With Valentines Day right around the corner and Christmas just behind us, lots of you will be getting engaged! Here’s a great article, by weddingpartyap.com, on picking out the ring that’s just right for you…..
To do this, we’re going to go over the 4 Cs: cut, color, clarity and carat.
1. Cut. The cut of a diamond refers to the shape of the diamond and the number of facets. Facets are cut into the diamond to achieve the highest brilliance, so as much light as possible is reflected out of the top of the diamond.
Some of the most popular cuts:
Four Seasons Magazine | Round-cut diamond
Jewels by Erica Grace | Pear-shaped diamond
Wedding bee | Heart-shaped diamond
StyleWatch | Blake Lively’s oval-shaped diamond
Erstwhile Jewelry Co. | Marquise-shaped diamond
Style Me Pretty | Emerald-cut diamond
Wed Society | Princess-cut diamond
2. Color. Most diamonds appear colorless, but some have tones of yellow or brown. The closer the diamond is to colorless, the more valuable it is. Diamonds also come in other colors, such as blue, green and red.
Here are a few examples of diamond color:
MCD Diamonds | Blue diamond
PriceScope | Yellow diamond
Ruffled | Purple diamond
3. Clarity. Diamonds are often formed with slight imperfections known as “inclusions.” A diamond’s clarity is determined by the number, size, type and placement of the inclusions. The clarity scale ranges from flawless to obvious inclusions.
4. Carat. I think it’s safe to say we all know what this one means – how big that rock is!
I recommend actually trying the ring to figure out not only what size looks best, but also what shape looks best on your finger. Sometime’s bigger isn’t better! It’s really up to the wearer.
In case you’re dying to try on some rings – virtually – check out this cool app that lets you try on wedding rings. Look where technology has taken us!
Credit: Article by Amanda Nguyen, weddingpartyap.com