If you are anything like I was when I started the search for the perfect engagement ring, you have color, cut, clarity, and carat weight burned into the back of your mind in higher detail than any test answers that you ever studied in college.
You can recite the different cuts like your life depended on it, and you’ve spent hours researching the perfect ring on the Internet.
By this point you are a Google search master. You’re an EXPERT on the weird alphabet system that starts with D and goes all the way to Z, and don’t even care that A, B, and C seem to not even exist in happy fun-time diamond land. The thing that you may not have realized? Not all quality diamonds are white. They can be anywhere from yellow to blue, or more rarely – pink.
A pink diamond engagement ring is a real thing, and your future fiancé might love one.A pink diamond falls into the “Natural Fancy Colored Diamonds” class, and they are a stunning geological phenomenon. There is absolutely nothing unnatural about these rare stones; they were created in the same deep earth environment as their white diamond counterparts, but with a slight “twist” to their crystalline structure. The pink color that you see is not the effect of some kind of impurity like many other colored diamonds, but it’s actually a product of “plastic deformation”. It’s thought that the structure of the diamond is slightly altered during its creation, which causes light to be
The pink color that you see is not the effect of some kind of impurity like many other colored diamonds, but it’s actually a product of “plastic deformation”. It’s thought that the structure of the diamond is slightly altered during its creation, which causes light to be reflected to the human eye as pink. Regardless of how it happened, one thing is for sure: these diamonds are incredible and one of a kind.
1) Is a pink diamond engagement ring really what she wants?
I know this seems like a silly question, but when it comes to purchasing a non-standard stone for your engagement ring, you want to make sure that you know exactly what she wants to wear on her finger for the rest of her life.
She has been thinking about her engagement since she was 10 years old, and the average guy has been considering it for a few months. You don’t want to screw this up, and with some subtle questioning you can get all of the info you need to make your proposal an incredible memory. When I casually asked my fiancé what she thought would be her dream engagement ring, this is what she told me:
One carat princess cut diamond with square diamonds in a channel set platinum band.”
Boom. Not much room for interpretation there, which was awesome. Again, there is a good chance that they know exactly what they want, and they will make sure you aren’t confused in any way about what you need to buy to make the experience perfect for both of you.
Her dream could be a pink diamond engagement ring; you just need to ask. (Be stealthy!) Trust me. Luckily, Sergio and Jonathan’s Fine Jewelry hooked me up and made it incredibly easy, but that’s for a different post. 🙂
If you even have the feeling that she wants a pink diamond engagement ring, make sure you find out first. She wants your proposal to go as well as you do, and if a pink diamond is what she wants to see when she opens the box…you need to make it happen.
And no, it is not the standard style of engagement ring…but you don’t want standard. When it comes to a pink diamond engagement ring for your future fiancé, you need to remember this:
A pink diamond is NOT common – it’s as unique as she is.
2) Do you know your price point?
When you are searching for a diamond engagement ring, regardless of color, you should have a budget in mind. Not only does this make the process less stressful, but it helps Sergio and his team of qualified diamond experts at Jonathan’s Fine Jewelry find the perfect stone for you.
A pink diamond engagement ring’s price is determined by many of the same factors as a conventional white or colorless diamond (cut, clarity, carat weight), but the intensity of the pink color is a MAJOR factor in the diamond’s price. Basically – the deeper and richer the pink color, the higher the price point.
With all other factors being the same, a SI1 white diamond and SI1 faint pink diamond could yield a similar price per carat. On the opposite spectrum, a fancy vivid pink diamond could yield a significantly higher price than it’s white diamond counterpart.
Deep color = rare. Rare = deeper pockets.
Don’t let that scare you…if you can afford to make her dream of a pink diamond engagement ring come true, go for it. I guarantee that she will appreciate it for the rest of her life.
3) Have you considered pink accent diamonds?
Maybe your future fiancé wants a conventional white diamond as the center stone in her engagement ring, but loves the thought of having pink diamonds in her piece as well. Cool. Jonathan’s Fine Jewelry can help you create a custom pink diamond engagement ring with their state of the art equipment and expert diamond setters on staff.
Pink diamonds come in several shapes and sizes, and they pair perfectly with white diamond center stones. If you’d like to see a beautiful example, check out our previous pink diamond engagement ring post. The rich contrast in color will have all of her friends talking for the foreseeable future.
If you were wondering: yes. The ladies compare their engagement rings on a regular basis. No pressure my man. 🙂
Again, when it comes to purchasing a pink diamond engagement ring for your future fiancé, you need to do your homework. Give Jonathan’s Fine Jewelers a call or shoot us an email with any questions that you might have. Even better, you can schedule an appointment to meet with one of our diamond experts. You (and more importantly she) will be REALLY glad that you did.