The brilliance and enduring beauty of diamonds make them the perfect symbol of a strong and stable relationship. Those two qualities are a large part of why the diamond ring has been the classic way to propose for centuries.
If you are planning to pop the question, a 4 carat diamond engagement ring is an excellent way to mark the beginning of your journey together.
Choosing the Right Gem
There are several factors that have to be taken into account before you shop for your final choice. They are known as the 4 Cs – carat weight, color, clarity and cut.
Chief among these is the carat weight, which refers to the size of the gem. The official unit of gem size is the carat, often abbreviated to ‘ct’. The metric equivalent of the carat is 200 mg (0.007055 oz.). A four ct. diamond ring therefore weighs 800 mg or 0.02822 oz.
The cut of a diamond refers to its shape. When a diamond is cut from a crystal, the jeweler chooses which shape it will take. Some of the most popular cuts are:
- Brilliant round - circular cut which accounts for 80% of all cut diamonds;
- Princess – four-sided (rectangle or square), and the second most popular;
- Cushion – similar to the princess cut, but with rounded corners.
Apart from the cut, you may want to consider whether you want a single gem setting, which is called a solitaire, or a more elaborate design, for example, a halo.
The Finishing Touch
While the 4 Cs are a great guide to help you buy the right gem at the best price, your fiancée will be even happier if you personalize it. Laser engraved rings allow you to add your personal touch with a message or design of your choice.
Let LA laser Engraving in Los Angeles help you create the perfect engagement ring.