A Diamond Is Forever, So Make The Right Choice
Are you looking for a diamond ring for that special someone in your life? Perhaps you want to convey your affections or maybe you are trying to buy one for yourself? A diamond is no small investment but its beauty and meaning can last a lifetime, so choosing just the right one is essential.
The first thing you need to do when choosing a diamond is to be exactly sure of the style that the person to whom it is for desires. If it is for yourself, you need to decide what sort of diamond ring you want. There are a number of styles. For example, a diamond ring can come in a single on a band, surrounded by tiny engraved diamonds, or you can get a set of three large diamonds, or one large surrounded by two medium. Once that is determined, you need to decide if you want to get a princess cut, a square cut, a round shape, or an oval shape. This is no small matter, for each woman has her own personal preference, thus if you are a potential groom-to-be seeking her heart, you must make sure you do not choose a diamond helter-skelter and on a whim, but rather that you choose exactly the one she prefers.
This can be determined in a number of ways. One way is to browse through jewelry shops with your beloved and see what catches her eye. Or, you can ask her best friend or her mother what she prefers. Or just be direct and tell her to give you a few sample photos of her ideal ring so that you do not go wrong. It is all right to go wrong when buying her anything else because it is always the thought that counts, after all, but in this case, the danger of going wrong is too great to leave it to chance.
Once you determine what kind of ring she prefers, and what kind of cut, it is time to find a reliable jewelry shop. Speak to one of the jewelers at the store and explain to them exactly what you are looking for. They will be able to give you expert advice on the choice of karats and the various sizes that will help your search for the perfect ring.
At this point, you know the style she desires, but the next step is to determine what size diamond to get. Size does matter and it is important to get a size that is decent but still meets your budget. Be sure to outline a reasonable budget and to make that known to the jeweler. Even though size is very important, there are other things you need to consider, such as the clarity and color of the diamond. The clarity of the diamond measures the pureness of the diamond within. If it is mineral deposits inside or various inclusions, it will look bleary and impure and will have less of a luster. Similarly, you want to see how much color the diamond has inside. The less color there is, the more valuable the diamond, for a purely colorless diamond is extremely rare and valuable.
These are important things to consider and also depend heavily on the person's individual taste. If your beloved loves big stones, then size must be your determining factor, but if she enjoys that perfect small diamond with a clear, pure inside that catches the sparkling shine of the sun and every light in the room, then clarity and color will be what you prioritize.
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