Most of my readers are about to make one of the most important purchases of their lives – the purchase of an engagement ring. But finding the right engagement ring is not an easy matter, which is why I have made it my mission to help you as much as possible. With a little research, some knowledge, my tips and good taste, nothing can go wrong. Let’s start right away.
Diamonds on engagement rings
Of course, there are many different ways how an engagement ring can look like and how you design it. However, studies by the GIA have shown that over 83% of women in the USA like the classic version of a diamond ring. So if you want to make your future wife happy, then choosing a diamond ring is definitely the right choice. So you have already made the first and important choice, but then you have to decide which material the ring should be made of.
There are different materials to choose from. The most conservative variation is a gold ring, but gold rings have been declining in popularity for years as they are replaced by more modern materials. These are yellow gold rings on the one hand and platinum rings on the other. Platinum is very much on the rise, as platinum as a material looks chic and is cool at the same time. It also combines wonderfully with diamonds and other gemstones, as it has a clear silver sheen. If I were in your situation, I would definitely recommend a diamond on a platinum ring. I, too, have made my wife happy with this. In the following, I would like to explain to you what you should look for in a diamond.
Basics of buying diamonds
To determine the value of diamonds, they are assessed according to 4 criteria. These 4 criteria are called the 4C’s because they stand for cut, color, clarity and carat. While it can be said for carat that more is always better, and for clarity, that clearer is always better, it is more complicated for the other criteria. Let me go into more detail about color before I tell you something about the cut at the end of the article or you can skip this article and visit yourdiamondteacher instead.
In 1940 the American GIA introduced the 4C’s with all their details. For the color, it was agreed at that time that the color of a diamond is indicated on a scale from D to Z, which is then certified. The first three letters were omitted funnily so that there can be no confusion with other scales. The letters describe how white or colorless a diamond is. Ideally, a diamond is assigned a D, which means that it is completely colorless. The quality then decreases, up to a Z diamond, which has a clear yellowish shimmer, but which can not yet be considered a distinct color. For diamonds that have a distinct color, a different scale is applied, on which the value of a diamond increases the more distinct its color is. On the scale from D to Z colorless or whitish is considered ideal.