Buying an engagement ring is an important decision. It is slightly more complicated than buying a wedding ring because most engagements follow a surprise proposal whereas couples usually shop for a wedding ring together.
There are some essentials of diamonds that you must understand before you make the decision to buy one. They are known as the 4 Cs – Carat weight, Color, Clarity, and Cut.
Choosing the Perfect Diamond
Diamonds are one of the most precious materials in the world. Their hardness makes them impervious to scratches and damage, and that is why they are the perfect symbol of a happy union. There is a perfect engagement ring for every couple and the 4 Cs are the first step to choosing yours.
Carat weight is a measure of the size of a gem. One carat weighs 0.007055 oz. (200 mg). A 5 carat diamond thus weighs 0.035274 oz. or 1 gram. It is a gem of significant size that will immediately attract every eye in the room to your fiancée’s hand.
A solitaire is the classic way of mounting a diamond but designs like the halo and double halo have become popular as well.
However, choosing a five ct. diamond is not the end – you still have to decide on what cut she will love. A cut refers to the shape of the diamond as seen from above. Some of the most popular options are:
Your Ring, Your Design
Not every design element of a diamond engagement ring must be chosen from a preset range of options; you can have your ring laser engraved with a custom message, both your initials, or a design that means something to you both.
The master craftsmen and precise machines at LA Laser Engraving in Los Angeles can transform any ring into one that is truly yours.