Diamond, being one of the most popular gemstones in the world, is a must-have when proposing for marriage. Every year, thousands of people get engaged – and the number 1 gem of choice is diamond. It is preferred for what it stands for. It is said that diamonds are forever, and giving a diamond in proposing would mean that the marriage will last forever.
A diamond engagement ring is a piece of classic jewelry to use in a proposal. Some propose with a house, some with a car, and others with a simple and exquisite diamond ring. It is not popular only because of what it symbolizes but also because it retains a lot of its value. It is popular also because it is very shiny and sparkly.
How to shop for diamonds
Shopping can be difficult when one is not familiar with diamonds. The internet shows the most important things to consider when buying a diamond which is 4 C’s. Clarity, Color, Carat, and Cut.
Clarity is important when determining how clean and sparkly a diamond is. Color is to grade how white the diamond is. Some diamonds have a yellowish hue and that means that the color grade is low. Carat is the weight measurement of a diamond and then cut grade is the grading for how well the diamond was cut. The cut determines the size of the diamond in terms of millimeter measurements.
Is cut more important than the carat?
As previously explained. The cut of the diamond is an important factor because it determines the size of the diamond in measurements. For example, take two pieces of a 1-carat diamond. Both have the same carat weight, 1 carat, but the cut grade is different. One has a higher grade and the other one has a lower cut grade. In appearance, one with the higher cut grade will appear bigger than the lower cut grade. Why? Because the one with the higher cut grade has a bigger table and so it appears wider. While the one with the lower cut grade has more weight resting on the bottom part of the diamond therefore it looks a little bigger.
Should I invest more in cut grades?
The answer to this is yes and no. In buying a diamond, there should be a balance of grade when it comes to cut and carat. But it is good that you check for a better cut grade to ensure that the table measurements will be bigger than that of a lower cut grade.
Consult a reputable seller if you have more concerns before buying a diamond. It helps to ask.