Wedding Etiquette Tips advice on some basic facts on diamond and choosing wedding ring.

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Basic facts on diamonds
Anyone proposing an engagement will not avoid walking down this path, choosing a wedding ring. Just how and what to look for in a diamond?
There are myriad designs of beautifully sculpted wedding rings in the world, but the center of attraction the catches the eye is always the diamond itself. Here's a few basic information you should know before choosing a wedding ring.

CARAT – The universal measurement for the weight of diamond. And of course, the larger the number in value, the more expensive it will be.

CUT – The nature of diamond is rough and without form, but with man’s artistic workmanship, CUT, it brings out the rock’s eternal beauty. The technique of a cut is to allow as much light as possible and reflect back, so that it gives a maximum brilliance. There are seven basic Cuts, they are Briliant(round), Marquise, Oval, Emerald, Pear, Square and Heart. The most classic of all for engagement ring is the Brilliant or Round, set in platinum or gold.

COLOR – Typically, the most desirable color is colourless. Most diamonds consist of yellow or brownish tinge, it is the presence of other elements, and it will bring down the value of the diamond. However, diamonds can be colourful in red, blue, pink,yellow or green, they are rare and also valuable.

CLARITY – Needless to say, the clearer the diamond is, the more valuable it is. Often there are minerals and gases trap inside the diamond, they are called inclusions. Clarity will be measured by the number and size of the inclusions trapped in a diamond. Rarely, there are no inclusions in a diamond, they are known to be flawless. And Yes, they are very valuable.


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