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HOW ACCENT DIAMONDS AFFECT PRICE

Accent diamonds can greatly enhance the look of a Diamond Engagement Ring. Usually these small accent diamonds are called melee (which are small round diamonds).

 

Accent diamonds can be channel-set, prong set or pave set on the shank of a ring to create an overall design or can also be used as a frame, called a halo, to make the center diamond look larger. So you can utilize accent diamonds to add style and briliance to your diamond engagement ring and at the same time achieve your budget objectives by choosing a smaller center diamond in a lovely diamond accented setting.

 

 WHEN TO CHOOSE NO OR FEW ACCENT DIAMONDS

1/2 Carat Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring in 14k white gold with GIA Diamond Certificate

If the size of the center diamond is of utmost importance to you, then you could choose a solitaire or a ring without a lot of accents diamonds. This way all of your money goes to the center diamond and you can accent it with diamond wedding band – or by wearing two bands, one on either side.

 

 

 

 WHEN TO CHOOSE SOME ACCENT DIAMONDS

1/2 CTW Diamond Engagement ringIf you are more concerned with the total weight of the ring or the overall style of the ring, then you can choose a ring with a smaller center diamonds and a few accent diamonds. This very popular Collar Solitiare Engagement ring has smaller center diamond than the solitaire above. This is 1/3 carat center diamond.  But the accent diamonds and the overall style of the ring make it very impressive!

 

 

 

 WHEN TO CHOOSE A LOT OF ACCENT DIAMONDS

Diamond Halo Engagement RingYou really want a lot of flash and maybe you are particularly interested in the vintage style.  Choosing a smaller center diamond with diamOnd accents on the shank of the ring and in a diamond halo, will make your ring very important!  The price is less the 1/2 ctw with a 1/3 ct center diamond, but you still have a very big look!

 

 

 

 

 

HOW DOES INVISIBLE-SET OR QUAD-SET AFFECT THE PRICE?

5/8 Carat Vintage Quad Wedding Ring SetPrincess Cut diamonds are very popular and an excellent way to maximize your budget is to choose an Invisible-Set Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring.  Princess Cut diamonds are generally less expensive than a Round diamond of the same carat weight because there is less waste in the cutting process. Read more about Princess Cut diamonds>>

Princess Cut diamonds can be set in this very popular invisible or quad setting by grooving the girdle of the diamond and setting them very close together without any metal in between.  The most popular method is to set 4 princess cut diamonds together in a quad to use as the center diamond in a Diamond Engagement Ring.

When a "quad" is well made (as all of ours are), the seams almost disappear and the 4 princess cut diamonds look like one large center diamond. The best part is that there is a significant difference in price!

 

COMPARE PAVE PRINCESS AND PRINCESS QUAD

Look at two popular princess cut diamond engagement rings. (The Princess Quad to the right and the Pave Princess above left) They are both vintage style frames with accent diamonds on the shank and they are both gorgeous!

This first one is a 5/8 carat Diamond Engagement Ring with a 1/4-CT center Princess Cut Diamond.  Our price is $998. A great price!

The second one is  5/8 carat  Invisible-set or "Quad" Diamond Engagement ring with 4 Princess Cut Diamonds, 1/4-CTW, for the center. The look is very similar.....but the price???? $898!

 

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