Finding the right engagement ring can be a very difficult matter. Especially for a lady with taste, the choice should not be made too easily, as the engagement ring will probably remain in her memory forever. It becomes even more challenging when you want to give a diamond ring as already the choice of the diamond confronts you with a multitude of decisions. In recent years rose gold engagement rings have become more and more popular, which is why I am often asked which diamond color fits best. In the following I will explain what you should pay attention to so that your engagement ring still looks good in 10 or 20 years.
But why does it make any difference which diamond to buy if I want to combine it with a rose gold engagement ring? Where can I find rose gold rings? Shouldn’t I always look for the best diamond, which means in the best case a colorless diamond?
The value of a diamond
To answer your questions, let’s take another step back and let me explain to you some basics about the quality of diamonds. Diamonds are classically valued according to the 4 C’s, which determine the value of a diamond. The 4 C’s stand for clarity (the purity of the diamond), cut, carat and its color. To answer your questions, we will focus on the last of the 4 C’s, the color. The color of a diamond is given on a scale from D to Z, where D stands for a very clear white. Diamonds that are classified as D by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) appear colorless. Even experts find it difficult to distinguish between a D diamond and an H diamond with the naked eye, as these color grades are the highest quality of diamonds and appear practically colorless. Diamonds between I and L are still bright white, but especially in larger sizes a slight shimmer may be noticed. From M, such diamonds a slight yellowish shimmer is perceived, up to Z, where a clear yellowish tinge is visible, the quality of the diamonds decreases more and more. Since the price difference between a diamond of color grade D or E and a diamond of grade M or N is extremely large, the color grade is a way to save money when buying a diamond.
The right diamond for your engagement ring
How does this knowledge help you now to find your matching diamond? Since you are looking for a suitable diamond for a rose gold engagement ring, fortunately the color of the diamond is not as important to you as in other cases. Note that the more colorless the diamond is, the more exponentially the price increases. By choosing a rose gold engagement ring, you will save a lot of money, as you will not have to choose an E or F diamond according to GIA classification.
The reason for this is simple. The beauty of a diamond comes from, among other things, the fact that it reflects light and reflects its surroundings. Due to the color of the engagement ring, the colorlessness of the diamond will play a lesser role. Because even a K diamond can look great on a rose gold engagement ring. Depending on your taste, even a diamond with a yellowish tinge can look good, because when combined with the rose it gives the ring as a whole a different charm. Especially if your financial means are limited, an engagement ring with a GIA category L, M or even N diamond can still look good.
Solitaire ring or not?
However, it is important that your engagement ring not only depends on the color of the diamond but also on whether it should be a solitaire ring or not. A solitaire ring is a ring that has only one single brilliant-cut diamond in a claw setting. With this classic variation you do nothing wrong because many women today still appreciate solitaire rings as engagement rings. By choosing a rose gold solitaire engagement ring, you combine the classic with something modern and take a good middle course. However, if you don’t choose a solitaire ring, but rather fill your ring with several diamonds, then you should make sure that the diamonds are all in the same GIA color category, otherwise, the different yellow tones might stand out. If the fiancé notices the different shades of color, you have saved in the wrong place. An exception is the choice of a colorless diamond in the middle, accompanied by two yellowish diamonds left and right there. Here, the different colors of the diamonds can be used to emphasize and highlight the purity of the middle diamond. To make this variation visually appealing, however, you will have to spend a lot of money on the middle diamond, as a color grade of D, E or F is recommended.