We're on the list! 30 top rough diamond engagement rings
The Raw Stone - and our Raziel raw diamond ring - has been honored again with a ranking in Brides.com's annual rough diamond engagement ring list. We've gone ahead and copy pasted parts of the article so you can check it out here:
We’re going to say something groundbreaking: Not every bride wants a giant, super-sparkly diamond ring on her finger. If you agree, you’ve come to the right place, likely in search of an engagement ring that defies tradition and feels more unique to your personality. Raw diamond rings are a stunning option, especially if you’re completely uninterested in a blingy, cookie-cutter ring.
What Is a Raw Diamond?
A raw diamond is an uncut stone that has not been shaped or polished in any way. As these stones are in their most natural form, they are cloudy in appearance or, in other words, have inclusions.
While raw diamonds don’t twinkle in the traditional sense, many have a more subdued shimmer that catches the light at various angles of the stone's uneven surface—the ultimate effect for low-key brides craving a one-of-a-kind diamond. Recently, there has been a larger market for this style of ring, resulting in more designers using raw and natural diamonds. Jewelry designers like Bario Neal and Sofia Kaman use raw diamonds in their pieces to set them apart from more traditional rings. You'll also see a wide range of raw and rough diamond rings on Etsy.
Since raw and rough-cut diamonds are inherently unique, their one-off shapes make setting them a major task for jewelry designers. Whether you go for a sleek solitaire or vintage-style cluster, a lot of thought goes into making your ring as extraordinary as possible. Can’t argue with an incredibly well-made ring, right?
If you think a raw or rough-cut diamond is right for you, scroll through our edit of 30 different styles for every taste and budget below....