One of the things to consider when buying a diamond engagement ring is the 4 C’s. No two diamonds are exactly the same. Today, the globally accepted standard for judging diamonds is the 4 C’s. It is important for consumers to understand these terms so they can know exactly what they are purchasing. When it comes to diamond pricing, cut, color, clarity and carat all impact it.
There are a few options for cut, it is considered the most important factor in terms of beauty. The cut can also influence how light reflects off of the stones. A few of the different cuts are round, princess cut, radiant cut, pear shape, oval and cushion.
Color is based on absence of color. The ratings are from D to Z grading scale or colorless to yellow.
Clarity ranges from flawless to included. Most inclusions cannot be seen with the naked eye.
Additionally, you can decide how many carats you want your ring to be based on budget, size, and personal preferences.
Consider her personal style and lifestyle when choosing a ring. For a traditional look an elegant solitaire is a timeless option. Traditionally this solitaire setting will have a plain metal band. For more interest you can add a row of diamond accents or peekaboo diamonds. For something more glamorous, a cushion cut or halo style is a good option. Having a circle of diamonds around a larger center stone adds sparkles. If she is more outdoorsy and athletic something more simple that reflects nature is a good choice. Vintage options can include scrolls, milgrain details, and dainty bands. Although diamonds are the most traditional option, you can also swap the diamond for any other types of gemstones for a pop of color and personal touch.