'Tis the season for engagements, tra la la la.... February and March are the seasons of love, and many men and women over the last four weeks have popped the questions making their partners the happiest loved-up people alive. Now it starts... planning planning planning. But first comes a nice shiny rock!
Venietta, the director of Marketing and Sales at Fairfax & Roberts is sharing her personal wisdom on how to make sure you find your perfect engagement ring.
"The engagement ring plays a very crucial role in the life of any soon to be married couple. It is an expression of their love and signifies a sign of their commitment. Today there are various options in selecting an engagement ring. Traditionally the groom was the only one involved in the selection process. Today, such tradition still stands, as well as the bride being involved in the selection of the ring, heirloom stones being used or a groom proposing with a loose diamond followed by bespoke design.
This is the opportunity to create an engagement ring that is as individual as you are - whether you choose diamonds or gemstones, platinum or gold, classic or modern. Enjoy the magical journey of selecting the perfect engagement ring for you. To assist, I have a few tips to share with you:
Tip 1: Find a reputable jeweller. Visit several jewellers and find one whom is knowledgeable and that you trust. Know where your ring will be made - by that jeweller versus off shore, handmade or cast.
Tip 2: Find the diamond that is perfect for you. Every diamond is unique; there is an abundance of information. Details about the 4Cs are available on the internet, however nothing compares to viewing diamonds in person. The cut is particularly important as it determines a diamond's brilliance and scintillation; which can only be seen by the eye.
There are also various factors that affect the price of a diamond. I would encourage you to focus on the factors that are most important to you. Your jeweller should walk you through the diamond selection process and find the best options for you. Ensure your diamond is certified.
Tip 3: Invest in a quality setting. A diamond requires both a unique setting to capture it's beauty and importantly a quality setting to ensure the jewels longevity.
Tip 4: Find a design that reflects your personality and style with consideration to wearing the ring for many years to come. Personally I would lean towards a more timeless setting. In time you can have your ring redesigned, so don't panic.
Tip 5: Care for your ring. Ensure you have your jeweller check your ring at least once a year to ensure your setting and diamonds are secure.
By following these tips and doing some research, the journey to find (and maintain) your perfect engagement ring can be a magical and memorable experience.
An important decision that lasts a lifetime, a diamond is the ultimate symbol of commitment and everlasting love, and we at Fairfax & Roberts recognise that choosing the perfect engagement ring is an important decision that lasts a lifetime.
Our creative director, and on-premise atelier provides a bespoke service that ensures that every piece of jewellery is individually designed and meticulously handcrafted."
Fairfax & Roberts
19 Castlereagh Street Sydney NSW 2000
02 9232 8510
Open Monday to Saturday
Contact: Venietta Slama-Powell Director of Marketing and Sales
Thanks Venietta for your wonderful tips!