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Sunday, October 23, 2022

How To Shop For The Perfect Engagement Ring

When you are shopping for an engagement ring, it is important to keep in mind the "4 Cs." The "Four Cs" of diamonds stand for Carat, Cut, Clarity, and Color. These are the most important factors to consider when purchasing a diamond. In this blog post, we will discuss each of these factors in more detail and teach you how to shop for the perfect engagement ring!

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The Carat Weight of a Diamond

The carat weight of a diamond is how a diamond is measured and is the size of the diamond. The larger the carat weight, the more expensive the diamond will be. One carat is equal to 200 milligrams or 0.2 grams. The vast majority of engagement rings have diamonds that are between 0.5 and 2.0 carats. When shopping for an engagement ring, you should keep in mind the carat weight that you are looking for.

The Cut of a Diamond

The cut of a diamond is how well the diamond has been cut and includes the height, depth, angles, and other factors. The better the cut, the more expensive the diamond will be. There are three different types of cuts: brilliant cut, step cut, and mixed cut. Brilliant cut diamonds are the most popular type of engagement ring diamonds. They have 58 facets and are designed to reflect light back up through the top of the diamond. Step cut diamonds have fewer facets and are rectangular or square in shape. Mixed cut diamonds are a combination of both brilliant and step cuts.

The Clarity of a Diamond

The clarity of a diamond is how many blemishes or inclusions and is judged on a 6 point scale from included to flawless. The fewer blemishes or inclusions, the more expensive the diamond will be. Most diamonds will have some blemishes or inclusions, but you should try to find a diamond with as few as possible.

The Color of a Diamond

The color of a diamond is judged on a scale from D (no hue) to Z (a yellow hued diamond). The less hued a diamond is, the more expensive it will be. However, many people prefer diamonds that have a slight hue of yellow, pink, or blue as they are more rare. It is up to you what color you want your diamond to be!

The Popularity of a Diamond

The popularity of a diamond is how popular the diamond is with engagement ring shoppers. The more popular the diamond, the more expensive it will be. However, you may not want to buy a diamond that is too popular as it may be seen as "trendy" and not something that will last a lifetime. The current most popular diamond is the round brilliant cut diamond. However, princess cut diamonds, emerald cut diamonds, and cushion cut diamonds are also popular choices.

Now that you know the Four Cs of diamonds, you are ready to start shopping for an engagement ring! Keep these factors in mind when looking at different rings and find the perfect one for you and your fiancé! 

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