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How To Choose The Perfect Diamond Engagement Ring

Engagement rings in Western cultures signify that the person wearing it is about to get married. Different cultures have different practices when it comes to engagement rings. Primarily only the women wear the engagement rings but later on, men started wearing them too and some couples wear matching rings.

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When you are to ask for someone’s hand for marriage, you must have an engagement ring ready as you pop the question. So aside from preparing for the occasion, you should also prepare and look for an engagement ring that best fit the person you are going to spend the rest of your life with.

Choosing the Engagement Ring

Diamond encrusted engagement rings are the most sought-after rings even though there different kinds of jewelry and gems used. In the middle of the 20th century, rings with one diamond became a fad. Later the cut of the diamond, as well as the size, have changed but still, the same, women love wearing diamonds on their finger.

When buying a diamond engagement ring, it is important that you know the four Cs which are the cut, color, clarity, and carat.

Cut. The cut is the most important C when buying a diamond ring because it defines how the ring sparkles. Even if the ring has perfect color and clarity but was not cut precisely, it would appear lifeless and dull. When looking for the ideal cut, the light that is entering the diamond should bounce back to the top. When cut too shallow, the light would come out of the bottom and if the cut was made too deep, the light would leak to the side.

Color. The second most important C in a diamond is the color. Colorless diamonds or the D color diamonds are known to have the highest quality of diamond while diamonds that are pale yellow or the Z color diamonds has the poorest quality.

Carat. When speaking of a carat, it refers to the weight of the diamond and not the size. When buying a diamond, the cut and the carat should be considered first.

Clarity. The imperfections and the blemishes on the surface as well as on the inside of the diamond affect its grading and the quality, hence the diamonds with lesser defects receives the highest clarity grades. For many people, these blemishes do not affect the beauty of the diamond but to gemologists, it can depreciate or appreciate the value of the diamond.

When looking for a diamond engagement ring at any Brisbane diamond ring store, consider the 4Cs. Jewelry is a good and expensive investment so you must go to a place that is trusted and where there is a lot of variety to choose from.


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