Choosing an engagement ring is one of the largest and most important purchases you will ever make – and not just from a financial point of view, but from an emotional one too. After all, this ring marks the beginning of a whole new era for you and the one you love – and it is a symbol of everlasting love and never-ending commitment.
How do you choose the perfect diamond engagement ring for your “The One”? Here are the four “C’s” you should keep in mind:
- The cut of a diamond is not about the shape of the gemstone itself, but about its facets (how they are angled, distributed and what proportion they have). This is one of the most important aspects to consider when buying a diamond piece of jewelry – especially since diamonds that are not cut properly (too deep, too shallow, etc.) lack that almost magical shine all diamonds should have.
- The most expensive and valuable diamonds do not have an actual color. However, there are exceptions when diamonds are colored and are considered to be even more precious than their colorless counterparts (e.g. red diamonds, for example). The color of a diamond is graded from D to Z (with the first being the most colorless version possible and the latter being an almost yellow gemstone).
- Depending on how the diamond was processed, the final gemstone can be either very clear or rather unclear. In general, diamonds graded with SI1 and SI2 show slight imperfections, but they are still considered to be very precious.
- Put simply, carat shows the size of a diamond – and it can range from 300 to 0.25. Keep in mind though: the carat of a diamond is not the same as its size. In fact, there are diamonds that look larger, but they only have a more shallow cut (despite their carat being rather low).
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