Marriage season is on at full swing. If you are one of those to get married, first of all Congratulations!
It is one of the most important events in your life which you will cherish forever. Besides getting ready for the new journey, there are also a couple of things you need to look into. One such thing is a gorgeous solitaire ring for your better half as an engagement ring.
As overwhelming as it is, it should be really special. If you are thinking we are going to list you reasons why our highest Carat rings are the best, you are so wrong!
We have curated a list of areas when you need to focus to get the best Solitaire ring (in a given budget) for your better half or how to get the best solitaire ring of your desired specifications at the given budget.
How to buy the best Solitaire Ring?
4 C’s of Diamond Quality
We need some simple guidelines to judge the quality of a diamond. Here are the 4 C’s at your aid!
If you want me to put it in layman’s terms, clear diamonds are pricier than un-clear ones. By clear, we are referring to the ones which are devoid of any impurities. As the impurities increase, the price also decreases.
The cut of a diamond means the shape i.e. Round, Pear, Emerald, Heart, etc. However, if you are a jeweller, it also means how well it is cut. A diamond is at full glory only when it has the perfect cut so that maximum amount of light can enter it and make it sparkle.
Clarity of a Solitaire depends on less inclusions are there in the diamond. Inclusions are the imperfections that are present in a diamond from origin.There are 4 categories in a diamond when we speak of clarity – SI IJ, SI GH, VS GH, VVS EF.
- Carat Weight
The usual Solitaire ring starts at 0.50ct. This is quite high for the majority of Indian population. So, you will find Solitaire Rings in starting from 0.20ct. A 0.20ct solitaire ring won’t be dirt cheap buy way more cheaper than 0.50ct solitaire rings.
Hallmark & Certification
Hallmarking jewellery means giving a certification to jewellery that the jeweller has actually used the precious metal which the buyer has paid for. It also means, the re-sale value of the product will depend on the selling price of gold and not merely what the buyer offers.
Speaking of diamond certification, Candere offers certification in GIA (Gemological Institute of America), IGI (International Gemological Institute), SGL (Solitaire Gemological Laboratories), HKD (HKD Diamond Laboratories – Canada) or EGL (European Gemological Labs) labs which function across the globe.
1.0ct pear shaped solitaire looks much bigger than 1.0ct round shaped solitaire. It also affects the overall appearance of Solitaire Ring and gives it a fuller look. If you ask me, if for the same prize, you get a bigger looking ring, then why not?
The actual size of a solitaire in solitaire ring is measured in ‘mm’. For instance, 0.5ct round solitaire has 5mm size. However, 0.36ct round stone has 4.5mm size. While seeing it with the naked eye, you can barely see any difference. But, there will be a remarkable difference in pricing (~ Rs. 9,000).
Even though a small diamond mostly looks similar in size, we have some simple tricks to make it look just as same. We will discuss it later as it will makes things looks unnecessarily complicated.
If you follow all the above points while buying a solitaire, you can get a very beautiful ring in your budget. But if budget is not really an issue, this post will definitely help you get a beginner’s insight into Solitaire Rings.
Those were some of the basic things you need to know when buying Solitaire Ring online for your better half. We are more than happy to guide you through all your doubts/queries. Shoot them in comments and we will get back to you.
We have just touched the basics and there are still loads to share. If you want to know about them, you can ping us in comments below.