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Know Before you Buy

Know Before you Buy

Buying a diamond engagement ring isn't as easy as you may think. Indeed, you would be well advised to learn a thing or two about diamond rings before you go shopping for one.

The Four C's

Before even looking at a diamond ring, it is essential that you have an understanding of something called The Four C's. The four C's in question refer to a diamond's colour, cut, clarity and carat weight. However, perhaps the most important of these aspects is that of clarity. Certainly, the clarity of a diamond is a fair indication of its worth, as clearer stones are significantly more beautiful in appearance than clouded stones. Never compromise on clarity.

Ring material

When shopping for engagement rings for your beloved, you will need to decide which type of material or metal you want the ring to be made of. There is a good range of choices available, with some of the most popular being yellow gold, white gold, platinum and palladium. Yellow gold is a perennial favourite for diamond engagement rings (and wedding rings) because it is normally relatively low in price. However, white gold has become increasingly popular in recent years because of it stylish appearance. In addition, white gold can also be worn with silver or platinum jewellery.

By learning a little bit about the important aspects mentioned above, you can help to significantly increase your chances of buying an engagement ring that will make your blushing bride-to-be truly go weak at the knees.