If you are like most men who are hoping to get engaged, you will be planning to get your special lady a special ring. For most men, this will mean buying a diamond ring. Buying a diamond ring is no child’s play and you may have to part ways with a substantial sum of money. You wouldn’t be bothered because this special ring is for a special person and it’s going to be a symbol of the love you share.
Rings made of diamond have been used as engagement rings for many years ever since it is believed the Austrian Archduke Maximilian decided to offer it to Mary of Burgundy for their engagement. The engagement ring is placed on the third finger because it was an Egyptian believed that there is a vein in the middle finger of the left hand that leads straight to the heart. Whatever the case, diamond is a rare gem and also very expensive. That why before you go out to buy that diamond ring, you want to know the four Cs of diamond. You can try this article to find out more designs for custom made engagement.
The diamond’s fire that is how it sparkles can be compromised by the way it is cut. The cut of a diamond is the only property of the stone that is not influenced by natural processes. The reflection of a diamond stone depends on the how they stone was cut. Since the stone is divided into more than fifty planes, the way the stone is cut will determine how the light that falls on the different planes is reflected. Diamond comes in different shapes and all these shapes are determined by the cut.
The most likely colour you are going to find is white or more appropriately colourless diamond. Jewelers have a funny scheme they use to define colour in diamond. You may be likely to hear D and Z. If you want to know what happened to the other letters of the alphabet. You are better off talking to a jeweler who works with diamonds.
There are many people who get all fussy about the clarity of the diamond. However inclusions in diamonds usually happen but the good news is that it cannot be seen with the naked eye. You can only see it if you use the jewelers magnifying glass. However, inclusions in diamond can add to its beauty.
This is the weight of the diamond that was used to make the ring. A carat is 0.2gm and it is often further divided into points. One carat is 100 points. Most rings used for engagement range between half and one carat.
If you are planning to but a ring for your engagement, you don’t need to understand everything about diamonds before you buy. Your jeweler can help explain the difference in the rings in terms of the 4 Cs.