Nothing Says Happy Valentine’s Day Like a Diamond Ring!
From Vintage Engagement Rings to Simple Engagement Rings & Beyond, Shop Bradley Gough Diamonds this February!
At Bradley Gough Diamonds, we know that diamonds make the best Valentine’s Day gifts. The best way to say Happy Valentine’s Day is to start the rest of your life with a romantic proposal. That means finding an elegant engagement ring that’s as perfect as your love.
How many days until Valentine’s Day is there you ask? Here’s the thing, there is still plenty of time to find that perfect engagement ring or fashion ring design for your loved one before “love day” comes around, and to help you out in the process, Bradley Gough has a wide variety of diamonds and wedding bands to make your Valentine’s proposal perfect.
Bradley Gough Diamonds to the Engagement Ring Shopping Rescue!
Our team of qualified professionals is here to make your diamond shopping experience easy and fun. We want to make your Valentine’s Day proposal as wonderful as your relationship, and this all starts with a diamond.
While we can talk at length (and will if you ask us) about what makes each diamond unique, we’re here to focus on the broader aspects of diamond engagement ring shopping. That way, you can get a feel for what you like and what you’re looking for before coming into the store to make your partner’s Valentine’s Day dream come true.
No matter what you’re looking for, we can guarantee that we at Bradley Gough will have the diamond that will make this Valentine’s Day one to remember, or we’ll find you one if it’s not in our store already!
Determine a Diamond Cut
The first thing to decide when diamond shopping is the cut. Diamonds are cut in a variety of shapes and styles, each with their own embellishments or flairs to accentuate the qualities of the individual stone.
Each style has a unique history, meaning, and aesthetic of its own, with some cuts more common than others. Every cut reflects the skill of the jeweler working with the stone, and the process of cutting a stone can dictate its quality and value.
Fully understanding the intricacies of each cut can only be done in person, so that’s why we always recommend you make an appointment with one of our diamond specialists to provide you with the in-person consultation that you deserve! Some cuts create finely detailed patterns, or add depth that isn’t easily understood without seeing the diamond itself. This is what makes diamond jewelers like us so important and why we invite you into the store to look at our collection first.
In the meantime pictures are a great place to start. Here are some broad examples of different types of diamond cuts. Some are more common, while others are a bit more rare and offer a different look and feel when placed in an engagement ring.
Here are a few of our favorite popular cuts (princess cut engagement rings, cushion cut engagement rings, emerald cut engagement rings, and radiant cut engagement rings), presented here so you can get a better look at each.
Classic cuts like these are hard to beat. They can make even something nontraditional, like black diamond engagement rings, black engagement rings, or even vintage inspired antique engagement rings into a timeless piece that is sure to draw attention! And don’t forget, a prominent bold cut like this also stands out well when set in a halo engagement ring.
Maybe you’re on the search for a diamond cut that is a bit more rare and unique? That’s perfectly fine, but just remember that as you start your search, note that a rare or uncommon cut doesn’t always guarantee a quality stone. In general, the best and most unique rings have the best quality stones, regardless of their cut.
Unique Engagement Rings
If you’re seeking a unique engagement ring design, starting with a less common cut is a great place to start. Or, a popular alternative today is to add a bit of flair to an engagement ring that features a more common diamond cut with a precious gemstone, such as this beautiful blue sapphire and diamond engagement ring from our very own Bradley Gough Diamond Signature Collection! However you can’t go wrong in selecting a high-quality diamond with a masterful cut no matter what style you decide.
Vintage Engagement Rings
re you an old soul with an affinity for styles of the past? Bradley Gough Diamonds has an ever-changing collection of estate and vintage jewelry, with something perfect for your Valentine’s Day proposal. We are proud of our wide variety of diamond shapes and jewelry styles and invite you to find the perfect piece for your engagement.
Vintage, estate, and antique jewelry offers a bit of history to wear in unique aesthetic packages. And not only that, vintage engagement rings are a great way to find something unique and timeless, yet perfect for this moment. They’re the best way to get something one-of-a-kind without getting a custom ring made.
Take for example this stunning Tacori Princess Bloom vintage engagement ring! Graduating diamonds surrounded by spotlight diamonds climb the band and lead up to the main attraction - a stunning princess cut diamond as the center stone! And who said vintage engagement rings couldn’t be both classic and extravagant?!
Simple Engagement Rings
This Valentine’s Day, we want you to find something that shows your future fiance just how much they mean to you, no matter their style preference. It can be tempting to go overboard, so sometimes it’s best to let the diamond speak for itself.
We have a wide selection of solitaire engagement rings with timeless and classic cuts to show your partner they’re the only one for you. Set it atop a gold engagement ring and the end result is something classic, timeless, and effortlessly elegant, just like your very own love story.
A great option when it comes to simple engagement rings would be this refined, yet radiant white gold and diamond engagement ring from Noam Carver. With a solid white gold band, you can customize the design and place upon this semi-mount ring a diamond that is the cut and carat weight of your liking!
A wedding ring is an investment, and often the first major purchase a new couple will make. On a tight budget, it is hard to go wrong by choosing a well cut stone and a simple band. This way, the setting can be updated, details can be added, and like the new relationship, your engagement ring can grow and develop with you.
Oval Engagement Rings
Perhaps you are on the search for a diamond cut that isn’t necessarily rare, but adds a slightly different look, feel, and shape to the engagement ring you have in mind for your loved one? Have you ever considered an oval engagement ring?
Oval shaped diamonds, commonly referred to as oval cut diamonds, offer up a shimmering, semi-round shape that truly flatters the finger it’s worn on. Being that they are slightly wider, flatter, and longer than most round diamonds, oval cut diamonds take up a bit more space atop an individual’s finger in terms of total surface area, making them seem larger than they actually are.
Ovals are great for someone looking for a bit of size with their diamond without having to pay for the same cost of that of a similar sized round diamond. Additionally, oval shaped diamonds look extraordinarily excellent with diamond pave-set bands, and their flatter shape works well with vintage styles.
Start “Yes” to the Perfect Engagement Ring this Valentine’s Day with Bradley Gough Diamonds
This Valentine’s Day, why wait another year to start the rest of your life with your partner? Give them the gift you both have dreamed of with a romantic Valentine’s Day proposal featuring an engagement ring from Bradley Gough Diamonds.
With our wide selection of cuts and styles, we know we have the right diamond for you at Bradley Gough. Book an appointment with one of our jewelry specialists and come into our showroom in Fort Wayne to see what makes these stones so special! Then, walk into the rest of your life with your partner boasting a diamond engagement ring that is as unique, special, and radiant as your love story!
We can’t wait to see you soon, and Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Bradley Gough Diamonds in Fort Wayne, Indiana!