POSTED by:on 02/18/2013
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One of the most popular diamond shapes for an engagement ring is the stylish princess cut diamond. The Princess cut is a square shape design with small facets which gives the diamond a brilliance and sparkle that rivals that of a round brilliant diamond.
In general, a princess cut diamonds will offer the same brilliance of a round diamond but at a lower price. This is possible because the 4-sided pyramid shape of the princess cut fits the natural shape of the rough stone so there is less wastage when compared to the round cut diamond is akin to one-half of the stone from where the diamond is cut. A more efficient cut translates to a lower price.
Establish a budget plan
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A buyer needs to plan his budget beforehand. Even if he is in a rush to buy the perfect ring for his fiancé, he has to take the time to prepare a feasible plan. He needs to have at least a hint about the prices of these engagement rings.
He needs to stick to his budget or else he may go into unplanned debt. The price of a man’s love is not measured by the price of the engagement ring especially when the man has gets into serious debt. Online sites are the best resources for these prices.
Learn about the 4 C’s of Diamonds
The price and quality of a diamond are related to what is known as the four C’s: Color, Clarity, Cut and Carats.
Color. The highest quality diamonds do not show any color. Lower quality diamonds have increasing the amount of yellowish tint. The highest quality is rated D and the lowest quality is rated Z. look for a good value in the range from G-I.
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Clarity. Clarity is a measurement of a diamond imperfections. Most diamonds have very minute imperfections, known as inclusions. The best diamonds are those with the fewest inclusions. Look for a diamond that is rated “eye-clean”. SI2 Or better.
Cut. A diamond’s cut is a rating of the proportions of the gem rather than its shape. A diamond gets its scintillation and brilliance from the cutting process. A well proportioned diamond allows the optimum quantity of light to enter the diamond and reflect the the innate beauty of the diamond.
Carat. A carat is a measurement of the diamonds weight. In general, the more a diamond weighs the larger it appears, and the higher is the diamond’s price. Typical carat ranges for a diamond engagement ring are from 0.25 to 1.5cts.
Learn about different types of ring styles
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The Solitaire and the Pave are two of the most popular types of diamond engagement rings. Other popular styles are: channel, halo, and side stone. One of the factors to consider in choosing one of these settings for a princess cut diamond is that the setting should guard the four corners of the diamond from being chipped. One common solution is a design with 4 prongs.
Another factor to consider is the band metal. There are three common choices, yellow gold, white gold and platinum. They are all good choices. The ideal karat selection for gold should be at least 14k.
An engagement ring is a sign of a man’s love for his lady. Before making a purchase, check out the best diamond offers online. Buying online provides a wider selection at a better price. Which allows you to save your money for the wedding!