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Know Your Diamond Engagement Ring Metals

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These days there are many different types of materials to consider when shopping for a diamond engagement ring. To ensure you make the right choice, you need to educate yourself about the various metals available and their features. Here is a simple guide to the most popular materials in order to give you a better understanding of what to look for in a ring.


Perhaps the most classic choice, especially among female ring wearers, both white and yellow gold rings are truly impressive. They don’t rust, corrode, or become tarnished over long periods of time. It’s important to note that 24k gold is much too soft to be molded into a durable ring shape; instead it’s often mixed with other alloys, such as copper or silver to make it more resilient and harder to bend or break.


In the jewellery world, titanium is known for being the strongest material available for its weight. It’s extremely durable, but also light as feather. This is perfect for those who would like to have the benefit of a tougher ring, but don’t want to feel it tugging on their hand all day.

Tungsten Carbide

Tungsten is the single strongest material we currently have access to for rings. Being almost 4 times stronger than titanium, this type of metal is perfect for those who don’t want their ring to suffer a single scratch in their lifetime. Tungsten is so strong that the only thing we can polish it with is diamonds. With this in mind, you can start to see why most places give you a life-time scratch protection policy on tungsten rings.


Platinum is also a very strong material used for rings, and is quite attractive. Not quite up to par with titanium or tungsten, it is nevertheless tough enough to be able to endure years of wear and tear. This ring however tends to weigh a little more than most gold, and is about twice as expensive. Platinum is also hypoallergenic, so for those with a gold allergy, a platinum ring could be a great alternative choice.

Online research can only tell you so much about the different types of metals used in rings. In order to really find out which one is right for you, the best thing to do is to see and experience the ring for yourself by visiting with our experts in person. Give us a call to set up a consultation and get started finding the right diamond engagement ring for you. 416.847.1067.

Finding the Perfect Diamond Engagement Ring

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When you’ve decided that you’re going to propose to your love and get engaged, the first and most important decision you need to make is what kind of diamond engagement ring you’d like to symbolize your commitment.

When looking for the perfect engagement ring there are several things to consider. Some of the factors that will impact your final diamond engagement ring decision include the classic criteria of clarity, cut, setting, and band type. With custom designs being readily available, there is a huge variety of options to choose from.

Diamond Engagement Ring Options

Selecting the perfect diamond can seem a bit overwhelming; however, if you take some time to become educated about diamonds, you will know what to look for.

Diamond Shape

This is one of the first things you should look at when shopping for a diamond. The general shape of a diamond is determined by the way it is cut. Some of the most popular cuts include round, princess, oval, pear-shaped and heart-shaped. Each shape is unique, so it is a good idea to talk with your future spouse to learn which shape they prefer.

Diamond Color Cut and Clarity

The next factor to consider is the Clarity, Colour and Cut of the diamond. The bigger the diamond, the more important these factors will matter. If you are unsure of what you are looking at, consider the fact that a completely clear, flawless diamond is rare and likely out of your budget. The good news is you can find a good quality diamond at a fairly affordable price. Trust the experts to guide you through these features.


Another important consideration is the setting for the diamond. You need to choose the type of metal – platinum, yellow, white gold, or palladium – and how you want it to look.

Making the leap and getting engaged is a momentous occasion. Finding the perfect engagement ring will ensure that it’s a truly unforgettable event. For help with choosing the right diamond engagement ring, contact the experts at Randor today. 416.847.1067.

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