Continental Collection: Jewelry Curated For You, By Us.

Since 1981, we have been searching the world to bring you the finest in jewelry and timepieces. The Continental Collection is a selection of items in every category that we have personally curated and that have met Continental Diamond's standard of excellence.

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Continental Collection Engagement Rings

What are the 4Cs of diamonds, and why are they important?
The 4Cs refer to cut, color, clarity, and carat weight, which are used to assess the quality and value of a diamond. Cut determines the diamond's brilliance and sparkle, color refers to the presence of color in the diamond (with the highest grade being colorless), clarity measures the presence of imperfections or inclusions within the diamond, and carat weight indicates the size of the diamond. Understanding the 4Cs is important for selecting a diamond that meets your preferences and budget.

What is the difference between white gold and platinum?
White gold and platinum are both popular choices for engagement ring settings, but they have some differences. White gold is an alloy of gold mixed with other white metals such as nickel, palladium, or silver, giving it a white color. Platinum, on the other hand, is a naturally white metal that is denser and heavier than white gold. Platinum is also more durable and resistant to scratching and tarnishing compared to white gold.

Should I choose a traditional solitaire or a more intricate setting for my engagement ring?
The choice between a traditional solitaire setting and a more intricate setting depends on personal preference and style. Solitaire settings feature a single center diamond, which showcases the diamond's beauty and simplicity. Intricate settings, such as halo, pave, or vintage-inspired designs, add extra sparkle and detail to the ring. Consider factors like lifestyle, budget, and personal taste when choosing the setting for your engagement ring.

What metal is best for an engagement ring?
The best metal for an engagement ring depends on factors like durability, color preference, and budget. Common choices include platinum, which is durable, naturally white, and hypoallergenic; white gold, which offers a similar appearance to platinum at a lower cost; and yellow gold, which provides a classic and timeless look. Alternative metals like palladium, rose gold, and titanium are also popular choices for unique and modern engagement rings.

Do I need to know my partner's ring size before purchasing an engagement ring?
Knowing your partner's ring size can help ensure a proper fit for the engagement ring. However, if you're unsure of their ring size, you can estimate based on their other jewelry or use our tricks to investigate their ring size.