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    The Art of Choosing an Engagement Ring

Ah, finding that one true love! It’s dizzying and intoxicating. It fills your stomach with the pirouettes of butterflies and warms your heart with a tender passion. It’ll make you want to spend your lifetime loving that special someone. Birks engagement rings are like every love story: infinitely unique and precious. To preserve this same everlasting feeling, we chose the diamond—the purest, brightest, and most enduring gemstone—to adorn every one of our nature-inspired collections.Popping the big question and need to find that perfect fit? From the number of carats to the diamond shape, read through our mini guide to help you navigate our glimmering world of engagement rings.

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Leave It to the 4Cs

Every diamond contains distinguishing characteristics making it unique. They’re known as the 4Cs.

♦CARAT
The measure of a diamond’s weight.Generally speaking, the higher the number, the higher the cost.

♦COLOR
An aspect evaluated on a colour scale ranging from D (colourless) to Z (light yellow).
As a testament to our high quality standards and customers, Birks diamonds span exclusively from D to J.

♦CLARITY 
When a diamond forms itself, some inclusions and blemishes may appear.
A diamond is considered flawless when neither of the two can be seen under 10x magnification.

♦CUT
Not to be mistaken with its shape, the cut represents how well a diamond interacts with light.
It’s the most complex yet paramount factor in a diamond’s analysis.

 

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Seek Out Full Transparency

In addition to unparalleled craftsmanship and guaranteed diamond authenticity, every Birks diamond is storied and individually registered—whether it’s from Canada or elsewhere—, allowing us to ensure its provenance is both sustainable and conflict-free.

 
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To Each Her Shape

ROUND

The North Star—renown to be the brightest star in the constellation of Ursa Minor—has fallen from the sky to land on this sublime solitaire diamond ring. The Birks North Star center piece will undoubtedly illuminate the heart the way it would, perched high, in the firmament.

OVAL

It’s hard to think of a more special way to celebrate a unique love story than with this one-of-a-kind oval diamond engagement ring. Showcasing Birks Bee Chic signature details—impeccable artistry and the emblematic hexagonal motif—, it’s a sumptuous homage to nature’s master craftsman: the honey bee. 

PEAR

This pear shaped diamond ring, with its myriad of lavish and intricate details, truly belongs to the Birks 1879 collection. Faithful to the house’s history and savoir-faire, it brings together the past, the present, and the future in one beautiful piece of jewellery.
 
  1. Birks North Star ® Round Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring
    Birks North Star ® Round Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring

    Starting At:

    $4,325.00
  2. Birks 1879 ™ Pear Cut Diamond Engagement Ring With Single Halo And Diamond Band
    Birks 1879 Pear Cut Diamond Engagement Ring With Single Halo And Diamond Band

    Starting At:

    $8,475.00

CUSHION

Like hundreds of droplets shimmering under dawn’s nascent light, this Birks Rosée du matin cushion cut solitaire ring encapsulates a poetic beauty; one that is delicate and powerful. Just like the fiancée who was made to wear it.

EMERALD

Majestically mesmerizing, this cut reaches new magnificent territories with this Birks Square Philips emerald cut solitaire ring. Meticulously ornate, it pays tribute to the grand cathedral overlooking Birks Montreal’s flagship boutique.
 

PRINCESS

The angular cut reaches its full dazzling potential with this Birks 1879 princess cut diamond ring, thanks to its refined and classic band.
 
  1. Birks 1879 ® Princess Cut Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring
    Birks 1879 ® Princess Cut Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring

    Starting At:

    $3,925.00
  2. Birks Square Phillips ® Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring With Single Halo And Diamond Band
    Birks Square Phillips ® Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring With Single Halo And Diamond Band

    Starting At:

    $13,700.00
 

Each love story is unique which is why Maison Birks offers a bespoke design service, allowing you to create the engagement ring of your dreams, tailored to your tastes and budget.
Book an appointment at our Bridal Bar right here.

 

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