A person that is looking for a diamond ring will find that there are many beautiful diamond rings to choose from. No matter what type of ring a person would like, he or she should not have much trouble finding something that is both suitable and affordable. Following is some general information that will help anyone that is interested in buying a diamond ring.

Diamond Rings – Cuts:

Each diamond that is set onto a ring has a particular ‘cut’. The diamond is cut in a particular way to give it a certain look and to enhance its natural beauty. Some of the most common cuts are the emerald cut, marquise cut, princess cut and cushion cut.

Emerald cut diamonds are rectangular in shape. However, the corners have been cut slightly to make the diamond stand out. The marquise cut is an elegant cut. The diamond will have many facets to it and will reflect light. A princess cut diamond is also quite elegant, although it is not as reflective as a marquise cut diamond. The corners on such a diamond are accented; the diamond stands out from the ring but is not overly ostentatious. The cushion cut, as the name implies, makes the diamond look a bit like a cushion. However, the corners are subtly rounded a bit.

Precious Stones and Metals Used With Diamond Rings:

While there are many solitaire diamond rings that only use a single diamond, many diamond rings combine one or even more precious stones together with the diamond or diamonds. Some stones that are commonly used are rubies, emeralds, garnets, jade stones and sapphires. Pearls and diamonds have been combined in the past but such rings are not common today.

Many diamond rings are made from either white or yellow gold. Other metals that are used include sterling silver, platinum, titanium and rhodium. There are also two tone diamond rings that are made by combining yellow and white gold or yellow gold and sterling silver.

Tips on Buying Diamond Rings Online:

There are many internet based retailers that sell diamond rings and other jewelry. In many cases it is easier to purchase a ring online than it is to buy one at a local store or supermarket. Online retailers not only have a vast selection but also good prices as well. A ring can easily be sized online; many online retailers will also personalize the ring either for free or for a small additional fee. Shipping is often free, especially if a person buys one of the more expensive diamond rings.

When buying a diamond ring, be sure to keep in mind the occasion for which the ring will be worn. While diamond rings are all beautiful in their own right, some are more elegant while others are more suitable for day to day use. Some diamond rings are quite ostentatious and would not be suitable for use at work or for a event. Other diamond rings are stylish yet more subdued; such rings can be worn for pretty much any occasion.