Shopping for an engagement ring may be such an intense exercise due to the amount of pressure that an individual may be feeling to get the right ring for their loved one. Diamond rings, in particular, are quite special and one ends up parting with a significant amount of money in order to purchase a diamond engagement ring. Below are a few tips that will make your hunt for a diamond engagement ring much easier.
Before buying a diamond engagement ring, it is important to consider the carats of the diamond. Carat is a unit of measurement of the weight of the diamond. The more the carats of a diamond then the more it weighs. Differences in carats directly translate to differences in cost, and therefore diamonds with more carats tend to be more expensive than those with less. As such, when buying a diamond engagement ring remember to put into consideration the carats as they will determine the cost that you will have to pay for the diamond ring.
The manner in which the diamond is cut determines the brilliance of the stone. A well-cut diamond allows for light to enter the stone which then spits the light back out. If the stone is therefore not cut properly, for example, if the stone is cut too deep, then the light will not be reflected out of the stone from the top. The light will be emitted from the bottom and from the sides of the diamond, leading to a dull appearance instead of the expected brilliance and shine. An excellent cut is, therefore, a major factor to look for when buying a diamond engagement ring since the brilliance and the shine emitted from a well-cut diamond will make your significant other quite happy.
Diamonds are natural materials and like any other stones or minerals, they have flaws and blemishes in them. Most diamond cutters try to reduce the appearance of these flaws by cutting and polishing the stone. The blemishes, however, may still be evident and they are thus measured on a scale. The scale runs from FL, which is the rarest form of diamond which is pure, flawless and with the most clarity, to I3 which has visible and large blemishes. To get a diamond with the most clarity it is best to pay attention to the clarity scale and make sure your engagement ring meets your expectations before making a purchase.
The color of the diamond is another major factor to consider when looking for a diamond engagement ring. The more colorless the diamond is, the rarer it is and the higher its price. The color of a diamond largely determines its value, with diamonds which are nearly colorless with a higher value while those with a tint of yellow and which progressively are less colorless having a less value. However, some diamonds with rare colors such as pink, green or blue are increasingly becoming popular and valued especially when they occur naturally.