Tips For Choosing a diamond for your ring

When you are looking to buy a ring, the setting itself is mainly based on what you or the person you are buying the ring for likes. The stone, however, has some practical aspects to consider.  Let’s take a closer look at what to look for in a diamond ring.

The things to consider in buying a beautiful diamond ring are known as the four Cs – carat, color, clarity and cut. Follow these and you are well on your way to a beautiful ring.

The carat of your diamond refers to its weight – simply put, the larger the diamond, the more valuable it becomes. While larger diamonds can be impressive, certain settings suit smaller carats better. Choose a carat that appeals most to you – a large diamond may be valuable, but the most important factor is how valuable it is to you.

The color of a diamond also relates to its value – the clearer the stone, the more valuable your diamond ring. This applies to the traditional clear diamond as well as the newer ones in pink and blue.  You want to be able to look through your stone.

The third factor is clarity . Though few diamonds are perfect, the ones with less clouds or flaws are more rare, and thus more expensive to purchase.

The final factor is the diamond’s cut. The best cut will display the diamond’s brilliance to the best effect.

Your jeweler will be able to help you select a diamond that fits all these characteristics, but remember that each diamond is beautiful in its own right. Your diamond ring is special so choose the one that makes you feel happy.

Hopefully the above will help you make an informed choice when you purchase your next ring.

 


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