Diamond Engagement Rings

Why Diamond Engagement Rings Make the Best Statement

If you are thinking about engagement rings and which type to get your partner, then one option you will consistently run into is diamond bands. Diamond rings still remain, after all these years, the most sought-after precious stone, and gifting one to your partner is a powerful declaration of your love for them.

The Fascinating History

Some scholars of history estimate that from as early as the fourth century BC, the country of India was gathering and trading diamonds as precious stones. European aristocracy caught on to the beauty of these gems by the 1400s, and when Indian trading diminished, Brazilian mining became the world’s most prominent source. In 1866, diamonds were discovered in Kimberly, South Africa, and so began the modern diamond market as we know it today.

A Symbol of Love

The splendour of diamond engagement rings lies in the fact that the stones are rare and exquisite. Those who have the privilege of wearing such a magnificent stone on their person cannot help but be in awe of its beauty. One look at the glamorous glint that rests on that band, and your betrothed will know how much you care.

Something That Lasts

Few things stand the test of time as well as diamond rings do. Due to how incredibly robust the stone’s molecular structure is, it will easily outlast us with no sign of degradation. For a sentimental piece of jewellery that you can pass down for generations to come, diamond engagement rings take the cake.

More Than One Colour

Most people are not aware that traditional white (sometimes called colourless) diamonds are not the only colour the stone comes in. During the gem’s crystallisation process, trace minerals and particulates trapped in the material affect the kind of hue the jewel produces. The gorgeous array of resulting colours includes, amongst others, red, pink, blue, yellow, and even green.

Our experience with top-quality, world-class jewellery manufacturing means that regardless of the kind of engagement band you are looking for, we can help. We offer bespoke services, such as custom jewellery design, manufacturing, and consultation all in one place, thereby removing the need for a middleman.

Not only will we help you personalise your design, but we also supply and deliver globally, so you can invest in your ideal ring no matter where you are. If you would like a band made with expert craftsmanship and raw materials of superior quality, then get in touch with us today.

Custom Engagement Rings

5 Ways to Plan the Perfect Proposal

Popping the big question is always a nerve-wracking experience. Proposals are tricky to organise, but when done with thought and care, they can lead to beautiful engagements. From planning a speech to custom engagement rings, below are five ways to prepare the perfect proposal.

  1. Speak to Their Loved Ones

Before booking that restaurant, you will need to talk to your partner’s loved ones. Some prefer a traditional approach in asking the immediate family for their blessing, while others just wish to get some feedback on how best to move forward. This is a wise idea, as it will allow their family and friends to feel included and offer them the opportunity to help you through the process.

  • Decide on a Location

You probably already know your spouse well enough to guess the kind of venue they would enjoy. Even though a fancy restaurant might be an overdone gesture, some people truly do enjoy the beauty of a simple and intimate dinner date. Should you need some fresh inspiration when it comes to fine dining or adventure venues near you, simply have a look online.

  • Consider What They Enjoy

During your engagement and your marriage, the two of you will continually think back to the day you proposed. Being able to tell the story of how you popped the question will always be a reminder of your love. Making this day special means doing something memorable together that the two of you love to do – be it hiking, shopping, or even going on a mini-vacation.

  • Think About What You Will Say

Possibly the most daunting part of this process will be thinking of what to say. Some people are exceptionally gifted when it comes to improvising and speaking from the heart, while others might require a little more preparation. As long as what you say and how you propose comes from a place of love, your partner is sure to love it.

  • Look into Custom Engagement Rings

While shopping for engagement rings, why not consider a custom band? Custom rings afford you the option of selecting the metal, ring design, type of stone, and even engraved wording. Not only will your partner feel swept up in romance, but they will also appreciate all the thought you put into it.

We know that being engaged is one of the most exciting times of a person’s life, and it is for this reason that we offer premium custom engagement rings to all our clients. If you would like to find out more, feel free to get in touch with us today.

Luxury Diamond Rings that says “I Do”

Say I Do with Our Luxury Diamond Rings

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and marking it with something special means you will always remember the significance of the day. Luxury diamond rings symbolise eternal, unconditional love, and such trinkets are powerful reminders of the unforgettable joy you felt while making your vows.

If you are looking for a band that represents who you are, as well as your deeply intimate love for your partner, our exquisite selection of luxury diamond rings is the place to start looking.

Our 4-Step Process

At Grace Diamonds, we make use of a four-step process to ensure that every one of our rings is designed and crafted with the greatest of care. The four Cs we strive to employ are:

  • Cut: The cut refers to the proportions to which the stone is cut, as this is a determining factor in its shine and luminosity.
  • Clarity: Eye-clear stones are those in which imperfections cannot be seen with the naked eye. The closer to flawless a jewel comes, the more significant its value.
  • Colour: The most valuable luxury diamonds are those without colour, and colour grading must be performed on each stone.
  • Carat: The weight of the gem determines the carat. The larger the carat and the higher the quality cut, the more valuable the jewel becomes.

Expertise and Creativity

With years of experience in elegant craftsmanship, every one of our products attests to expert design and a passion for creating memorable jewellery. Whether luxury diamond rings, birthstone pendants, or a simple set of earrings, our world-class team makes use of 3D jewellery design and CAD CAM casting to ensure a final product that is tailor-made to suit our clients’ exact needs.

High-Quality Stones

All our diamonds, gemstones, and birthstones are sourced from reputable and ethical suppliers who provide us with authentic, brilliant stones. The result is a final product which you can trust is created from the finest raw materials and best practices in the industry.

Professional Service

Finding a brand that does it all is rare, but at Grace Diamonds, we strive to provide our clientele with the ultimate bespoke services to suit their needs. For master jewellers who offer impeccable services, such as a free consultation, jewellery design and manufacturing, engraving, and valuation of precious jewellery, get in touch with us today to make your appointment.

Handcrafted Rings

4 Ways to Customise Your Handcrafted Ring

Pieces of jewellery, rings in particular, are highly personal treasures that are used to represent love, friendship, and affection. Engagements and weddings are where rings are most popular, but they are also given as gifts between family members and friends.

What could be more meaningful than receiving a band customised to suit you? It is for this reason that so many people decide to have rings designed and tailored to suit the wearer. If you are considering gifting such an intimate item to someone you care for, then have a look at some of the ways in which you can personalise this trinket of love.

  1. Choose Your Metal

When considering your design, take into account that there are different types of metals with which to work. If the one you are gifting has never worn jewellery before, you may need to pay attention to their skin tone. Warmer skin tones do well with yellow or rose gold, while cooler skin tones look perfect when adorned with sparkling silver, white gold, or platinum.

After selecting your metal of choice, you will need to figure out the type of finish you wish your jewellery to have. Mirror, matt, hammered, or even sand-blasted are all options that will influence the end product. Filigree details soldered onto handcrafted rings also add an element of vintage flair and uniqueness to your band.

  • Pick a Stone

Once your ring’s shape, metal, and finish are selected, you will need to know what kind of stone you would like. Diamonds remain ever popular, but another way to customise handcrafted rings is to choose the receiver’s birthstone. At this point, your jeweller will discuss the shape and setting with you.

  • Engraving

Nothing makes someone feel more special than a personal, expressive message. Have your sentiments last forever by engraving a line in your band to communicate something memorable. Whether done by machine, laser, or hand, engraved handcrafted rings are truly special gifts.

  • Fuse Elements of Rings You like

If you really feel stuck concerning the band you want created, then why not find some pictures of handcrafted rings you like online? By consulting with your jeweller, you will be able to fuse the components of different designs you like to create the adornment of your loved one’s dreams.

For custom, handcrafted rings made with the highest quality graded stones and metals, feel free to contact us today for your bespoke consultation.

Bespoke Jewellery

Buying Bespoke Jewellery

Many people who’d love to have bespoke products that are exclusively designed and manufactured according to their individual preferences and specifications may fail to proceed, simply because they’ve already made up their minds that bespoke goods are far too expensive, especially in the luxury goods and jewellery sector.Continue reading

Custom or Customary Diamond Rings

Custom or Customary Diamond Rings

At Grace Diamonds, we’re actively engaged in the creative world of designing, manufacturing, and supplying our clients directly with their custom jewellery requirements – particularly their gorgeous custom diamond rings.Continue reading

Bespoke Engagement Rings

The Benefits of Beautiful Bespoke Engagement Rings by Grace Diamonds

When you order bespoke goods, it’s clear that you’d prefer to have an item that’s unique – unlike any other. Bespoke pieces reflect your style, preference, lifestyle, and personality. Some may consider bespoke goods as being unaffordable, because products that are not mass produced, but handmade, typically cost considerably more.Continue reading

Diamond Engagement Rings

The Home of Custom Designed, Certified Diamond Engagement Ring Manufacturers

Since the De Beers diamond company adopted the now world-renowned tag line “A Diamond is Forever” in the 1930s, coined by a New York advertising agency copywriter, it has become traditional to include one or more diamonds in the setting of women’s engagement rings.Continue reading

Luxury Diamond Rings by Grace Diamonds

Luxury Diamond Rings by Grace Diamonds

Luxury is ascribed to a product, service, item, or lifestyle that has one or more characteristics that are beyond mere necessity or that which is customary. Rings, worn on the fourth finger of the left hand in western countries and cultures indicate a promise, betrothal, intent to marry, or an already achieved married status.Continue reading

Correcting Impressions about Handcrafted Engagement Rings

Correcting Impressions about Handcrafted Engagement Rings

Grace Diamonds is a premier designer and manufacturer of handcrafted, custom-made, beautiful engagement rings. Our design, selection, manufacturing, and marketing processes are easy, straightforward, transparent, and exclusive, and yet, our method of operation provides our clients with more for their money, which is rather rare for exclusive modern handcrafted goods.Continue reading

How To Be Involved in Handcrafting Your Engagement Ring

How To Be Involved in Handcrafting Your Engagement Ring

Trends and buying patterns change. Once upon a time, everything was handcrafted. Once mass-production processes were invented, mass produced goods became all the rage and were often seen as status symbols in the early days of the adoption of these new manufacturing methods.Continue reading

The Sale of Bespoke Engagement Rings

The Sale of Bespoke Engagement Rings

If there was ever one piece of treasured jewellery that most women long to wear from an early age, it’s sure to be an engagement ring – a breathtaking creation that is typically set with one or more diamonds. This special ring may also contain other precious gemstones, but diamonds, sparkling with their unique, lively inner fire, are by far the favourite stones contained in the vast majority of engagement rings worn on ring fingers and seen on sale in jewellers’ collections.Continue reading

An Uncompromising Luxury Diamond Ring Manufacturer

An Uncompromising Luxury Diamond Ring Manufacturer

There’s no question – luxury is lovely. The more luxurious a product, brand, or service is, the more we like and want it. Although this motivation to acquire luxury items and lifestyles does display one’s affluence or financial status to some extent, most lovers of luxury simply appreciate the finer things in life, and why not?

What is luxury? By definition, anything that qualifies as being luxurious is just that; it’s not essential or basic, like food, water, shelter, an education, and a means to earn an income. Luxury goods and services are things to which many aspire that are beyond what is essential or necessary, which is often reflected in the price of luxuries.

Hand Crafts – Bartered or Bought

Today, virtually anything that’s custom made is expected to represent luxury and exclusivity, from dresses to designer furniture and diamond rings, but this was not always so. At one time, virtually everything people wished to acquire was bartered or bought with money, and was invariably hand crafted or custom made. No other production or manufacturing method existed.

Mass Production

As early as 1798, an American weapons manufacturer began to mass produce his products. However, mass production only really began on an industrial scale when Henry Ford’s vision was to make motorised vehicles en masse. He wanted to produce cars that were cheaper and more reliable – essential modes of travel and transport that everyone could own and afford.

Consequently, Ford introduced mass production via a moving assembly line. Soon, almost everything from furniture to appliances, clothing, footwear, consumables, and jewellery was made en masse for the mass markets – each item almost a carbon copy of the next. Soon, mass-produced goods were sought after and popular.

Full Circle – Back to Craftsmanship

Like in so many other fields, the art of custom made, hand-finished jewellery and diamond ring manufacturing have come full circle. Discerning lovers of luxury, exclusivity, and superior, unique quality are once again seeking bespoke diamond rings and other jewellery pieces. Following the mass route is no longer an option in the selection of jewellery.

Making Luxury Pieces More Affordable.

Grace Diamonds, our jewellery and diamond ring manufacturing company, believes in making luxury bespoke diamond and other gemstone pieces accessible to our clients by offering them once-off pieces at fair prices by providing value for money in a traditionally high mark-up, high-profit luxury market.

Because we have omitted a middle man and we work from office premises, rather than a customary retail shop, which carries costly (and mass produced) stock, we’re able to keep our operation lean and keen. This is reflected in our quotes and prices for custom-made luxury diamond rings – every girl’s aspiration and favourite. Contact us for professional, expert assistance in taking that leap into luxury.

Bespoke Engagement Rings for Sale

Bespoke or Retail Sale of Engagement Rings – Your Choice

In the quest to find that perfect engagement ring, one which reflects you, your personality, and your style, there are two fundamental routes to follow. Firstly, you’ll probably browse through relevant magazines and websites, do window shopping where and whenever you come across a retail jewellery outlet’s window displays, and/or go into traditional jewellers to try on various engagement rings that are offered for sale.

Traditional Retail Route

Unless you know exactly what you want, these steps and stops at retailers’ premises are helpful in narrowing down your choices and establishing what you like and which type, style, and design best suits you, your hand, and your personality. You’ll also get an idea of the cost of retail rings for comparison purposes later on – at which time you’ll probably realise that our custom-made pieces offer more for your money.

Unique Bespoke Pieces

The second and recommended way to obtain that dream engagement ring involves an entirely different process, which consists of a bespoke design, diamond selection, manufacturing, purchasing, and from our side – the sale. This sales process may sound somewhat complex, but it’s actually very simple, transparent, and straightforward, and it’s accomplished in four easy steps, utilising our guidance, experience and expertise.

Four Steps to Perfection

  • Step One – Register online to make your appointment for a consultation with our expert, who has the experience to help you define your style and preferences.
  • Step Two – An initial 3D design is done after the consultation with input and inspiration from you, ensuring that you’re intimately involved in having your ring exactly as you visualise it. After taking your budget and relevant factors into account, we give you a quote.
  • Step Three – The clearly detailed 3D design is presented to you for approval, without which the manufacturing process will not be initiated.
  • Step Four – You receive your sparkling, bespoke diamond (or other gemstone) engagement ring, but only after meticulous quality control examination under magnification is conducted to the satisfaction and approval of our master craftsmen and jewellery experts, who insist on the perfection that you deserve.

At no charge and in consultation with you, one of our diamond experts will assist you in selecting a certified, conflict-free diamond, chosen from diamond mines in Cullinan, South Africa, for its quality, beauty, and brilliance, in accordance with the internationally accepted 4C principles – cut, clarity, carat, and colour.

Because no middle man and expensive retail spaces are involved, you’re able to obtain more or better diamonds with the resulting cost savings, which equates to more value (or diamond/s) for your money, without compromising on anything. Your active participation in the process ensures that you’ll soon wear a beautiful bespoke engagement ring that you’ll treasure forever.

Custom-Made Engagement Rings

Where Tradition and Contemporary Preferences Come Together Through Custom Designs

Custom-made engagement rings may seem like something of the modern age, but truth is that the concept originated thousands of years ago in a land far away. Indeed, it was tradition in Ancient Egypt to custom design engagement rings. The very shape of the jewellery piece signified the partner’s commitment for eternity.Continue reading

Where to Find Custom-Designed High-Quality Engagement Rings

Where to Find Custom-Designed High-Quality Engagement Rings

Buying an engagement ring is for many one of the most expensive once-off investments they will ever make, apart from buying a home. It goes without saying that careful thought should go into the buying process. While many millennials now shop together for high-quality engagement rings, some still prefer choosing the ring for their partner.Continue reading

The Secret Meanings Behind Diamond Engagement Rings

The Secret Meanings Behind Diamond Engagement Rings

With an array of diamond engagement rings for sale, how do you choose one that will match your personality? It need not be a daunting task. Apart from our exceptional range of diamond jewellery for sale, we also offer you the opportunity to customise the design of your engagement ring to meet your requirements. Our diamonds come all the way from Cullinan in South Africa, so you can expect the best and ethically sourced stones to be used in our range of diamond rings for sale.Continue reading