FIND THE PERFECT RING
ETERNAL LOVE BEGINS HERE
YOUR GUIDE TO ENGAGEMENT RINGS
Every diamond at Touch of Gold is carefully selected for perfection. We offer Nova Scotia’s premiere selection of engagement rings, ready to buy rings, as well as expert custom design work. Our consultants help you look diamond by diamond and ring by ring to find (or design) the one that is absolutely perfect. Here’s a quick guide to get you started, but remember: nothing beats seeing a ring in person to understand how it truly makes you feel.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our Engagement Consultants will work with you one-on-one to create the exact ring you want and guide you seamlessly through the process from start to finish.
Here are the typical steps when buying an engagement ring:
1. Book an appointment and meet us to chat about what you're looking for.
2. Browse rings in-store and view samples online with us guiding you through the process.
3. Discuss what your looking for, your budget and timeline.
4. Select stone and setting.
5. View digital rendering of ring you've customized and make any needed adjustments.
To start, understanding your own personal style (or your partner’s), can make it easier to find the ring that you’ll love forever. If you’re not sure what your personal style is yet, don’t worry – we will explore your options with you. You’ll try on as many rings as you need to find the one that will make your heart stop every time you see it.
If you prefer a look that is simple and understated, you’ll likely love elegant solitaire or three-stone rings, channel or prong settings, and baguette details.
If you’re up on the trends and always in style, you might prefer open, fluid shank designs, creatively set details, micropavé diamonds and sleek channel-set side diamonds.
If you love Victorian or Edwardian styles or Art Deco period pieces, consider vintage details like halo settings, intricate milgrain, rose gold and side diamonds.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Your Engagement Consultation
We take time to give every customer a hands-on education. Your first meeting with one of our specialists is always a simple consultation, where they’ll educate you and help you navigate your many options.To ensure enough time to focus on you, we recommend appointments for bridal consultations, which are always pressure free.
LEARN ABOUT DIAMOND CUTS
One of the more popular diamond shapes, so-called for its round shape and brilliant facet pattern. With no corners, when cut right this shape lets an explosion of light shine through.
Simple and gorgeous, an oval shape diamond with rounded edges can also let lots of light shine through.
So beautiful it is used for many types of jewellery, the light play in pear cut diamonds is quite stunning. Shaped like a drop of water, you may also see these referred to as ‘tear-drop’ diamonds.
Growing in popularity, this shape has a more square shape than round brilliant, but the same facet pattern – so that, when cut correctly, these diamonds really sparkle and shine, too.
Sometimes called the ‘square emerald’ or ‘Asscher,’ this shape originates from Holland. These diamonds have eight sides, and can be cut in a variety of patterns. This shape is often a unique, simpler alternative to princess diamonds.
A beautiful choice for vintage-styled rings, these diamonds have rounded corners and large facets that create lots of sparkle.
Shaped similar to a football, marquise diamonds are rounded in the middle with two points at each end. Sometimes called a navette shape, these diamonds are brilliant in the centre and make very pretty rings.
A popular choice for those who love the classic feel of the emerald cut, but want the sparkling brilliance of the round classic. When cut properly, this rectangular shape can radiate light just like a round brilliant, creating a look that is both classic and stunning.
These triangle shaped diamonds can be the centre of an engagement ring, but they are more often used as accents on three stone rings, creating a striking look. Butted up again the edges of a princess shape diamond, for example, trilliant cut diamonds can make three smaller stones look like one big, beautiful diamond that is sure to get attention.
YOUR Unique Style
Part of ensuring you love your ring is ensuring that it’s exactly to your specifications. Almost all our rings have some element of customization. That can be as simple as adjusting mount sizes to fit your hand-selected diamond, or as complex as designing your ring from scratch. With over 50 years combined experience designing and customizing rings, this is where our Engagement Consultants really shine.
Here are the three main types of rings that you can expect to see when you visit Touch of Gold.
Keep in mind there are many additional settings as well such as; vintage, floral, fancy, regal and more.
Your Consultant will show you a wide sample of all our available rings to help you determine which is perfect for you.
Solitaire rings feature one solitary centre diamond standing alone. They’re classic, traditional, and elegant, and can be personalized with bands and wraps.
In these rings, a ‘halo’ or ‘bloom’ of diamonds surround the centre diamond, creating extra brilliance for a unique, eye-catching effect.
Rings with three diamonds offer a beautiful way to symbolize your past, present and future.
FOREVER STARTS WITH THE RING
READY TO GET STARTED?
Consultations at Touch of Gold are always pressure-free, and we’ll meet with you as often as you need to find or design the perfect ring.
If you’re not sure where to begin, come in for a simple get-to-know-you meeting. Or if you already have your dream ring in mind, come explore our stunning array of beautiful diamonds and ring settings, all hand selected to make your dream a reality.
We recommend booking consultations to ensure we have enough time set aside to focus on you.