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An engagement ring is a significant milestone on the journey to "I do." However, finding the perfect ring can be overwhelming. There are endless options, and it's a considerable investment, so you must do your research before buying. Don't worry, we're here to help! With our inventory of hundreds of diamond rings for sale, it’s hard not to find what you want from Best Quality Diamonds Direct.
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The 4 C's: Cut, Carat, Clarity, and Color
You've probably heard of the "Four Cs," the official diamond grading system that has made its way into the mainstream. Here's a quick decoder on what each "C" stands for and how you can use that knowledge to locate the best diamond for your budget.
By "cut," we don't mean shape—instead this term speaks to a diamond's sparkle factor, and it's only applicable for round brilliant diamonds. Cuts are graded from excellent to poor, and they are graded against a round brilliant diamond's ideal and exact proportions.
The size or weight of a diamond is measured in carats. The average diamond in an engagement ring is one carat, or 200 milligrams (about the size of an Advil tablet). By contrast, Kim Kardashian’s infamous stolen emerald-cut weighed 20 carats—and reportedly cost $4.5 million.
Even a perfect-looking stone can have flaws, which are otherwise known as inclusions. These are tiny black or white flecks or lines that occur naturally as the diamond forms in the earth over millions of years. These minute imperfections determine clarity, which is graded by the number, intensity, and position of inclusions. The smaller, fewer, and less visible the inclusions, the higher the clarity.
Diamonds come in a spectrum of shades, but the rarest ones are colorless. Color is ranked on a scale from D—no color, the most expensive—all the way to Z, which is visibly yellowish. Recently, so-called fancy colors—like pink, yellow, or chocolate—have become popular. For those, the more saturated the color, the more valuable the stone.
Pick Your Shape
The type of diamond you choose should speak to your individual style (plus it will kick off your ring stack options). Here's a brief overview of the most popular shapes:
- Round: It’s the most sought-after shape and best highlights a diamond’s brilliance.
- Oval: This shape complements long, lean fingers.
- Emerald: Its large facets showcase excellent clarity. (See: Beyoncé and Amal Clooney.)
- Asscher: A square emerald that has an art deco feel.
- Cushion: Created in the 1800s, this vintage style is predominantly square with rounded corners.
- Princess: The broad, flat-top, and pyramidal shape can sometimes appear smaller than their carat weight.
- Marquise: This long, tapered style maximizes carat size.
- Pear: A round-marquise hybrid looks extra delicate on a light, thin band.
Buying a 18k Engagement Ring
Getting married? The engagement ring and wedding rings you select for you and your fiancée will be symbols of your love and commitment for the rest of your life.
Getting engaged is one of the most exciting moments in life. But before you get down on one knee, you’ll need to find the perfect engagement ring for your partner. Luckily, there is no shortage of quality diamond rings in our department.
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