For many people, a wedding ring (and an engagement ring) is the most important, most personal pieces of jewelry. Which is why picking a pair should never be rushed. Now, diamond rings are always been a popular choice to symbolize eternal love... and if you’re looking to add a more personal touch, then a couple (or more) diamonds as side stones can be a wonderful option. And, as always, we have some nifty tips to help you get started...

1. Go to your favorite jeweler, and ask about styling and practical considerations for diamond rings with side stones. Remember, different experts will have different aesthetical viewpoints which could open up a lot of new options.

2. Matching diamonds are, of course, a must. In terms of quality, this means that the color, cut, and clarity of the side stones should match or complement the center diamond. So, if, say, the center diamond has a color grade of “F”, then the side stones should be, at most, only two grades away.

3. Good proportions are also important: The side stones should not be too large or too small compared to the center stone. Placement is no less important, and the side stones should not be obstructed by the fingers on either side of your ring finger.

4. Do you like colored diamonds? A bit of color contrast can help the center stone really stand out.

5. And speaking of color, different colored precious metals can also help create contrast and texture. A touch of yellow or rose gold can further accentuate the contrast between the center stone and its attending side stones.

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