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Ritani are an exclusive modern jewelry designer. Their designs are both elegant and classic, whilst clearly having the ‘Ritani touch’. You can find heirloom pieces and statement pieces. However, you don’t find Ritani pieces just anywhere: You have to track them down from carefully selected partners. Is it worth the effort? Let’s take a look at the arguments alongside some of Ritani’s pieces to help you see that yes, please do make the effort – and in fact I’ll come on to why that’s not as hard as you might think. You won’t be disappointed, but I do have a few extra titbits of advice.
There are some interesting things about Ritani which will start to whet the appetite for more. In the background you’ve got things such as a lifetime warranty, as well as upgrades and trade-ins available. In other words – your diamond selection can grow with you. They cover all the basics such as being either AGS or GIA certified.
I’ll come on to the diamonds themselves shortly. However, for me, with Ritani you really want to focus on the setting. This is where you really get your value for money with Ritani.
Ok, so I’m a self-styled diamond ‘guru’, I have the inside scoop. However, I still maintain that it’s fairly easy to spot a Ritani piece without being told it is Ritani. Why? Because they are so striking. For example, take a look at the two rings below – the Ritani Three Stone Engagement Ring with Pear-Cut Diamonds and the Ritani Bezel-Set Halo Solitaire Engagement Ring. There’s a certain style of modernity to Ritani which blends seamlessly with a timeless classic feel. That’s distinctive, and that’s what I love.
Where I start to come a little unstuck on whole-heartedly recommending Ritani with abandon is, interestingly, the diamonds. If you take a look at my Ritani Review you’ll see that I go into this in more detail. However, before you throw the baby out with the bathwater, it’s not an insurmountable problem.
My issue with Ritani diamonds is simply that they could be better – especially given their impressive settings. I stumble across lack of symmetry, or extra facets, both of which let the diamond down.
However, this is where the Ritani partnership scheme works in your favor. Ritani don’t just choose anyone to sell their rings. If you choose a supplier such as Whiteflash then you get the striking Ritani setting, with an exceptional diamond. Let’s take another look at the rings to see this in practice. I’m going to take two rings from either end of the budget spectrum so that you can see the same principle applies.
First up is the classic Six-Prong Knife-Edge Solitaire Engagement Ring. There’s no room for error in the center diamond here because it’s everything to the ring. This is an affordable Ritani setting which ticks the classic requirements. Secondly is the Shared-Prong Diamond Engagement Ring. Again, the center diamond is integral to the overall look of the ring.
Now Whiteflash, as a Ritani partner, do something rather clever here. They don’t list their rings, including Ritani, with the center diamond already fixed. Instead, you get some choice. This makes perfect sense because you can choose the diamond for its own qualities in the same way that you’ve chosen the ring.
In my opinion, it’s worth doing this: marrying the Ritani ring with your own selected diamond. You’ll get a much more valuable, exclusive, and striking ring overall. The base line for Whiteflash A CUT ABOVE diamonds is considerably higher than Ritani themselves use. What’s more, you can easily narrow down your choice of diamond using this tool.
So yes, I recommend Ritani. I love their style, I love their elegance, and I love their company ethos and who they are. Their designs are exemplary. However, purchase through one of their excellent partners, and don’t compromise on setting or diamond. You can have both.