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HOW TO BUY DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RINGS
The 4 C's of
Buying a diamond can be confusing. What are the 4 Cís of diamonds and how do you buy a diamond engagement ring?
When you shop for and buy a diamond engagement ring, donít worry too much about going up or down about .25 Carats, most people cannot tell the difference between a 1 Carat and a 1.25 Carat diamond.
So, what are these flaws? Well, most of them cannot be seen without looking through a jewelerís magnifying glass. Most flaws are known as either Blemishes or Inclusions. Blemishes are flaws on the diamondís exterior surface. Inclusions are flaws inside the diamond and can consist of tiny spots, crystals or cracks inside the stone.
Diamond Clarity is measured by the following grades:
Because different grades in Clarity are so hard to detect with the naked eye, this may be one place where you could compromise with your diamond engagement ring if you want to place more emphasis on another item in the ď4 Cís.Ē
Diamond Color is measured by the following alphabet guide:
Diamond Cut is measured by these grades:
Which of the 4 Cís is most important when Buying a diamond engagement ring?
expensive diamonds rank high on all counts, but when you start
looking at diamonds, youíll learn which of the ď4 CísĒ are
particularly important to you. Perhaps your hands are petite, so
you donít need a huge diamond, but you like a diamond with fewer
impurities, then youíd choose something that ranks lower in Carat
and higher in Clarity. If youíve always dreamed of having a 2 Carat
diamond, and you donít mind if your diamond isnít the whitest white,
youíd choose a diamond engagement ring something with a higher Carat
and a lower rank in Color. The choice is completely yours. If
quality is very important to you, you can always opt for an
engagement ring with a smaller Carat weight for now and talk to your
fiancť about upgrading your diamond in the future (perhaps as an