You’re on one knee, ready to pop the question. You open the box to reveal the main attraction: the engagement ring she has likely dreamt of her entire life. Naturally, you want her reaction to be exactly what you have dreamt of, that requires a stunning diamond and setting to make that happen. Who better than Tiffany & Co. with 130 years of legendary engagement experience and offering diamond expertise you can trust. Each Tiffany engagement ring is handcrafted, hand-cut and hand-polished, usually taking about a year from start to finish. With the highest of standards, any Tiffany ring will leave you feeling confident in your decision.
Let’s begin with the part of the ring your bride will probably notice first: the diamond. Tiffany & Co. rejects 99.96% of the world’s gem-grade diamonds, choosing only those of the most superior quality. It is of utmost importance to Tiffany that they maintain social and environmental responsibility at every level of the diamond supply chain. Thus, Tiffany diamonds are cut and polished in their own facilities. You and your bride-to-be can rest easy knowing her diamond was ethically sourced and her ring was crafted under high quality standards.
In grading its stones, Tiffany goes beyond the 4 Cs (cut, color, clarity, and carat weight). Tiffany’s “5th C,” presence, determines a diamond’s scintillation, brilliance, and dispersion. Essentially, presence is what makes the diamond truly sparkle. To maximize the beauty of the stone, all 57 facets are hand-polished individually. Tiffany places quality over quantity, never sacrificing a diamond’s beauty for its size. This grading is done in Tiffany’s own diamond grading facility, once again maintaining the integrity of the diamond crafting process.
Great care is taken into crafting not only the diamond itself, but also the setting. As Tiffany jeweler Michael Baggio says, a Tiffany ring is one you can “pass on to your children and your children’s children.” Each setting is handcrafted and the diamond is placed by the hands of skilled artisans into the setting. Tiffany & Co. diamond setters “listen to the diamond,” angling the prongs just right so as to properly secure the stone in place. It is this careful craftsmanship that goes into each Tiffany & Co. ring that will give you the confidence to open that box and reveal the symbol of love and marriage she won’t be able to say no to.