Buying a Diamond Ring
An engagement ring, also known as a betrothal ring, is given to a person who is engaged to be married. This is a common custom especially in Western cultures. It is given as a sign of commitment when a partner proposes marriage and the other person accepts the proposal.
This style uses compression-spring pressure to hold the stone in place. It is best for extremely hard stones. However, it can be difficult to resize it. De Beers used this technique to manipulate the supply and demand of diamonds in the United States. The result was that diamonds sold in the U.S. were becoming smaller and less high quality.
When buying a diamond ring, it is important to find a jeweler with a reputable diamond grading report. Look for a retailer with the GIA or a similar accreditation. This will remove a lot of the uncertainty you may have about a diamond. It will also let you know if the diamond has been treated.
The color of a diamond is an important factor in its quality. Choose a diamond whose color is white to the naked eye. Diamonds in the G to I color range will reflect light at varying strengths. The color of a diamond is also dependent on the shape.