Engagement ring gems are available in different sizes, shapes and colors. Even so, it appears that diamond size forms the basis for the love that a man feels for a woman. Take the ring of actor Amanda Seyfried, for instance. Many people criticize the small ring of the actor as it lacks a diamond. It is arguable whether a ring should have a diamond, but does its size matter? Is it a must to have a big engagement ring diamond to ensure that your partner loves you?
Seyfried’s jewelry piece perhaps causes a stir since people have long been seeking big diamond rings. Some even feel that the larger a diamond, the better it is and the bigger their love is. You can attribute the perception to Maximilian I of Mexico, who proposed marriage to Duchess of Burgundy Mary with a big diamond ring. Since then, engagement rings do not appear to be complete without stunning and large diamonds.
The perception is changing, though. Diamonds no longer steal the show on the best-known engagement rings. Diamonds are not the only favorite option of celebrities. People base the purchase on personal preferences, comfort levels and the suitability of jewelry with their styles. Mined or lab grown diamonds sizes are no longer the only factor that matters for engagement rings. There are three other characteristics, color, clarity and cut, that perhaps matter more.
The whiter a diamond, the more stunning it will look and the higher will be its price. The English letter D denotes the prime GIA grade to the stone and the fact that it is extremely white. When the stone has tints of brown and yellow, the GIA will denote it with the Z grade. The diamonds you can find from the marketplace have grades ranging from F to J.
The inclusions or flaws in a diamond determine its GIA clarity grade. The clearer it is, the more will be the chance of letting light pass through a diamond smoothly. However, if it has several flaws or inclusions, then it could impact the glimmer of a diamond. Some may possess only smaller diamonds, but those are likely to be clear and sparkly.
Customers usually prefer the sparkle quotient more than the carat size of a diamond. The factor that most impacts diamond clarity is its cut. The more complex the cut is, the more it will shine.