Diamond Engagement Rings - Advice From an Expert
Remember that cost is not the only consideration though.
Finding the perfect diamond ring for your fiancée does not mean having to go out and buy the most expensive one.
What is most important about a diamond engagement ring is how good it looks on her finger and how well it matches her personality.
Thinking that a ring is a ring, and that any one will do is not acceptable.
This is not about you, it is about her.
If you put in the time and effort to save up for and find the engagement ring of her dreams, she will love you even more.
She will have dreamt of this ring for a long time, so you owe it to her to not make it a disappointment.
An engagement ring is a personal gift, but your fiance will also want others to notice it.
She wants others to look and say 'wow, I want one like that'.
What follows is a short guide on what to consider to ensure that the diamond engagement ring that you choose has that wow factor...
Carat: This term refers to the weight of a diamond - one carat is equal to 0.
It will depend on quality also but, generally, the more carats a single diamond is, the higher its value.
Color: Diamonds are commonly thought to all be colorless, but they actually come in a wide range of colors.
You will probably find that most of the diamonds that you see in stores are slightly yellow.
Completely colorless ones are very, very expensive, so opting for one with a slight yellow tint is fine.
Cut: Refers to the proportions, finish, symmetry, and polish of diamond engagement rings.
The better a diamond is cut the more it will retain light, and the more it will sparkle.
It it unwise to just really on your eyes though, and you do not have to.
You can get specific details by asking the seller for them.
Clarity: Describes the clearness or purity of diamond engagement rings.
This is determined by the number, size, nature, and location of the internal (inclusions) and external (blemishes) imperfections.
A flawless diamond is rated as 'F', but those cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Imperfections on diamonds lower down the scale are unnoticeable to the human eye though, so there is no need to spend a fortune.