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Diamond Ring

Selecting a Diamond Ring She Will Love Forever

Most women appreciate a gift of beautiful jewelry, whether it’s a lovely pendant for around their neck or a bracelet to encircle their wrist. But maybe no gift is more special to a woman than a diamond engagement ring. Because she’ll wear that diamond ring forever, you want to make sure that you choose just the right one that reflects your great taste and love for her.

When you’re looking for diamond engagement rings in Jacksonville FL, you can be sure that you will find the perfect ring when you go to a quality jeweler. But, you need to follow a few other important steps in picking out the right design.

The Basics About Diamonds

Shopping for diamonds is as important as making any other large purchase, if not more so. You need to educate yourself a bit about the lingo of diamond quality before you go shopping for diamond engagement rings in Jacksonville, FL. The most important detail to learn is about the “Four Cs,” which stand for cut, color, clarity and carat.

The carat stands for the total mass of the diamond. Cut is the shape of the diamond, and can be done in such a way that catches the most light and amplifies the natural brilliance of the stone. Clarity refers to whether the stone has internal defects called inclusions and surface defects called blemishes. Both of these terms refer to how pure and clear the stone looks under magnification.

Color is ranked on an alphabetical scale from D to Z; the stone should be nearly completely colorless as it gets closer to the beginning of the scale, while later letter grades are light yellow. Not surprisingly, the more colorless the diamond, the better.

Choose the Right Style

There are several styles of diamond engagement rings to choose from, and finding just the right one depends on personal sense of style. Diamonds can be cut in one of several shapes, and choosing the right one depends on her preferences. Some of the shapes for diamonds include heart shaped, pear shaped, round, marquise, oval, asscher cut, emerald cut and princess cut. Not sure which one she would love? You can pay attention to the details of her personal style and tastes, and ask a qualified jeweler for additional advice.

Choose the Right Setting 

If you haven’t been paying attention to her style, and she hasn’t been dropping hints about what she likes, now’s the time to start! Look at the jewelry that she currently wears for clues about what kind of setting and color she would like. Is most of her jewelry yellow gold, white gold or platinum? If she likes ornate jewelry, she would likely prefer a ring in a setting with other stones, but she might prefer a diamond solitaire if her tastes run toward the classic and simple. Is she always exquisitely dressed or comfy and casual? Different shapes of rings are more flattering to certain shapes of fingers, too. For example, longer cuts, such as marquise or oval can elongate short fingers, but wider bands can make short fingers look more stubby.

Protecting the Jewelry

Once you choose one from the perfect diamond engagement ring that you know she will love forever, the next step is to protect your investment. Unfortunately, accidents can happen and even valuable items can get lost, and you would be upset if something happened to this new piece of jewelry. That’s why it’s important to get the jewelry insured. Although your basic homeowner’s insurance policy would cover replacement of the ring if it were stolen from your home or destroyed in a fire, but it would not offer coverage if you lost the diamond out of the setting or lost the ring while on vacation. Ask your insurance company about getting a rider, which provides additional coverage against these additional forms of loss.

Giving your special lady a diamond engagement ring is a perfect symbol that will let her know that you want to spend the rest of your life with her. Since the word “diamond” literally means indestructible, giving her a diamond ring shows her that your love for her is indestructible, too. Come shop our fine selection of quality diamond engagement rings today, and we’re sure you’ll find a diamond as beautiful as she is.


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