You may have to go to Hollywood to see the stars on the Walk of Fame, but the right diamond can make you the star of your own life. Here are some things to keep in mind before choosing a diamond at the jewelry store.
We're sure you've heard about the Four C's before. These stand for the cut, clarity, color, and carat of the stone. The first thing you'll probably notice about a diamond is its cut. This is the shape of the stone and different cuts reflect light different or are more often paired with certain settings. Clarity is the measure indicating the number of imperfections in the stone. Diamonds with a high clarity won’t have flaws that are visible to the naked eye. While a better clarity stone is more expensive, some prefer the unique look a lower clarity stone entails. As they say beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. In addition to classic, white diamond, engagement rings are rings with gemstones like beautiful blue sapphire. Finally, the carat of the diamond is the weight and general size of the stone. The size can appear different for the same carat depending on the width and depth of the stone.
The Setting and Band
There's a wide range of settings available, from classic and simple bands to highly ornate, vintage inspired pieces. One very popular setting is the ‘halo ring’ which features one or more rows of smaller accent diamonds that circle the center stone in a sparkling ring. Another factor is the metal used; your options range from 14k or 18k gold to platinum to more unique materials. When choosing the right setting, consider the wearer's lifestyle. A very active woman might prefer a minimalistic band while others may prefer trendy pieces that include colorful accents. An experienced jeweler can also update an heirloom piece to make it more modern and keep family memories alive.
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Visit Geoffrey's Diamonds near San Jose CA and you'll get the full jewelry shopping experience, from seeing to touching our twinkling collection of incredible rings and more. Come by our jewelry store in San Jose CA today to see what's available and let us help make buying jewelry easy.