Choosing a Diamond for Your Engagement Ring
If you are planning for your engagement ring, then you must agree with the fact that selecting the right quality of diamond stone is the hardest part. When you buy wedding rings for women, you don't want to comprise with the look and quality.
So to ensure that you get the best out of the lot, it is very important to choose the right kind of stone for your special day. There are 4Cs that you should know about diamondengagement rings. They are cut, color, clarity and carat.
This is one of the most essential parts of a diamond. The cut determines the shape and the reflection. If you are a person who prefers your diamond to shine brightly then it is suggested that you go for a deeper cut. The deeper the cut is, the brighter the diamond shines. There are generally three types of cut - shallow, ideal and deep.
A diamond ring draws it's attraction from the way it reflects light and then the attention goes to the color of the ring. Lighter the color of the diamond, the higher will be the price. D is the best grade of diamond available in the market and it is completely colorless. The poorest grades are K-Z which has noticeable color in them.
Clarity is an internal aspect of a diamond. Clarity of a diamond is a measure of how pure and original the stone is from inside. While measuring clarity, one needs to understand about the two concepts that determine the clarity. They are inclusions and blemishes. Inclusions are the minerals or other substances that were originally present inside a diamond.
Inclusions are generally microscopic. Blemishes are mostly seen outside a diamond as a result of several process of external damage, wear and tear that happened while cutting and giving the stone the right shape.
The rarest quality of diamond that ensures the best and finest clarity is the one that falls under the category of FL (Flawless) or in other words IF (Internally Flawless).
The most common feature that everyone knows about a diamond is the concept of carat. However, there are very few who actually know the true meaning of this. Carat is actually the complete weight of the diamond stone. It is often misunderstood as the overall beauty or the overall size of the stone. One often thinks that the overall beauty of the diamond depends on the carat. But however, a very large of diamond may not necessarily look pleasing if the other factors like the cut, color and clarity are not properly done.