Expensive Engagement Rings
If you have the means to afford it, then looking at expensive engagement rings is a great way to symbolize the commitment and devotion that defines your relationship.
Of course you know that it’s the thought behind the ring that matters, and not necessarily the price tag. But if you are in a position to give (or receive) a high quality expensive engagement ring, then enjoy it!
So, what makes these engagement ring so expensive? Generally, it will be, the diamonds, the quality of the materials used, and the uniqueness of the diamond cut and the ring style.
It’s no surprise that expensive engagement rings generally will have large diamonds. For example, a quick look at the most expensive engagement rings, and you will see diamonds ranging from 4 to 9 carats, and prices ranging from $500,000 to $4 million.
Seem excessive? Don’t worry. Expensive diamond engagement rings will not necessarily have excessively large diamonds. The quality of the diamond is also important in determining the price. 1 or 2 carat diamonds can be very expensive if you purchase them in the higher color and clarity grades. These diamond are not only stunning in appearance, they are also very near to perfection.
Because higher quality diamonds come in expensive engagement rings, it opens the window for a lot of unique and interesting cuts that just don’t work as well with smaller, lower quality diamonds. For example, cushion cuts, Asscher cuts, and Emerald cuts are all very revealing of any internal flaws or colors in the diamond. But with a nearly perfect diamond, these cuts look stunning, and really emphasize the high quality of the gemstone.
Of course, the more traditional round, marquis, princess or square cuts are also beautiful, and can be found in expensive engagement rings, as well.
Gemstones other than the traditional white diamonds are also much more common in expensive engagement rings. Yellow diamonds, as well as pink, blue, or black diamonds, are popular. Precious gemstones such as rubies, emeralds, and sapphires are another favorite in these rings.
Higher quality materials are also used in the ring band. Typical ring bands are made of white or yellow gold, or sterling silver. Expensive ring bands use platinum. Not only is this one of the rarest metals found naturally, it is also one of the hardest and most durable. It doesn’t become tarnished or faded, and is very strong. Because only a few hundred tons are produced every year, it is highly valued as a precious metal.
More unique styles, designer engagement rings, and antique engagement rings can also be very expensive. Often expensive designer engagement rings will showcase some of the best design, artistry, and craftsmanship that can be found in the world of jewelry.
Expensive engagement rings come in all styles, and for all tastes. From the very flashy and extravagant rings to the more subtle, well-made and high quality rings, if you have the money to spend, you can find the design, ring band, and diamonds that are perfect.