Once you’ve ended your search for love, the search for diamonds begins! When it comes time to start buying rings, things can get pretty stressful. Everybody wants that perfect ring that their significant other will immediately fall in love with the second they lay their eyes on it. Unfortunately, it isn’t the easiest task. There are hundreds of millions of diamond rings on the market today and it can prove to be extremely difficult and time consuming to find the perfect fit for the one you love.
In order to take some steps towards finding the right engagement ring, it’s important to not jump into things, and evaluate what you are looking for before heading out to the stores. Although many brides-to-be are not changing their views on the traditional expensive engagement rings, finding the perfect ring to show your bride how perfect they are to you is still extremely important.
There are many factors to look at when looking to find that perfect diamond ring. Engagement rings are not the easiest accessories to shop for, and therefore it is important to analyze different factors. Four important factors to look at when looking for the perfect ring are the 4 C’s: cut, color, clarity and carat weight.
The first factor is cut. Many believe that a diamond’s cut refers to its shape, but rather, it refers to the diamond’s proportions, symmetry and polish. This factor is one of the most difficult to quantify and put a value on, as every different consumer has different tastes and thus it is important to find a ring that really appeals to your senses, no matter what the trends in the marketplace are. A poorly cut diamond will seem dull, no matter how astonishing the other factors may be. For this reason, cut is considered to be the most important factor when buying a diamond.
Next, it is important to look at the color of the diamond. Diamonds come in many different colors, some more majestic than others such as pink, blue and yellow. However, when a diamond is pure white and does not have any tint of yellow, it will be at its highest value. There is a GIA color scale which classifies the different colors of the diamonds and gives them a different grade. This ultimately determines the value of the diamond based on the factor of color.
Furthermore, a factor to evaluate is clarity. Due to the fact that diamonds are formed under extreme heat and pressure, there are imperfections present in the jewel. Clarity is a factor that looks at how evident and present these imperfections are. Those with less evident imperfections are worth more, because the imperfections interfere with the light path of the diamond. For this factor, there is also a GIA scale to classify it.
Finally, the last factor is carat weight. Diamonds are distributed by the carat, which is actually their weight, although it is commonly believed that this refers to size. If the buyer is dead set on the weight and size of the diamond, this factor could prove to be the most important. However, if they are indifferent, it will likely be one of the less looked at factors.
As a whole, shopping for engagement rings and diamonds is extremely difficult and it is important to evaluate all of the factors. Before jumping into any purchase for an item as critical as a ring, look at all the different variables and then make a conclusion. Find the perfect diamond by evaluating these factors accordingly.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but the opinions are all my own.