Diamonds: Does Size Matter?

September 12th, 2017

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It seems like everyone will measure the greatness of an engagement ring on the size of the diamond. The bigger the stone, the better the ring, right? Is this really the case? Does the size of the diamond really matter?

In reality, no, it doesn’t. Just because someone has a huge diamond on their finger doesn’t mean their ring is better than someone with a smaller one. In fact, a lot of the time, large diamonds can be impractical and look really strange on a small finger.

Instead of worrying about the size, focus on other elements of the diamond instead. Below, you will see a few things that really matter when you’re buying a diamond engagement ring:

Weight

It’s amazing how many people don’t understand that the weight of a diamond is measured in carats. Most of us assume that carats refer to the size of the diamond, which is not the case. As such, you can have a small diamond with a high carat value and a big one with a tiny value. The big one may dwarf the small one in terms of size, but the smaller one is heavier and far more expensive. If you’re keen to get a diamond that’s very expensive and valuable, think about the carat weight rather than the actual physical size of the diamond.

Sparkle

The way a diamond sparkles is also way more important than how big it is. Diamonds that sparkle in the light look way better than bland ones that don’t. This is all down to how the diamond is cut. A well-cut one will take in light and give off an incredibly sparkly look that dazzles everyone nearby.

Ethics

Too many people don’t give this a second thought when buying diamonds. The whole process of mining for diamonds can be highly unethical. So many companies take advantage of poor areas to hire labor forces that work in horrible conditions for hardly any pay. As such, it matters a lot if your diamond is ethically sourced. Ethical companies like Brilliant Earth make it clear where their diamonds come from and how they’re sourced. Make sure you ask your jeweler about this before you buy a diamond. An ethical one will carry more value and be a lot better than one that’s unethical.

Clarity

This refers to how clear the diamond is and how many natural flaws it has. The best diamonds are rated as being flawless, with absolutely no visible flaws whatsoever. It’s no good buying a huge diamond ring if the stone has lots of visible flaws. The value is decreased, and you’ve not got yourself a very good diamond.

In summary; no, size doesn’t matter. Don’t automatically assume that a big diamond is a good diamond. There are plenty of other factors to consider before determining if a diamond ring is of good-quality or not. Think about the four things mentioned above and stop worrying about the size. Small diamonds can often be way better than some big ones.

Lucky Day: Rain Brings Diamonds to Newlywed Couple

May 27th, 2014

The old wives’ tale says that rain on your wedding day brings blessings of fertility and fresh starts. For newlyweds Kelly and William Schultz, it brought diamonds and gold from Perry’s Fine, Antique & Jewelry’s Ring in the Rain program.

A friend suggested Kelly and William travel from their home in Four Oaks, N.C., to Charlotte, N.C., to purchase their rings from Perry’s Fine, Antique & Estate Jewelry in the SouthPark area, a major shopping destination in the Carolinas. William made the trip to select a unique engagement ring, and then the couple came back for wedding bands. They signed up for Perry’s Ring in the Rain program on the chance it might rain on their wedding day. It cost them nothing extra, so why not. The program refunds the price of your engagement ring or wedding band up to $5,000 if it rains an inch or more at Charlotte Douglas International Airport on your wedding day (regardless of where you live or get married).

On April 19 while Kelly and William were getting married in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., the National Weather Service reported 1.25 inches of rain fell in Charlotte – more than enough to win a refund on their ring. The couple returned to Charlotte on May 17 to collect their prize!

“We wanted a unique set of rings, since we are truly unique,” said the new Mrs. Schultz. “Perry’s worked with us to find exactly what we wanted.” Kelly’s band is a custom design by Perry’s jeweler Todd Fogle. The engagement ring and the two wedding bands were included in the refund up to $5,000.

The Millionaire Engagement Ring

April 1st, 2014

Thank you Hatton Jewels for sharing this graphic.

Choosing Wedding And Engagement Rings

October 20th, 2013

As an Accessories Expert, I’m all about fabulous jewels and as a Maid of Honor for my sister who will be married next spring in Tokyo, I’m in the thick of wedding planning. When it comes to weddings, it’s all about being personal and nothing is more personal than the engagement ring. Not only is it personal but also there are literally no rules when it comes to what this ring should like. For the traditional girl, it’s all about diamonds and having that chic uptown look that we have come to know with a number of diamond campaigns, photo shoots and more. There is something very sweet about going this route.

Lately there has been a resurgence of receiving engagement rings that are statement pieces in their own right as they are estate pieces. Princess Diana’s engagement ring consisted of 14 solitaire diamonds that surrounded a 12 carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire set in 18-karat white gold was not only stunning in the 80’s; moreover, was equally as regal when it donned Kate Middleton’s finger for her engagement. This also created quite a rush for not only this kind of rings for future engagements but reminded people that rings within this category are options!

Fortunately whether you’re classic or a modern bride to be and would like to make a bigger statement with estate jewelry that has a number of gemstone options, I have selected some of my favorites! I love a great statement piece and thanks to Oak Gem, (the rings above are from this site which is perfect when you want to start planning what your options are) there are a number of options that fit your personality and will enhance the significance of your special day. In addition this is a great site for your wedding ring too!

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