Believe it or not, people can spend up to 20-30% of the value of their ring getting itfixed or maintained and many retail stores do not make it clear exactly what you are buying.
This can be very costly.
To avoid this, check that the diamonds used are ethically sourced and certified byone of the leading international diamond grading organisations. We recommend the GIA.
If a stone can also be chosen by a GIA qualified gemologist, even better.
Any reputable company should be able to give you this information easily.
With such a sentimental item, we recommend having the ring made in the UK with alifetime guarantee.
Carat, Colour, Clarity, Cut
These 4 things greatly impact the price of any engagement ring.
Carat The heavier the diamond, the higher the carat weight. The higher the carat weight,the more valuable a diamond is. Carat weight is not a measure of diamond size likeoften assumed.
Colour Rated from D-Z, diamonds vary in how they are graded. D is the highest grade ofcolour a diamond can have. Those graded Z reflect the lowest amount of light andtherefore appear dull to the eye. You want the highest colour grade you can get.
Clarity The clarity of a diamond is determined by how clean it is to the eye. You want tochoose a diamond that is classed VS1/VS2 or above to ensure maximum clarity
Cut If a diamond is properly cut, it should capture and throw back as much light as possible giving it that beautiful sparkle. If the proportions of a diamond are too deep. or too shallow, light can be lost. Dont lose that dazzlethe most credible of all.