When you are asked to find an engagement ring for your “wife to be”, do you consider running for the hills? Perhaps you have not found the “wife to be”, or are taking some more time before popping the question. Whatever your reason, making sure you have the right information before sourcing the rock is crucial.
Let’s face it, ladies all want that diamond ring. There is some worldly and magical connection between females and diamonds. A connection that men battle with but are forced to comply with.
Finding that diamond and engagement ring may seem tricky, but make sure you start with the “4 C’s” or diamond clarity, cut, colour and carat. If you have these covered, you will be well one your way to making your lady happy.
Let’s take a look at each C:
- This is probably the most important C of them all because the brilliance of the diamond depends on its cut. The “cut” of the diamond refers to its reflective qualities. Look for a stone that has the ability to shine from the heart of the stone and seemingly every angle.
- Diamonds that are clear are more brilliant, fact. When looking for clarity, you may need some guidance from the jeweler you are speaking to. The majority of flaws within a diamond are not noticeable to the naked eye and all diamonds have inner flaws so don’t panic.
- A diamond that is more colorless than its counterparts will be more valuable. This is because it allows more light into the stone, which is then reflected and dazzles. A stone that inhibits light, will have a darker colour and not be as valuable as it does not allow light into the stone to be refracted.
- A carat is the unit by which diamonds are measured. The larger the stone, the great the number of carats, and the more valuable the stone. Make sure you know what your budget is before going down the road of a larger stone, because larger stones will cost you a lot more.
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What is a relief is the fact that each legal diamond comes with a grading certificate. This certificate is a complete evaluation of the stone, completed by a professional. This is like diamond mapping as your stone will have its own characteristics and this will be recorded in the certificate.
Now that you have a handle on what type of diamond to get, the next steps include the metal that the stone will be set in and the size of the ring.
Regarding the metal, this is going to be out of preference from your “wife to be” so pay attention to the type and colour of the metal she currently wears. There are many options but gold is always going to be a winner, be it the normal golden colour, or white gold. Platinum is a far sturdier but more expensive option.
In terms of the size, a little trick is to borrow one of her current rings, while she is not wearing it, and take it to a jeweler. There it can be measured and you will have a pretty accurate take on what size ring your “wife to be” will need.
There you have it. Make sure you check your budget, and then you will need to consider the 4 C’s and then look at the metal and sizing of the ring. This will make your job a lot easier when you want to find an engagement ring for your “wife to be”.