How to pick the perfect wedding ring #SP

Helping you chose the perfect wedding ring

Once you’ve found Mr. Right, you need to find the perfect wedding ring, but sometimes this can be difficult when your engagement ring was chosen for you.

With so many different types of cut, colour, clarity and carat to choose from, it can be a daunting task before the big day arrives.

Angelic Diamonds, specialist retailers in bespoke wedding rings, provide you with the definitive need-to-knows when it comes to choosing a ring that looks perfect on your finger.

The cut of your diamond

When it comes to the diamond in your ring, cut is the most important aspect. This is because the cut has the greatest influence on the diamond’s sparkle, meaning the better the cut, the more the diamond will sparkle on your wedding day.

Even when it has perfect clarity and colour grade, a diamond can still appear dull; the only thing keeping a diamond from appearing dull is its cut.

Dependent upon its light performance, a diamond’s cut is also known as its sparkle. So, the perfect ring with an ideal diamond cut will not be too shallow or too deep, and it will allow light to pass through it so that it reflects evenly throughout the diamond.


Colour is the second most important factor when choosing the ring that you’ll cherish forever. The eye detects sparkle from the diamond cut first, and then detects the colour of the diamond second.

G to H are near colourless diamond grades that will help you want to make the most of a limited budget. Colour will not be detected by the naked eye, which will make you and your diamond look perfect on the day, and in the photos. Colour in diamonds appears as a pale yellow, so if this is evident anywhere in the ring you are thinking about buying, we would recommend avoiding it.


Small imperfections in a diamond are called inclusions, and these are common within all diamonds; they determine the overall clarity of the ring. The less inclusions in the ring, the better the clarity, which means your wedding ring will shine bright no matter where you are.

Don’t place emphasis on a small amount of inclusions – if your ring only contains a few, then they will not be seen easily. By purchasing an SI (slightly included) quality diamond, you’re able to buy something visually stunning, without having to pay the cost of a diamond that contains no inclusions and no imperfections.


Many brides misunderstand this all-important factor when it comes to the 4cs; the carat is the weight of the diamond on your wedding ring. Many believe that it refers to the diamond’s size, and not its weight, this isn’t the case – so try to keep this in mind when choosing your ideal ring for the wedding.

Gain a good balance between the cut of the diamond and how large the carat weight appears, so that it sits perfectly on the finger; the carat weight will provide your ring with the shine and brilliance it needs to turn heads on your wedding day.

Other advice to keep in mind

Keep these other considerations in mind when choosing the perfect wedding ring to match the sparkle of your wedding day:

· If carat weight is important to you, consider a diamond with a good cut, with an SI1-SI2 clarity and an I or J colour grade.

· Keep in mind that based on the size of your finger, the larger the diamond will appear.

· Not all ring fittings will fit all diamond carats and shapes, so it’s important to consider what type of diamond shape you’d like before choosing its design.

*Collaborative post with Angelic Diamonds.


  1. This is a really useful post for feature brides and has reminded me to go get my wedding ring fixed. The band broke when I was on holiday. Have no idea how but it did. x x

    1. Oh no! I hope it's not too expensive to fix. Before James and I got married we were convinced we wouldn't wear rings, and we'd bought cheap 'show rings' just for the photos. But once we had them on and we were married they took on new significance so we both bought some. xx