Create your own engagement ring
At Kay, the perfect custom engagement ring is just a few clicks away. Our Create Your Own Engagement Ring
page allows you to choose every aspect of your engagement ring to ensure that it is exactly how you desire. To begin, this customizable engagement ring feature has two options - start with popular styles or start from scratch. If you're not sure what your preferred style is or where to begin, starting with popular engagement ring styles is a great way to discover your ideal engagement ring. With our Create Your Own Engagement Ring configurator, you next have the options to customize the perfect diamond, choose a ring head design, a mounting type, engagement ring metal type and even an optional matching wedding band for your customized engagement ring. Whether you're creating the custom engagement ring for yourself or you're going to build your own engagement ring for your special someone, we have everything you need to design the perfect engagement ring that is as beautiful and unique as the person who will be wearing it. Explore more about all the incredible build your own engagement ring options for your ideal engagement ring that will be worn and cherished forever with our Create Your Own Engagement Ring configurator at Kay.
What is a semi mount engagement ring?
Semi mount rings fall somewhere between an in-store ring and a completely custom ring. A semi mount ring is one that is partially complete; it lacks a center stone, or stones, but has all the remaining ring accents such as diamonds on the band and overall ring style. With semi mount ring settings, you're able to choose your ideal center stone, or stones, including the diamond cut, carat weight and more. Semi mount rings are an exceptional choice for those who love direction but still want some flexibility in customizing their dream ring.
Engagement ring metals
Just as important as the stone, the engagement ring setting
is a key element when choosing an engagement ring. Gold engagement ring settings are a traditional and classic choice for engagement rings. Yellow gold engagement rings are a timeless look, especially if you are shopping for yellow gold solitaire rings. White gold settings are a common choice for engagement rings, as white gold matches well with white diamonds. White gold can go with traditional engagement ring styles such as a white gold solitaire engagement ring, or it can shine with a gemstone engagement ring like an aquamarine ring. If you are looking for a trending engagement ring style, try a rose gold setting. With its romantic feel, rose gold rings can offer a feminine touch to any diamond engagement ring. Rose gold engagement rings with a morganite center stone are especially popular today. If you are looking for an even more durable, a platinum engagement ring is a great consideration for engagement ring metals and ring settings. Platinum is a naturally white metal with a cool luster that showcases the brilliance and sparkle of diamonds beautifully. It's a popular choice for engagement rings and wedding bands and is considered the most precious of all jewelry metals. Compared to gold, platinum is five times as rare and purer when used in jewelry. Platinum is durable, making it a good option if your fiance leads an active lifestyle-its density provides a secure setting for diamonds or gemstones. Platinum is also naturally hypoallergenic, so it's a great choice for those with sensitive skin.
What is a ring setting? There are many different types of ring settings , from classic prong settings to trendy bezel settings. A ring setting is the style of design of how the center stone is placed in the ring. A prong setting is a common design where the center stone of a ring is held together usually by four prongs. This setting is perfect if you want the center stone to really shine. Halo diamond wedding ring settings are also a popular choice, as the halo of diamonds can make your engagement ring seem bigger. A bezel ring setting is a unique ring setting, as this accentuates the surrounding metal. Bezel ring settings are great for your everyday ring setting or as a special wedding ring setting. A ring setting is an important part of buying any ring, whether you are looking for ring settings for diamonds for a wedding ring, or a special gift for her. At Kay, our ring settings come in a wide assortment in styles in some of your favorite metals, including gold ring settings, platinum rings settings, and classic sterling silver ring settings.
What is a bridal set?
Shop Kay Jewelers for diamond bridal sets
for wedding ring sets for women. Bridal sets also known as wedding ring sets, take the guessing out of finding a separate engagement ring and wedding ring that go together. A bridal set is a flawless integration of both an engagement ring and a wedding ring, expertly blended together to create the perfect combination. The engagement ring and the wedding ring are perfectly paired by pattern, precious metal and design. Our wide selection of wedding ring sets is sure to fit every bride's dream selection. Wondering "Should I buy an engagement ring or bridal set?" Well, if you find a bridal set you think she will like, then it is a great option! If you find a unique engagement ring, then you could always wait to buy the wedding bands
Yellow gold engagement rings
The yellow gold engagement ring trend is more than a blip on the fashion radar. It's a total revival of this classic shade. Yellow gold engagement rings have a soft shine that makes a lasting impression in both high fashion and traditional styles. From classic to bold, Kay has the best yellow gold engagement ring styles for every look. If you're looking for a traditional engagement ring, then yellow gold engagement rings are perfect for you!
White gold engagement rings
White gold engagement rings are the ultimate go-with-everything metal. And because white gold engagement rings beautifully complement sparkling diamonds, it is no wonder that white gold engagement rings are so popular. From vintage-inspired to modern, a white gold engagement ring is the perfect engagement ring for any bride-to-be.
Rose gold engagement rings
engagement rings and rose gold jewelry are unique. A rose gold engagement ring is especially suited for those looking for a romantic engagement ring with a feminine style. Rose gold engagement rings are hotter than ever from designers like Neil Lane!
Platinum engagement rings
The perfect symbol of everlasting love, platinum rings last forever. This metal is strong and durable, making it the perfect choice as an engagement ring setting for a diamond or gemstone. An ideal engagement rings, platinum engagement rings are stunning with their natural white shine that will never fade or alter in color.
What is a round-cut diamond?
The round diamond shape is the number one stone shape for engagement rings. The classic, brilliant-cut maximizes a diamond's fire, sparkle and brilliance. Explore traditional engagement rings like a solitaire ring with a round diamond center stone or a shiny round diamond halo ring. Create Your Own engagement ring and customize your ring with a round diamond with our bridal configurator! No matter what style of engagement ring you desire, round diamond cuts are the perfect shape for any ring.
What is an oval-cut diamond?
Oval shape diamonds and gemstones provide a romantic look to any engagement ring. The dazzling length of the oval cut is a popular choice as it can accentuate slender fingers. The classic diamond oval shape can be radiant in a solitaire style, or a colorful gemstone like a morganite ring can shine brightly as oval engagement rings. Make your oval engagement ring unique with our Create Your Own engagement ring feature!
What is a princess-cut diamond?
The princess-cut diamond is a square shape with pointed corners and is the second-most popular shape next to round for engagement rings. The princess-cut shape is versatile, making a statement as a single stone or play it up with a three stone engagement ring. No matter the style, the princess-cut shape is sure to capture your heart with its dazzling sparkle and modern look. Create a custom engagement ring with princess-diamonds with our Create Your Own engagement ring feature!
What is a cushion-cut diamond?
The cushion cut engagement rings emphasizes size and is a popular choice for with rounded corners in a rounded-square or rounded-rectangular shape. The cushion shape is perfect for a larger diamond with higher clarity. Cushion-cut engagement rings can be rounded-squares or rounded-rectangular diamonds. Create unique cushion cut engagement rings with our Create Your Own engagement ring feature!
Black diamond engagement rings
Black diamond jewelry, such as black diamond rings and black diamond engagement rings, are radiant, unique and growing in popularity. The black diamond is known to symbolize action, passion and energy. It is believed that black diamond jewelry enhances relationships, increases inner strength and provides balance and clarity. Black diamonds look incredible in any jewelry piece and any precious metal including white gold and sterling silver.
Sapphire engagement rings
Instantly recognizable, sapphire is an impressive blue gemstone that symbolizes purity, loyalty, and trust. Sapphire rings and sapphire necklaces make impressive gifts for any occasion. With its alluring blue color, notable clarity and hardness, sapphire is the most popular gemstone. Sapphire jewelry, such as sapphire rings and sapphire necklaces, is an impressive gift that wins hearts and shows your loved ones just how special they really are. Sapphire is also the birthstone of September, making sapphire gemstone jewelry a lovely birthday gift as well.
What is diamond color?
refers to the body color of the diamond. Fancy color diamonds aside, the most beautiful color for a diamond is no color at all. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has created a scale to measure diamond color, ranging from D (colorless) to Z (yellow). Fancy color diamonds are graded Z and higher. Most Kay diamonds are graded "near colorless" - between G and J on the color scale. At a J grade and beyond, the human eye can start to detect a yellow tint. D-color diamonds are very rare - and they cost a pretty penny. Moving down the color scale toward H or I let you buy a diamond that still appears white, but is more common and thus, more affordable. One thing to note: Color diamonds have become more valuable as they've become more fashionable, and "fancy" colors, when they occur naturally, are rare and expensive. Diamond color treatments can help you get these coveted colors for less. For example, black diamonds are permanently treated to give the diamonds their dark, mysterious look.
What does diamond carat mean?
Diamonds are weighed in units called carats. A diamond carat
is measured in increments called points. One carat is equal to 100 points. Carat weight is the easiest of the 4C's to determine because it is measured on a diamond scale. Two diamonds of equal weight can have very unequal value depending upon the cut, color and clarity of each. Very small differences in carat weight can sometimes result in a disproportionate cost. To the naked eye, the difference between a 1 1/10 carat and 1 1/5 carat diamond might be impossible to discern, but the cost difference between those carat weights can be significant for otherwise comparable diamonds.
What is diamond clarity?
being the degree to which a diamond is free from flaws, which can hinder light as it passes through your diamond. Like people, diamonds have "birthmarks" that vary in size, shape, position, quantity and color. These birthmarks are known as inclusions (internal) and blemishes (external). Inclusions are formed deep in the earth during the diamond's growth. Blemishes can result from the diamond-cutting process. The clarity grade is determined based on the size, number, position of, nature and color of the diamond'"s blemishes. Though nearly all diamonds have inclusions and blemishes, the most prized diamonds are flawless.
What is diamond cut?
Of the 4C's of diamonds, a diamond's cut
has the greatest influence on its fire, sparkle and brilliance, making it, arguably, the most important C. Cut refers not only to the shape of a diamond, but more importantly to its proportions (how the diamond's angles and facets relate to one another), symmetry (the precision of its cut), and polish (the surface of the diamond). A diamond's cut is harder to quantify than diamond color, diamond clarity and diamond carat weight. The cut of a diamond is determined by the master craftsman, who formulates the best way to shape, facet and polish the diamond to maximize its beauty. When grading the cut of a diamond, laboratories evaluate the diamond for its brilliance, fire and scintillation. Brilliance is the intensity of the white light that is reflected, both from the surface of the diamond as well as from the inside. Diamond fire, also known as dispersion, it's how the light scatters through diamonds to create a rainbow of light, like a prism. Diamond scintillation are the flashes of white light that are visible when you move your diamond. These flashes are also known as "sparkle." When a diamond is "Ideal-Cut," it means the angles and proportions of the diamond have been cut to produce the ultimate sparkle, fire and brilliance.
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