In this 1 Carat Engagement Ring Guide you will discover:
- The history and the meaning of engagement rings;
- Why engagement rings contain diamonds & gems;
- About celebrities and their big engagement rings;
- How to assess a diamond or gemstone's quality;
- Main different engagement ring designs & trends;
- 1 Carat engagement ring suggestions to purchase.
A little Engagement Ring background
Do you know that we can track the custom of wearing engagement rings to ancient Rome? It was in Rome that this custom of giving rings as a symbol of promise or engagement generated firstly. Roman women used to wear rings made of ivory, copper, iron, or flint to signify that they are in a mutual contract of love and obedience with a person. In the exploration of the Ruins of Pompeii it was discovered that women used to have two rings as a wedding symbol – one for private wear (iron) and one for public wear (precious metal).
DeBeers marketing campaign
Initially, engagement rings did not contain diamonds or gems. It was diamond empire DeBeers their successful marketing campaign “A diamond is forever” that gave the usage of diamonds in engagement rings a boost. In the early 20thcentury diamond production was low. Engagement rings were still practice but they didn't necessarily contain a diamond in it. In the year 1947, DeBeers launched an advertisement campaign with the slogan, "a diamond is forever." It was an immensely successful campaign given the relevance of diamonds in engagement and wedding rings today. Marriage traditionally is forever and diamond rings encapsulated the perfect concept of eternity in them. That is a big reason for the popularity of diamond engagement rings.
Couples have been following the tradition of diamond and gemstone engagement rings. The co-relation of forever-ness and eternity of the diamond with marriage is what struck the consumers’ hearts. Marriage traditionally is forever and diamond rings encapsulated the perfect concept of eternity in them. This concept became so popular that now it is almost impossible to imagine an engagement ring without diamonds or gemstones. Let's explore the different kinds of diamond and gemstone engagement rings to choose from.
Famous Engagement Rings
Famous people are known to have some pretty outstanding rings that keep giving us examples to follow. One elegant and decent engagement ring that goes down in history is worn by Queen Elizabeth II. Her ring is a platinum band that is mounted with a 3-carat solitaire diamond with 5 small diamonds on each side.
The most popular and talked about diamond engagement ring is the 18 carat oval sapphire surrounded by 14 diamonds that Princess Diana wore when she was engaged to Prince Charles. It was later passed down to Kate Middleton when she got engaged to Prince William. Inspired by the same ring is our 2.6 Carat Sapphire with 14 Simulated Diamonds Sapphire Diamond Engagement Ring. Meghan Markle also boasts a three-diamond ring from Princess Diana’s jewelry collection.
Another famous combination is of diamonds with emerald. John F. Kennedy proposed to Jacqueline Bouvier with a tapered baguette 2.84 Carat emerald beside a 2.88-carat diamond ring. It sure goes down as one of the most timeless rings in history as that combination of the Emerald and Diamond Ring is still favoured by many brides and fiancés.
Famous rings in history aren't limited to Royalty and Presidents only. Jay Z proposed to Beyoncé with a 18-carat emerald cut diamond. Jennifer Lopez adorns a beautiful 16 carat emerald cut diamond ring, while Paris Hilton has a whopping 20 carat teardrop diamond ring as her engagement ring! This goes on to show that diamonds are still very populair and timeless.
Elizabeth Taylor got married for a total of eight times in her life (yes that makes for a lot of engagement and wedding rings). But her most famous engagement ring was the one presented to her by Mike Todd. It was a 29.4-carat emerald cut diamond. Another extremely famous engagement ring is of the infamous Kim Kardashian West. In the current times, anything that she does or owns automatically becomes a fashion statement. Kanye proposed to Kim in 2013 with a sparkling 15-carat cushion cut ring. An interesting fact to mention is the ring was produced completely conflict-free with the best possible diamonds.
Hence, be it royalty, Hollywood, or the common man, everyone loves some sparkle in their lives. And what better sparkle than a diamond? And what better occasion than for your engagement? Celebrities often go for huge carat engagement rings, although engagement rings around 1 carat are most popular. At Pure Gems the largest Simulated Diamond Engagement Rings we offer are the 2 Carat Diamond Ring, the 2 Carat Heart Shaped Diamond Ring and the 1,5 Carat Princess Cut Diamond Ring.
1 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring
One of the most popular engagement rings is the 1 carat diamond engagement ring. The reason for its popularity is the wide variety of designs and the easy accessibility of this size. A 1 carat diamond ring is also more common and much more affordable than a ring with a diamond of larger size. If you’re looking for an ideal engagement ring, you might want to consider a 1 carat diamond engagement ring. It is not too small and not too big. The 1 carat diamond ring promises affordability along with finesse. The 1 carat diamond ring is especially popular because it is available in many shapes and settings.
When it comes to buying a one carat diamond ring, the first thing to look for are the 4C's. This grading method was first established by GIA to determine the quality and rating of the diamond. Today this is the standard to grade diamonds an gems that is accepted worldwide. These 4C’s are especially important when you are purchasing a one carat diamond ring. Below you will learn the 4C's.
The cut of the diamond is the symmetry and proportion of the diamond and not the shape of the diamond. There needs to be a balance between the optimal cut and the carat weight of the diamond, while a smaller well-cut diamond may be more expensive per carat, but people may prefer larger, fair cut diamonds only because of the carat value. Thus, this balance is integral in determining the cut rating of the diamond. All Pure Gems Simulated Diamonds have been cut to near-perfection by master craftsman. With the use of highly advanced technology they have been cut into one the most popular diamond shapes, achieving exceptional brilliance and reflection.
Rare diamonds such as yellow, pink, and blue are of great value, however, when we talk about the color of the diamond in context to the quality of the diamond, we are referring to the yellow tint in the white-colored diamond. The greater this tint, the lesser the value of the diamond. The clear, white color adds to the reflective nature of the diamond; hence a rule of thumb is the whiter the color, the more reflective the diamond will be, and subsequently the higher the value of the diamond. The more colorless a diamond is, the higher its rating and price. All Simulated Diamonds by Pure Gems have the highest color rating: D colorless, which are 100% pure gemstones.
The natural position of the diamond results in imperfections or inclusions on the surface of the diamond which reduces the brilliance of the diamond. Hence, clarity refers to how many imperfections the diamond has. A diamond with VVS clarity is generally considered the clearest diamond since IF almost doesn't exist.
Generally, the less the inclusions, the greater quality and value of the diamond. Our Jewelry's Diamond Simulants are very clear and beautiful; created for near-perfection. Although Very Very Slightly Included (VVS) natural diamonds are very rare and expensive, our Diamond Simulants all have the highest VVS Clarity.
This is the measurement of the weight of the diamond and is different from the size of the diamond. The greater the number of carats, the greater the value and cost of the diamond. Consumers often confuse size with carat. However, there is a difference between the two. The diamond carat is an accurate measurement of the diamond. The carat is the weight of the diamond and not the size. The size, on the other hand, is how big the diamond appears to be, a diamond appearing to be a big size doesn't need to be actually a high carat. The average price of a good 1.0 Carat sized natural diamond lays between €5.000 and €10.000. The average price of a quality 2.0 Carat natural diamond is between €10.000 and €20.000. The Diamond Simulants that Pure Gems offers are of high quality. Most of them are 1.0 Carat or larger and cost only a fraction of the price of a natural diamond.
Pure Gems outperforms competitors on the 4 C's for the 1 Carat Engagement Ring. We offer only top quality simulated diamonds with perfect cut, VVS clarity, clear white color and large carat. View our beautiful, near-perfect and affordable Simulated Diamond Engagement Rings.
Engagement Rings Designs That Will Never Go Out of Fashion
Your engagement ring is a symbol of your personality and is a piece of jewelry that you intend to wear for many years, so choosing the right ring is integral to the whole process. There is a wide variety of options available to consumers when it comes to diamond rings. The most popular styles that people opt for are solitaire, halo, vintage, and classic. Looking for a 1 carat engagement ring that would bedazzle your fiancée? We at Pure Gems offer the most popular designs available in the 1 carat diamond size and a little bigger.
Solitaire Diamond Ring
Classic and solitaire rings are especially for those who want more of a traditional look and who want to flaunt a solid and fancy shaped single diamond. The most classic, traditional, and timeless ring design is the solitaire. The term solitaire is derived from the fact that there is only one stone in the design. If you're looking for a simple and elegant ring that stands the test of time then without any doubt, solitaire is your ideal choice. We offer this diamond ring in a little over 1 carat.
Halo Diamond Ring
Halo rings are rings that have smaller diamonds encircling a center diamond. This setting generally makes the engagement ring appear bigger and is relatively more expensive than other styles. An iconic style as worn by Princess Diana, the halo design could be the most dazzling choice for your significant other. The accent diamonds encircling the center diamond reflect on the center making it look more brilliant and sparkly. This can also be a wonderful choice if the halo ring is has a center made of a diamond or a gemstone that is surrounded by diamonds. We offer multiple one carat halo rings or little bigger
Vintage Diamond Engagement Ring
People who especially value pieces of jewelry dating back to the olden times go for this style of engagement rings. These rings inculcate designs from different eras, generally designs dating back 20 years or so. If you or your significant other is interested in the Victorian era or fascinated by designs from the Edwardian time frame, this style of engagement rings is for you! A few of our rings are made with the vintage style in mind.
Trio Princess Cut 1 Carat Engagement Ring
is an excellent choice for people looking for trilogy rings in the 1 carat diamond weight or is on a budget. This ring has a spectacular trio of a 1 carat princess diamond surrounded by two medium princess cut diamonds. The gems are set in a 92.5% Pure Silver band. The arrangement of the gems gives a majestic feel to its design. Elegant yet affordable, this is definitely a popular choice when it comes to diamond rings. This magnificent ring is packed in a luxurious gift box of pure white polished wood with a satin ribbon. Stun your partner by proposing her with this ring and get a guaranteed “YES.”
Side Decorated 1 Carat Engagement Ring
Another favourite option in the 1 carat engagement rings offered by Pure Gems is the Diamond Crown ring. Boasting a 1 carat diamond simulant, this ring is an epitome of class. The diamond simulant is in the people’s choice design which is a reflective brilliant cut and is set in Royal 92.5% Pure Silver Crown with (50+) diamond simulants. This one's a real eye-catcher and is sure to tug at your significant other's heart and make her fall in love with it.
Five benefits of purchasing at Pure Gems
Buying an engagement ring is an exciting but challanging task, as you want to make sure you get the best quality at the best deal. Pure Gems prides itself on being a global luxury brand with 100% quality gemstone jewellery online. We are international jewelry sellers with a global presence. We aim to provide excellence to customers and to bring joy to their lives, especially as they embark on the beautiful journey of spending a lifetime together through marriage.
We pride in our authenticity and source are gemstones from places that share that value. Our promise to our customers is to provide the best possible quality of gemstones. We also offer great prices for our customers, especially for customers looking of an affordable 1 Carat Engagement Ring. If you're looking for high-quality diamond and gemstone engagement rings, then we have got you covered! Just a few reasons to shop at Pure Gems are:
1. Beautiful Gemstone Jewelry
Wow, your significant other with our wide selection of rings. You can now choose from 27 different rings with diamond and gemstone as your engagement ring. Our offer enables you to choose for your special ring with great care and exploration. Our special focus is on the 1 carat engagement ring or just a little bigger than that.
2. Real AAA+ Top Grade Gems
We pride in carrying the best collection of the most beautiful Gemstone Jewellery Online with real gemstones and top grade simulated diamond, zero compromises on quality: AAA+ top grade gems. Now you can buy your ring with confidence!
3. 100% Conflict-Free & Sustainable
We follow 100% ethical standards and against any bad ethics associated with gems hence Pure Gems offers only 100% conflict-free and sustainable gems. These are either conflict-free and ethically sourced natural gems or sustainable and conflict-free lab-grown gemstones or top quality simulated diamonds.
4. Free Worldwide Delivery
We have a global footprint and offer Free Worldwide Delivery to our valued consumers, making us the ideal choice for consumers all over the world. Shipping times vary from 1 to 12 working days depending on where on the globe you live. We make sure that each shipment is insured so you can order in peace.
5. 100 Day Money-Back Guarantee
Now you do not have to worry about losing money if for some reason you would like to return the ring. We offer a 100-day money-back guarantee, which allows you to return your ring and get your full purchase amount back within days.
Now choose your favourite ring with Pure Gems to enjoy all these benefits. If you prefer a Diamond as the main stone view our Simulated Diamond Engagement Rings. If you like an engagement ring with Blue Sapphire, Red Ruby, Green Emerald, Blue Topaz or Yellow Citrine you can purchase a gemstone and diamonds engagement ring. Click on the image below to view all our Unique Gemstone Engagement Rings.