Sunday, February 6, 2011

How to choose the right size of a diamond?

Many people find choosing the right size of a diamond for a diamond engagement ring very difficult. Is the diamond too small, is it too big, what about my fingers, and so on. Basically when deciding upon the size of diamond ring the most important thing is carat (weight of the diamond) though this is not the only factor you should consider.

There are some people who believe that choosing the size is all about going for more carats but things are not so easy because by overdoing it with the carats you will not obtain the perfect aesthetics, and your diamond will in fact look anything but classy.

The ladies with very tiny and long fingers should be especially careful not to overdo with diamond size because anything above one carat will in this case look too big so make sure to at least keep some symmetry between diamond and the size of your fingers.

Carat is not the only factor determining the size of the diamond, in many cases smaller diamond with better cut will appear bigger compared to poorly cut larger diamond so cut can certainly compensate for carat in many cases. Perfect diamond cut also ensures maximum reflection of light, and gives your diamond ring that well know known sparkling look all ladies love.

You also need to know that diamond prices tend to increase hugely at the full- and half-carat weights meaning that diamonds just below these weights cost significantly less, and are therefore best option to lower your costs and get a decent size in return.

It is also very important to know your setting before choosing the stone because this makes things easier. Also, you have to be aware that there are some settings that will not fit all diamond carats or shapes, but this doesn't have to alarm you much because today only sky is a limit if you fancy some custom-made piece of diamond jewelry.


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