Alternatives to the classic engagement ring

So many people are aware of the quintessential engagement ring – a large brilliant cut diamond, placed gracefully atop a sleek and stylish yellow gold band. Although this combination does make for a truly beautiful piece of jewellery, there are always those who want something a bit different when custom-making their engagement rings. From stunning sapphire engagement rings to dazzling princess cut engagement rings, here are some of the ways that you can make your engagement ring truly special.

Choosing the cut

The cut is an extremely important thing to consider when designing a custom-made engagement ring, as it will determine how light is refracted by your engagement ring, and it will also need to compliment the rest of the piece. Around the world, many people pick a brilliant cut gemstone, as it is the quintessential gemstone cut, known for its opulent appearance and its uncontested ability to refract light.

However, there are many other cuts which provide very different effects to the ones exhibited by the brilliant cut. In recent years, oval cut engagement rings have seen a resurgence in popularity because of their beauty, their ability to refract light and the optical illusions that they can exhibit, such as making the fingers of the wearer appear longer.

At Armans Fine Jewellery, we’ve been able to capture true beauty and grace within an oval cut engagement ring with our ‘Olivia Rose’ diamond engagement ring. This spectacular engagement ring sports a stunning 1-carat engagement ring, nestled carefully within a 4-prong setting, all atop a beautiful precious metal band, which has been studded with an awe-inspiring array of smaller, brilliant cut diamonds. With our ‘Olivia Rose’ diamond engagement ring, we believe that we’ve been able to capture the true beauty of the oval cut – and of diamonds themselves.

Selecting the stone

Naturally, the other very important thing to consider when designing a custom-made engagement ring is the stone that will be gracing your perfect piece of jewellery. For many people, a diamond is the perfect centrepiece of any engagement ring. The beauty and grace of diamonds have captivated many people across the world for centuries.

But, for those who don’t want to indulge in the world of diamonds, there are many other stunning gemstones to choose from. In recent years, sapphires have become a very popular alternative to diamonds. Sapphire engagement rings have become more popular due to their ties with royalty and their ability to refract light through the dazzling spectrum of colours that sapphires can be found with.

At Armans Fine Jewellery, we wanted to create an engagement ring which captured the essence of sapphires, including their appreciation amongst royalty and their deep, awe-inspiring colours. We were able to harness this essence into an engagement ring with our Regal Blue Diamond Sapphire Ring.

This absolutely mesmerising ring boasts a massive 4-carat Ceylon sapphire, surrounded by two halos of shimmering white diamonds, all delicately set atop a band of 18-carat white gold. The deep blue hue of the sapphire alongside the pure white of the surrounding diamonds creates a contrast that is meant to capture people’s attention and hold it there, leaving them absolutely mesmerised. We wanted to create an engagement ring that rivalled the beauty of the jewellery worn by members of Royal Families around the world, and we have definitely succeeded with our Regal Blue Diamond Sapphire Ring

Sapphires and oval cut engagement rings are just two of the ways that you can stray away from the idea of the quintessential engagement ring when custom-making your own engagement ring. At Armans Fine Jewellery, we pride ourselves on making some of Sydney’s finest jewellery pieces, including its best engagement rings. We’ve also worked with hundreds of brides-to-be when designing their own high-quality, custom-made engagement rings. If you’d like to learn more, visit our stunning Sydney CBD boutique today.