Table of Contents

Introduction 
Personalisation 
Client Testimonial - From a Male's Perspective 
Symbolism
Quality Control
Design Flexibility 
A Shared Experience 
Client Testimonial - From a Woman's Perspective 
Ethical Considerations 
Family Heirlooms
Conclusion
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Introduction

When it comes to proposing marriage, the engagement ring is often seen as the ultimate symbol of commitment and love. While there are many stunning ready-made engagement rings on the market, a growing trend is to propose with a loose diamond or gemstone. This approach allows couples to create a truly unique and personalised piece of jewellery, tailored to their love story and individual preferences. In this blog, we will explore the reasons why proposing with a loose diamond or gemstone can be a meaningful and romantic choice.

Personalisation

Proposing with a loose diamond or gemstone offers the opportunity to create a truly personalised engagement ring. You can select a stone that reflects your partner's favourite colour, birthstone, or a gem with a special meaning. This level of personalisation can make the proposal and the ring itself even more meaningful.

Client Testimonial - From a Man's Perspective 

Our cherished client, Carter, acquired a magnificent oval-cut lab-grown diamond, which he used to propose to his partner on her birthday. Later, they visited our Buderim-based studio to collaboratively design their beautiful engagement ring, under the expert guidance of the Morgan & Co team. Explore our collection of unique engagement rings by Morgan & Co here.


“Laura saved me from making a huge mistake and I’ll never forget it! I was in the final stages of purchasing a ring online, I asked for her opinion and she rang me straight away to talk it through. She was very detailed in educating me on the things to look for when selecting a diamond. Once I understood what I was looking at, I cancelled the online purchase and sat down with Laura and Morgan to make a plan. They were absolutely amazing through the entire process, I truly felt like I had a great understanding of it all by the end.

My fiancé and I are both extremely happy with all 4 of our custom made rings from Morgan & Co.

A1 service and outcome. Could not recommend enough - especially for any males a little lost in the process.”

~ Carter 

Symbolism

The process of selecting a loose diamond or gemstone can be a symbolic journey in itself. It represents the beginning of your shared path, where you carefully choose the foundation of your commitment. This thoughtful process can deepen the emotional connection between you and your partner.

Quality Control

When you choose a loose diamond or gemstone, you have more control over the quality and characteristics of the stone. You can prioritise factors like cut, colour, clarity, and carat weight to create a ring that truly matches your partner's taste. The expert team at Morgan & Co will help guide you through the process of purchasing a diamond or gemstone. The team at Morgan & Co will bring in a selection of stone for you to choose from so you can hand select your chosen diamond or gemstone. The team will educate you on your purchase so you can invest in your love understanding exactly what you are buying. The Morgan & Co team will work within your budget to ensure you are spending an amount you are comfortable with. Contact the Morgan & Co team here for your free consultation. They offer virtual consultations if you can’t make it into their Buderim, Sunshine Coast, based studio. 

Design Flexibility

Creating a custom engagement ring with a loose diamond or gemstone allows you to design a ring that perfectly complements your partner's style. From selecting the setting and metal to choosing accent stones or engravings, you have the freedom to create a unique piece of jewellery that will be cherished forever.

A Shared Experience

Choosing a loose diamond or gemstone together can be a beautiful experience for the couple. It allows you to collaborate on an important decision and create a sense of unity as you embark on your journey toward marriage. When you bring your fiancé in to our intimate studio based on the Sunshine Coast (located just half an hour from Perigian Beach and 40 minutes from Noosa), the team at Morgan & Co will provide you with a personalised journey, including a celebratory champagne, a thorough design process, where we get to know you and your partner. By understanding your partner’s personality, job and lifestyle we can help to design a ring that suits her look and personality as well as how she lives her life. Book here for your free consultation. 

Client Testimonial - From a Woman’s Perspective

“I am so grateful for the experience that I had for my engagement with Morgan & Co. My (now) fiancé proposed to me with a beautiful diamond that Morgan and Laura assisted him in choosing. I was then able to design the engagement ring and wedding band of my dreams under the supervision of a thoughtful, understanding and professional team. They not only look beautiful, but also fit my hand and personality. Thank you ladies, you made me feel so special and welcome throughout the whole process.”

~ Keiarna 

Ethical Considerations

Many couples today are conscious of the ethical implications of their jewellery choices. By selecting ethically sourced diamonds or gemstones, you can ensure that your engagement ring aligns with your values. Read our blog which outlines how we as a jeweller maintain our ethical responsibility in everything we do. 

Sentimental Value

Choosing a loose diamond or gemstone for your engagement ring can add sentimental value to the piece. It becomes not just a beautiful gem but a symbol of the love story you're about to write together. View our engagement ring collection here. 

Family Heirlooms

Some couples opt for proposing with a loose diamond or gemstone passed down through generations. This brings a sense of tradition and family history into the engagement ring, making it even more special. At Morgan & Co, we also remodel old and pre-loved jewellery so if you choose to propose with an heirloom diamond or gemstone, we can remodel it into something new and fresh that reflects your fiancé's style. See Morgan & Co's remodel work here

Conclusion

In conclusion, proposing with a loose diamond or gemstone allows couples to craft a truly unique and meaningful engagement ring. It's a reflection of the love, care, and thought that go into the relationship, which will continue to shine as a testament to your commitment. So, whether you choose a sparkling diamond or a vibrant sapphire, remember that the most important part of the ring is the love it represents and the future it symbolises. Speak with the expert team at Morgan & Co about purchasing your loose diamond or gemstone. Start your journey here. 


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. What is the advantage of proposing with a loose diamond or gemstone?

A. Proposing with a loose diamond or gemstone allows for a more personalised and meaningful engagement ring. You have the freedom to choose a stone that reflects your partner's preferences and values.

Q. How do I choose the right diamond or gemstone for the proposal?

A. Consider factors like the stone's colour, cut, clarity, and carat weight. Discuss your partner's preferences and consult with a jeweller for guidance in making the best selection.

Q. What types of gemstones are popular for engagement rings?

A. In addition to diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds, and morganite are popular choices for engagement rings. Each gemstone has unique characteristics and meanings.

Q. Is it better to choose a diamond or a coloured gemstone for an engagement ring?
A. The choice between a diamond and a coloured gemstone depends on your partner's preferences. Diamonds are traditional, while coloured gemstones can add a unique touch.

Q. What are the ethical considerations when selecting a diamond or gemstone?
A. To ensure ethical sourcing, look for diamonds and gemstones with certifications like the Kimberley Process for diamonds or inquire about the gem's origin and ethical practices with your jeweller.

Q. Can I create a custom engagement ring with a loose diamond or gemstone?
A. Yes, you can design a custom engagement ring to incorporate the loose stone. This allows for personalisation in the ring's design, metal, and setting.

Q. Is it common for couples to select a loose diamond or gemstone together?
A. Many couples choose to select the stone together, making it a shared experience and a meaningful part of their journey towards marriage.

Q. What is the significance of proposing with a loose diamond or gemstone?
A. Proposing with a loose diamond or gemstone symbolises the beginning of your shared path, representing the foundation of your commitment and the unique journey you're embarking on as a couple.

Q. How do I know if the diamond or gemstone I choose is of high quality?
A. Consult with a reputable jeweller who can provide a grading report for the stone and explain the quality attributes. Look for factors like the four Cs (cut, colour, clarity, and carat weight) for diamonds.

Q. Are there any design considerations when selecting a loose diamond or gemstone for an engagement ring?
A. Design considerations include the stone's shape and size, which should complement the chosen setting and metal. Additionally, consider any accents, engravings, or unique design elements that personalise the ring.
    November 03, 2023 — Morgan Gaskin