With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many shoppers are no doubt already purchasing an array of extravagant gifts for that special person in their lives.
With Gift Guides galore online and Valentine’s section’s in every supermarket, the volume of gifts to choose from expands every year.
Naturally, 14th February is one of the most popular times of the year to propose and we can guarantee that a wealth of people will be receiving a sparkling jewel from their other half.
Though one gift that we don’t think people are expecting is plastic jewellery, yet that’s exactly what Asda are selling – and they’re flying off the shelves.
Taking a close look at the £1 plastic engagement ring from the supermarket giant, fine jewellery and engagement ring specialists at Steven Stone have revealed everything you need to know – including how much it’d be worth if it were a real ring.
What do we know about the engagement ring?
On the Asda website, the product description reads: “Have some fun with this engagement ring in a velvet box this Valentine’s Day.”
Though it’s unclear whether the ring consists of plastic or plastic-like materials such as resin, we can assume that it’s purely plastic due to resin being much costlier.
Four is perhaps the most traditional number of claws used to set a round brilliant cut diamond. The claws can either be arranged at each corner of the round shape – creating the look of a square shape or the can go around the stone in north, east, south, west positions.
How much would the engagement ring cost, if it were real?
It’s fair to say that if the ring featured a real round brilliant cut diamond, set in white gold or platinum, it would cost a fair bit more than £1!
Round cut diamonds are the most expensive diamond shape – the popular cut is priced higher not only because it’s in demand, but also because it sparkles the most out of all other diamond cuts.
Approximately 60% of all engagement rings are made with a round cut diamond, with 20% of celebrities opting for round cut engagement rings in 2022 – including Brenda Song, who received a showstopping ring worth £500,000 from ‘Home Alone’ actor Macaulay Culkin when he popped the question last January.
Steven Stone’s closest match to Asda’s ring retails at just under £600.
If you’re looking for an engagement ring that’s a bit more dazzling, we have a stunning selection to choose from. Perhaps you already have a ring on your finger and are searching for the perfect wedding ring? If so, be sure to get in touch – we have expert jewellers in Manchester and engagement rings in London.
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