A ring such as the square-cut diamond halo ring with a double eternity band we feature here is a really elegant choice for an engagement ring. What is so great about it – beyond its simple beauty – is that it is a combination of three classic styles in one. This gives you something that is timeless, but that is also unique and easy to make all your own. When choosing an engagement ring, there are a lot of things you will want to take into account. We know that this can make choosing the right ring can seem like a pretty difficult task. Here, we offer some basic advice on how to start your search and then give you a rundown of a specific style of ring.
This is something that, hopefully, you will only do once in your lifetime. So, if possible, you will want to enjoy the process as best as you can. It is an opportunity to create memories that you can later pass down. Choosing something that is made from high-end materials will help ensure that it stands the test of time. And you never know, you could end up passing the ring down to the next generation to enjoy.
How to Choose an Engagement Ring
Choosing a ring that you (or your significant other) will be wearing for the rest of your life seems like a really big task. And, of course, it is. It is likely one of the most expensive pieces of jewelry you will ever buy. So it makes sense that you put in some effort to choose the right ring for the proverbial job. Let’s break down some of the basic things you will need to consider or keep in mind when choosing an engagement ring to help simplify the process. First, you will need to determine your budget. This will help you avoid wasting time on options that are out of your price range. Next, you will need to consider your overall fashion sense and use that to guide styles that will work well with the said sense of fashion.
Once these things are taken care of, you will need to consider your overall lifestyle. Are you really active? Does your job or your hobbies have you using your hands a lot? If so, you may want to choose something smaller and more unobtrusive than a large, eye-catching ring. However, if these are not relevant to your lifestyle, you can choose anything your heart desires.
The Power of the Classics
It can be really tempting to choose a trendy or fashion-forward ring, particularly if that is your general fashion sense. However, this can be a really big mistake. Just think about how quickly trends seem to come and go. Now think about your engagement ring and its purpose. It is supposed to be a ring that represents your relationship and that you will wear every day for the rest of your life. If you choose a trendy ring that has fallen out of style, are you really going to want to continue to wear it for decades to come?
It is for this reason that we recommend you choose a classic style for an engagement ring. Even if your style is more fashion-forward, a classic option will still look great. And you have the peace of mind that it is going to be in style for the foreseeable future. Classics are those looks that can withstand the test of time and defy trends. Like the little black dress, there are some styles that never get old. When it comes to a ring that you will be wearing every day for the rest of your life, we feel like that is a really attractive quality.
The square-cut diamond is one of the most classic, elegant, and timeless cuts. You might also hear this cut called a princess-cut diamond, but that is another name for the square-cut. People like this cut because it has sleek lines and a nice profile. The points of the stone add to this effect.
There are other cuts that are in a square shape, but they won’t have the sharp corners of this cut. This cut also has straighter lines than other square-style cuts like the Asscher cut. The great thing about this cut is that it is a great way to maximize the fire of the stone. Fire is how we refer to the rainbow spectrum of hues we see when a stone in this cut is in the sunlight.
Since the focus is on fire, it doesn’t have as much sparkle as other cuts. For the purposes of the ring we feature here, that’s not an issue as the accent stones will add plenty of sparkle to the ring.
The Halo Ring
The halo is another really popular and elegant style that features in the square-cut diamond ring we feature here. You can use this style with pretty much any cut of diamond, but you see it most often with round-cut or square-cut diamonds (any variety of squarish diamonds will work). What this style entails is a ring of small accent stones that will surround the main stone of the piece. In the case of the piece we feature here, that is a large square-cut diamond. Most often these accent stones will be diamonds, but you can use other gemstones as well. The example we feature here is a diamond halo.
There are halos that feature with other types of rings that are slightly different from what we see here. Some square cuts will feature a hidden halo. In this style, the halo of accent stones is actually around the base of the stone, more by the mount. This gives the ring a unique look and feel but doesn’t add the amount of sparkle a traditional halo offers. Here we see a traditional halo with round, brilliant-cut diamonds. This cut pairs well with the square cut. Since the square cut maximizes fire, it is nice to have an accent stone that maximizes sparkle to offset it.
Double Eternity Band
The eternity band is another classic style that features in the square-cut diamond halo ring we feature here. You will often see this style as a wedding band, but it can also be part of an engagement ring as we see here. And since the eternity band we feature here is a double band, you won’t actually need a wedding band unless you want something separate or additional. People love the eternity band because it gives the ring extra sparkle and glamor. And, it also has some extra symbolism that makes it a great choice for engagement rings.
In essence, an eternity band is a band that features gemstones (most often diamonds) inset into the band. You will see full eternity bands, two-thirds eternity bands, and half eternity bands. This refers to how far around the band the diamonds extend. Here, we have a half eternity band. It is tempting to choose a full eternity band for the symbolism of two lives joining as one. However, the other eternity bands still have this symbolism. A lot of people don’t like the full eternity band as the stones being inset all the way around the band can cause it to chafe your inner fingers. Half eternity bands are thought to be the most comfortable. In the end, what will work best for you will be a personal decision.
A Combination of Timeless Styles
We discuss above in detail the reason that we feel like the classics make the best choice for an engagement ring. Knowing how quickly trends change, as well as the fact that our own style is likely to change, we feel that the case for the classics is further strengthened. One of the things that keep people from wanting to choose the classics is that they are afraid that their ring won’t be unique. But keep in mind how many choices you have when choosing a ring. There is the cut and shape of the stone, as well as the very choice of gemstones. You have choices in terms of accent stones, as well as the style of the band. What we are getting at is that, even if you chose a classic, there is still a lot of room for customization.
The square-cut diamond halo ring with an eternity band we feature here is actually a combination of three different timeless styles. First, we have the princess-cut (or square-cut) diamond solitaire. Next, we have the classic halo with round brilliant-cut diamonds. And finally, we have a half eternity band, in this case, a double eternity band, for extra sparkle and shine.
Comfortable and High-Quality
While the square-cut diamond halo ring with a double eternity band we feature here is incredibly elegant and stylish, you shouldn’t think that means it isn’t suitable for daily wear. We discuss the eternity band in detail above, and one of the things we touch on is that half- or two-thirds eternity bands tend to be preferable. This isn’t necessarily because their aesthetics are better than a full eternity band. Rather, it is an issue of comfort. When stones go around the entirety of the band, they can chafe the skin and become uncomfortable. The ring we feature here boasts a half eternity band which is said by many to be the most comfortable version of this style.
Additionally, the quality of the materials really does make a huge difference. This ring will need to go with you wherever you go. It needs to be able to withstand the rigors of your daily life. Just think about it, you may be raising kids, working with your hands, or even being active in nature. That means you need a ring that is going to be tough and durable enough for these ways of life.
Elevate Your Everyday Style
The engagement ring you choose is supposed to accomplish a number of things. First and foremost, it is a visual representation to others that you are in a long-term committed relationship. Secondly, it is a way to represent your love and relationship in a physical form. But we would be fooling ourselves if we acted like this ring wasn’t a part of our general style and fashion as well. It has to be. This ring is something we will wear every day for the rest of our lives. That means it needs to be in line with our fashion senses, and, if possible, elevate our style even more. A ring such as the square-cut diamond halo ring with a double eternity band we feature here is a perfect option.
The combination of multiple classic styles keeps this ring timeless, but also makes it more unique than any one of these styles on its own. The high-quality materials that feature in the ring are visible to the naked eye. You get that great sparkle and shine, and the style is such that it will pair with fashions ranging from everyday casual wear to formal attire.
Choosing your engagement ring does not have to be scary or intimidating. It can definitely feel that way since you are tasked with choosing a ring that will be worn for the rest of your life. But with some basic information and advice, the entire process can become a lot simpler. Knowing your budget, your style, and the ins and outs of your daily lifestyle will really help guide your ultimate choice. We feel that we have made a good case as to why choosing something classic or timeless makes the most sense. But ultimately, the choice is up to you.
The square-cut diamond halo ring with a double eternity band we feature here is a great choice if you want to go the classic route. Since it is a combination of three classic styles, it is far more unique than many other classic rings. It is comfortable, and durable, and will enhance the look and feel of anything you pair it with. The ring will elevate casual attire and will really set off formal attire really well. It has a lovely symbolism and is built to stand the test of time.