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5 Things You Need to Know Before Buying a Diamond Engagement Ring

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As a man, I know that it's not easy to find the right engagement ring. That's why I'm here to help you out. If you want to know what to look for when buying a diamond ring, read on!

The Cut Should Be Your Top Priority

The cut of a diamond plays a crucial role in determining its quality, and it's often the most important factor when determining the value of any given stone. In fact, the cut is so important that there are many cases where poor cuts can make up to 50% of a diamond's total value. A good cut will allow more light to enter into the stone and distribute it evenly across its surface for maximum brilliance. Because diamonds are naturally transparent, they're all rated on their degree of transparency—and this can be measured by how much light reflects off them (also known as "fire").

For example: A diamond with excellent cutting will have large facets that allow more light to enter into smaller areas than one with poor cutting would; this results in higher refraction of light within each facet itself—making it appear brighter overall. This is why you often hear people describe diamonds that have "good sparkle."

Choose The Right Setting For Your Diamond

The setting of your diamond is just as important as the diamond itself, so choose a setting that will compliment your stone. A beautiful engagement ring is only as good as its setting. The shape, size and style of the setting can affect how you perceive the beauty of your diamond.

There are many different types of settings available to choose from when you're looking for a perfect engagement ring. Settings can be made out of any number of metals including platinum, white gold or yellow gold (or even silver). Some people prefer their diamonds set in platinum because it's one of the strongest metals known to man and won't wear down over time like gold does--but keep in mind that platinum is generally more expensive than 18k gold or sterling silver.

Choose The Right Setting For Your Diamond

The setting of your diamond is just as important as the diamond itself, so choose a setting that will compliment your stone. A beautiful engagement ring is only as good as its setting. The shape, size and style of the setting can affect how you perceive the beauty of your diamond.

There are many different types of settings available to choose from when you're looking for a perfect engagement ring. Settings can be made out of any number of metals including platinum, white gold or yellow gold (or even silver). Some people prefer their diamonds set in platinum because it's one of the strongest metals known to man and won't wear down over time like gold does--but keep in mind that platinum is generally more expensive than 18k gold or sterling silver.

Know What to Expect When It Comes to Color and Clarity

The color of a diamond is perhaps the most important factor in determining its value. Even though natural fancy-color diamonds are rare, they are still more valuable than diamonds that are colorless. This is because all other factors like carat weight, cut and clarity are associated with colorless stones.

Colorless diamonds also cost more than other colors because they're less abundant on Earth and harder to find than others. To determine how much your gem will cost based on its color, use this handy guide:

  • D (colorless) - 100% pure
  • E (near-colorless) - 95%+ pure
  • F (very faint yellow tint) - 91%-95% pure
  • G (faint yellow tint) - 86%-91% pure
  • H (very light yellow tint) - 80%-86% pure

This scale continues through I to Z for stones with increasing amounts of light brown or brown hues until it reaches the dark brown range at Z

Lab-Grown Diamonds Can Save You Money (Or Not)

Lab-grown diamonds are a great way to save money. They’re similar to natural diamonds in chemical, physical and optical properties, so they can be used in the same types of jewelry as natural diamonds. They’re grown in a lab (not mined), so they don't have all the associated costs that come with mining.

But just because they're cheaper doesn’t mean you should buy them! There are still some important considerations about lab-grown diamonds that will help ensure your purchase is a good one for you and your loved one.

We hope that the information in this article has helped you understand what to look for when buying a diamond ring. Each of these five tips is important, and if you want your investment to pay off, then it’s crucial that you choose wisely.

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