Diamond Rings

Written by Jill Morrison
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Diamond rings are most commonly purchased as engagement or wedding rings. You can choose from preset rings, or you can design your own ring. Most will choose a particular ring design and will purchase a loose diamond separately to have set in the ring. Preset rings are great when you need to purchase a ring in a short amount of time. Purchasing diamonds separately allows you to examine their quality much more easily.

Options of Diamond Rings

There are many options of diamond rings that you can purchase. If you are buying your diamond separate from the ring, you will be able to examine it based on the Four Cs of diamond quality. The Four Cs are clarity, color, carat, and cut. Clarity reveals the number of imperfections in a diamond, color refers to how close a diamond is to being colorless, carat refers to the weight of a diamond, and cut reflects the angles and proportions of a diamond.

When you purchase diamond rings, you should ask for their certification. Certification, or diamond grading reports, should be provided with any significant diamond purchase. These reports will reveal the Four C ratings of a diamond. They will also reveal the shape, measurements, depth percentages, proportions, level of symmetry, polish, and any other notable characteristics of a particular diamond.

You may want to receive an appraisal before making a diamond ring purchase. An appraisal is an estimate of the retail value of your diamond jewelry. An appraisal report usually includes additional information such as descriptions of the diamond, name of its certification, type of precious metal setting, and its quality ratings as well. After purchasing a diamond ring, you may also want to purchase insurance in case the ring is lost, damaged, or stolen.

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That's awesome! If my hair was long enuogh to wear them braided like that, I'd definitely give it a try, but probably would use common metal rings from the hardware or craft store.