Diamonds have been with us forever, most of them, at a couple billion years old. You have always dreamed of wearing a sparkling diamond ring and now is the time, but the question is which diamond or what type of ring should it be for my future wife? There are several ways to help make up your decision. Here is how to find the perfect diamond ring in 4 easy steps;
1- Set your budget
The most important thing is to set your budget. And know what shape of diamond you like. Is it round brilliant cut or fancy cuts? Usually round brilliant cut is most expensive than the fancy cuts. Or you may visit here to get to know the value of some diamonds to set your budget.
2-Get some inspiration
A classic four prong basket cathedral solitaire ring. The ring is set with a 1.00Ct Oval diamond, and styled with a tapering shank towards the head. Available in platinum and 18k gold The appearance of the final product may vary slightly from the images shown. For more information about this item please visit here
A lovely 1.00ct Round Brilliant Diamond Cross-over Side-stone Diamond Ring, set in a 4 prong setting and mounted in 18K White gold. The ring is styled in an open Pave crossover setting. The appearance of the final product may vary slightly from the images shown. For more information about this item please visit here
Of beauty and grace…a white cushion and pink diamond double halo ring, mounted in Platinum & 18K gold. The center diamond is a GIA certified 1.0 Carat cushion shape. The inner halo is set with Fancy Light Pink round brilliants, mounted in 18K rose gold. The outer halo and shank are set with white round brilliants, mounted in platinum. The appearance of the final product may vary slightly from the images shown. For more information about this item please visit here
3-Get familiar with the 4C’s
Cutting is what brings a diamond to life, but not all cuts are equal. Diamonds are unique in shape and size, and value is judged by both the shape and quality of the cut. Princess Cut and Brilliant Round Shape are popular choices. Other common shapes include Cushion, Emerald and Asscher. The angles of the facets, as well as the overall symmetry, can impact the value of your diamond.
The body color of your diamond is determined by comparing the diamond you send with a set of Master Diamonds. Our gemologist assesses your diamond in your favor against the set of master diamonds. Colors range from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow), with D being the most valuable. Some diamonds—considered “fancy”—defy this scale, and they can be worth more per carat than even a colorless diamond.
The clarity of your diamond is graded using a Gemological Microscope at 10x magnification. This close inspection ensures the greatest and most accurate value. The clarity simply defines how many inclusions or imperfections the gem has.
The carat weight of your diamond is measured using state-of the art scales to ensure precision and accuracy. For more in-depth about the 4C’s please visit here
4-Put it together
Now that you have a plan to buy a diamond ring and you have all the information that needed to go out there to the stores or better yet go online look for a similar style rings are going for. And you also know that the size, color, clarity, and cut are all affect the value of the stone. Furthermore, setting style will look on your finger. Similarly you can see how a potential wedding band will look next to it, especially if you are planning on wearing the two together and are considering a detailed engagement ring. Ask someone whose opinion that you can trust so that you can get the honest opinion about the engagement ring.
Keep in mind that your budgets and availability do vary by styles so please allowing some wiggle room will help. As long as you know the ball park of the ring that you want you can play around with the size, color, and clarity, but you want to keep the CUT at least very good cut grade. Hope this article helps you make the right decision in purchasing your diamond engagement ring!