5 C’s of Engagement Rings
With Wedding season in full swing, many women are asking one question: Can I see your ring?! It’s the first big moment that you have when you are planning your wedding, but how do you know which one is right for you? Or, more importantly, how does your Hubby-to-be know which one is right?
Choosing an engagement ring was formerly thought of as the “man’s job”. Now, more and more women are going with their men to consult on, and even pick out this precious gem. So, with all of those choices, how do you pick “The One”?
First of all, you must know the 5 C’s of Engagement Rings: Cut, Color, Clarity, Carat, and Certification. Cut is referred to as the way the diamond has been crafted, not the shape that is made into. Color of the diamond refers to the presence or absences of any different colors within the diamond. The Clarity of a diamond shows if there are any “blemishes” in the diamond. Carat is the measurement of how big the diamond is, and Certification shows merit that the diamond is indeed a diamond, and not a fake. As you can imagine, getting the best of the best can be quite expensive, but there are ways to cut down on the costs, like creating a ring with white gold instead of platinum.
The style of the ring is the most talked about part when choosing a ring. According to the Huffington Post, there are a few that are the most popular that also describe the Bride-to-Be’s personality:
Round- “A round-cut diamond is one of the most popular cuts for engagement rings, and for good reason. It sparkles like none other, thanks to the stone’s 58 facets. Brides who favor this classic shape are traditionalists at heart, and recognize a good thing when they see it.”
Princess- “Another popular option, the princess-cut diamond is a favorite among brides who want a traditional-shaped engagement ring, but with a little something extra. The stone’s four pointed corners make it an excellent choice for a bride with a modern sensibility.”
Cushion – “A cushion-cut diamond gets its name from the rounded corners and curved sides that make it appear softer than a princess-cut diamond but not as circular as a round-cut stone. Everything from the name of the cut to the shape of the diamond is effortlessly romantic, as is the bride who wears one.”
Emerald- “Fewer facets make an emerald-cut diamond susceptible to revealing any flaws the stone may have, which means confidence is a must! Brides who favor this retro-inspired design are open to taking risks and delight in the unexpected.”
Post Published on August 28, 2013. Guest Blogger: Crystal Herrera. Photo by John & Joseph Photography.