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Have you seen how much oval diamonds have boomed over the past few months on social media

It’s been quite a ride! 

Designers seem to have been working in overdrive to create stunning and interesting engagement rings built around oval shaped centre stones. And they’ve done a great job.

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Our front desk doorbell rang with it’s crude “trrrrr”.

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Sam: “Good morning, I want to manufacture my ring with you, but can I source the diamond myself?”

OK.

Sourcing a diamond, at first glance, seems pretty straight forward.

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It’s that time again. We’ve scoured the social web and found the 5 most popular and trending themes in engagement ring designs during April 2019.

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If you’re looking for the history of the round diamond - wrong blog. We've got bigger things to do.  

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Welcome!

If you want your engagement ring to look amazing, it's important to ensure the main diamond is the star of the show and has all the brilliance and fire you would expect from a diamond. 

Fluorescence is a little-known diamond specification that can drastically alter the price and appearance of any diamond you cross paths with.

Mother nature rolled the dice and around 30% of diamonds emit some degree of fluorescent glow when exposed to concentrated UV light. It's random.

As you know there’s UV in sunlight, and although far from concentrated there is a small reaction with the UV light in natural sunlight.

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Diamond colour grades change in unexpectedly tiny increments. 

Diamond colours range from D to Z, and as they trinkle down the alphabet the colour hue becomes more visibly prominent. Z is not a dark brown or yellow, yes, the colour is visible but far less pronounced than you would imagine. 

Internet diamond colour-sheets aren't accurate. Just see them as a visual parable to just show that colour intensifies as you slide down to Z on the colour scale. 

I can tell you right here before we sail off; G and H are white to any pair of eyes. You're better off focusing on some other characteristics like cut-grade and size when your in this boat. 

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What and what not to include in engagement ring chats can be a bit blurry. This is part one of a blog series on engagement ring questions for “Surprise me”, “hands on” and “hinter” girlfriends. Keep an eye out for the next installments.

Girlfriends have a 6th sense when it comes to engagement ring activity.

You can be as stealthy as a grain of salt - she’ll know something’s up.

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