Monday 23 September 2019

There is no Perfect Engagement Ring, but There is a Perfect Ring for Your Fiancé.

There is no Perfect Engagement Ring, but There is a Perfect Ring for Your Fiancé.

Things to Consider when Choosing Your Engagement Ring

As with any big purchase, it’s crucial to do your research. This means taking stock of everything from your budget to the characteristics of diamond quality to your soon-to-be fiancé’s personality and style. If you opt for a diamond, take the time to study the 4Cs: cut, carat, clarity, and color. As Richie Frieman of The Knot puts it, buying a ring without considering the 4Cs is “like buying an expensive car because of the price, and then finding out it has a crappy engine, a rust-filled body, and won't last you a week.”

Use our tips below to help you narrow down your choices and discover all your options. Consider your budget and go from there. But don’t fret—here are some simple guidelines to help you get started.

Choosing the perfect ring—the one that tells your story and truly lets your sweetheart know just how much you love her—can be daunting. Know that the perfect ring is out there—or can be made to order! It is possible to do something special without breaking the bank if you know what your options are. So, how do you go about finding the perfect token of your love? 

The True Classic

Does your fiancé veer more traditional? Will you be asking her father's permission for her hand in marriage? When you discuss your future wedding, does it include all the hallmarks of a traditional wedding, such as bridesmaids, groomsmen, and a flower girl? If so, you may want to look at classic engagement rings such as solitaires. 


Even a solitaire can be truly unique when you select the perfect color diamond, as these are even rarer and will retain their value. A colored diamond also means that you can go larger in carat size while scaling down on clarity, allowing you to stay within your budget and offer your fiancé a ring that she will cherish for a lifetime.

Discover your favorite color - Natural Colour diamonds  Langerman Diamonds YDCDL

Setting the stone in a specific color of gold can help to further enhance the diamond’s color and distinctiveness. If you want the color to stand out, for example, consider a yellow or light pink diamond in a yellow or rose gold setting. Or, if a white solitaire diamond is a must but you still want to add a touch of color, consider adding stackable eternity rings of color melees to a solitaire. 

The Risk Taker

Does your fiancé rock the latest trends? Does she enjoy taking fashion risks and expressing herself through her unique wardrobe and style? If so, you may need to think outside the traditional box and venture into the latest trends—and be ready to break some rules while you’re at it. 

A color diamond, be it an elegant, smoky cognac or a mysterious grey, can be just what you need to complement your fiancé’s individuality. A three-stone trinity setting, while traditional, can be set with an assortment of hand-picked colors that speak to her unique sense of style.

For example, a clear diamond can be flanked by two matching colored diamonds of different cuts, or all three can be variations of your chosen hue—such as blue, one of the rarest diamond colors. Cocktail style engagement rings are also very on-trend, with bolder, more playful settings that are hard to miss. This is where a beautiful diamond can be framed by smaller diamonds—think color and let your imagination play.

Sleek and Modern 

Clean lines, simple designs and bold statements with a less-is-more approach—these are the hallmarks of more modern designs that a minimalist bride will appreciate. You’ll know this bride by how she decorates her home—no clutter there—and how she dresses—contemporary and understated but always sexy. Here, it’s all about the setting.

Sleek Engagement ring with a gray diamond. Langerman Diamonds

An inlaid diamond that sits just at the surface of the ring looks delicate and clean, but so can a multi-stone setting, perhaps with two diamonds that meet in the middle. Again, a vividly colored diamond will make even the sleekest design stand out. A wedding band made of colored diamond baguettes is another understated option that pairs well with other jewelry, making it easy to wear and timeless.

 stackable infinity ring with colour diamonds baguette diamonds.


Romantic and Feminine

Pink, flowers, lace. If you associate your bride with these fanciful design elements, she is likely feminine and romantic and will be charmed by a scintillating vanilla or champagne diamond. This is where you can look at vintage style settings and delicate, ornate designs with more details. A halo ring made of color paves might be a perfect choice. Or, you can take the design of the band further and add color melees to a raised setting for a more vintage look.

The Perfect engagement ring. Romantic and with pink diamonds. Credit YDCDL


The color options of pavé are endless and include grey, light blue, and of course pink.

Whatever your fiancé’s style, color diamonds are a great addition to your engagement ring and can even be its centerpiece. At Langerman, we are here to help you make the choice that’s perfect for you. We specialize in custom designs—just keep in mind that it takes time to have a custom ring made, so it’s important to factor that into your engagement timeline too.


Step into the mesmerizing world of natural Pink diamonds, synonymous of elegance and sophistication. These exquisite gems have stolen the spotlight in the realm of fine jewelry, captivating the hearts of fashion enthusiasts around the globe. 

In this article, we’ll explore the enchanting features of Fancy Pink diamonds, uncovering their origins, possible tones, and the growing fascination around them. As we delve into their unique characteristics, you’ll learn how they compare to other popular pink gemstones, revealing the distinct advantages that set them apart.

The Origin Of Their Mesmerising Hues

Fancy Purple-Pink diamond from Langerman Diamonds.
0.11 ct Radiant Pink VS diamond.

Fancy Pink diamonds are the result of a remarkable geological process that lasted millions of years. During their formation process, atomic traces of minerals such as hydrogen, nitrogen, or boron were introduced into their crystalline structure, resulting in impressive hues.

However, another scientific theory states that the pink hue comes from a deformation in the crystal lattice of the stone, a phenomenon caused by extreme pressure.

Whichever the cause, thanks to our Earth’s natural transformations, today we get to enjoy the exceptional shades of Pink diamonds.

Fancy Intense Purple-Pink diamond from Langerman Diamonds.
0.22 ct Pear Pink diamond from Argyle, Australia.

From delicate pastel tones reminiscent of blooming cherry blossoms to intense, vivid shades that command attention, natural Pink diamonds offer a diverse palette of hues that ignite the imagination.

Rarity And A Growing Fascination

The allure of these unique stones lies not only in their enchanting beauty but also in their rarity. 

Fancy Intense Brownish Pink diamond from Langerman Diamonds.
0.13 ct Marquise Rosé VS2 diamond from Argyle, Australia.

As luxury enthusiasts and jewelry connoisseurs seek to come in possession of the most exclusive and coveted pieces, the interest surrounding fancy pink diamonds continues to grow. With the recent closure of the renowned Argyle mine in Australia, a significant source of Pink diamonds, their scarcity has skyrocketed.

Pink Diamond’s Unparalleled Properties

Fancy Intense Brownish Pink from Langerman Diamonds.
0.32 ct Oval Pink diamond from Argyle, Australia.


The refractive index of a diamond is approximately 2.42. This high refractive index is one of the factors that contribute to the exceptional brilliance and sparkle that diamonds are renowned for. The high refractive index allows diamonds to bend and reflect light in a way that creates maximum dispersion and brilliance, resulting in their captivating play of light and fire. It is this unique optical property that sets diamonds apart from other gemstones and contributes to their timeless allure and desirability.

0.35 carat Trapezoid Step-Cut Raspberry diamond with GIA report.


Diamonds are renowned for their exceptional hardness, ranking 10 on the Mohs scale, which is the highest possible rating. This remarkable property makes diamonds highly resistant to scratching and abrasion, ensuring their longevity and durability even with daily wear.

Split-shank Pink diamond engagement ring with double halo by Langerman Diamonds.
Pear-shaped Pink diamond ring with double halo.

The hardness of a diamond contributes significantly to its value. Diamonds are prized for their ability to withstand the rigors of everyday use without losing their beauty or succumbing to damage. This durability ensures that diamond jewelry, such as engagement rings and heavily worn pieces, can be cherished forever and passed down through generations.

What About Other Pink Gemstones?


This pink gemstone is often used in jewelry for its vibrant color. Pink tourmaline can be found in various parts of the world, including Brazil, Afghanistan, Mozambique, and the United States. Each location may produce unique variations in color and quality, making it more complicated for the regular customer to understand how to measure and compare characteristics.

Tourmaline ranks 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs' scale of hardness, making it moderately durable, but relatively softer compared to Pink diamonds. With a refractive index between 1.624 and 1.644, pink tourmaline exhibits a good amount of brilliance and light dispersion.

Pink quartz

This mineral showcases a soft, delicate pink hue that does not typically offer much sparkle. There are multiple levels of transparency available, from very translucent to milky opaque or smoky with yellow or brown undertones.

Scoring a 7 on the Mohs scale, pink quartz is relatively durable and suitable for some types of jewelry. However, it is still important to protect it from impact, and best suitable for earrings and low-wear pieces.

Pink Sapphire

The intensity of its color depends on the place of origin and the combination of trace elements present within its crystal structure.

With a hardness of 9 on the Mohs scale, pink sapphires are very durable and resistant, making them suitable for all kinds of jewelry pieces. However, they are more prone to scratches than diamonds.


Kunzite is quite affordable because it’s relatively unknown although it can be found in many places like Afghanistan, Brazil, Madagascar, and the USA.

Like most color stones, kunzite can be undergo irradiation or heat treatments to enhance its color. Exposure to heat and bright light can cause color in both natural and treated kunzite to fade over time.


Most morganite deposits are found in Brazil, but the highest quality specimens come from Madagascar. Typically, morganite enjoys a high transparency with minimal inclusions resulting in clear, polished stones.

Scoring a 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale, Morganite is safe and durable enough for jewelry.

Your Best Choice: Pink Diamonds

Fancy Intense Orangy Pink diamond from Langerman Diamonds.
0.29 ct Shield cut Pink diamond from Argyle, Australia

There are multiple options to choose from to create a jewel with pink gemstones. However, they all fall short when compared to the durability and brilliance of natural Pink diamonds. With sources becoming more scarce while demand continues grows, Pink diamonds keep appreciating in value making them a better financial choice when compared to other gemstones which tend to loose value in the resale marker. Pink diamonds present multiple advantages for their investment potential and as a valuable asset to be passed on for generations.

Bespoke Pink diamond ring by Langerman Diamonds.
Emerald cut Burgundy diamond set in a ring with channel-set and pavé-set white diamonds.

When purchasing color gemstones, it’s important the buyer requests a professional laboratory report that discloses any enhancements to make an informed decision. Unfortunately for most consumers, it’s hard to find full-detailed information on a finished jewelry piece and it requires additional effort and inquiries to confirm the quality of a gemstone.

Langerman Diamonds has over 50 years of expertise in sourcing and trading natural color diamonds. Explore our online inventory and contact us to learn more about the purchasing process.