Things to know before buying her a diamond engagement ring
Visiting a shop to choose a single diamond ring can make you feel overwhelming, especially if you have too many options and shapes to choose from. That’s why you should know at least the basic tips that everyone should know before visiting a Diamon Shop. “Tips You Need to Know Before You Buy”
Basics Determining the shape of the diamond you are going to be shopping for:
When in doubt always go round, its always in style, its always in vogue and she’s always going to love it
Once you decide on which shape you want to buy for her, its time to go over the 4 C
C1: Diamond Color
Diamond color is based on a scale
D Absolutely colorless: The highest color grade; Extremely rare.
E-F Colorless: Minute traces of color can be detected by an expert gemologist; A rare diamond.
G-H Near-colorless: Color difficult to detect unless alongside diamonds of better grades; An excellent value.
I-J Near-colorless: An exceptional value with slightly detectable warmth or tone.
K-M Noticeable color
N-Z Noticeable color
Anything from D E F G H is going to be great, as you slide once you get pass sort of H in color the diamonds are going get a little bit yellow to the eye, and not as desirable as the clear options from D to H
When you are looking into a diamond an “Inclusion” is small imperfections black spots inside the diamond, this means that the diamond is not quite as clear, as you get less inclusion the more expensive the diamond is going to be.
IF: Internally Flawless: No internal imperfections – Very rare.
VVS1: Very, Very Slightly Inclusion – Very difficult to see imperfections under 10x magnification. An excellent quality diamond.
VS1: Very Slightly Inclusion- Imperfections are not typically visible to the unaided eye. Less expensive than the VVS1 grades.
SI1: Slightly Inclusion – Imperfections are visible under 10x magnification, and may be visible with the unaided eye. A good diamond value.
I1: Imperfect eye-visible inclusions – This grade of diamonds will have minor inclusions that may be visible to the unaided eye.
When looking to a diamond sometimes you find out that one is shinier than the other and its sparkly is amazing, this means that it got a better cut!
In the center you have an Ideal Cut diamond, the light is going to bounce out of it so special.
And then you got different versions of diamond cut, shallow, very shallow, deep and very deep and this will show what the diamond looks like.
A diamond cut is a super deep is going to look small if it’s cut super wide it’s going to look darker.
Ultimately you’ve got to decide! Do you want a diamond that looks so amazing with sparkles? or you want a one just big on the surface.
The Carat Is the weight of that diamond and also it will reflect its size.
It’s up to you to decide the weight depending on the budget and the design, and keep in mind it is known that the diamond looks 20% bigger when it is placed in the ring setting