Being engaged to marry the love of your life is something exciting. Everyday you see people displaying their amazing rings but when you are put in a room when there are dozens of them you can get confused. You have to understand the 4Cs when you go shopping for the ring. They are the carat weight, clarity, cut and color. This applies to those shopping for diamond rings because it is how people compare the diamond qualities. Diamonds reflect light depending on the way they have been cut and the rare kinds of the stone have less color. A clear diamond means there aren’t other things which have been added to it and it won’t have blemishes as well and when it comes to carat weight, this is the main determiner of how much the rock weighs. You need to determine the order of priority of these Cs for you to choose wisely. Once you understand the differences in diamond cutting shapes, the way they are shaped and the cut quality, it will be very easy for you to shop for the ring of your dreams. You will get an idea of the shape when you view it face up. A lot of sellers stock round diamonds but there are a number of fancy shapes. Through the cutting styles, the facets of the diamonds will be born and the quality of the cut influences the ability of the rock to reflect light.
To wear the diamond on your finger, a ring band is necessary and you will have to think about the metal this should be made from. The ring band metal will influence the outlook of the end product. Those who are looking for a sleek but modern look should pick white gold or platinum for the ring band. You should remember that the setting is also a crucial part of shopping for an engagement ring and besides making the beauty of the rock pop, it also protects it. It can be a prong setting, a bezel or halo.
For people who fancy side stones, they are great for the engagement rings. Side stones are known to make the ring appear more sophisticated. These are items which should make the center stone look much nicer and not dull. You do not want something that does not reflect light well in different circumstances. Expose the diamond to spot light, diffused light, mixed light and natural daylight and see how it fares. You need people to be awed at the kind of a rock you have on your finger meaning it should reflect light well in the environment you will be at the most and this should be your deal breaker when shopping for an engagement ring.