A diamond ring is a perfect ring, for engagement or wedding purposes. A diamond wedding ring is worn either on the right or left hand, on the ring finger depending on different cultures and countries. A ring is a perfect symbol of love and affection. If you intend to surprise your spouse or girl friend, choosing a perfect diamond ring is the best option. Here are some tips on how to choose a diamond ring.
First and foremost, you have to do a research on diamonds, their history and prices before you go to a jeweler. This is important because you may have to bargain about the price or choose from a wide array of diamond designs. Being informed on the diamond ring you intend to buy to avoid instances of being conned. Such information is also essential in choosing the best quality of diamonds.
It is also important to save beforehand or come up with a good budget. There are different price ranges for different diamond cuts. Purchasing a specific one will depend on the money which you can freely spend. Diamonds are classy but they can be expensive too and a good budget will guide you in buying something you can afford.
Knowing the style and personality of your spouse is also important. The diamond ring you purchase will be worn for a long time and knowing what the wearer likes is crucial. This will determine whether you will purchase a classic diamond setting, pave or an eternity band design.
Traditional designs are good but you may want to know whether your girlfriend prefers more modern designs before you get her the ring. If you intend it to be a surprise, you should not ask her directly. Checking out her kind of jewelry and personal taste will give you an insight into what to get her.
Next, you will need to choose the cut of diamond to go with. Diamond cut is more important than color and clarity. The cut is basically the outline or shape of the diamond as well as its arrangement of facets. There are many shapes, ranging from pear, emerald and heart shapes. The beauty of the ring will largely depend on its cut as this determines how the stone will reflect light.
Diamond color scale vs GIA diamond color chart: After diamond cut, diamond color is the second most important thing to consider when buying a diamond ring for wedding. The highest quality diamonds are colorless, while those of lower quality have some colors. GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) color-grading scale for diamonds is a standard in market. The scale starts with the letter D, illustrating colorless, and continues with increasing appearance of color to the letter Z, or light yellow or brown. Diamonds with higher color grade (Colorless D, E, F) will carry more price tag than a diamond in lower color grades such as J, K, M.
Diamonds with grade D are the most colorless and very rare, whereas G color diamonds and H color diamonds are partially colorless, so their price is lower that’s why they are more valued diamonds.