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How to customize your Engagement Ring

How to customize your Engagement Ring

An Engagement ring holds great significance as it marks the beginning of a new chapter in life. However, most men faced difficulties when choosing the “right” ring. Aside from choosing the diamond size, Venus Tears has encountered many men who were stumped when it comes to choosing a design they feel their beloved would like. Venus Tears cheers for all our male customers! Here, we would like to offer our assistance to you!

What is an Engagement Ring?

What is an Engagement Ring?

Wedding bands have been called the couple’s oath, whereas Engagement rings have been called the lover’s oath. The promise in which men and women make for their marriage in the future is put into this oath of love. From men to women, the engagement ring expresses the feeling that ” I will take care of you all my life,” and by wearing this ring, women start to get prepared towards her marriage. This pure and romantic moment will be one of the best memories for all lovers.

Budgeting for your Engagement Ring

Generally it is said that the budget of an Engagement Ring may range from $2,500 to $6,000. Prices vary depending on the material of the ring and the quality of diamonds which you choose, however Venus Tears has Engagement Rings ranging from $1,200 onwards! Moreover, we will always have a variety of diamond sizes and grading that you can choose from, so you will be satisfied if you have any specific ideas. We will recommend the best combination according to your requests.

Time to order your Engagement Ring

Since every Engagement Ring is customized and made brand-new just for you, we recommend you to visit us 2 months before your planned proposal, to choose your Engagement Ring. However, as all our rings are made in Japan, depending on the season, sometimes it may take longer than expected. If you do not have enough time for your plan, don’t worry! We may be able to expedite the process of making your ring, or offer alternative solution, so feel free to consult with us any concerns you may have!

Flow of choosing Engagement ring

STEP 1 Choose Ring Design

If you do not have any ideas when it comes to choosing your Engagement Ring, we would like to offer some guidelines!

― Representative 3 Designs ―
  • Straight DesignStraight Design
  • V-shaped DesignV-shaped Design
  • S-shaped DesignS-shaped Design

These three types are representative designs and classified as straight, V-shaped and S-shaped. The impression when wearing each will change delicately, then VENUS TEARS staff in charge will explain to you about each feature in details.

― Some Specific Designs ―
  • Eternity TypeEternity Type
  • With side melee diamondsWith side melee diamonds
  • Gorgeous TypeGorgeous Type

In addition to the 3 representative designs such as straight, V-shaped and S-shaped, the way melee diamonds are set also bring about different personality of each ring. Eternity design expresses “eternal love“ by setting all same sized diamonds for half or full band of the ring. There are also other designs with some side diamonds which highlights the main diamond, or Gorgeous designs using diamonds luxuriously.

Staff Recommendation Ranking

Top 5 Engagement Ring Designs recommended by Venus Tears Staff, based on affordability as well as popularity!

  • No.1Staff Recommendation Ranking No.1

    P417-03

    K18WG

    With many side diamonds placed with a elegant slant on the band. These melee diamonds amplifies the main diamond’s brilliance.

  • No.2Staff Recommendation Ranking No.2

    ACE3-05

    K18WG

    A special and gorgeous design that feels like royalty and luxurious which is definitely unique to Venus Tears.

  • No.3Staff Recommendation Ranking No.3

    P560-02

    K18WG

    Classic 4 claws with a higher setting, this is a timeless design that is definitely suitable for all occasions.

  • No.4Staff Recommendation Ranking No.4

    P910-03

    K18WG

    Classic Solitaire design with 6 claws which has been the most popular throughout the years amongst all jewelry shops.

  • No.5Staff Recommendation Ranking No.5

    SSNCE15-02

    K18WG

    This tiara design is perfect for every lady who has dreamt of being a princess. You also can customize some side stones to Pink or Blue diamonds to make it more special!

STEP 2 Choose Main Diamond

Diamonds are chosen based on the standards called “4C“, which refers to Carat, Color, Clarity, Cut. Let us move on to selecting the most important aspect of your Engagement Ring.

Carat (Ct)

Measurements of a Diamond’s Carat is based on its weight. A metric Carat is defined as 200 milligrams (0.2 grams).
Each carat can be subdivided into 100 point, which allows very precise measurements. For Diamonds below 1 Carat, a jeweller may describe its weight by ‘points’ alone. For example, the jeweller may refer to a Diamond that weighs 0.25 Carats as a ‘twenty-five pointer.’Diamonds above 1 Carat are expressed in carats and decimals. For example, the jeweller may refer to a Diamond that weighs 1.08 Carat as ‘one point oh eight carats’.

With the condition of all else being equal, a Diamond’s price increases in accordance to its Carat, because larger Diamonds are much rarer and therefore more desirable. However, 2 Diamonds of equal Carat can have very different values (and prices) depending on 3 other factors of the Diamond’s 4C.

Carat(Ct)

Color

GIA’s Color-Grading Scale for diamonds has been used as an industry standard. The scale begins with the letter D, representing colorless, and continues with increasing presence of color to the letter Z, which is light yellow or brown. Each letter grade has a defined range of color appearance. Diamonds are color-graded by comparing them to stones of known colors under controlled lighting and precise viewing conditions.

Many of these color distinctions are so subtle that it will appear invisible to the untrained eye. But these slight differences makes a very big difference in Diamond Quality and Price.

Color

Clarity

Natural Diamonds are formed under extreme high temperatures as well as pressure deep within the earth. This results in a variety of internal characteristics called Inclusions and external characteristics called blemishes.

A Diamond of Clarity“VS1” and “SI2” may look the same in untrained eyes. Clarity is Graded under standard viewing conditions with 10x magnification.

FLAWLESS (FL)
No inclusions or blemishes are visible to a skilled grader using 10× magnification

INTERNALLY FLAWLESS (IF)
No inclusions and only blemishes are visible to a skilled grader using 10× magnification

VERY,VERY SLIGHTLY INCLUDED (VVS1,VVS2)
Inclusions are present but hardly visible to a skilled grader using 10× magnification

VERY SLIGHTLY INCLUDED (VS1,VS2)
Inclusions are present and range from hardly visible – visible to a skilled grader using 10x magnification

SLIGHTLY INCLUDED (SI1,SI2)
Inclusions are present and very noticeable to a skilled grader using 10x magnification

INCLUDED (I1,I2,I3)
Inclusions are present and very obvious to a skilled grader using 10× magnification and may affect transparency and brilliance

During a Diamond’s natural formation, virtually all Diamonds contains small imperfections. Flawless {FL} refers to Diamonds that are completely without such imperfections.

Clarity

Cut

Diamonds are renowned for its ability to transmit light and intense sparkle.
Beauty and Value of a Diamond is highly dependent on its Cutting. It is said that a Diamond’s Cut is the most complicated and toughest part in judging a Diamond’s 4C.
For Round Brilliant Cuts, GIA grades Diamonds based on these 3 optical features:

Brightness: Amount of Internal and External white light reflected.

Fire: Scattering of white light into colors of the rainbow.

Scintillation: Amount and Intensity of sparkles a Diamond can produce.

A Diamond’s Cut Grade is further sub-divided into 3 categories, where the design and craftsmanship is taken into account.

Cut: The Diamond’s weight relative to its diameter, and its girdle thickness, which affects its durability.

Symmetry: The symmetry of its facet arrangement.

Polish: The quality of polish on the Diamond’s facets.

In a Perfect Cut Diamond, 8 distinct arrows can be seen when looked though the loupe from a top down view, and 8 hearts from a bottom up view.

Cut

Cheering for our Male Customers

To cheer on for our customers who are planning to propose, Venus Tears has prepared many attractive gifts that you may choose from to go along with your Engagement Ring. On top of these, you will also be entitled to vouchers of varying amounts, which can be used on your purchase of wedding bands!

Privileges

Privileges

Privileges

Venus Tears offers various attractive gifts for our customers. You may choose from our popular hand-drawn portrait to fancy ring pillows, or limited edition ornamental jewelry boxes. We are often thinking of new ideas for gifts that may be of aid to your proposal, so check with us for more details on on-going promotions!

Bridal Vouchers

Bridal Vouchers

Bridal Vouchers

For customers who purchase Engagement Rings from us, we provide special vouchers ranging from $500 to $1000! This voucher may be used on your next purchase of wedding bands with Venus Tears!

Key-Terms to know when buying Engagement Ring

Straight Design Ring bands that are straight, a classic popular design.
V-shaped Design Ring bands that has a slight curve towards the base of the finger, like a V or U shape.
S-shaped Design Ring bands designed to be asymmetrical, like a horizontal letter S.
Claws For holding and setting diamonds. Depending on the number of claws, the ring may look very different. The most common are 4-claws or 6-claws.
Solitaire Engagement Rings with only one main diamond at the center.
Platinum(Pt) A precious metal with a melting point of 1769°C , which is extremely high for precious metal. This precious metal is the most durable for pressure and long-term use. It has a silver appearance, much like white gold.
White Gold(WG) Gold whitened by alloying with other silver metals such as Palladium and Nickel.
Rose Gold(RG) Gold alloyed with Silver and Copper, giving it a Rosy-Bronze appearance.
Inclusion Small crystals or substances trapped in a Diamond during its formation, resulting in inclusions. Irregularities in a Diamond’s atomic structure may also result in inclusions.
Melee Diamond Polished small diamonds lesser than 0.2 carat, placed alongside the main diamond.
Loose Diamond Diamonds which are not yet set into a ring.
Round Brilliant Cut The best cutting technique for bringing out the maximum brilliance from diamonds.
Certificate It is graded by a gem appraiser. Venus Tears carries diamonds with certificates from the GIA institution, which is known as a worldwide standard.
Hearts & Cupid Also known as Hearts & Arrows, for the most ideal Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds, 8 arrows may be seen from the top-down view and 8 hearts from the bottom-up view. Hearts & Cupid refers to diamonds with such ideal cutting.
Triple Excellent(3EX) The highest grade for diamond cutting ratio in terms of proportion, polish and symmetry.

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