If you’re looking for a traditional engagement ring without the expensive price tag, this ring is a perfect choice.
The materials in this ring, as well as the vintage-styled design, make the difference.
Sterling silver means this ring is very durable. It won’t bend out of shape as soft gold can. The white gold plating gives it extra finesse, so — right away — people will recognize this as a high-quality engagement ring.
The design is similar to the classic jewelry and engagement rings of the 19th and early 20th century. So, this ring has a romantic look and it will attract gasps of admiration.
The round, white topaz looks remarkably like a round, brilliant-cut diamond… without the expense. It is approximately 1.35 carats, and the total weight of the stones is over 2 carats. (A round, brilliant-cut diamond of this size would cost a minimum of $2,000.)
This is a natural, untreated, sparkling stone with a hardness of about 8 on the Moh’s scale, meaning it’s more durable than most gemstones.
For the romance of a classic engagement ring without the expense, this ring is an ideal choice.
Here’s how Amazon describes this ring:
Sterling Silver 14K White Gold Plated Genuine Round White Topaz Engagement Ring, crafted in 14k White Gold Plated Silver.
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If you’re going to wear a replica of the lovely royal engagement ring — worn by Princess Diana and then by Kate Middleton, Prince William’s wife — it should be a really good replica.
For that, you want something from the Bradford Exchange. They’ve built a strong reputation for quality over many years. This replica is one of the most convincing and authentic ever made. The blue stone reflects the depth of the original, as well as the deep and abiding love you share with your spouse-to-be.
Kate’s engagement ring is absolutely lovely, and the design is one that every bride-to-be will admire.
The stones in this magnificent replica total more than 5 carats. That’s large, but still tasteful. Though these are Diamonesk replicas, not actual sapphires and diamonds, few people will know the difference.
In fact, many people prefer gemstones like these. These replicas are denser than natural diamonds, are extremely hard and durable, and — the most important part — they’re flawless.
Here’s what Amazon says about this lovely, romantic ring:
The engagement of longtime loves Prince William and Kate Middleton has been received with elation from around the globe.
The engagement ring, first made famous by William’s mother Princess Diana, makes a statement that not only honors Diana’s memory but gracefully represents William and Kate’s royal romance. Now, you can wear the style of a royal beauty.
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If you’re looking for a simple, classic, elegant engagement ring, this is a very smart purchase.
Many of today’s brides want a princess-cut diamond ring. It’s an ideal cut for a sparkling ring the bride will wear daily, with all the features you want in a diamond, and none you don’t.
Diamonds are cut in different shapes, and most have 57 or 58 tiny facets.
The most popular diamond shape is the “brilliant” cut, the classic, round diamond. However, since the princess cut was developed in the early 1960s, princess-cut diamonds been gaining popularity rapidly and may soon overtake the brilliant as the world’s most favorite diamond shape.
The princess cut is a favorite among many diamond cutters and gemologists, because it retains about 80% of the original, rough diamond. The brilliant cut has to sacrifice about 50% of the original.
This princess-cut diamond’s cut is graded “very good,” which is second only to the hard-to-find “excellent” cut. Many people prefer the “very good” grade because the stone can be more sturdy. Diamonds are among the hardest materials on earth, but it’s still smart to wear a ring with a diamond that’s not too thin. (The “excellent” cut stones are the thinnest.)
Diamond colors range alphabetically from D to Z. “D” diamonds have no color at all. They’re very rare.
“Z” diamonds range from dark to murky. Few jewelers work with stones in that color range, except for special design purposes.
Somewhere in-between, diamonds around H to J are considered among the most beautiful. They have a hint of warmth while still looking very white and sparkling. In other words, they have “fire” in them, without looking off-color.
This princess engagement ring has a diamond in the treasured I to J range.
White gold or yellow?
White gold is the term for real gold that includes an alloy that gives it a silvery color. Some jewelers take this even further with rhodium plating, to enhance the white gold effect.
In most cases, white gold will remain a silver color forever.
However, this can vary with the individual’s skin chemistry, the soap she uses (if she keeps the ring on while cleaning or in the hot tub), any abrasion to the ring, and so on.
In rare cases, the yellow gold color can become more noticeable. To restore the very bling-y white gold appearance, ask any local jeweler to apply rhodium plating to the yellow gold area. That will restore it to a “like new” sparkling finish.
White gold is treasured for its durability and value. It’s also the gold of choice for brides who want to wear other jewelry that’s silver-colored, whether white gold, silver, stainless steel, or titanium.
This ring is also available in yellow gold, for those who prefer the truly classic gold color. 14k gold is excellent because it doesn’t scratch or wear down, as some softer golds can — especially 24k, rarely used in rings.
In either gold, your bride will cherish this ring and the love it symbolizes.
This is a lovely ring at a price about half what you’d pay at most jewelry stores, for an identical ring.
Here’s what Amazon says:
Choose a classic, elegant look with this princess-cut diamond solitaire engagement ring.
A single princess-cut diamond (1/4 cttw) is held aloft in a secure four-prong setting and centered on a sleek tapered polished gold band.