All You Need To Know About Engagement Rings
All You Need To Know About Engagement Rings
Everybody knows that asking for the hand of your significant other for the rest of your lives is a one-of-a-kind experience, so that moment should be just as unique as the occasion. Yet, not everyone knows how to make the proposal a truly magical, memorable event that she’ll always remember.
you propose. And perfect begins with the perfect ring. There are endless options in terms of engagement ring styles,
materials, and designs, so this guide will be aimed at helping you find the perfect one for you.
What’s the best material for an engagement ring?
One of the first questions that come to mind when we think of engagement rings is what would be the best one.
The short answer to this question is: whichever you prefer. There’s no right or wrong answer; the important thing is to
map out your taste and, perhaps most importantly, that of your significant other - since she’s the one who will wear it.
The most common engagement rings feature metals such as yellow gold, rose gold, white gold, or platinum.
Metals are key because they impact the overall aesthetic and look of the ring. Take into account that skin color is key
to finding a good combination. White gold suits many skin colors and that’s why it is so popular, but yellow gold looks
especially stunning on warmer and olive skin tones. The same goes for rose gold.
Decide the shape of the center diamond
Remember that many rings do not come with a center stone, so it’s imperative that you choose a beautiful diamond to go with the setting as well. Some of the most popular diamond shapes include round, oval, princess, cushion, pear, emerald, and marquise. It’s important to ensure the ring setting and center stone are harmonious together.
Life is meant to sparkle, so make sure your significant other’s life shines on by giving her a one-of-a-kind engagement ring, a gift that you’ll only need to give her once in your life. Since you only have one shot to make it perfect, make sure you’re well advised by the best experts on the subject. We’re here to make sure you get it right!
How to choose the perfect diamond: the 4 Cs
When choosing the perfect diamond for the engagement ring of her dreams, it’s important to observe some elements that will determine the quality of the gem you pick out. These factors are known as the 4 Cs. You might have heard that expression before and may not quite know what it means.
This post will lay them out so that you’ll know exactly what they are, and why they matter. The reason they’re so important is that in order for a diamond’s quality to be the highest possible, these four criteria need to be met: clarity, color, cut, and carat. Many of the four Cs are imperceptible to the naked eye, so that’s why it’s best to speak to an expert for further advice on these elements.
Diamonds are stones that emerge as carbon is exposed to tremendous heat and pressure deep inside the earth. This process is very likely to create small imperfections inside the stone, the so-called inclusions, as well as blemishes outside of it.
Clarity refers to the absence of inclusions and blemishes in the diamond. In other words, high clarity means that the stone contains the least amount of imperfections possible. The Gemological Institute of America’s Diamond Clarity Scale has 6 categories, organized along 11 different grades classifying blemishes and inclusions.
Naturally, when we think of diamonds, we think of a clear stone. We think of this gem actually having an absence of color, just as clear and transparent as water. Truth is, the lighter the stone, the more chemically pure and structurally perfect it is; hence the lesser its hue.
The Gemological Institute of America’s color-grading system measures the degree of colorlessness by comparing a stone under controlled lighting and precise viewing conditions to masterstones, or stones of established color value.
The scale begins with the letter D, representing colorless, and continues, with increasing presence of color, to the letter Z. This chart is important in recognizing a diamond’s overall worth, but it is also worth noting that you should consider what your significant other would consider most beautiful, rather than what is most valuable.
The way the diamond is cut is important because the cut is crucial to the stone's final beauty and value. When we think of sparkles, we need to remember that diamonds are clear, so they are all about reflecting the light.
The GIA establishes cut grades considering the diamond’s design and craftsmanship. This includes its weight relative to its diameter, its girdle thickness (durability related), the symmetry of its facet arrangement, and the quality of polish on these facets.
In addition to the reflection and the cut, the gemstones’ facets can affect its brightness, fire, and scintillation. Of all 4 Cs, this is the most complex and technically difficult to analyze. That’s where the experts come in to help you make the right choice.
The carat refers to the diamond’s measurement. One carat is defined as 200 milligrams. Each carat can be subdivided into 100 points to allow for very precise measurements of decimal points.
A jeweler can describe a diamond’s weight below 1 carat by its points alone. The usual rule of thumb for diamonds is that they should be 0.50 carats or larger, but you need to take into account that carat alone is no guarantee of a good shine, hence it needs to be considered along with the other factors, and by an expert.
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