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Wedding Engagement – Find the Perfect Ring

Empress Diamonds - Friday, December 06, 2013

Wedding Engagement – Find the Perfect RingYour wedding will be one of the most magnificent occasions in your life — a start of a long-term pledged love. Now is the time to find the perfect diamond engagement ring and plan for a memorable proposal. Please, take your time when choosing the perfect diamond engagement ring. It is advisable not to rush buying of rings that you and your other half will wear forever.

Your diamond will be cherished for generations so choosing a distinctive diamond that you will treasure is very important. Choosing the right diamond wedding ring involves several steps:

4Cs

Every diamond can be described by a combination of the 4Cs:

1. Cut – The cut of a diamond illustrates its finish, proportion and polish – these features influence fire and brilliance of a diamond.

2. Clarity – The clarity of a diamond refers to its purity. A grade is determined based on a scale, from "FL" (flawless diamond) to “VVS” (very very slightly included diamond).

3. Colour - Diamonds occur naturally in all colours of the rainbow, but the rarest diamonds show no colour at all. From clear to yellow, diamonds get a grade for the amount of colouring they contain. Diamond buyers choose colourless to near colourless diamonds, with J, K, and L grades being the most valuable for your money.

4. Carat - Carat refers to the weight of a diamond. One carat is equivalent to 0.20 grams. The higher the carat weight, the more costly a diamond becomes.

The band of the ring

When you purchase a diamond, consider the metal setting, as it can greatly accentuate the colour of the engagement ring. The band is usually made out of one of the following metals: silver, white gold, yellow gold and platinum. However, silver does not have the qualities than the other three metals do when it comes to a quality diamond engagement ring. An ideal alternative to silver is white gold which has a resembling look, but is of a much higher quality.

The prong

Another element of a diamond ring is its setting - the part of the ring that actually holds a diamond in place. The prong, also known as the “claw,” setting is the most sought-after setting for diamond engagement rings. There many interesting settings available.

By taking your time and shopping carefully, you will be able to find the perfect diamond for yourself, or that very special someone. Knowing what shape you want — from a round brilliant cut to a fancier shapes of emerald or marquis cut — is very important and each shape is intricate and pleasing to an eye.

Now you know how to choose a diamond, the hardest part is over! Best wishes!