Looking for the perfect diamond engagement ring?
Your wedding lasts a day, but a diamond ring will last forever. Here are a few tips on choosing the right one:
Know the 4 C’s: Color, Cut, Carat, and Clarity
When looking at a diamond’s color, keep in mind that the rarest diamonds are colorless. Color is ranked from a scale of D – Z. D is considered to have no color, while Z is visibly yellow.
There has been a recent trend for colored diamonds such as pink, yellow, chocolate, etc. For these colored diamonds, the more saturated the color, the more valuable the stone.
The “cut” is not the same as ring shape, which can be oval, pear, emerald, etc. What is meant by cut is the overall “sparkle” factor which are rated from excellent to poor
Carat is a measure of a diamond’s size or weight. The larger the carats, the heavier the diamond weighs. The average diamond is normally 1 carat in size or about the size of a pill.
The clarity of a ring is the level of flaws or imperfections or inclusions. It is rated from flawless to included. The lesser amounts of inclusions, the higher the price.