Blog posts tagged with 'diamond engagement rings'

What is the perfect Diamond Shape?

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There are many loose diamond shape options available.  We will help you find the perfect loose diamond shape and engagement ring that fits her lifestyle. Explore the current, most unique rings that will best tell your love story.  Explore our selection of Engagement Rings by Diamond Shape.


Which Diamond shape is the most sought after? 

Round diamonds are the most expensive, but the most brilliant of all the shapes and the most sought after. Followed by oval, marquise, and Asscher. Step cuts like emerald and Asscher, are not known for brilliance though they shine in a different way, with an array of prisms.


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What is the most affordable diamond shape?

The prices show that the emerald cuts are the least expensive quality for quality. However, the emerald cut is usually sought after in higher quality grades because of its window-like appearance. The emerald, oval, Asscher, princess and cushion cut diamonds will be less expensive because of the weight retention in cutting these shapes, but the loss of sparkle in comparison to the round diamond creates less demand for them.




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What is the best diamond shape?

The round diamond is the most brilliant shape and will disperse the most brilliance in comparison to others. Shape refers to the appearance of the stone, and the cut, to the diamond's ability to reflect light. Most diamond shapes are round, square (cushion), rectangular (princess, asscher, emerald, radiant) heart-shaped, pear-shaped, oval or marquise. 


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Diamond 4C's  - What is the most important characteristics of buying a diamond?

  • Cut -The most important because it has the greatest influence on a diamond's sparkle.
  • Color
  • Clarity
  • Carat
  • Shape
  • Certification

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What diamond shape sparkles the most?

  • Most Brilliant: Round
  • Extremely Brilliant: Oval, Marquise, and Pear
  • Very Brilliant: Heart and Princess
  • Brilliant: Cushion, Emerald, Asscher, and Radiant
  • Less Brilliant: Baguette-cut

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What are the rarest diamonds in the world?

  • Red Diamonds are the rarest diamonds in the world.
  • Blue Diamonds are the second rarest fancy color.
  • Pink diamonds have a very high demand which can only be compared to fancy yellow diamonds.
  • Orange Diamonds
  • Green Diamonds

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Which diamond shape looks the biggest?

  • Marquise has the largest surface area of all shapes.
  • Pear has one pointy end that makes the diamond longer.
  • Oval's stretched out shape looks bigger than round.
  • Emerald the rectangular shape appears larger.

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 What diamond shapes are making a comeback?

Oval and Pear-shaped diamonds are making a huge comeback as a chic alternative to the ever-popular round. Not only do they appear larger in a carat to carat comparison with a round diamond, but they also typically cost less.


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What is a princess-cut diamond?

The princess cut (the technical name "square modified brilliant") is a diamond cut shape used in engagement rings. The cut has a square or rectangular shape when viewed from above, and from the side is similar to that of an inverted pyramid with four beveled sides.


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How much should you spend on an Engagement Ring?

How much should you spend on an engagement ring?

Are you thinking of popping the big question soon? One of the first thoughts in your head is probably:

"How much should I spend on the ring?"

This is often more emotional than a rational decision. Only spend as much as you can afford experts advise.  The old rule of thumb was to spend 2 months salary on the engagement ring which is outdated. 

In 2018 the average Engagement Ring purchase price in the United States is $6351.

South Dakota is $4832

North Dakota is $5436

Minnesota is $5630

Iowa is $8150

Wisconsin is $8766 (WOW!)

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Getting Engaged and The Process 

We are seeing a lot of couples talking about the process and design together.

The expectations are different for every couple, some are getting engaged in college, while others are waiting until after college so they can afford a larger/designer ring.

Some clients will never upgrade their ring and some want to change it every few years.  

We have clients that purchase the engagement ring, diamond, and wedding bands together. For them, it is a "together purchase" and makes no sense for them, that one person would pay more than the other for their wedding rings. 

Real people are being creative and making this work for the budget they have.  Arthur's Jewelers works with every budget from a couple hundred dollars to thousands.






Engagement Ring Event

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Our showroom will be packed with so much sparkle!  ✨ 

Over 4 top designers are bringing their best rings to Arthur's Jewelers for one week only!  Shop and try on extraordinary pieces.

Take advantage of the biggest savings to-date!

Grab your friends or significant other and head to Arthur's Jewelers for the Engagement Ring Event!


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