The classic choice for an engagement ring is a colorless diamond. With infinite financial means, any customer would probably choose a D diamond, but these are extremely rare and extremely expensive, which is why diamonds of lower color quality are usually bought. Especially with golden rings this can be done without great optical loss, because the diamond absorbs and reflects the ambient light.
If the diamond is now mounted on a golden ring, it reflects the yellow gold of the ring and thus itself takes on a slight yellow shimmer. Of course this does not apply to a platinum ring. Because the platinum ring impresses with its cool, clear look. This would be strongly lost by a yellowish shimmer. Therefore, for the diamond on a platinum ring you have to dig deeper into your pocket and should buy a diamond of a higher color quality.
Any ring above L would be a bad choice here. However, experience has shown that diamonds of the category H, I, J or K can be combined well with platinum rings, optimal is, of course, D, E, F or G diamonds. Typically, the selected diamond will have less carat because it has a high color quality. To make the diamond look bigger, you can take prongs of silver that surround the diamond to make it stand out.
The right cut
If you have to save on the color of the diamond because you have noticed how much more expensive a colorless diamond is, then you can make an L diamond look like a G diamond. This is possible with the right cut, because different cuts emphasize the color of the diamond differently. Round cuts are especially useful, which hide the color of the diamond the most. Equally famous are the princess, emerald and Asscher cut, but in descending order. The cut is ultimately a matter of taste and should not be chosen solely based on the color of the diamond on the platinum ring. After all, both you and your future wife should like it but you can’t go wrong with the cuts I mentioned.
Recommendation to buy
As a purchase recommendation I can tell you the following: My best experience I made with a platinum ring, because I think it is more contemporary and cooler. Besides, it is an eye-catcher if you combine it with the right diamond. To achieve the slightly arrogant, cool effect of a platinum ring, you should ideally buy a diamond of category G or H and perfect it with an emerald cut, my absolute favorite cut when it comes to engagement rings. In fact, I haven’t had any negative feedback from any of my customers. Remember that these recommendations apply to platinum rings, but not to gold rings, because there the diamond color plays a less important role. Good luck with your selection and I would be happy if you tell me your story in the comments!