Struggling with your engagement ring purchase?

Don’t stress, we have created a guide to advice you before you make your decision. From picking the perfect Desirable Diamond, to ring styles, gold color, diamond shapes and more.


The engagement ring you choose signifies your love, commitment, and the beginning of a lifelong journey together. It is an emotional investment that will be worn and cherished for the years to come. Hence, buying an engagement ring can be extremely overwhelming. There are a variety of options, many things to consider like diamond grading, styles and designs, what kind of metals and gemstone to use. Lastly, financial consideration.

You have come to the right place; we have got you covered. We will walk you through everything you need to know about buying an engagement ring.

Understanding the 4Cs of a diamond


The cut of a diamond is responsible for its sparkle. It refers to how well the diamond facets interact with light, creating sparkle and brilliance. The diamond’s beauty lays in the cut grade.


The color grading scale ranges from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow or brown). The higher up it is on the scale, the more colorless, white the diamond is.


Diamonds are a product of carbon in intense heat and pressure. The clarity refers to the internal and external characteristics called inclusions and blemishes. The clarity grade is based on the visibilities of the imperfections present in the diamond. This is the key factor of the value of the diamond.

Carat Weight

Lastly, carat weight refers to the size of the diamond. Understanding the carat weight and how it influences the appearance is key for when purchasing a solitaire. 

Exploring different ring settings

Choosing a diamond is not the only important aspect when shopping for an engagement ring. The way the diamond is set plays an important role in the overall design.


Classic engagement rings, celebrate your love with each shape. Featuring a single diamond shape which is center of attention. Sleek and sophisticated, easy to stack with other rings in the future. 

The classic look



Features a beautiful diamond shape in the center, surrounded by a circle of smaller diamonds around the rim. This setting adds extra sparkle creating an illusion of a larger center stone.

Captivating rim of round lab grown diamonds


The ultimate expression of true love, the exclusive engagement rings. Made with a range of different Fancy cut diamonds. Our Exclusive collection at Trellis by Elyana is a inspiration of intricate and beautiful designs.

Keeping it unique, modern and classy


Hidden Halo:

Featuring surprise accents that sparkle as they wait to be discovered. From a top-down view, they look like a simple solitaire engagement ring, but from different angles, you have the surprise sparkle, shining brightly. They are the perfect choice for a classic yet glamorous look.

Three Stone:

This is a more symbolic setting style. Representing your past, present and future together.


The classic, sparkling brilliance. The pave setting features small diamonds set closely together with a beautiful center stone. The setting creates a dazzling and glamours look.


How to pick the perfect metal color for your ring?

At Trellis by Elyana, all out fine jewelry is set in 18K gold. We also recommend all custom-made jewelry to be set in 18K gold. Choosing a metal color is extremely important as it along with the overall aesthetic of your partners vibe. 

18K White Gold

18K White Gold is our most preferred color. It is sophisticated and elegant, enhances the brilliance of the diamonds. The White gold has a shiny finish which is attractive and helps matches various jewelry styles.

18K Rose Gold

Rose gold has a unique and trendy look, the undertones add a feminine touch. The slight pink color adds a bold statement which stands out from the crowd.

18K Yellow Gold

18K Yellow Gold is a timeless and traditional choice for an engagement ring. It’s warm and radiant hue adds a romantic glow. For centuries yellow gold has been symbolic for luxury and devotion.

How to pick the perfect Diamond Shape for your partner?



The key most important thing to any engagement ring is the shape. When it comes to buying an engagement ring, it is vital to know their preferred shape. After all, they are going to be wearing it every day for the rest of their lives.

Round brilliants are the most popular choice because of their exquisite sparkle. However, in recent years shapes like Ovals, Emeralds, and Peart cut have been trending for a more glamours aesthetic.

Proposal ideas:

When it comes to planning a proposal, they are countless creative ideas out there. But what is most important is what creative and romantic idea is going to be cherished by your partner. Here is a list of suggestions:

  • Scavenger hunt: plan a personalized scavenger hunt that leads your partner down memory lane or important locations of your relationship. Each clue can be paired with a small gesture leading towards the big question.
  • Surprise vacation proposal: Plan a getaway to a destination your partner has always wanted to visit. Choose a landmark with a beautiful and aesthetic view; e.g. beach, mountaintop or a landmark.
  • Candlelight dinner: Create a romantic ambience and prepare your partners favorite food, and surprise them with a heartfelt proposal.
  • Flash mob: gather a group of friends and family and surprise your partner with a choreographed musical performance leading up to the proposal moment.
  • Picnic: Plan a picnic with your partners favorite food and drinks, bring a blanket and make it a pretty and cozy setting.
  • Propose during a shared hobby: if you and your partner have a shared hobby or interest, plan a proposal around it, e.g. if you both enjoy hiking, choose a scenic trail and follow it with a romantic evening under the stars.

At the end of the day, the most important thing is to personalize the proposal to reflect your relationship. Consider factors like your partners preferences and what would make the moment special for the both of you. Good luck, and may your proposal be a beautiful and memorable experience! For any help at all, send us an email at: