At Consider the Wldflwrs, we get asked thoughtful questions about diamonds all the time, and we love that our customers pay such close attention to detail! Most of our frequently asked questions are based on the 4 Cs of diamonds - cut, color, clarity, and carat. Whether you are researching details before you make that life-changing engagement ring purchase, or whether you are gathering facts in order to drop some hints on what your ideal ring would look like, we have you covered. An engagement ring is one of the most precious pieces of jewelry you will ever buy (or receive!), so we think you are wise for doing your research. Today we are focusing on the most common questions we get regarding our favorite of the 4 Cs - carat.
What are the different types of engagement rings?
There are so many beautiful options, aren’t there? The variety of shapes, settings, and different types of metals can make it difficult to choose. The Knot’s Jewelry & Engagement Study found that 47% of center diamonds on an engagement ring are round. Round and oval are the most popular here at Consider, but we have been getting more and more requests for rectangular shapes like cushion and emerald cut. Our clients also favor yellow gold - a simple and timeless selection. But if you have your eye on something else, rest assured that all of our engagement rings can be set with any size or shape of center stone and created in 14k or 18k yellow gold, white gold, rose gold or platinum.
How much are engagement rings?
If you’re just beginning your search for an engagement ring, you may be wondering how much one actually costs. Well, that can depend on the details of the diamond. We have a hunch that “carat” may be one of the most important factors to you, so it’s important to set expectations around your budget and your priorities. If you are looking for a lab grown diamond ring you can easily use the tool on our website to build your own ring and get an idea of its cost. You can bet that a lab grown diamond will save your wallet a bit. Often, an earth-mined diamond with the same specs as a lab grown diamond could be approximately 4x the price of a lab grown diamond ring.
How much is a 3 carat ring? or How much is a 2 carat ring?
We love that you are so dedicated to your research! If you are looking for a lab grown diamond, you can visit our website for details on the most current pricing. If you have specific questions about earth mined diamond pricing, email email@example.com to request a quote today!
How many carats should an engagement ring be?
There really is no “should” to it. We recommend going with something that makes you happy and that will bring this special moment to mind. You certainly don’t need to break the bank, but remember that your ring is going to last longer than cake! The average carat size is around 1-2 carat, but we are seeing more and more people purchasing engagement rings with larger carat sizes now that lab grown diamonds are gaining popularity. Bottom line - decide on your budget and then pick one that matches your unique style, regardless of carat size.
One of the most telling facts gleaned from The Knot’s Jewelry & Engagement Study is that “the overall design of the ring is more important to brides than stone cut and size”. Brides these days want their rings to simply reflect who they are and to remind them of that certain someone, as well as that beautiful proposal. In our Signature Collection of engagement rings, we have lots of unique designs, settings and styles so you are sure to find the perfect ring to represent your love story.
Got more questions? DM us on Instagram or stop in our shop and we will be happy to answer them and talk through your options. We love helping our customers personalize their engagement rings in order to make the ring of their dreams come to life.