Highly symbolic, the engagement ring is one of the most important pieces of Jewelry in one's life, whether one is the one who offers it on one knee, or the one who receives it in wonder. With its experience and know-how, Lepage presents you with a wide selection of engagement rings fashioned in 18k gold (750 gold), adorned with superior quality gemstones, creations of our Maison or of the greatest names in Jewelry.
The engagement ring: a highly symbolic piece of jewelry
A true promise of commitment and love, the engagement ring is a precious and unique piece of jewelry, carrying many feelings. The engagement ring can take the form of a traditional solitaire or display a more creative design, but regardless of how it looks, it means many things... Given at the time of a proposal, it symbolizes the bond between you and your significant other, illustrating to the world the commitment of a lifetime, and your promise of love and mutual respect.
The different types of engagement rings
To give the love of your life the ring that will fit her, it's important to know the different options available to you.
The classic solitaire
In its most traditional and timeless version, the engagement ring takes the form of a solitaire, and is adorned with a round diamond, also known as a "brilliant cut". Mounted alone on the setting, hence the name of the jewel, the gem bursts out all its brilliance, and shines with a thousand fires. Easy to wear, the classic solitaire will please those who seek a discreet creation.
The paved solitaire
The Lepage paved solitaire reveals all its beauty thanks to the small gems that accompany the central stone. The body of the solitaire can be covered with diamonds on a half turn or a full turn, but also on one or more rows. The paved solitaire can adopt different styles, rather bohemian and poetic, charming and bold or vintage and adorable...
The shouldered solitaire
The shouldered solitaire features a central stone, diamond or colored stone, encircled by two other gems. The composition is balanced and harmonious, all in discretion. These retro-looking engagement rings remind us of the elegance of yesteryear, and will appeal to women who want a precious ring with some volume.
The encircled solitaire
The encircled solitaire is an engagement ring with unique brilliance... The center stone has its brilliance enhanced by the bevy of smaller stones that come to surround it. This surround offers a volume effect and a most remarkable presence!
The creative engagement ring
All things considered, any ring can work as an engagement ring, the most important thing being the intention with which you give it. If you feel like going off the beaten path and offering your partner something out of the ordinary, you can turn to a ring adorned with a colored stone for example, or even an iconic model from one of the greatest collections of the Jewelry Maisons, like the OUI ring signed by Dior, or even the famous Move Uno ring by Messika!
A colored stone engagement ring
Fancy some color? Choose an engagement ring set with a sapphire, ruby, emerald or a fine stone like an aquamarine! Depending on the lady's taste, an engagement ring set with a non-diamond gemstone could be just fine.
The cut of the stone
The cut of the stone, that is, the shape it has, plays a big role in the aesthetics and look of an engagement ring. Vintage inspiration with a pear or navette cut center stone, classic with a round or oval cut diamond, daring with a ring set with a cushion or princess cut stone: everything is possible! The differents Lepage collections each offer you a particular atmosphere, so that you can easily choose the jewels that best match your expectations.
The choice of the gold color
Besides the stone, the gold that will shape the engagement ring you will offer to your bride is of great importance! Regarding this metal, all the creations proposed on our site are made of 18k gold (750 gold), that is to say the most beautiful quality of gold that is possible to find. It is called «750 thousandths» (which corresponds to 18k gold) because it is actually composed of 75% pure gold and 25% other precious metals, which serve to give it a specific color and solidity. Indeed, pure gold is too soft and malleable to be used as such, so it is combined with silver, copper or palladium to be worked and give life to jewelry that will not deform when worn.
White gold, before it is processed, is also called «grey gold». Indeed, it is the last step of preparation of the jewel that will give it its beautiful bright color! This last step, rhodium plating, consists of depositing a very thin layer of rhodium (an extremely rare and precious metal) on the entire jewel, so as to cover it. This operation should be repeated regularly, every two or three years, so that your jewel never loses its beauty and remains radiant as on the first day! A white gold engagement ring will be a timeless, timeless piece of jewelry that will be easy to wear no matter what the occasion.
With its sunny aura, yellow gold has been used for thousands of years to make jewelry, especially wedding rings and engagement rings. Radiant, it magnificently highlights the stone that comes to adorn it, whether it is a brilliant diamond or an intensely colored gemstone.
To achieve rose gold, the alloy that makes it up has a larger share of copper. It is from this metal that the soft roseish hues that rose gold is known for come from. From one Maison to another, the shade of rose can vary from very weak to more pronounced, depending on the amount of copper in the alloy. Each brand therefore offers rose gold Jewelry in slightly different colors! Less cold than white gold, and less classic than yellow gold, rose gold is a good compromise if you are looking for a modern and precious engagement ring. Today, rose gold is one of the most widely used metals in jewelry, and is increasingly favored by jewelers.
How to recognize a 18k gold (750/1000 gold) jewelry
In order to know the quality of the gold in which your engagement ring is made, you can check the hallmarks that have struck on the piece. The first type of hallmark is the so-called guarantee hallmark, or title hallmark. The Eagle head hallmark guarantees a 18k gold (750 gold) (previously called "18 carat gold" or "18k"), while the hallmark representing a scallop identifies 585 thousandths gold Jewelry (which formerly corresponded to the denomination "14k"), and the trefoil-shaped hallmark concerns 375 thousandths gold Jewelry (formerly "9k"). These official authentication hallmarks are accompanied by the master hallmark, which is that of the jeweler who made the piece, attesting to the provenance and quality of the jewelry.
A custom-made engagement ring
If despite the wealth of different models of engagement rings offered you do not find your happiness, know that we offer a personalized service of jewelry creation on request. For that, do not hesitate to contact our teams who will be pleased to accompany you to create the engagement ring of your dreams.