Finding the Perfect Engagement Ring This Christmas –The Four Cs Every Diamond Consumer Should Know

Finding the Perfect Engagement Ring This Christmas –The Four Cs Every Diamond Consumer Should Know

Picking out the perfect engagement ring can be overwhelming unless you have some basic knowledge about what it is you are searching for...

Telling someone you love them and hoping they will want to spend the rest of their life with you can be a daunting experience. Knowing you have picked out the perfect engagement ring can take some of the pressure off and allow you to focus on the perfect way to ask.

At Stephen Dibb Jewellery in Holland Park and Cleveland we will help you find your perfect ring. The festive season is a romantic time of year and can be the perfect time to tell someone how much you love them. Did you know that December is the most popular month for engagements? Whether you are spending Christmas day popping the question or waiting until New Year's Eve for you special moment let's make sure you are 100% prepared for your special moment.
The colour can say so much about the ring...

While you can find diamonds in just about any colour imaginable, the most common engagement ring is concerned with the white range. If you are looking for a traditional diamond ring, often quality is determined by exactly how clear that diamond is. The colour of the diamond is graded from totally colourless to light yellow. The differences from one grade to the other are very subtle and it takes a trained eye and years of experience to colour grade a diamond. Here at Stephen Dibb Jewellery we will help determine the quality of colour and the diamond best suited for your engagement.
The cut refers to proportions...

Most gemmologists and diamond specialists agree that the best cut diamonds are those that follow a set of formulated measurements to measure quality and design. These can be seen in a diamond's proportions, most importantly how the depth compares to the diameter, and how the diameter of the table compares to the diameter of the diamond. However, when picking out your ideal diamond engagement ring often the proportions become secondary, since there are many shapes used to cut diamonds into we suggest first deciding on a particular design and then looking at the cut within that design. At Stephen Dibb Jewellery we will help determine the best cut for the design you like best.
It's always all about the carat...

It seems to be that the first question everyone wants to know that answer to after you announce your engagement is how big the rock is.But do we even know what this measurement means? The weight of a diamond is measured in carats. This measurement is determined based on a point system, so one carat is divided into 100 "points" so that a diamond of 25 points is described as a quarter of a carat or 0.25 carats. The carat measurement of a diamond is then the measurement of the diamond's weight rather than its size or diameter. This is important to remember as depending upon the proportions of the cut of the diamond, some diamonds may appear to have a larger top surface area than an ideal cut diamond but the diamonds may be of the same carat weight. This means while our friends and family are concerned with the carat it is only a small part of determining a diamonds quality and value.
The clarity is key...

Clarity is the term used to describe the size and number of inclusions in a diamond. Rather than being graded upon their beauty, diamonds are graded based upon their imperfections. Almost all diamonds contain minute traces of non-crystallised carbon, the element from which they were born. These inclusions make every diamond quite unique, while most inclusions are not noticeable under magnification and professional detections they can become apparent.

At Stephen Dibb Jewellery in Holland Park and Cleveland our professional jewellers will help you pick out the perfect ring for your engagement this Christmas.

For more information about our engagement rings please don't hesitate to contact us online or call 07 3847 9933 for our Holland Park store or 07 3821 6900 for Cleveland.


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