The Perfect Engagement Ring

The Perfect Engagement Ring

The Perfect Engagement Ring

One of the many alluring traits of diamonds is the fact that no two are ever the same. Similarly, every couple is unique in their own way. So when it comes to buying an engagement ring, it’s essential to choose a ring that appeals to your unique sense of individuality.

As a precious symbol of your future together, choosing the right engagement ring is one of the most significant decisions you’ll ever make. Our goal at Pawan Jewellers is to simplify the process of buying the perfect engagement ring. This guide will show you how to choose a unique engagement ring you can treasure forever.

Diamond size and diamond carat guide

When buying a diamond engagement ring, the size of the centre diamond is often the first thing that comes to mind. Engagement rings are the true symbol of your life-long commitment to one another; it’s vital that you are happy with your purchase, and have an understanding of how sizing works. It will offer valuable insights as you make your decision.

Diamond size and diamond carat guide

The thing about carat weight

Diamond carat weight essentially measures diamond’s apparent size. How much a diamond weighs is measured by metric “carat” units, with 1 unit equivalent to 200 milligrams. A carat can be further subdivided into 100 points, which allows very precise weight measurements up to the hundredth decimal place.

Some carat weights (including three-quarter carat, half carat, and carat) are referred to as ‘magic sizes.’ All things being equal, the price of a diamond increases with its carat weight because larger stones are much rarer and generally more desirable. This said, two diamonds of the same carat weight can have differing values and pricing based on other critical factors like cut, colour, and clarity. While visually, there can be very little difference between a full carat diamond and one that weighs 0.99, the price difference can be significant because of the said factors.

The proverbial ‘Four Cs’

The proverbial ‘Four Cs’

If you’ve spent any amount of time on diamond or engagement ring research, you have probably heard about the Four Cs of diamonds. This grading system takes into account the above mentioned factors: cut, colour, clarity, and carat. To help you better understand what the Four Cs is all about, here is a rundown of what each one means:

  • Cut – Cut has more to do with a diamond’s sparkle factor than its shape. Cuts can therefore be graded from excellent to poor. When a piece of diamond is cut into shape—be it oval, pear, round, or square—it must be done within certain parameters so each facet can interact with light to ensure maximum shine.
  • Carat – Diamond size and weight are measured in carats, with one carat being 200 milligrams or 1/5 of a gram. Ring weights and sizes can vary widely.
  • Clarity – It can be difficult to find a perfectly flawless diamond free from any inclusions because it’s natural for tiny white or black flecks/lines to occur. Minute imperfections such as these determine a diamond’s clarity. The clarity of a diamond is rated on a scale from ‘flawless’ to ‘included.’ The fewer, smaller, and less visible these inclusions are, the higher the price of the diamond.
  • Colour – Diamonds come in a wide spectrum of colours and shades. It is rare to find ones that are completely colourless. Diamond colour is rated on a scale from D to no colour down to Z (which refer to stones that are visibly yellowish). Colourless diamonds are most expensive because of their purity. More recently, diamonds in fancy colours like chocolate, pink, and yellow, have become popular. For these fancy diamonds, the more saturated the colour is, the more valuable the piece.

Finding their style

When buying an engagement ring, it pays to know the style that your significant other prefers. Choose a piece that matches the types of jewellery she wears.

The ring should also suit her hands. Does she have long and slender fingers? Choose a ring with wide horizontal styling. For shorter fingers, vertical designs are best.

Don’t forget to take into consideration her daily activities. You will likely come across ring setting terms like solitaire, halo, and the like, each with their own unique characteristics that make them more fitting for certain lifestyles and fashion preferences.

One advantage you have when buying from online jewellers like Pawan is that you get access to an extensive selection of jewellery styles to match your loved one’s taste and lifestyle. Here, you will find almost every style and design imaginable.

Choice of metal

Last but not least, you also want to consider the kind of precious metal to use for your ring band and setting. Metals differ in terms of colour, hardness, and type. Gold is the traditional choice, but you can certainly choose others. White gold and platinum are popular for their elegantly understated appearance.

Choice of metal

Ring Size

Perhaps the most precise way to determine your partner’s ring size is to have their finger measured by a jeweller. However, this isn’t always possible. As most proposals are often done by surprise, you have to be creative with your approach to finding your significant other’s finger size.

So how do you do it? Here’s a trick you can try: Borrow one of their favourite rings and use that as a basis for sizing. To make things even easier for you, we at Pawan Jewellers have prepared sizing guides that you can consult when shopping for engagement jewellery.

Ring sizes
Buying Your Wedding Bands

Buying Your Wedding Bands

Buying Your Wedding Bands: Everything You Need to Know

Choosing a wedding band is an important matter. After all, this piece of jewellery symbolizes one of the most important commitments you will ever make in life—the commitment to love and cherish your significant other until death do you part.

Did you know that wedding bands have a long history that dates thousands of years back to Ancient Egypt, when people wore wedding rings to signify the bond between married couples? The round and endless form of a wedding ring—which has no definitive beginning or end— represents the eternal love that marrying couples have for each other.

The essence of “The One” ring

The very first rings from the ancient days were forged out of iron.

Moving forward to the medieval times, wedding bands began to transform in style and look with the use of more precious metals and settings as well as the addition of decorative elements. It was during the medieval age that wedding rings with gold settings and gemstone appliqués became popular, making the standard for wedding ring style and design.

These days, you will find an infinite assortment of wedding bands and ring styles made out of a wide range of materials and adorned by all kinds of precious elements to match individual style preferences.

Modern wedding bands now come in yellow gold, white gold, or rose gold settings, along with platinum settings or a combination of different materials that help create a unique style and look for a wedding band.

So, where and how do you buy the perfect wedding ring?

At Pawan Jewellers, you will have no shortage of amazing wedding band styles and options, ranging from traditional designs to more contemporary styles to fit your needs.

We have also compiled some practical tips to help you find the right wedding ring to cherish and adore for a lifetime.

Where should you buy your wedding band?

Buy from Pawan Jewellers

Just like buying any type of jewellery, you want to make a purchase only from reputable jewellery vendors like Pawan Jewellers. You can’t go wrong with a shop that offers an extensive range of wedding band options and an even more extensive experience and service history in the jewellery industry since 1967.

It can be difficult to discern which jewellers you can trust in a market that’s quite saturated by suppliers and vendors who sell their products online. This said, there are things that you can watch out for to help you properly discern the quality of service and the calibre of products you can expect from the store of your choice.

Choose a shop that has been in the industry for years—even decades. This is a sign of trustworthiness and reliability.

You also want to make sure that they have affiliations with other reputable associations such as The National Association of Goldsmiths, which helps keep their prices competitive and the quality of their goods at par with industry leaders.

When searching online, a well-maintained website with high-resolution photos of their offerings—along with detailed descriptions of their products—are all good signs of a reputable supplier.

Choosing a wedding band for her

Choosing a wedding band for her

Wedding bands differ in terms of material, design, and overall style. They also differ in ring settings from prong to pave, and bezel.

Eternity bands are likely increasing in popularity as wedding bands, especially for women who want to keep the attention and spotlight on their engagement ring. When buying wedding bands for her, it’s important to consider the style and material of the engagement ring so that your wedding ring will match it as closely as possible.

The amount of decoration and specialty details like stone settings on your wedding band is entirely your choice. Some people prefer extra sparkle on their wedding bands, while others may choose a more straightforward design that’s practical to wear on a daily basis.

Choosing a wedding band for him

Choosing a wedding band for him

Male wedding bands tend to be an easier choice as most men have a simpler taste in jewellery. This said, there is no shortage of male wedding bands that include interesting intricacies and beautiful detailing, including diamond embellishments and other adornments like precious stones and ornate detailing.

All in all, the secret to finding the perfect wedding band is to choose styles that match your own personality and at the same time fits your lifestyle.

Because you are expected to wear your wedding ring on a daily basis, you want to take into account how you use your hands every day, be it for work, recreation, or any other activity you typically engage in. This way, you can make sure that your wedding ring design will stay intact even when subjected to the rigours of your daily lifestyle activities.

Since you’ll be wearing your wedding band for life, it is crucial to choose the highest quality materials that will last for years to come. Make sure to take into account important aspects like the metal used, the setting style, and the authenticity and quality of the gemstones used in your wedding band.


Buying a Diamond

Buying a Diamond: The Beginner’s Guide

Buying a Diamond

Going diamond shopping can be equal parts daunting and exciting, especially in a market that’s populated by suppliers and dealers from far and wide. Search the web for diamonds for sale and you’ll find endless options to choose from.

Here at Pawan Jewellers, we want to make your diamond buying journey as easy and as smooth sailing as possible. This is why we have put together this simple guide to help you navigate the diamond market and make sure that you are getting your money’s worth.

Relax and enjoy the journey

Buying diamonds typically goes hand-in-hand with special milestones in life, ranging from engagements to birthdays, anniversaries, and other momentous occasions. As such, you could face a lot of pressure just to get your purchase right. To make matters even more confusing, diamonds go through an incredibly technical and sometimes intimidating valuation system made even more complex by the range of information that’s available on the subject. No wonder diamond shopping is an incredibly overwhelming prospect for most people.

If this sounds like you at the moment, don’t worry. Arming yourself with the correct information is important before you go ahead and take the plunge. Here are some expert tips to remember when shopping for this precious rock.

Getting to know the 4Cs of diamond shopping

You’ve probably heard of the term ‘4Cs’ by now: Cut, Colour, Clarity, and Carat. When shopping for diamond, you will most definitely come across these all-important factors by which diamond’s quality is measured.

These are critical diamond properties that have a huge impact on the stone’s appearance, size, and overall value. All diamonds are unique in their own way and their appearance is mainly determined by the way they are cut, the colours they radiate, their clarity and purity, and their carat weight.

Getting to know the 4Cs of diamond shopping

The First C of Diamond Shopping: Carat

Carat refers to the weight measurement of diamond. It defines the physical weight of the stone.

The carat system is an age-old standard that takes back to the early 1900s. The weight of gemstones has been determined and measured in carats ever since.

A single carat is equivalent to 0.2 grams or 200 milligrams. Everything else being equal (cut quality, colour grade, and clarity), a diamond of a higher carat weight can be significantly more valuable (and therefore more expensive) than those of a lower carat weight.

The Second C of Diamond Shopping: Colour

A diamond’s appearance is significantly influenced by the colour that it produces. The colour scale that jewellers use when determining a diamond’s colour value range from D to Z (colourless to light yellow).

The value of a piece of diamond is generally scored by how closely it approaches the colourless spectrum. The less colour that it has, the higher its value.

Colourless diamonds exude light beams in a huge spectrum of colours, which likewise adds to its brilliance and beauty. This is why colour in a piece of diamond largely inhibits the gemstone’s ability to reflect the same kind of light.

The Third C of Diamond Shopping: Clarity

Diamond has a clarity scale that is defined in 11 different grades, ranging from Flawless (F) to Included grade 3 (I3).

A flawless diamond is extremely rare because nature imprints its natural birthmarks into each piece of diamond in the form of inclusions, on a Flawless diamond there are no inclusions or clarity characteristics. These clarity characteristics are exactly what make each piece of diamond unique.

Nevertheless, the less visible these inclusions or blemishes are within a diamond, the greater its clarity, which is why diamonds that are graded high on the clarity scale are considered more valuable.

The Fourth C of Diamond Shopping: Cut

Cut defines the geometric proportions of a diamond—the way that it is cut affects its brilliance and sparkle. This is why precision and great craftsmanship are crucial to ensure the right proportions and the exact symmetry and polish. This way, the diamond’s magnificence is maximized and its brilliance is made to stand out.

It is true that clarity and colour contribute greatly to the appeal and value of a diamond, but it is the cut that ensures the symmetry of diamond’s facets, its proportions, as well as its ability to reflect and bounce light around. Out of the 4Cs of diamond, cut is often the most difficult to determine, especially to the untrained eye, as it is an incredibly scientific and technical aspect of quality that goes through a highly precise process.

Determining which of these aspects and characteristics you should focus on when shopping for diamonds is important so you will have an easier time choosing the right piece for the occasion. This way, you will know where and how to make compromises as you choose between potential pieces to buy. For instance, if the size is more important to you, you will know to prioritize size over colour and/or cut and vice versa.

The great thing about buying a diamond is that you never have to go through the process alone. Come by Pawan Jewellers and our experts will help you make the best choice based on your preferences and your price range.