Is the big question about to be asked? While you as a consumer may think a diamond is a diamond, there is actually some basic information you should keep in mind when searching for diamond engagement rings. Some of the most beautiful diamond engagement rings meet a set of criteria making them as excellent and valuable as they are. These basics are known as the four Cs of diamonds.
For diamond online Color, the best value is G-H-I. The higher grade colors (D-E-F) will cost you up to twice as much, and the average person will not perceive a noticeable difference. The lower color grades (J-K and below) will exhibit a definite dirty-yellow cast.
The cut is a measure of the reflective qualities and the overall brilliance of the diamond. The better the cut, the more brilliant a diamond is going to be. The perfect cut is one that reflects the most amount of light back at you when you stare into it. The key to achieving a good cut in a diamond is the angles that are used in the process. If the cuts on the underside of the diamond are to flat, then light will not be reflected back through the diamond. Instead, the light will simply pass right through it. In order to give off the most brilliance, the cuts must be proportional in order to allow for the right reflection angles. This is something that you will often hear big name jewelers such as Kay Jewelers discussing when they are advertising their diamonds.
It always comes down to the diamond. If you’re Mr. Right, then now you must enter the uncharted waters of diamond buying. And unless you come from money, have money or know someone who will give you the money then you would do well to heed my advice, my novice neophyte.
Beware if a jeweler tells you a diamond is blue-white. This refers to the fluorescence and makes a colorless diamond look milky in sunlight, hence decreasing its value. Jewelers have also been known to do some lighting tricks in order to make their diamonds seem whiter, so make sure you ask to see the stone in natural light as well.
Regarding the recommended color range of the Marquise diamond, one has a bit more flexibility with the Marquise. As always, it is difficult to give an objective guide to the preferred color level of a diamond, as it is a very subjective rating. Some people like the colorless or near colorless look more, and others prefer the “warmer” look of a tiny tinge of color in the stone. The generally accepted preferred range though for Marquise is that the best colors are up to the G-H range, with many actually preferring the side of the warmer G and H colors levels more so than the cooler and more “icey” level of more colorless levels.
In order to give a big surprise to your beloved lady, you should know clear about her favorite style and the size of her ring finger. With the right diamond engagement ring, she will love you forever.