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Diamond Wedding Bands – What to Look for

Jun 6, 2024

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When selecting diamond wedding bands, it’s crucial to factor in aspects of diamond quality, such as carat, cut, color, and clarity. You’ll also need to contemplate the type of metal, keeping in mind not only aesthetic appeal but also long-term durability and maintenance. Band style and the choice between mined or lab-grown diamonds are additional factors that reflect your personal style and beliefs. Proper sizing is essential for both comfort and appearance. At Breslauer & Warren, our specialists are here to help you make an informed decision that aligns with your style, beliefs, and budget.

Strive for a Quality Sparkle

Before you begin exploring the purchase of a diamond wedding band, it’s essential to grasp the four key factors that determine diamond quality: carat, cut, color, and clarity. The carat refers to the weight of the diamond. Larger carats equate to bigger diamonds, but size isn’t everything. The cut affects how the diamond reflects light, and it’s this sparkle that often catches the eye. Color, or rather lack of it, is also important. The most valuable diamonds are colorless, graded on a scale from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow). Lastly, clarity is about the presence of internal or external flaws, known as inclusions and blemishes respectively. High clarity means fewer flaws. Understanding these aspects will guide your decision process effectively.

Choosing the Right Metal

Often, after gaining clarity on the quality of the diamond, the next pivotal step in purchasing a wedding band is choosing the right metal to accompany your gem. Your choice of metal can profoundly influence the overall look and longevity of your diamond wedding band.

When selecting a metal, consider these points:
Durability: Some metals wear better than others. Platinum, for instance, is highly resistant to wear and tarnish.
Color: Metals like yellow gold give a classic look, while white gold or platinum provide a modern appeal.
Hypoallergenic properties: If you’re sensitive to certain metals, choose hypoallergenic options like platinum.
Maintenance: Certain metals require more upkeep to retain their shine.
Cost: Prices can vary widely, with platinum being more expensive than gold.

The right metal will enhance your diamond’s brilliance and suit your style.

Band Style Considerations

While you’re mulling over the right metal for your band, it’s equally essential to contemplate the style of the band itself. Consider, are you a fan of the classic, timeless designs or do you lean more towards contemporary, cutting-edge styles? Perhaps a vintage-inspired setting is more your speed. A solitaire band, characterized by a single diamond, exudes a minimalist elegance. Alternatively, you might prefer an eternity band, where diamonds encircle the entire band, symbolizing infinite love. Don’t overlook the setting either; prong, bezel, or channel, each offers a unique aesthetic. Remember, this band is a reflection of your personal style and commitment. It’s important to choose a design that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Mined Vs Lab-Grown Diamonds

When you’re comparing mined and lab-grown diamonds, you should keep in mind the following:

  • Mined diamonds have a rich history and natural origin, which adds to their allure and value.
  • Lab-grown diamonds are identical to mined diamonds regarding their physical and chemical properties.
  • Mined diamonds often have unique inclusions or flaws, making each one unique.
  • Lab-grown diamonds are more environmentally friendly as they don’t require extensive mining.
  • The cost of lab-grown diamonds is often lower than that of mined diamonds.

Choose what aligns best with your values and budget for this special investment.

Importance of Proper Sizing

An essential part of the process is to have your ring size professionally measured to avoid any issues. Finger sizes can fluctuate throughout the day and can be influenced by factors like temperature and even diet. Therefore, aim for a size that’s comfortable throughout the day. Also, remember that wider bands often require a slightly larger size to fit comfortably. Take the time to get it right. A properly fitting wedding band not only enhances the beauty of the diamond but also ensures a comfortable, secure fit for years to come.

Reach out to Breslauer & Warren Today

Should you have any questions or wish to explore our exquisite selection of diamond wedding bands, feel free to call us at (403-252-9048) or email contact@breslauerwarren.com. We are here to assist you in making this important choice and are committed to providing a personalized and professional service.

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