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Diamond Engagement Rings

When it comes to proposing to your partner, trust the jewellery experts over at GoldeNet. We have over 25 years of experience in the industry and can help you find the picture perfect engagement ring that will take their breath away and have them in awe for many years to come.

Finding the best diamond engagement ring for your partner can be challenging. From choosing the ideal shape, cut, setting and design and having it all within your budget, it can make the process extremely overwhelming. If you’re not sure on the terminology, the trusted experts at GoldeNet have you covered with our comprehensive guide taking you through the basics of choosing a diamond engagement ring.

Why a diamond engagement ring?

Today, diamond engagement rings are universally known as a symbol of eternal love, commitment and promise. Not many people may know this, but its origins date back to Ancient Egypt, where circles were seen as a symbol of eternity. Rings were given and worn on your left hand ring finger (much like it is today) as many believed that was the most direct connection to your heart, by way of a vein.

Engagement rings have since grown from braided reeds in Ancient Egypt to what we know it is today, beautiful, sparkling diamond engagement rings that represent a stunning promise of lifetime love.

The most popular diamond shapes for engagement rings

There are a number of diamond shapes you can choose for your engagement ring.
Popular shapes include:

  1. Round: The round diamond is one of the most loved shapes for an engagement ring. Like the name implies, it is a round diamond that has a traditionally classic look and symmetrical appearance.
  2. Princess cut: Another in demand choice for engagement rings, the princess cut diamond features a square outline and should have a close 1:1 width to length ratio.
  3. Emerald: This style is elongated and rectangular and usually cut with large facets that gives them a very unique shape and look. High clarity is important when choosing an emerald cut diamond.
  4. Asscher: Asscher cut diamonds are very similar to emerald cut diamonds, in that they have the same large facets. The only difference is that asscher cut diamonds tend to feature a square shape. High clarity is also very important here, when going with this particular style.
  5. Marquise: This shape maximises the carat weight, giving you a larger stone in appearance. If you’re looking for a ring with a bigger diamond, this ring style might be the best choice for you.
  6. Oval: This style is another great option if you’re wanting a large rock. It is cut similar to that of a round diamond, but tends to look bigger than a round or princess cut stone.
  7. Radiant: Radiant diamonds are rectangular in shape, but have trimmed corners that are reminiscent of a round brilliant diamond, giving it more sparkle.
  8. Pear: Pear cut diamonds, also known as ‘tear drop’ diamonds are narrower at one end than the other, and tend to look larger than similarly sized diamonds in other cuts.
  9. Heart: Like the name suggests, heart cut diamonds are in the shape of a heart. They’re usually set in a solitaire or sidestone ring.
  10. Cushion: Cushion cut diamonds are either square or rectangular with rounded corners. They’re one of the most popular choices, especially with halo engagement ring settings.

The most popular diamond designs for engagement rings

Popular designs include:

  1. Solitaire: This is the most popular diamond engagement ring style, with a single diamond on display. This helps to accentuate the beauty of the centre diamond, drawing attention with its sparkle.
  2. Pave: A newer style that has increasingly become more popular, a pave setting is where small diamonds line the band, creating a continual sparkle that only adds to the beauty of its focal point.
  3. Halo: This is a good option if you’re working with a small diamond. The halo setting makes the centre diamond look larger, as it adds another row (or two) of diamonds around the centre, helping to create size and additional sparkle.
  4. Matching set: An extremely convenient option that takes the stress out of finding two rings - an engagement ring and a wedding ring - that will complement each other beautifully. A matching set offers the buyer two rings that will work together in perfect unison, and even a chance to save some money.
  5. Side diamonds: For ‘extra bling’, side diamonds are an excellent choice in bringing out the brilliance of the centre stone. They can be added in a variety of sizes, settings and designs to beautifully complement the ring.
  6. Three stones: The three stones option has been around for quite some time and is a great choice if you’re after a wide ring to cover your finger with diamonds, representing your past, present and future lives together.

How do I choose a diamond ring design?

If you’re purchasing a diamond ring for yourself, always go with your ‘gut feeling’ as in most cases your first choice will be the most liked option. If you’re buying a diamond engagement ring for someone else, be sure to check what other jewellery they own and from there, work out what type of style, metal type and diamond shape they’d like.

How much do diamond rings cost?

The short answer is ‘how long is a piece of string?. Ultimately, the price of a diamond ring will come down to its specifications. As long as you have a realistic budget in mind, the team at GoldeNet can help you find the best ring suited to your style, budget and taste. Our jeweller and designer have many years of experience between them and know what it takes to find you the most perfect diamond ring that also fits within your budget.

How long does it take to have an engagement ring made?

We require approximately one to two weeks of notice to make and deliver the diamond engagement ring to you. Should you require the ring earlier, please do get in touch with us ASAP as in some cases we may be able to speed the process up.

Do I have to come to your showroom to buy an engagement ring?

We are more than happy to meet with you and for you to pick up the engagement ring from our showroom. Having said that, if you’re not in a position to come see us, you’re free to complete your purchase in the comfort of your own home by browsing our website or getting in touch with us via email/phone. We offer free shipping and handling on all orders in Australia. The package is fully insured and requires signature on delivery.

We also provide a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. Should you not be happy with your given product, send it back to us for a full refund or exchange.

Browse the full collection of stunning diamond engagement rings now at GoldeNet.

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