Finding Matching Diamond Jewelry for an Engagement Ring

Finding Matching Diamond Jewelry for an Engagement Ring

The Art and Science of Finding Matching Diamond Jewelry for a Diamond Engagement Ring

There are few emotions that can live up to those of an engagement proposal. The sudden rush of energy is surreal and for a moment, nothing else in the world matters. But after this moment is over, the next moment usually involves the overwhelming feeling of informing friends and family, planning an engagement party and, the mother of all, planning the wedding itself. And in case the logistics of these events are not overwhelming enough, you now have to come up with matching jewelry for your diamond engagement ring. With countless earrings, necklaces, pendants and cocktail rings out there, it is not always clear where to begin. Additionally, you may have just spent an eternity finding the perfect engagement ring, so will you have to start your search for matching jewelry from scratch? Is there a tool that helps you find matching diamond jewelry for every engagement ring design?

There is a Method to This Madness

With so many engagement ring designs and variations out there, the notion of having to find matching diamond jewelry may seem daunting. The good news, however, is that even though there is no universal matching jewelry finder per se, there are some guidelines you can follow to get on the fast track. Most importantly, there are some guidelines that can help you avoid starting your search from scratch. Keep in mind that while these guidelines are a fit for many situations, some of the most renowned art in the world violates the most essential rules, so the sky is your limit.

Opposites Attract But Similarities Bind

Before you begin your search for matching diamond jewelry, it is always a good idea to take note of the type of engagement ring or wedding set you are matching. If you are wearing this unique halo engagement ring, in 14k white gold with a round cut center, your very first step in searching for matching jewelry can entail round halo jewelry sets in white gold. Since this particular design features exclusively round cut stones, looking for diamond necklaces and earrings also containing round cut stones can be an excellent starting point.

The drop necklace featured above is a classic v-shaped round halo, offered with a 16-inch or 18-inch chain. This necklace and chain are available in 10k, 14k and 18k white gold, rose gold, yellow gold, platinum or sterling silver. Since the halo diamond engagement ring under question was produced in 14k white gold, it is advisable to go with 14k white gold for the necklace too. A more luxurious alternative can be platinum, but a close look will reveal a slight difference in the color. With these parameters in mind, you can begin your search with necklaces within these metrics and venture out, as needed.

The Search is Over Just That Quickly?

Remember, the more classic your choice of diamond engagement rings, the easier is your search for matching jewelry. Go for a more complex, sophisticated engagement ring design, and your search for matching diamond jewelry will follow suit. This engagement ring boasts a custom infinity setting, round cut side stones and a prong set, round cut center diamond. With this design, starting your search for matching jewelry is similar, but does require a bit more art than science. Since the infinity aspect of this design is relatively subtle, a simple search for infinity necklaces may or may not prove effective.

The subtlety in this drop necklace is among the underlying factors, which makes it a plausible candidate for the engagement ring under question. The infinity is subtle, and so are the round cut accent diamonds, which collectively blend with the engagement ring to create a beautiful match. The remaining factor is the base metal. In this case, both the diamond engagement ring and necklace are offered in white, yellow and rose gold, as well as platinum and sterling silver. It is generally advisable to keep the base metal consistent, to ensure that the colors are a nice match.

What About Diamond Earrings?

Given the subtle infinity, round cut diamonds and an overall undulating look and feel of the engagement ring and diamond necklace, the diamond earrings will follow a similar trajectory. This pair of dangle earrings offers exactly that. Notice the elegant character of the infinity, and that the diamonds are just big enough to accentuate the curves in the design.

Confidence is Developed with Experience

One of the most frequently forgotten aspects within the process of searching for matching diamond jewelry is experience. You may have gained considerable knowledge in your search for your engagement ring, and browsing through hundreds (if not thousands) of designs, ultimately arriving at the one you chose. While this experience is invaluable, keep in mind that the search for matching jewelry is likely to differ from your experience with engagement ring settings. Don’t be shy and ask your friends and family for help, especially those who have already gone through the process. Ask them to help you identify the design characteristics you should look for. After all, isn’t that what friends and family are for?