$10,000 is a hefty amount to spend on an engagement ring. But hey, she’s worth it right. You’re only going to get one chance to make this moment truly special, so why not splash out?
Now, the average amount spent on an engagement ring is on average $6000 , so the ring you buy is guaranteed to be simply stunning. And by stunning, we mean beautiful, impressive and something she will be proud to place on her finger and show it off to the friends and family.
We’re talking about some of the biggest names in diamond engagement rings. Brands such as:
You have so many options. Whether it’s choosing a stylish design from one of the names above in 18K gold or platinum with an imposing diamond center stone, or designing your own engagement ring.
What size diamond can I buy for $10,000?
Of course, the gemstone is the crowning glory of any engagement ring, and if you’re going all out you’ll need to make sure the diamond is magnificent. With a budget of $10,000 dollars you’ll be looking at diamonds up to a carat weight of around 2 including the fancy cut diamonds, maybe a little more. The stone you get will be no shrinking violet. It will make her finger radiant and her heart race.
It’s important to remember, though, that size isn’t everything and you should balance the carat weight against the 3 Cs. You can find out more about the 4 Cs of buying diamonds by checking out our online guide so you’re fully informed about what you want before you start shopping.
For many people buying a $10,000 engagement ring, the diamond is the ultimate detail. You might go for a platinum setting, but if the gemstone is the most important aspect of the ring, consider choosing 18K white gold in a classic solitaire or pave setting to free up more of your budget for the diamond. A solitaire diamond engagement ring is elegant and simple. It draws the eye to the stone and highlights its beauty. So, a solitaire setting can actually enhance the huge diamond you choose simply by making it the star of the show.
Alternatively, you may prefer to go for a more ornate setting and opt for a fancy cut diamond which will give the illusion of being bigger than it is.
How do I design an engagement ring especially for my fiancé to be?
However you plan to propose to your loved one, the ring you present them with is one of the most eagerly-anticipated moments of her life. And what could be more special than giving a ring you designed yourself. Now, it’s highly recommended that you spend time looking at classic engagement rings and finding out what current engagement ring trends are. But with your budget, you may choose to use these simply as a guide to work out what works and what would suit her.
Imagine her face when you tell her you picked her center stone from loose diamonds and had an experienced jeweler handcraft her engagement ring from your design? Could there be a more romantic gesture?
When you design your own bespoke made engagement ring, every detail comes from your creativity. You choose which precious metal will look most elegant, what shape of stone will reflect her personality and how the dazzling brilliance of diamond should set her heart on fire every time it catches her eye.
How do I know I can trust diamond gradings?
Diamonds don’t come cheap. That’s why they're synonymous with luxury and sophistication. And that’s why there are grading systems. As a non-professional buying diamonds, you want to know that what you’re getting is worth what you’re paying for it.
You should only buy Canadian diamonds or diamonds that have been graded by GIA or AGS. All are respected, independent laboratories that are known throughout the industry for precision and accuracy in grading diamonds. Whatever design you choose, whatever quality of diamond you include, any other grading system or organization is a risk.
With a $10,000 budget when shopping for an engagement ring you open up so many options. If you find yourself swamped in possibilities, don’t despair. The giving of an engagement ring is a special moment for both parties. Of course, her reaction is the ultimate goal, but you should enjoy the experience of shopping for and giving the ring too.
At Arctic Fame, our diamond advisors are on hand to help you sort through the various possibilities and pick the perfect engagement ring for your soon-to-be fiancé. You can browse our engagement rings online and book your free online consultation, but we recommend coming to see us in one of our Vancouver stores. When we sit down with you and show you the available options and let you see the beauty of loose diamonds up close, you’ll get a much clearer image of what your ring will look like.
Book your free online consultation now or pop in when you’re passing.
Beth Behfar, blogger