Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. They are beautiful and rare. Maybe you’re in the market to buy a diamond engagement ring or you’ve already received one from your fiancée. However, you’re not sure what size the diamond should be. Most engagement rings are under on carat. Anything over that, the cost will sky rocket. Most couples choose to go with a smaller stone and then upgrade for an anniversary. There are important factors to consider when choosing the perfect diamond ring.
When choosing a diamond it is important to remember the 4 C’s: carat, cut, color, clarity. A diamond should be clear and colorless with no visible markings throughout the stone. It should be well cut and symmetrical. When choosing a diamond, ask the salesperson to show you the stone under a microscope.
The size of a woman’s hands and fingers should be taken into consideration. Smaller diamonds looks better on a woman with small hands and fingers, while larger diamonds look better on larger hands and fingers. If you’re fancy and glitzy, then a larger diamond would be perfect for you. However, if you prefer simplicity, then a smaller one would do just as well.
How much you can afford certainly plays a part in the size of a diamond. The old adage is two months salary for a diamond engagement ring. This may not be the case in certain situations. If you’re strapped for cash, you might consider purchasing a ring that has several smaller stones. Another option is to purchase a ring with another precious gem, such as a ruby or sapphire. You can always upgrade to a larger diamond in the future when you are financially able to do so. Tell the jeweler your price range. He will be able to show you what he has in that range. You’ll be surprised at the many beautiful rings to choose from.
But does size really matter? Remember a diamond is a symbol of love and promise. What’s more important to you, the size of the diamond or the relationship you have with your significant other? The most important thing is that it comes from someone who truly loves you.
Personally, I have a .25 carat diamond ring that I wear with my anniversary ring. It’s very lovely worn together as a set and I wouldn’t have anything else. It was chosen and given to me by the man I absolutely love and adore, my husband.