A Brilliant Cut
Diamonds come in many cuts to optimize the quality of the stone and refract the light as beautifully as possible. A well-cut diamond is the mark of a master jeweler who knows how best to manipulate and polish the raw material to create something remarkable. Round brilliant cuts or oval diamonds are classic and timeless. Marquise cuts and pear cuts give length to a ring and can be incorporated in unique settings. Cushion, princess, emerald, and asscher diamonds are less common in engagement rings and can make remarkable, one-of-a-kind diamond rings. Regardless of your preference, Morrison Smith Jewelers will be sure to satisfy you with our wide selection of diamond engagement rings in many cuts and settings.
”Till Death Do Us Part”
Your diamond engagement ring is the first symbolic gesture of the vows you will soon make when you promise to stay with your loved one forever, and like your promise, the diamond you propose with will last with your love. Diamonds are the ideal choice for a forever promise; they are the hardest, strongest, and most permanent material known to man. While this makes them a practical gemstone for any piece of jewelry, it makes them notably worthwhile to invest in for an engagement ring. Inevitably prone to bumps and scratches due to their location, a diamond won't show wear and tear like other colored gemstones.
A Diamond Is Forever
Diamonds are both a practical choice and a symbolic one. The first advertisement campaign selling diamond engagement rings dates to 1947, marketing a the sentiment of a lifelong union with the slogan “A diamond is forever.” It may only have been a clever advertising strategy at the time, but they got the message across: as the toughest material on earth, diamonds truly are symbolic of a lasting relationship that can weather any circumstances at any time. Not only strong, diamonds are also reflective and prismatic, catching the light and sparkling delightfully. The only thing diamonds don't have in common with your loved one is that they can be bought - the love you share is priceless.
Gemstone Engagement Options
While diamond rings are the most commonly sought, traditional form of engagement rings, there has been a growing trend in gemstone engagement rings. If you're looking for something nontraditional, consider a sapphire or ruby engagement ring. Sapphires come in a variety of shades, the most common being hues of blue, but pink, orange, and colorless are all readily available. Deep scarlet rubies are the color of love and are favored by those who love intense hues. When choosing a gemstone engagement ring, consult your jeweler first about the stone's durability; many lovely gemstones are not good options for rings that will be worn daily because they chip or scratch easily. Sapphires and rubies are harder, durable stones that rival diamonds and are therefore excellent choices.
Shop for Diamond Engagement Rings
Finding the perfect engagement ring to help you propose to your perfect person can be challenging, but at Morrison Smith Jewelers we have years of expertise and experience helping you choose the best ring for your spouse-to-be. Visit us in the Matthews area to shop our vast and unique selection of gemstone and diamond engagement rings!