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Diamond Ladies Wedding

Diamond Ladies Wedding

If you are planning your wedding, you know how much work and preparation is involved with creating the perfect ceremony and reception. Choosing your wedding bands should be one of the most pleasant and fulfilling parts of getting ready for the big day.

You may have considered choosing a handcrafted Celtic wedding ring that serves as a connection to your past. If your ancestry is Irish, Scottish, or Welsh, you will enjoy wearing the ancient symbols of the Celtic people at such a special time.

If your bride or groom-to-be is also interested in Celtic jewelry, choosing matching wedding bands can add a lot of style and elegance to your wedding outfits and to your wedding day photos. As well, the truly timeless beauty of the distinctive symbols found on today’s Celtic wedding bands will bestow your rings with deeper meaning and value.

It’s not too difficult to find a matched set of Celtic wedding rings once you’ve decided on a style that works for both of you. There are many fine options for matched sets, including Trinity Love Knot bands, which feature delicate, three-pointed figures crafted in the style of traditional Celtic interlace (knot work). There are also wedding bands that feature warrior symbols that were first discovered on the sixth century Ardagh Chalice. You can also enjoy the whimsical, romantic charm of Irish Claddagh Rings, which feature two tiny hands, clasping a crowned heart.

Celtic wedding rings come in a variety of finishes and style. You can find sleek, sophisticated pieces that have a subtle richness, or select bolder, more individual styles that are unique and unforgettable. Precious metals such as white and yellow gold may be combined with the pinkish glow of rose gold for a dimensional effect.

Sometimes these wedding bands feature the addition of gemstones, such as diamonds, emeralds or rubies. Choosing rings with tiny pave diamonds can add a lot of richness and glitter to even the simplest band. Emeralds are rare and precious, and they evoke the beauty of Ireland. Rubies are an enduring symbol of passion, and they have represented love for centuries.

For the budget-conscious shopper, silver Celtic wedding rings can provide a white-gold look for an affordable price. Since the artisans who craft the rings spend years learning how to recreate the ancient symbols, they offer heirloom quality and exceptional beauty, no matter what material they are made with.

Once you’ve chosen the perfect bands for you and your partner, you might want to consider adding some other Celtic touches to your wedding day. There are many ways to honor the spirit of your ancestors when you get married. Consider pretty wedding invitations that feature borders of delicate interlace, or perhaps an ornate shamrock in ivy green and gold. For the ceremony, there are many wonderful traditions you can call upon. Irish blessings and Celtic music and dancing are lovely ways to get in touch with the rituals of the past.

Finding the perfect matched set of Celtic wedding rings can be an exciting journey through the cultural history of the Celts. It can also be a memorable way to show your love for one another.

With a keen interest in Celtic jewelry, Leigh O’Meachair researches and writes about Celtic wedding rings and all other types of Celtic jewelry. Click here for more information about Celtic wedding rings and here for Celtic engagement rings.

Diamond Ladies Wedding
Diamond Ladies Wedding
Diamond Ladies Wedding

Pave Set Diamond

Pave Set Diamond
Did we get my engagement ring for a good price?

I’d like to know from people who have either bought or investigated engagement rings and prices, if you think we got a good price for mine. My ring is a princess cut, on a white gold cathedral setting, with pave diamonds on all 4 sides. The center stone is .73 ct. I color, I1, (it’s a fairly good I1) and the diamonds on the ring are .5 ct. The diamond is about $2000, and the ring about $1500. The total price is around $3500.
Thank you so much for your input. It’s bad to second-guess, so I really appreciate you guys humoring me. The fact is, I’m in love with my ring almost as much as I love my man. And what’s special about it is that we picked it out together.

Plus he wants to upgrade my diamond every few years, and the place we got it from offers 100% trade in value, in addition to life-time warranty for the ring.

Thanks again.

The only way to know is to take it to another jeweler and get a rough estimate of the price. Don’t give him any information. Or, get an appraisal by the company that sold you the diamond or someone independent. That will cost some money.

The ring sounds beautiful. It’s value is in how much you love it and the love between you and your fiance’.

Pave Set Diamond
Pave Set Diamond
Pave Set Diamond

Hammered Gold Diamond

Hammered Gold Diamond
What is the meaning?? ?

Unbreakable, O Lord,
Is the love
That binds me to You:
Like a diamond,
It breaks the hammer that strikes it.

My heart goes into You
As the polish goes into the gold.
As the lotus lives in its water,
I live in You.

Like the bird
That gazes all night
At the passing moon,
I have lost myself dwelling in You.

O my Beloved –
Return.

dude, this poem is pretty simple and straightforward, i don’t see how you don’t see the meaning in its words…

“like a diamond”, meaning that his love is unbreakable, since some diamonds are so dense that not even hammers can shatter them.

“as the polish goes into the gold”, his love is like that extra gleam, that extra dash of beauty that makes his god radiant.

“like a bird”, an aimless wanderer endlessly careening through the vastness of love.

next time try thinking about it a little more…

Hammered Gold Diamond
Hammered Gold Diamond
Hammered Gold Diamond

Loose Diamond Ring

Loose Diamond Ring
What is the best way to go about buying a loose diamond for an engagement ring you already own?

My boyfriend was given a ring that belonged to his stepfather’s late wife. It’s absolutely gorgeous, but the stone was removed. We are working together to become engaged, and we want to find a diamond together. Where do we start with all the appraisals, rock shopping, resizing, etc?

When buying a loose diamond only buy certified diamonds. GIA, ASG, DCLA are good labs, EGL and a few others are a bit dodgy (not as accurate/specific)…
First thing for you to do is get some education on diamonds and what all the acronims mean and what is decent quality for which cut.
Long story short I suggest you go for:
Colour: D – G anything after that is faint yellow and will not hold its value as well.
Clarity: Flawless – Slightly Included 1 for most cuts (round brilliant, princess, cushion) Or flawless to Very Slightly included 2 for more open fancy cuts such as the emerald or baguette
Cut: Find out what the dimention angles and percentages for the specific cut shape you are going for and compare them to the Certification dimentions. This links tells you what they are for which cuts. Depth and table are the most important
Round http://diamonds.pricescope.com/round.asp
Princess http://diamonds.pricescope.com/fnc1.asp
Emerald http://diamonds.pricescope.com/fnc2.asp
Heart, pear etc http://diamonds.pricescope.com/fnc3.asp
Dark bands or triangles show areas where light is leaking from the diamond.
When choosing the cut always go for the one you like to look at, thats the most important part after all.

I then suggest you go to a reputable private jeweller and ask if they sell loose stones (most do). You tell them what you want and they do the leg work. They will order the stones in for you to see, you should not pay any money at all to the jewellers just to see the stones (some try to scam you like that, it doesn’t cost them more than a few $ to get them in). Always look at 2 or 3 stones next to each other so you can compare.
Get the details and compare the prices online (which are retail prices despite them saying things like “wholesale direct to public”), remember that shops do have overheads though and they will be slightly more expensive, but 200% additional or more is ridiculous (I have seen heaps of jewellers do this). Do your research and go with your gut on whether it seems to much for the size and quality.

You will also have to take the setting in with you as they really can’t be altered all that much, you will have to go with a stone close to the size it was already set with, with a little leeway bigger or smaller.

It is also a good idea to go to many different jewellers for differernt quotes, you will see the huge price range you get for the same thing.
Also try private/independant jewellery artisans as they are sometimes the most competitive.

Loose Diamond Ring
Loose Diamond Ring
Loose Diamond Ring

Champagne White Diamond

Champagne White Diamond
My engagement ring is 5/8 with clarity I1, round white & Champagne diamonds & 14 white gold. Is this good?

It’s 14K white gold, Metal color is white, Stones: 5/8 ct. t.w. round white and champagne diamonds. The setting is prong and pressure, color rating is white diamonds H/I and champagne diamonds, clarity is I1-12. They’re selling it for $634.07 is this a good price for this type of ring? Please help!

Does it matter is it a good or a bad price? Do you like it or not?

Champagne White Diamond
Champagne White Diamond
Champagne White Diamond

Real Diamond Engagement

Real Diamond Engagement
How popular is it to have a cubic zirconia engagement ring instead of a real diamond? (if at all…)?

cubic zirconia vs. diamond engagement/wedding rings

It’s probably really unpopular. My first engagment ring was a cz because he/we couldn’t afford a real one at the time. About a year after we were married, be bought me a real one (although I didn’t care, I don’t wear it anyway). The ring is not important. Your marriage and faithfulness is what’s important.

Real Diamond Engagement
Real Diamond Engagement
Real Diamond Engagement

Diamond Pave Ring

Diamond Pave Ring
engagement ring disaster!!!?

does anyone have any horror stories about their engagement ring?? I need to know there’s others out there right now… my bf proposed to me on monday and got the exact ring I wanted from this store that was going out of business… its gorgeous and i needed it sized and 2 jewelers wouldnt touch it because it has pave diamonds along each side and said they would fall out.. i got a guy to do it but he said they kept falling out and that I would have trouble all down the road with it so my best deal is to get my diamond made into another ring.. which i dont have the money for… the pave diamond rings are soo gorgeous and thats what i like! is there any style of ring out there that has then and they dont fall out??? Im soooo sad about this… this should be a happy occasion.. the place he got it from wont take it back either since they are going out of business…

Ohhh girl! I’m going through something very similar right now. 2 months ago I picked out 3 different rings I really liked. I went to a designer and came up with a design to incorporate all 3 designs into my perfect ring. Last week the ring finally arrives. I’m being nice when I say it looked like s**t. The channel stones are crooked, the gold is all uneven, the prongs are all wrong. We told them we are not happy with the ring and they said they would make us a new one. I am getting married in 2 WEEKS! They said they would “try” and have my ring back in time. I am FLIPPING out right now so I totally feel your pain. I’m so worried it will be re-done and still look like crap. I don’t want to get married with a piece of crap, half-a$$ed ring. Good luck!

Diamond Pave Ring
Diamond Pave Ring
Diamond Pave Ring

Princess Mens Diamond

Princess Mens Diamond

How do you choose the right diamond engagement ring? It seems that some of this industry is under the microscope and consumers aren’t sure what they’re supposed to look for in an excellent princess diamond cut quality diamond.

In trying to figure out the best type of cut to get it’s good to know that some cuts are always in style. These include princess cut, round, and pear among others. The importance of a princess cut engagement ring is that this particular cut is very forgiving to flaws. Getting familiar with the shape, a princess cut is very much like an inverted pyramid with the base being rectangular. The pyramid shape must not be too long or too stumpy. Look for the least amount of flaws to the naked eye. The lack of flaws is referred to as clarity, although none are completely perfect.

The princess cut diamond comes from a raw, properly formed crystal in the shape of an octahedral that is then sliced. If you can imagine, it is the typical diamond shape that is much like two pyramids put together. Other diamonds come from diamonds that are smaller or not as properly formed and then shaped into their prospective shape.

The big question is carats. What size is the right size? The size of a carat is about 6.4mm, but diamonds come in smaller sizes and bigger sizes as well. Carats are measured by size and weight of the diamond. These can be priced from half carat, three-fourths carat, and one carat and so on, making the size of the carat dependent on what the buyer is willing to spend.

Pricing is normally and primarily based on carat size. A princess cut diamond engagement ring can vary in price depending on many different things; carat size, color, cut, clarity and the ring. The highest quality with the least amount of flaws will typically be the priciest diamond. The Princess cut diamond ring can be made to fit many budgets. The quality of the diamond can vary and the price of the ring it will sit on. The price can range in the affordable hundreds into the thousands.

Where you put that princess cut diamond engagement ring is important too. There are precious metals to consider; platinum is by far the most popular because of durability. Classic yellow gold is of course the one that has been around the longest, while some women prefer the color of white gold and some titanium. These rings can be customized with an internal engraving.

The rings that are used for the princess cut diamond engagement rings are those with special placement prongs. The placement prongs are specially made so as to not damage and show off the best facets of the princess cut diamond. A properly polished princess cut diamond engagement ring will have the best brilliance and the least amount of noticeable flaws in comparison to most other cuts.

Buyers, keep in mind the four C’s when purchasing a Princess cut diamond engagement ring: carat, color, clarity, cut and the quality and make of the ring it sits on. These special qualities will produce a beautiful ring and can be made to fit your budget whatever it may be.

When looking for a ring, simayof.com is the perfect place. we have a wonderful selection of pave engagement rings, solitaire engagement rings and other styles of affordable engagement rings.

Princess Mens Diamond
Princess Mens Diamond
Princess Mens Diamond