18ct white gold 2ct diamond ring.

I'm going to be starting a weekly post in which we pick a random piece of diamond jewellery off a 'high street retailers' website, to try to give you more information on what you are actually buying. Also to show you that you don't need to go to a large jewellers with a fancy name to get high quality diamond jewellery, often your local jeweller can obtain an unquestionably high quality piece just without all the nasty retail mark up. We are not going to name names or point fingers as we are not here to besmirch anyones image, we are just here to prove that the big diamond retailers aren't always the way to go.

This week we are posting about an engagement ring made by a 'high street jewellers'. In which they claim to have diamonds with 'enhanced brilliance' whatever that means. Do not let them con you into this BS. This ring is their most expensive engagement ring and it is on the lower side of the quality scale. With diamonds this size clarity really comes into effect, clarity is graded on the amount of visible flaws (inclusions) a diamond has such as carbon deposits which appear as tiny black specks or 'feathers' which are small cracks in the stone that often resemble a feather. This stone is graded an 'SI2' which stands for slightly included, the definition of this grade is..."Inclusions are noticeable to a skilled grader using 10x magnification". Usually on an 'SI2' you will be able to find flaws with the naked eye after close inspection. 

This ring sits on there website at a whopping £28,999. 2ct Colour 'I' Clarity 'SI2'.

We would make this ring for £17,000.

It is very tasteful simplistic 4 claw solitaire design in 18ct white gold.

Don't get us wrong we are not saying you have to splash out tens of thousands to get a decent ring, we are just trying to help you get the most for your money.