Customize Your Center Stone

One of the first choices you need to make when choosing an engagement ring is whether to pick a classic diamond or a colored center stone. The decision you make affects all other aspects of the ring, so it’s important to choose the right option for you.


Even though diamonds are a traditional gem, you still have options. You can choose either lab-grown or natural as well as colored varieties.

  • Benefits of Diamonds

    1. Traditional: Perhaps the number one advantage of a diamond is the classic look you get. It’s well-known and incredibly luxurious.

    2. Durable: Another top benefit is the unbeatable durability. Scoring a perfect 10 on Mohs Hardness Scale, diamonds are the hardest natural substance on earth.

    3. Versatile: Because diamonds are most often colorless, they make a great versatile gem for an engagement ring. They go well with every metal type and can be paired with colorful accent gems.

  • Downsides of Diamonds

    1. Cost: One of the biggest downsides to a diamond is the cost. Because of their luxury, they can be quite expensive even on the lower end, with the price increasing with the quality.

    2. Generic: Most engagement rings use a diamond, which makes some people feel like they have a generic ring.

Diamonds are a classic choice, and you can’t go wrong with this traditional look. You also can opt for a diamond–gemstone combo if you want a classic look with a twist of unique style.