Engagement rings: Beyond the white diamond

engagement rings beyond white diamondIn today’s world of fashion, demand for coloured diamond and gem stone engagement rings are on the rise. Since 1987 our team has catered for the progression in stylish jewellery to bring the utmost of unique and beautiful engagement rings to Sydney. With a vast array of cuts, colours and custom designs to select from, the possibilities are endless and you will be sure to find that perfect engagement ring in our Sydney boutique store.

Coloured diamonds are of the world’s rarest of natural resources, making them a highly sought after addition to any engagement ring. In fact, for every 10,000 carats of white diamond found, there is just 5 to 10 carats of coloured diamond. Unlike the classic white diamond where colourlessness plays a major role in determining the value of the piece, the rarity of a coloured diamond is reflected by the vivid intensity of the colour. To put it simply, the bolder the colour, the higher the price tag.

Yellow diamonds are of the most popular of the coloured range and signify positivity, knowledge, wisdom and intellect. Oozing boldness and style, a yellow diamond is the perfect way to solidify an optimistic future. Also known as canary diamonds, they are often sourced from South Africa. They can be found in many different shapes, sizes and colour combinations. It is not unlikely that you will find a yellow diamond with a secondary hue – browns and oranges the most common of modifying colours. Although the level of hue in the diamond determines the value, an engagement ring is a matter of personal preference and many of our customers adore a combination in colour despite the decline in value.

The rare and exquisite fancy pink diamond has become more and more popular over recent years. Like all coloured diamonds, value increases with the intensity of the colour. Also known as the Argyle pink diamond, they are sourced from the Argyle Diamond Mine in the East Kimberley Region of Western Australia. The mine is the only known major source of pink diamond in the world and produces around 90% of the world’s pink diamond supply. Like the yellow diamond, the pink diamond can also come in a range of modifying colours including hues of browns, purples and oranges.

Beyond the fancy coloured diamond is the array of style and colour in gem stone engagement rings. Choosing a stone that reflects your star sign, date of birth or personality is the perfect way to cement your special moment in time. Choosing a gem stone for your custom engagement ring, whether it be a ruby, emerald or sapphire, can be a great way to keep down the costs whilst celebrating your individuality and unique style. With so many options, the possibilities are endless.

For inspiration or more information on how to design your own custom engagement ring, visit our website or call us 02 9233 8633.