The Engagement Shop at London Jewelers

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First things first.

It's all about you two. You've decided to become more than "you." Soon you'll be "the two of you." We're here to help you honor and celebrate just that. We'll listen. We'll share our experience and expertise. We'll let you take your time. And we'll guide you through one of the most important moments of your lives.

Choosing a diamond doesn't have to be daunting. You'll find plenty of info in our shop plus a wealth of insight from our team of advisors and GIA-certified gemologists. We'll get you up-to-speed and in-the-know.

Diamonds Demystified.

First, we'll demystify the diamond selection process with you. We have seen it play out time and time again for generations–ultimately, the diamond a customer is intuitively drawn to is the one they fall in love with...not the one attached to a spreadsheet.

The 4Cs, although important to understand, are just a beginning point. Cut, color, clarity, and carat weight make up a set of standards used across a vast industry to assign a value to diamonds. But this isn't industry. It's personal. The choices you make will be inspired by what's special and meaningful to you both. That's the way it should be. And frankly, it's not much different from our own diamond selection process.

4Cs

A simple overview

Cut

  • Excellent

     
  • Very Good

     
  • Good

     
  • Fair

     
  • Poor

     

Represents roughly the top 3% of diamond quality based on cut. Reflects nearly all light that enters the diamond. An exquisite and rare cut.

Represents roughly the top 15% of diamond quality based on cut. Reflects nearly as much light as the ideal cut, but for a lower price.

Represents roughly the top 25% of diamond quality based on cut. Reflects most light that enters. Much less expensive than a very good cut.

Represents roughly the top 35% of diamond quality based on cut. Still a quality diamond, but a fair cut will not be as brilliant as a good cut.

Diamonds that are generally so deep and narrow or shallow and wide that they lose most of the light out the sides and bottom.

Color

  • D–F

     
  • G–J

     
  • K–M

     
  • N–O

     
  • S–Z

     

Colorless

Near colorless

Faint yellow

Very light yellow

Light yellow

Clarity

  • FL–IF

     
  • VVS1–VVS2

     
  • VS1–VS2

     
  • SI1–SI2

     
  • I1

     
  • I2–I3

     

No internal or external imperfections. Internally Flawless: No internal imperfections. Very rare.

Very, Very Slightly Included: Very difficult to see inclusions under 10% magnification.

Very Slightly included: Inclusions are not typically visible to the unaided eye.

Slightly included: Inclusions are visible under 10% magnification and may be visible to the unaided eye.

Slightly Included: Inclusions are visible with the unaided eye.

Included: Inclusions are visible with the unaided eye.

Carat

One carat equals 200 milligrams in weight.
Each carat is divided into 100 points.
For example 1/2 ct. = 50 points

Get Set!

The design of your engagement ring is referred to as a 'setting.' There are limitless possibilities when it comes to your ring's setting. You can choose from our vast selection of exclusive TWO by London designs or from special collections from premium brands like Single Stone, Vram, Forevermark, Tacori, Henri Daussi, and more.

  • solitaire

     
  • three-stone

     
  • channel

     
  • shared prong

     
  • micro pavé

     

Solitaire engagement rings feature a band and one gemstone in a classic design. Many who favor diamond solitaire engagement rings consider the singular gem in this classification of bridal to be the best expression of the one love and one life that is shared when two become one.

Three stone engagement rings are designed with one center stone and two side stones. Most three stone engagement rings have all three gems fairly close in size though sometimes the central stone may be larger than the outer flanking stones and may also be slightly elevated above them.

Channel set engagement rings have gemstones set into a metal channel with no metal separating the gemstones. Instead, gemstones in the channel set engagement rings flow together in one continuous row and present a clean, elegant and contemporary appearance.

Shared prong engagement ring settings hold one diamond or many diamonds up and away from the finger while securely holding them in place with two, four or six prongs. The lifted diamond setting allows light to shine up through the culet of the diamond (the bottom pointed tip) and out the table of the diamond (the flat top of the cut diamond). Shared prong diamond engagement rings offer the maximum amount of brilliance and sparkle.

Micro Pavé engagement rings combine a contemporary style with an antique look. Micro Pavé engagement rings are handcrafted with multitudes of small diamonds which are closely spaced in the setting much in the way that an old street may be paved with cobblestones; The literal definition of pavé means paved and micro refers to the small sizes of the gems. Micro Pavé refers to both the style of the engagement ring setting as well as the manner or method with which it is done

 

Solitaire

Solitaire engagement rings feature a band and one gemstone in a classic design. Many who favor diamond solitaire engagement rings consider the singular gem in this classification of bridal to be the best expression of the one love and one life that is shared when two become one.

 

Three-stone

Three-stone engagement rings are designed with one center stone and two side stones. Most three stone engagement rings have all three gems fairly close in size though sometimes the central stone may be larger than the outer flanking stones and may also be slightly elevated above them.

 

Channel

Channel set engagement rings have gemstones set into a metal channel with no metal separating the gemstones. Instead, gemstones in the channel set engagement rings flow together in one continuous row and present a clean, elegant and contemporary appearance.

 

Shared Prong

Shared prong engagement ring settings hold one diamond or many diamonds up and away from the finger while securely holding them in place with two, four or six prongs. The lifted diamond setting allows light to shine up through the culet of the diamond (the bottom pointed tip) and out the table of the diamond (the flat top of the cut diamond). Shared prong diamond engagement rings offer the maximum amount of brilliance and sparkle.

 

Micro Pavé

Micro Pavé engagement rings combine a contemporary style with an antique look. Micro Pavé engagement rings are handcrafted with multitudes of small diamonds which are closely spaced in the setting much in the way that an old street may be paved with cobblestones; The literal definition of pavé means paved and micro refers to the small sizes of the gems. Micro Pavé refers to both the style of the engagement ring setting as well as the manner or method with which it is done.

Make it as unique as you two.

If you and yours have a very special vision, you can even fully customize your design right alongside our in-house designers and certified gemologists! Whichever approach you take, your setting should speak to your personal style while showcasing the unique qualities of the diamond itself.