Are you considering “popping the question”?  Is it time to take the plunge? Perhaps you’re catching some flak from your Mom and or your girlfriend’s next of kin?  If you’ve decided that it’s time to take the big leap into marriage then it’s time for you to start thinking about diamonds.  Because let’s face it whether she admits it or not your future wife loves diamonds, and yes the way the ring looks does matter to her.  

So, before you type jewelry stores near me Fort Lauderdale into your search engine; let’s take a look at 5 things you should consider before you spend a paycheck or three on a diamond ring.  

The Four C’s, Plus 1

There are four words that start with the letter C that you’ll want to be familiar with.  Cut, Carat, Color, Clarity are the keywords you’ll need to be focused on.

Cut

First, let’s start with the cut.  The cut is in reference to the way the diamond was sliced from its original stone.  Cut also means the way it is faceted to promote its shine.  The different cuts are termed Brilliant, Rose, Baguette, and Marquise.  Each of these cuts shine differently when light is reflected from them. For instance, a Brilliant cut will shine the most and Rose cuts are softer and more subtle.  Baguettes have a rectangular shape and Marquise cuts are shaped like a boat.

Clarity

When it comes to clarity there is a scale which goes from FL to 13.  FL basically means it’s flawless and a 13 on the scale has imperfections or what are called “inclusions”.  Basically the higher on the scale the more “inclusions” you will see in the diamond.

Color

Considering color is another important thing to consider when choosing a diamond.  The color scale goes from yellow to pure white. It also is coded from A to D. D being completely colorless and when you get towards Z they will present a yellowish color in them.  Remember to get the grading certificate also so you know the color was graded correctly.

Carat

The carat is the way a unit is measured which tells the weight of the stone.  Whatever the carat may be typically tells the size of the stone.  However, this isn’t always the case since different cuts may promote or hide the profile of the stone.  So pay attention to the carat size to get the right or comfortable weight for your future wife.

Choice of Metal

Another thing you should pay attention to is the metal which should be either platinum or gold.  This will bring a higher durability to your ring. One trick to choosing the right metal is taking note of what other kinds of jewelry she wears and matching the metal of the ring to that.  

You are about to make a major decision and you most definitely will be spending a lot of your hard earned money while doing so and these steps will help you make an educated choice that will make your future wife happy and leave you satisfied.

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