The four c's , color, cut, clarity and carat, are the deciding factors for a diamond's purity and value. As you select you engagement ring, remember that you also be wearing a wedding band. Be sure to select a style that will complement the type of wedding band you are considering.
Explanation of Cut, Color and Clarity of This Diamond
Cut Quality Diamonds cut to ideal proportions are made to reflect the most amount of light. High percentage of diamond weight is lost in the process of shaping and polishing the diamond. Such diamonds are perceived as most brilliant and fiery, thus making this the most desirable cut. Because in making ideally cut diamonds more diamond material is sacrificed for the sake of appearance, they are usually more expansive.
Color Diamonds of I color are right in the middle of near colorless category. Experienced eye should be able to notice the presence of color. When mounted, I color diamonds will appear colorless to the most people representing great balance between price and perfection.
Clarity Inclusions and external blemishes in diamonds of SI1 clarity may be easy to spot under 10X power magnification. Location of the inclusions greatly affect their visibility to the naked eye. SI1 diamonds of good color produce as good of a sparkle as the more expansive VS graded stones of lower color. Excellent bargains may be fond in this category.