A diamond's value is largely based on the grades of its four main characteristics called the Four C's which includes: Cut, Color, Carat, and Clarity. Some of these characteristics are easier to see in the diamond than others. For example, if a diamond has an undesirable color grade, you will notice a yellow or brown hue in the stone.
A diamond's clarity grade, on the other hand, can be more difficult for the untrained eye to see. As a result, people tend to have a difficult time comparing the clarity of two diamonds against each other.
We think that it's important to know what's in your stone before you buy it, so we want to explore everything involved in evaluating a diamond's clarity. We'll go over some of the imperfections a stone can contain, how they affect the overall clarity grade, and how to determine the right clarity grade for your needs. So give this a read before your purchase is set in stone (pun intended, but probably not appreciated):
There really is no such thing as the "best" diamond. Women want different things in their diamonds and everyone has their own unique taste and preference. But with diamonds, there's no denying that many women want the most sparkly ring they can get their hands on.
Do you want to buy her a diamond that is big but doesn't reflect very much light, aka it appears dull? Or, do you want to get her a diamond that'll be so sparkly that it can catch the attention of someone across the room? My guess is, you want the latter.
The best way to achieve a sparkly ring that'll blind people with its brilliance is to pay close attention to the shape of the diamond and how it is cut. There are a lot of different ways a diamond can be cut and all shapes are not equal in terms of brilliance. There is a reason that the round brilliant diamond is still the number one seller today (spoiler: the round shape and angled sides maxime sparkle).
If you want to make sure her ring attracts the attention of everyone around her for years to come, even past the shiny new state it's in when it leaves the store, keep reading and consider which diamond shape will work for you.
This past Sunday, players of the New England Patriots gathered in Chestnut Hill to celebrate their Super Bowl XLIX Championship and hand out the coveted championship rings. As a Boston sports fan, I couldn't be more excited to see my boys celebrating a great win, and as jewelry blogger, I can't get enough of that Super Bowl XLIX Ring!
I've always been the type to dream big, but I'm starting to accept the fact that I'll probably never win a Super Bowl ring of my own. But what is it that I love about the Super Bowl ring so much?
Well as a guy who writes about engagement rings for a living, I've come to realize that there's a lot of other guys out there that don't want to read about engagement ring trends. And even though this ring was meant to be worn by a Super Bowl champion, it actually incorporates many of the jewelry designs and features that are popular in popular modern engagement rings.
So to answer the question: I love this ring because it's one of the only rings that some guys are genuinely excited to learn about. And now that I have your attention, I can fill you in on the engagement ring trends that will make you look like a real MVP when you decide it's time to pop the question:
"Channel" set engagement rings have been around for years. They are a very classic style, one that you could easily find at any jeweler. But what makes this style of ring so unique and practical at the same time?
Well what if I told you that there was a ring setting that protects your accent diamonds better than any other ring available? Or that the same ring has accent diamonds that give you the best possible value for your money? It almost sounds too good to be true, but I assure you it's not.
The ring that I am talking about is a princess cut channel set engagement ring. If you aren't familiar with this design, the ring features two parallel metal rails that are used to mount accent diamonds down the side of the ring. As you can guess from the name, the accent diamonds are princess cut which provides many benefits to the ring. Read on to learn about some of the benefits of the princess cut channel set engagement rings and see our favorite pieces: