Your engagement is a magical time, when you and your partner take your relationship to the next level and commit to a lifetime together. Your engagement ring is a symbol and expression of that commitment and of course, you want it to be perfect. However, with all of the different options out there, it can be overwhelming to find a design that truly expresses your personal style as well as reflects your relationship.
Here are four reasons why we at The Raw Stone believe that ‘raw’ or ‘rough’ diamonds are the better choice when it comes to picking out and designing your engagement ring:
1. A raw diamond ring is the most ethical option
Choosing how to spend thousands of dollars on a diamond for your engagement ring can be stressful at the best of times, without wondering if your diamond may have facilitated the human rights abuses, bloody conflicts, child labor or environmental harm entrenched in the diamond trade.
Some good news though - you are probably interested in exploring an ethically sourced stone for your ring and can rest assured that The Raw Stone only sources truly conflict free diamonds, eliminating those concerns. We adhere strictly to the Kimberley Process which certifies our diamonds as conflict-free, and we even go above and beyond it by sourcing our diamonds only through siteholders. Therefore we can trace directly to the mines and are assured that the diamonds were mined in a safe and ethical manner.
Most importantly, though, rough diamonds are not cut! So, obviously, any issues of child labor or unsafe working conditions for cutters and polishers - which is very common - are completely out of the picture. Thus, you can be assured that your stone is truly ethical in its origins.
2. A rough diamond ring is absolutely unique
Every couple has their own beautiful story, and your engagement ring should represent and embody that unique narrative. An awesome and alternative bridal choice is to use an uncut diamond in an engagement ring to achieve true uniqueness. Why?
- The rough diamond is unique and unlike any other diamond anywhere, ever
- The ring itself is completely unique, even if it is very simple, because the jeweler must custom set the diamond very precisely because of its unique shape
- The creative potential for a raw diamond ring is also infinite due to the unique shapes of rough diamonds
In fact, at The Raw Stone, we let you determine every aspect of the design of your ring, including the precise diamond, the type and texture of the metal and even the font of the inscription should you want one. To have a one–of–a kind stone in your one-of-a-kind engagement ring as you embark on this exciting new chapter of your lives together is a truly beautiful reminder of your unique love story.
3. A rough diamond ring is a metaphor for your relationship
They say diamonds are forever, but what does forever look like? We believe that rough diamonds reflect your relationship, its potential to grow, and its power to last forever.
Every raw diamond is a natural, pure and rare piece of biology whose shape has been formed over millions of years, deep below the earth’s surface and untouched by human hands. Its very beauty lies in its imperfections as it is in its natural state. A diamond cutter then comes along, looks deeply into the stone, and cuts it on various edges in order to create facets, to cut out a shape, and to make the diamond sparkle and shine.
If your relationship is a raw diamond, then you and your partner and your many experiences together will be the diamond cutter and polisher. Your life together will bring out the beauty, the uniqueness and even remove the imperfections of your love story and make it the best version of itself that can shine and shimmer and sparkle for the world to see. What better way of reminding yourself of you and your partners’ journey of growth than by wearing a stone whose very essence represents purity, possibility and potential?
4. Rough diamond rings are often less expensive
Simply put, rough diamonds are cheaper than their more polished counterparts, mostly because they haven’t undergone an expensive cutting and polishing process. This doesn’t mean they are any less spectacular; in fact, as we’ve said, their beauty lies in their natural and unpolished look. After all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
There are a number of factors that determine the price of a rough diamond, including the location it was sourced from, its pre–cut structure, its color, clarity, carat and weight. It’s not just about size when it comes to the value of a rough diamond and if you read our post about how their value is determined, you’ll have a better understanding of what you’re paying for.
With the money you’ve saved on your diamond, you can invest more into your wedding, your honeymoon and your future together! Take a look at our prices to see if any of our stones catch your eye.
In short, we believe that raw diamonds are paving the way for brides who want an alternative look for their engagement ring. They are the most responsible choice, they are unique in their design, their natural beauty is breath- taking and finally, they’ll save you money and who can say no to that! Contact us if you are considering going raw!