No matter how tempting it is to load up on baubles and bling, remember that you are the shining star. With exquisite attention to detail and precision, Lazare diamonds are exceptional stones with unparalleled brilliance and fire. Made part of your wedding day, its beautiful designs, including the LAZARE® Emblossom Ring, vibrantly symbolise the fires of passion and commitment in a marriage as they complement your appearance and inner beauty.
Sweetheart or strapless: a choker or shorter necklace, like this stunning LAZARE® Roundel Necklace creates height and directs attention to your smile. Plus it is timeless. Alternatively, skip the necklace and wear these gorgeous sparkling LAZARE® RollerGlam Earrings with an updo for an elegant and sophisticated look.
NOT JUST THE CARAT
Here's what you really want to look for in a beautiful diamond ring
But the one important thing that really ups a diamond's bling factor?
A quick decoder: Rather than its shape (round, oval, pear, and so on), it actually refers to a diamond's proportions and parameters, which in turn affect how dazzling it looks on your ring finger.
Engagement ring shopping tip: For the most bling for your buck and to nail the most gorgeous diamond possible, you may compromise on color, clarity or carat-weight but don't compromise on cut.
THE IDEAL CUT
You might be familiar with Larry Jewelry, a leading jeweller in Asia. And at the heart of some of Larry Jewelry's most exquisite creations? The Lazare Diamond, a name that's synonymous with the Ideal Cut diamond.
A bit of history:
Belgium diamond cutter Lazare Kaplan, founder of Lazare Diamonds, has come to be synonymous with the Ideal Cut.
A cousin of Lazare Kaplan, mathematician Marcel Tolkowsky, first published a formula that best optimises the brilliance, fire and sparkle in a polished round diamond - and the most sparkly diamond yet.
Mr. Kaplan later adopted this formula, becoming the first to commercially cut diamonds to ideal proportions and earning him the moniker of 'Mr Diamond".
Thanks to immaculate engineering, the 57 facets of every round Lazare Diamond are cut and positioned precisely so that light rays entering the sides of the diamond are refracted towards its centre, then reflected through the top for maximum brilliance.
Mr. Kaplan then branded his creation “The original ideal cut diamond since 1919®."
THE FIFTH "C"
Aside from the four Cs, there's one other 'C' that makes a Lazare diamond so covetable: Consistency
Cut with precision and to pristine angles, only 1 to 2 percent of Lazare's production meets its quality and unequivocal ideal-cut standards - yes, that's exactly the kind of exceptional quality you can expect from a Lazare diamond.
And on each diamond that's 0.18 carat and larger, you'll find a laser-inscribed logo together with its individual number on its circumference using its founder's patented technology.
Not only does this affirm the authenticity and brand confirmation of your rock as an ideal-cut Lazare Diamond, it also marks the proof of your ownership should you lose it or if it gets stolen.
Engagement ring care tip: The first step to minimise losing your precious sparkler? If it isn't already, have it fitted to your finger right after you've been engaged. Sure, you'll have to part ways with your ring for a while, but better now than forever!
Avoid taking it off when you're out of the house, and allocate a specific place at home for it so you'll always know where to look. You may also want to consider getting ring insurance.
With each Lazare diamond, you can be sure of a conflict-free diamond.
The brand follows a policy of zero tolerance for conflict diamonds, championing sustainable and ethical mining practices, humanitarian efforts, the safe treatment of miners, and more stringent diamond sourcing practices.
This article was brought to you by Her World Brides in partnership with Larry Jewelry.