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The Engagement Ring Itself

It is no longer necessary to buy what is presented to you. Many online retailers allow you to choose a diamond of your ideal specifications, to be made into your perfect ring. Due to the lower overheads many online retailers have, they can often afford to produce these somewhat expensive engagement rings at much lower prices than are available on the high street.

The two most important parts of the ring are the setting and the diamond. The setting will enhance the stone while keeping it secure, and the stone will bring value to the ring. I may give a lot of information about these two factors, but once you start looking at rings all of it will come naturally to you.

Setting
The setting is the ring itself. It’s the part that wraps around your finger and keeps the stone secure. These can come in a variety of styles and metals. You can get a large wrap, a tiny band, something with a little flair, a tension setting… it’s almost endless. Go ahead and do a search on the internet for engagement ring settings and you’ll come across a variety of styles to suit almost anyone. Remember to be practical though. A solitaire setting may be what she is looking for, but if she has a very hands on job that can cause the ring to get beat up or snagged, it’s not the most practical as it is a setting that sticks out a bit from the hand. Something more flush with the finger would suit this type of woman better with less chances of getting the ring caught on anything and possibly losing the stone. Consider her activities and job when choosing a setting- the setting is what’s protecting the stone.

Diamond engagement ring
There are a variety of metals to choose from when selecting a setting. The most popular are yellow or white gold, but it doesn’t have to stop there. You can choose from sterling silver, stainless steel, tungsten, titanium or platinum. Each have their own properties that can make them suitable for different ring designs. If selecting gold, remember 14K may have more worth, but 10K is a bit more durable. Yellow gold can sometimes give a diamond a yellowish tint, and you’ll see rings where the band is yellow, but the setting of the ring is in white gold. This is to diminish the yellow tint that the stone would otherwise pick up. But rings can still be found completely in yellow or white gold. Again, this is something you’ll have to consider by looking at what she usually wears or looks for in jewelry.

The Diamond
I have already mentioned the 4 C’s already, but this is where I’ll explain them. These will help you ensure that you’re getting a quality diamond regardless of what size and shape you’re looking for. The 4 C’s are clarity, cut, color, and carat. Clarity and color are rated on scales using letters and numbers that you will see on the certificate and on the tag. Cut and color are other factors to look at before you put your money down on a diamond. All these factors are important to determining the value of a diamond.

Cut
It is a common mistake to believe that cut refers to the shape of the diamond. What it actually refers to the way that the facets are cut in the diamond. Now, each shape has a “perfect” way that the facets should be cut . What facets do are reflect the light that enters the ring and back out to what the eye sees. The way the angles are cut are a big factor in determining the clarity of the diamond, because it can reflect lots of light and give the diamond it’s ’sparkliness” which is a good cut, or it can be cut too shallow and the diamond can appear to be dead, with no fire or brilliance. If you look for a diamond with a lot of sparkle, it can help you ensure you’re getting a stone with a good clarity rating.

Clarity
Most diamonds are going to have blemishes or inclusions (or both) that effect it’s clarity. It’s going to be hard to find a perfect diamond at a cheap price, but there are ways to come across and fantastic stone with little or no inclusions visible to the naked eye. A good cut will usually hide some of the inclusions and enhance the clarity of the stone. But you will find stones that are riddled with so many inclusions and blemishes that it appears to be cloudy. If you look for a good cut with lots of sparkles, more than likely you’ll come across a decent clarity rating.
The ratings are: flawless, internally flawless, VVS1, VVS2, VS1, VS2, SI1, SI2, I1, I2, I3. Those are the highest ratings to the lowest, with flawless being the best (and probably most expensive) diamond and I3 being the worst with lots of inclusions and blemishes. Most places will carry SI1, SI2, I1, I2, and I3 rated stones. These usually have small inclusions that be seen with the naked eye, but in some cases will not interfere with the brilliance or fire (unless it’s an I2 or I3). The VVS1 to the VS2 will have hardly any inclusions that will be visible to the naked eye or you’ll have to use the jeweler’s magnifying glass to see them. These are the higher priced of the bunch. If you stay within the SI range of diamonds, you’ll still get a beautiful stone but for a price that won’t give you a small panic attack.

Color
The color of a diamond is also rated on a lettered scale. But I’m going to spare you and not overload you with more letters to memorize. The color is best checked out of the setting on a plain background. You’re aiming for colorless to near colorless diamond. It’s going to be a clear or blu-ish white. You’ll have to pay a lot of money for a colorless diamond, but near colorless or faint yellow won’t empty your wallet and will still reflect light to give the stone it’s desired sparkle. Just look for a very light yellow to an obvious light yellow tint or even downright cloudy- these are of lower quality and will not reflect much light. There are diamonds of different colors from a canary yellow, reds, blues, champagne, and black. These all have different scales for rating, don’t let a jeweler tell you a white diamond is actually one of these though- these diamonds generally have a far higher price tag.

Carat
Carat is the weight of the stone. You can go as tiny as 1/10th of a carat to as big as you’d like. 1 carat is .2 grams (or 200 milligrams). As the weight rises, so will the value and price of the ring. Some people will say that the size does matter, but always, always, always go for quality, not quantity. This is important. You can get a 2 Carat ring, but if it’s cloudy, appears dead, and poorly cut it’s not going to be a very valuable ring. But a tiny stone with a nearly perfect cut, lots of brilliance and shine, and almost no color will get more value and be far more impressive than the big, ugly diamond. Carat is only one factor, and usually the most focused on factor that has led to many poor diamond choices. If Carat weight is important to you, then pick the perfect size and place the other 3 factors around it. If the place you’re at doesn’t have a diamond that fits into the standards you’re looking for, than move to the next place. Don’t compromise because the stone is big, make sure you’re getting a very good stone that can last a lifetime and fulfill her sparkly fantasies.

Tacori Engagement Rings

Tacori is considered as a pacesetter in the design and formation of the premium platinum bridal ornaments.

Even after 25 years, Tacori continues to make every effort to create the platinum jewelry of superior class. Tacori platinum nuptial costume jewelry prove to be something more than a mere fashion statement. It emphasizes your astute taste and fashion sense. Tacori stands for unbending eminence and eternal value, thus goes beyond just style. Although others may try, none can match up to the excellence of the Tacori jewelries, because only Tacori promises the precision of contents.

Tacori engagement rings

Tacori designers are recurrently making fashionable collections formed from only the uppermost quality Platinum and 18 or 22 Karat gold. Each set is designed in order to satisfy the requirements and wishes of every customer. Proficient jewelry makers give special attention to each set and use the best gems, thereby ensuring finest merchandise to the customers.

When you desire gracefully skilled platinum bridal jewelry intended to go with your style, Tacori has just what you are looking for!

With a over 2 and a half decades of experience in diamond jewelry design and novelty, Tacori engagement rings symbolize a higher class and immaculate style. For tasteful couples fascinated in super class, chic and expensive sets, a Tacori ring is the significant enduring icon.

Tacori Engagement Ring  Styles

As elite fashionable and trendy rings, Tacori rings are available in a wide range of style designed for each individual customer. One of the most striking features of Tacori rings is that their design is flexible and can be easily modified for a center stone’s definite dimension and form to convene any couple’s wishes.

Metals

Tacori focuses on great quality of metals only: 18 or 22 karat yellow gold and platinum. Sporadically, a Tacori can be located in 18k white gold, but it is not suggested since the white sheen is substandard than platinum, and the rhodium varnish will ultimately wear off, leaving a yellowish tinge on the piece. This is a common anxiety for White Gold Engagement Rings, and platinum is suggested to shun it. Also durability factor should be considered, as Platinum is also more resilient and apt for daily wear.

Tacori crafts engagement rings in two-tone amalgamations of yellow gold and platinum, usually using the gold as an adornment or elaborate intonation. This enhances the delicacy of the design of the ring. For a negligible extra charge, the identical design can be used to produce an all-platinum engagement ring. For better strength and luminosity in the Tacori Platinum rings, platinum of 95% and only 5% of iridium is used.

Stones

All Tacori diamonds belong to the category of G or VS or a better diamond clarity therefore the Tacori ring diamonds are of extraordinarily high quality. Tacori rings can be produced devoid of the center stone as long as you can supply the correct dimensions to assure a comfortable fit in the setting and you can use the loose diamond you have purchased. The legitimacy credential or assessment, or a competent jeweler can promptly calculate the essential measurements of the diamond.

Designs

These Tacori engagement rings are available in an extensive range of styles and designs, from archetypal, uncomplicated settings to intricate and elaborate contemporary creations. Each piece has only one thing in common, and that is the Tacori’s dedication to eminence and finer quality, irrespective of different designs. Also, Tacori takes care of individual needs and makes every effort to live up to every customer’s expectation and satisfaction.