How Much Should I Expect To Spend On An Engagement Ring?

Cut is a way of talking about the proportions and polishing of the diamond. Every cut diamond has several sides, or facets, which give the diamond its shape. A well-cut stone refracts light between its different facets before bouncing back out of the ring. This use of light gives the diamond its sparkle (or ‘fire’) and shows off the beauty of the stone.

Choosing the gold for your jewelry is a personal decision. There are things such as quality, durability and shine to consider. Price is another factor. Pure gold costs considerably more than lower karats. Lower karats are more durable and less likely to scratch, scar, bend or break. If you choose a higher karat gold, white or rose gold, you should take special care of it. Do not sleep in it or wear it every day. Take it off when you work or clean. These types of gold jewelry can keep their beautiful appearance for years if properly taken care of.

The round shapes are the most common wedding ring alternatives. Not all wedding ring alternatives are expensive though. Diamond gemstone depends on the clarity and the shape or cuts of the diamond gemstone. It also depends on how big is the gemstone. They scale that in carats.

The diamond Color is, well, about it’s color. You want it the more colorless as possible. Colorless here means white, and a colored diamond tends to be yellow. Color ranges from Colorless to Light Yellow.

This cut is a beautiful shape of diamond that makes a bold statement. It is rectangular or square in shape, which offers a sharp contrast in appearance from other styles. Most princess cuts are square. This cut is a popular choice for Solitaire engagement rings, which rely on a single diamond to make a statement rather than the use of accentuating stones. This looks best on women with longer fingers. It is also a favorite choice because of its brilliant, sharp look. It is sometimes called a squarillion or quadrillion cut because of its four-sided shape.

The diamond Clarity is about the inclusions inside and on the surface of the diamond. Little flaws and blemishes will of course prevent a diamond to shine at its maximum. Clarity ranges from D to Z.

Emeralds come in a variety of green/blue hues, with the most clear and deep green color are the most valuable. Almost all emeralds contain flaws, cracks, and inclusions that affect the clarity. This is why a lot of emeralds appear “cloudy” in nature (the flaws). Emeralds are not a stone you want for everyday wear due to their softness. They have a tendency to be brittle and fragile and chip/break easily.