The tradition of engagement rings originated in ancient Rome over two millennia ago. The use of a diamond as the centerpiece of an engagement ring is over five centuries old itself and was first seen in Europe. Today, the practice of presenting a diamond engagement ring is common across the world – it transcends all barriers of race, color, nationality and religion.
A diamond ring is not just a beautiful accessory; it is an investment in your bond as one. The virtually indestructible gem is a symbol of everlasting commitment. A 6 carat diamond is a significant investment that should be carefully considered. Key to making the right choice before you buy are the 4 Cs.
Diamonds and the 4 Cs
The 4 Cs are the four factors that you should consider when you shop for any diamond. They are:
- Carat Weight;
The first tells us the size of the gem, the next two tell us of its appearance, and the last tells us its shape. All of these affect the value of the gem to varying degrees and, therefore, its price.
The carat weight is, by far, the factor that contributes most significantly to the price of a diamond. As the name suggests, it tells us its weight. On carat is the equivalent of 0.007055 oz. or 200 mg. That means that a six ct. diamond weighs 0.04233 oz. or 1.2 grams.
A six carat diamond ring may be a solitaire ring with a single diamond of 6 carats, or a design with a large central diamond and several smaller one whose weight together is 6 carats.
The Most Beautiful Diamond
The most beautiful ring is not the one in some window or showcase, but the one on her finger. Make your gift to her even more special by having it laser engraved by LA Laser Engraving of Los Angeles.