Several aspects of a diamond include its cut, colour, clarity, and overall form. The setting’s metal is another consideration. When you consider diamond form, size, fluorescence, and more, it’s easy to understand why people get confused.
The latest fad is no reason to abandon common sense.
Your objective should be to locate the stone that best fits your future fiancé so that engagement rings may serve as a timeless, traditional symbol of your love that will last forever. Take a look at their existing jewellery and decide what pieces you think will complement their style the most. Which metal best describes this person? Do they prefer to wear jewellery that makes a statement, or do they prefer simpler styles? Choose the piece they want to wear every day for the rest of their life based on their present taste.
You can’t judge a stone by its paper rating alone.
A diamond’s “Certificate Grade” (one of the “Four Cs”) is widely cited by industry professionals, but it shouldn’t be the only element in your final selection. A D Flawless stone is not necessary to make stunning engagement rings. A diamond’s GIA grade (the Gemological Institute of America assigns a letter grade, from D to Z, to each diamond) isn’t nearly as important as the emotional response you have to it. You may use the grade as a guide, but it shouldn’t be the only factor.
- To get the most sparkle and shine out of your diamond, be sure to pick one that has been cut to the highest standards of excellence.
- Pick a diamond in the virtually colourless G-I category if you can. The diamond will look just as colourless to the naked eye as a D-F range diamond but will cost much less.
- Regarding value for the naked eye, VS1 or VS2 clarity grades are typically the best bet—grades like this hide flaws and inclusions.
- The shape of the diamond is more important than its carat weight when it comes to maximising the diamond’s brilliance and aesthetic appeal. Find the highest carat that is still within your budget once you have established your grades for the other three C’s.
If you or your intended partner place importance on physical appearance, then size does essential.
The motto “go big or go home” shouldn’t be followed unless you genuinely believe it is what your future spouse cares about the most. Consider your alternatives. It might be beneficial to place more value on size and less on hue and clarity.
Please don’t try to solve this problem on your own.
Shopping for an engagement ring can be a stressful experience, but you can get through it with the aid of your friends. Consult newly engaged friends and family for jeweller suggestions, and get the opinion of someone who knows you and your future husband well and whose taste you like for advice on choosing a ring. The person you’re shopping for probably already has an idea of what they want in mind and may have even told a buddy about it (or added it to a Pinterest board).
Select a proper metal.
First, choose a shade that works well with your significant other’s taste. White gold is a better option than silver if she often wears silver jewellery. Invest her a rose gold ring if she likes a little extra colour on her finger. As a rule, white gold is superior to platinum. White gold is more economical than platinum and doesn’t need to be cleaned often.
Second, remember that the primary distinction between 14K and 18K gold is in the alloys used to create them. For comparison, 18K gold is 75% pure, whereas 14K gold only contains 58.3%. Both are strengthened by combining with other metals to be used in jewellery.