You are now at the peak of your engagement and are looking forward to walking down the aisle. Why don’t you pick diamond weddings rings to keep reminding you of your valuable vows all the days of your marriage? Diamonds are classic and timeless. They are also durable, long lasting, and most popular center gem.
There are several shapes, sizes, and qualities of diamonds in the market. Each type comes with a different price tag, value, and aesthetics. Here are the most common selection points.
Shopping by shape
The most important cut is the brilliant round. When well-polished, it interacts with light to show hue from all directions. They offer the maximum sparkle and fire performance. This cut is also the most expensive
There are other fancy shapes that look great for the ring. Princess diamond cuts have a contemporary beauty that gives it the brilliance of a brilliant round but at a lower price. Cushion diamonds are great for vintage settings, while marquise shapes are perfect for traditional weddings. Other lovely shapes include pear, oval radiant, heart, emerald, and Asscher.
Choice of the carat weight and size
The weight of the diamond is measured in carats, with each carat being 0.2 grams. The value of diamonds goes up with higher carat points. The size of the diamond may or may not mean higher carat points. When selecting the perfect diamond for your ring, choose between the size and quality and make a tradeoff between the two depending on your budget. In most cases, the carat is used as the approximation of the size of the diamond. However, sometimes the actual dimensions are measured.
Choose the color and clarity of diamonds
Diamonds come with inclusions in them from the rocks where they were mined. The color of the inclusions may range from brown, yellow. Diamonds without any inclusions are colorless or icy white. The colorless diamond is the most expensive and very rare. The value of the rest increases with the minor inclusions.
The clarity of the diamond has to do with internal and external flows. If it is perfectly cut, polished and have few or no internal inclusions. The higher the clarity, the more sparkling the diamond.
It is good that you choose a diamond gem that comes with a certificate of grading from an independent and authority gemological laboratory. Select a ring that you can wear comfortably and made from a quality metal such as platinum or gold. Remember, the appearance of the metallic ring amplifies the quality and value of the diamond stone. All the best in your shopping!