You found the one that you want to spend your life with? You are preparing for the big day? Do you want to propose to your future wife? You organized everything and the one thing that you need to buy is a gorgeous wedding ring that your future bride will love. Here is what you need to pay attention to:
Colour is one of the most important features of a diamond and is graded on a scale from D (colourless) to Z (light yellow). The purity of the diamond colour is important as colourless diamonds are less valuable than other colours. Most expensive diamond-coloured diamonds are part of the Enhanced Color (E) range with d to z colour and clarity grades. The lower the grade, the brighter the colour will be and therefore, more valuable.
Most diamonds are graded also on a scale of imperfections called inclusions. The inclusions can be as small as gas bubbles or as big as crystal fragments. The grade is determined by the number, size, and location of the imperfections.
The cut is the shape of the diamond. It is measured by angles, proportions, and symmetry. The cut determines the brilliance and sparkle of a diamond and it is measured in carat weight percentage (CWT). This percentage tells you how much that particular stone’s weight will be divided between facets.
The metal setting for the diamond is extremely important because it will determine how easily it can be cleaned and the wear and tear of the ring itself. The best solution is to choose platinum or gold. Platinum is a strong, sturdy metal that will protect the diamond from being scratched by other pieces of jewellery. It also resists corrosion and rust which means your diamond will last forever! Gold is less sturdy but however, the colour of gold is what makes it appealing.
Carat Weight [TW]
Carat weight is the measurement of a stone’s weight in units called carats. A 1/5 ct diamond weighs 5/20, or 0.30 carats. Sometimes, diamonds have special names like “fire” or “diamond”, which are used to identify their size in common units. A stone weighing 1/2 ct will be half as big as a full carat stone, which weighs about 57 grams.
When someone pays top dollar for a diamond, the stone must be certified by one of the leading international gemological laboratories. The Assay Office at GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is one of the most famous and highly respected laboratories in the world and is accredited by the American Gem Society. The Gemological Laboratory of America (GLA) is another well-known gemological laboratory. Other laboratories that offer certification are the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA), AGS, SI1, Superior International Laboratories (SIL), and the British Gemmological Association (BGA).
These were the six things that you should consider when buying a diamond ring. And now you are ready to choose the top piece!
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