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A well-known cultural monolith, diamond engagement rings are the most popular choice of engagement rings. Diamonds can be either natural or lab-grown and are categorized by the 4 Cs: Clarity, Color, Cut, and Carat Weight. All of these factors will determine the appearance as well as the price of the ring. Diamonds typically have some tint of yellow or brown, as such color refers to how colorless the diamond is. The more colorless the more valuable due to its rarity. Cut refers to the particular manner in which the diamond has been refined from its rough state to maximize scintillation.

The most popular shapes associated with diamonds are emerald, round, princess, pear, oval, heart, and marquise. Diamond rings can be worn in a variety of settings with the most popular being solitaire, pave, three stone rings, and halo rings. Platinum and white gold bands are also popular choices for diamond rings because they complement their color and . And as the hardest material known to man, they are not only gorgeous but very durable.

  • What is the average cost of a diamond engagement ring?

    The average cost for a diamond ring in the US is between $5000 and $6000 for natural diamonds. Generally, one can expect to spend upwards of $3000. Lab-grown diamonds can cost approximately 50% less than a natural one. The price does depend on the grade of the stone as well as the design. Carat weight in particular can change the price, especially in terms of “landmark sizes” such as 1 ct. For example, a 1 ct diamond will cost as much as 20% more than a 0.95 ct diamond, even though the two stones may not be so visibly different in size. Factors such as whether it is in a solitaire setting or done in a pavé or halo setting (which would mean additional diamonds or gemstones) would also need to be considered. In addition, the materials used in the band whether it be gold, platinum, or another material will also affect the price. 

  • What are the four C's when looking for a diamond?

    Clarity – this is how flawless the diamond is 

    Color – this is how colorless the diamond is. Diamonds can have a yellow or brown tint to them. 

    Cut – this is the way in which a diamond has been crafted to maximize scintillation and brilliance. This is achieved when the proportions of the diamonds are within a good ratio.

    Carat weight – this is the physical weight of the diamond measured in carats. The bigger the diamond the more weight and therefore the more valuable it will be. There are landmark sizes of carat weight such as 1 ct, 2 ct, and 3 ct.

  • Is buying a diamond ring worth it?

    Diamonds are always an effortlessly beautiful choice of stone. They have been highly valued and desired for centuries and will for many more. Every diamond is unique and so every piece is truly something one of a kind. Diamond rings also retain some of their value over time and can be passed on as a precious family heirloom.

  • How can you tell that a diamond is real?

    Typically you can see it by the brilliance of the stone. Well-cut diamonds will reflect and refract light particularly white light very well causing them to sparkle significantly. Also because of this, it will be very difficult to see clearly through the stone. Other gemstones such as moissanite will sparkle with more of a rainbow spectrum which can differentiate them from diamonds. Overall, taking a stone to an expert is the best way to conclusively tell whether a diamond is real or not. They are able to look at the composition of the stone through microscopes, as well as other characteristics such as its thermal conductivity. 

  • When buying a diamond what is most important?

    The cut is the most important factor because it will significantly affect how the diamond appears. If it is cut well it will sparkle well and ultimately that is what gives a diamond its appeal. After this, color, clarity, and carat weight are then taken into consideration.

  • What is the best color for a diamond?

    For white diamonds, the most common diamond, a colorless diamond is the highest grade in terms of color. However, diamonds come in a variety of colors, and a ring can be made to suit the wearer’s taste, these include pink, red, green, black, and yellow, which are all also natural diamond colors. These colors will vary in intensity which will also affect the diamond’s price.

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