Are you looking to create your dream engagement ring or wedding band? BGG can source your perfect diamond and design your ideal wedding set within your desired budget.
For a classic, timeless ring, a round diamond will always be one of the most popular diamond choices. It never goes out of style, camouflages imperfections well, and goes well with almost any mounting and setting style. Round-cut diamonds demand more rough material, which makes them more expensive than fancy-shaped diamonds.
Oval-cut diamonds are an excellent choice for a fashion-forward, elegant bride. They have an elongated finger-flattering shape and give off the same sparkle as a round diamond at a more affordable price. Ovals are an increasingly popular engagement ring choice for these reasons.
Cushion-cut diamonds have been a top trending choice for several years. On the sparkle scale, a cushion is a brilliant-cut diamond that disguises imperfections and inclusions as well as a round diamond. The rounded pillowy corners set them apart from princess and radiant-cut diamonds.
Emerald-cut diamonds are sophisticated and glamorous. They are “step-cut,” which creates less sparkle but more shine. Unlike brilliant cut diamonds, when light hits an emerald-cut diamond, its luster shines off the surface. Due to the unique shape and step-cut facets, emerald-cut diamonds do not hide inclusions well. Hence, going up the clarity scale is necessary to avoid visible inclusions, making emerald-cut diamonds elegant, but more expensive.
Radiant-cut diamonds combine the best qualities of round brilliant-cut diamonds and emerald step-cut diamonds. They can be square or elongated like a rectangle, giving off as much sparkle as a round diamond while hiding imperfections. Again, radiant-cut diamonds are more affordable than round diamonds and a popular choice for fashion-forward brides.
A solitaire refers to any engagement ring with a single diamond. Their classic and timeless design makes solitaires a great choice to showcase a beautiful diamond. Their simple and minimalistic design makes them easy to pair with any wedding band style.
Three-stone engagement rings are trinity rings, traditionally symbolizing friendship, commitment, and love. This ring design typically has a larger center stone with two smaller accent stones. A wide variety of classic three-stone rings feature different side stone shapes in contrast to the center diamond. This design allows a unique enhancement to a solitaire setting.
Pavé engagement ring designs enhance the center diamond by showcasing small pavé-set diamonds along the band, giving the appearance of solid diamonds across the surface of the ring. This engagement ring style choice is ideal if you want the simplicity of a solitaire setting with petite diamond accents.
A halo engagement ring design features a larger center diamond encircled in small pavé-set diamonds, forming a “halo” around the center stone. A halo draws attention to the center diamond, which makes it appear larger without the cost of a larger diamond. A halo can be placed along the girdle of the center stone or underneath considered a “hidden halo.” A halo can enhance almost any diamond shape for added sparkle.
Toi et moi
Toi et moi- Meaning “you and me” in French historically symbolizes love and partnerships. This design features two larger stones; either two diamonds with different shapes or a diamond paired with a gemstone. In 1796, Napoleon Bonaparte gifted his wife a toi et moi ring with a diamond and a sapphire. Since then, many celebrities such as Jackie Kennedy, Megan Fox, Emily Ratajkowski, and Ariana Grande have been proposed with a toi et moi ring, making the design increasingly popular.
Metal (platinum or gold) encases the center diamond in a bezel-set engagement ring design. The encasing makes it the most secure ring setting since the diamond is not secured by prongs but by a metal ring that holds the stone in place. Bezel set engagement rings are resurfacing as a major bridal trend.
Mixed metals such as combining platinum with yellow or rose gold is an increasingly popular engagement ring trend. The rich tones of gold are a bright contrast to the subtle gray tone of platinum. Using mixed metals in any design will give the finished piece a brilliant contrast.
Colored gemstones such as sapphires and rubies make for fantastic diamond alternatives. These two gemstones are part of the Corundum mineral family, a 9 on the Mohs scale (diamond is a 10). Therefore, they are durable and suitable for everyday wear. In addition, they have often symbolized royalty and celebrity status, which makes them a popular alternative among brides.
Lab-grown, or manufactured diamonds, are much more affordable and considered by some to be more eco-friendly than natural diamonds. They are also a budget-friendly option when shopping for an engagement ring.
Gold or platinum band no stones
For the modest or minimalistic bride, we have a variety of simple gold or platinum bands.
Full of half eternity
Gold or platinum bands set with diamonds on either the top half of the ring or spanning the entire circumference.
Consists of five diamonds of equal or graduated size set on your choice of a gold or platinum band.
For an alternative to diamond bands, vivid colored gemstones are the perfect choice to bring in a pop of color.
A ring set with small diamonds along the band in platinum or gold. Pavé in French means ‘paved’, which resembles stones paving the metal.
A style with four prongs extending up from the band to securely hold the diamonds and create a raised setting.
A style with two diamonds held in place by a single pair of prongs.
A bezel setting is an arc of metal that secures the diamonds by encasing the diamond while overlapping its edges.
Men’s Wedding Bands
When shopping for the perfect engagement ring for the bride, we must remember it’s the groom’s special day as well. We can special order or custom make men’s wedding bands to suit any budget and lifestyle. We can also custom make a men’s band to complement the bride’s wedding set.