It is a fact that diamonds never go out of style. For many of us, it is a fashion statement that is worth the splurge because they stand the test of time. Diamond rings are considered the perfect engagement rings that will surely make your wife-to-be cry as you get down on one knee. But purchasing the right jewelry for that special someone in your life is not so easy. You have to make sure it’ll be the perfect ring for her.
Here are some tips to help you.
Establish your budget
It is easier to go through the whole process of finding the right jewelry once you have established just how much you have or are willing to spend on it. It will help the jeweler to narrow down your choices according to your price range.
Find out her ring size (if you are buying a ring)
Returning the perfect ring after it was presented to a lady just because it does not fit is a hassle (and embarrassment) that you can easily avoid. Make sure you have her size and then pick a design. Ask a friend, or “borrow” one of her rings from her jewelry box so you can have it measured.
Make it a surprise
Of course, everything is just so much better and more romantic when the recipient doesn’t have any idea you are getting them a very special gift.
Research her style
Receiving diamond-studded jewelry as a gift alone is already an amazing thing, and I’m sure any woman would be grateful. But it’s 100% better if you have their preference in mind. Be mindful of how she dresses or how she likes to wear her jewelry. Does she like simple, classic pieces? Or does she like extravagant, attention-grabbing jewelry? These are all factors worth taking into consideration when getting anyone a gift, especially when it’s your significant other, or someone special enough that you are buying them diamond jewelry.
Take note of the 4Cs
“The 4Cs” stands for carat, clarity, color, and cut. These describe the attributes of a diamond, and is easily understood no matter where you are in the world. They dictate the price and the quality of a diamond, so pay attention these.
This refers to the weight of a diamond. One metric carat is equivalent to 200 milligrams. Each carat can be subdivided into “points”, which allows for a precise measurement.
Diamonds go through intense heat and pressure. They have what are called inclusions and blemishes. The clarity characteristics are often too tiny to be seen, but we have a GIA Clarity Scale that contains 11 grades of a diamond clarity.
The GIA Color Scale uses letters to determine the absence or intensity of color in a diamond. Truly colorless ones are extremely hard to find, and are therefore more expensive and valued than colored ones.
This refers to how the angles and proportions of a diamond relate to light. There is also a GIA Scale for this, which ranges from Excellent to Poor.