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  1. How to Buy a Heart Shape Engagement Ring

    Heart Shape Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring


    Diamond shape is possibly the single decision that will have the biggest impact on your engagement ring. While metal, setting, and carat size all play a role in your dream engagement ring, diamond shape is often the first thing people notice.

    The shape of a diamond can drastically alter the look of the ring, the way it catches the light, and how the stone sits on your hand. With any of the popular diamond shapes on the market, the idea behind the cut is to leave as much of the top of the stone intact as possible. This allows light to filter through and reflect the natural sparkle of the stone. Each diamond shape has different facets and cuts that help to make the diamond shine.

    The heart is a universal symbol of love. Beautiful in its own right, a heart shape engagement ring stands out any metal option or other style choice. We think a heart shape engagement ring is a picture-perfect way to say ‘I love you.’


    Get to Know Your Diamond Cut

    When you think of the cut, you probably think of the shape of the diamond. You are partially correct. While cut does refer to shape, it also refers to the proportions of how the diamond is actually cut.

    Diamonds are cut into many different shapes, reflecting not only popular taste but the proportions and quality of the rough diamond. The most popular shapes include Round, Princess Cut, Cushion, Oval, Emerald, Heart Shape, and Marquise cuts. Many specialty shapes are also available.

    A diamond’s overall proportions, as well as the size and placement of its many reflective surfaces or facets, also play a large part in “cut.” The consistency and balance of these can greatly affect how the stone captures light and reflects it back to the eye.


    How to Buy a Heart Shape Engagement Ring

    Heart-shaped diamonds are difficult to cut, so it's a good idea to know what to look for so you get a perfectly cut diamond.

    Symmetry is the most important feature to look for in a heart-shaped diamond – asymmetry in heart-shaped diamonds is easy to spot. Select diamonds with Excellent symmetry to ensure a visually appealing diamond.

    A proper length-to-width ratio is important in order to have an attractive diamond. The ideal length-to-width ratio is 1:00 to 1:1.2. A diamond with ratios above 1:1.2 will appear narrower, while diamonds with a length-to-width-ratio below 1:00 will appear wider.

    The point of a heart-shaped diamond is the most delicate and can easily chip, so make sure to choose a setting that protects the point, especially if you plan to be active with your hands while wearing your ring.



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  2. Valentine’s Day Proposal: Give the Best Gift Ever

    There are only a few days out of everyone’s life that are extra special. The day you propose to your future wife is one of those days. It will be locked in both of your memories forever. How, where and when you propose can be a daunting task. Luckily, Valentine’s Day is almost here and this is the perfect time to propose. Valentine’s Day is a day dedicated to love and displays of affection. If you are lucky enough to be in love, this is the best day of the year.

    One of the wonderful things about a Valentine’s Day proposal is that this is already a day of anticipation. Your girlfriend will be more available and receptive to your proposal than on almost any other day of the year. This does not mean she will automatically say yes, but it does make proposing easier.

    Engagement Rings: Many Designers, Prices and Styles

    Engagement rings come in a large number of styles, shapes and prices so it is easy to choose a ring that is exactly right for your engagement. At GDS, we will help you to work within your budget while meeting the expectations of your fiancée.

    The Romance ring shown below is the perfect ring for a young couple. Rose and white gold twist together to support a dainty grouping of diamonds creating a ring that is modern with a vintage flair. Your Valentine will love this ring!

    romance diamond vintage inspired engagement ring

    Vintage Style Engagement Ring

    Viva la Romance!

    The Romance Engagement ring setting show below provides impact! Diamonds nestled within a halo rest upon an intricate diamond adorned band. This setting fits either  a 7-7.5MM (1.25-1.50 Carat) round brilliant or a 6.5-7MM cushion cut center diamond (s0ld separately to create a magnificent engagement ring.

    romance diamond halo engagement ringRomance Halo Engagement Ring


    The Juleve Padparadscha Sapphire and Diamond Ring below  enlarges upon the traditional halo with side diamond accents placed on both sides of the central halo.  The term “padparadscha” is derived from the Sinhalese word for aquatic lotus blossom, which has an unusual salmon color. ... the rarest of all sapphires. Set in white gold, this amazing ring is an excellent alternative to a traditional diamond engagement ring.

    Juleve Pink Sapphire Ring

    Juleve Padparadscha Sapphire and Diamond Ring

    Heart Shaped Engagement Rings: Romantic and Beautiful

    A heart shaped diamond makes a unique Valentine’s Day engagement ring. The heart shape is actually a modification of the brilliant cut. These are beautiful stones to consider for a Valentine’s Day proposal.

    The technical name for this stone is the “Heart-Shaped Modified Brilliant.” These stones commonly have 59 facets, although this can vary. The length/width ratio can vary producing hearts that are fatter or skinnier depending on the natural character of the rough diamond. Symmetry and a distinct cleft are two things to look for in addition to the 4-Cs in a heart shaped diamond.

    yellow diamond heart shaped ring

    Fancy Yellow Diamond Heart Shaped Ring

    Say "I'll Love You Forever"  with this 1.02ct fancy yellow heart shaped diamond. This stone is set in an 18k gold double halo setting accented with .75ct tw round brilliant diamonds.

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