesn’t want any excuse for some extra diamonds? This is a great way to combine two classic styles into one piece.
One of the great things about the marquis-cut diamond ring we feature here is that it is actually a blending of three different classic styles in a single piece. The eternity band is something that also makes a great addition to a wedding set. Most often, we will see the eternity band used as the wedding band for a wedding set. This is because it can easily pair with most styles of engagement rings. However, you can also integrate this style into the engagement ring itself, and choose either something simple or another eternity band as the wedding band. There is also a lot of symbolism and meaning in an eternity band, which makes it a great option for an engagement ring.
The ring is meant to symbolize eternity, or forever. When two people are joining their lives as one, it represents a forever union. So it makes sense why a lot of people like the subtle meaning of the eternity band. And it is also incredibly beautiful and elegant. It consists of a metal band that has gemstones – in this case diamonds – inset into the metal of the band. This might go all the way around the band, or halfway. What works best for you will depend on comfort and preference.
Versatile and Elegant
Of course, every woman wants to look like a princess on her wedding day, but the ring you choose for her is one that must be worn every day. This means you have to get something that will fit her lifestyle, which is why we discuss it as an important consideration when looking at rings. The ring needs to be something that can go where she goes and withstand the rigors of her daily life. A classic ring, as we discussed above, is one that will be able to stand the test of time, style-wise. But it also makes the ring really versatile. The marquis-cut diamond ring we feature here is a blend of three classic styles. This means you have a ring that will look great with formal and high-end attire, but that will also work with casual attire as well.
And you want a ring that is well-made with fine materials. If you want it to stand the test of time, physically, it is going to need to be well-made and durable. The ring has to be able to withstand the basics of daily living without the constant risk of breakage, otherwise, it isn’t very useful for the purpose it is supposed to serve.
Built for the Long-Run
The marquise-cut diamond ring we feature here has a lot going for it. With its clean and classic lines, you will never have to worry that it will fall out of style. Like the little black dress, these classic styles have the ability to stand the test of time in a way that trendy items simply cannot. There is something really comforting about knowing that your engagement ring will look just as great with the fashions of tomorrow as it does with those of today. And since your style will likely change as well, over time, you will want a ring that will be able to change with you. The great thing about the classics is that they can do just that. But this is also a really durable and well-made ring.
We have incredibly high standards for design and construction. Only the most well-made pieces will make the proverbial cut. This is because we expect our pieces to last and wear well. We want you to be able to grow with your ring and not constantly have to worry about wear and tear.
We know that choosing the perfect engagement ring isn’t necessarily the easiest task in the world. You are being asked to pick something out that someone else is going to wear for the rest of their lives. This is a pretty big deal and we can understand why it causes men a lot of stress. Thankfully, we have a lot of experience that can help make the process a bit easier for you. Here, we look at the considerations you will want to take into account when you are choosing a ring such as budget and lifestyle. We then discuss the value of the classics and why they make the most sense in this context.
Then, we take a close look at a specific ring: a marquise-cut diamond ring with diamond accents. This is a blending of three classic styles in one. You get the benefits of the classics but also something more unique than you would get with any of these styles on their own. The halo offsets the main stone and adds some extra sparkle to the ring. And, the eternity band gives the ring more sparkle as well. But it also adds symbolism to the pieces which will give them more meaning for the wearer.