Generally, the closer the diamond is to colorless, the more valuable and beautiful it is. The Romans wore "engagement" rings made of iron, which to them meant strength and permanence since iron represented both of these things. These rings were called "annulus pronubus" and were used in much the same way that engagement rings are used today.
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 H color grade diamonds are second best in a colorless category. Most H color diamonds have a very light yellow tint that may be more noticeable when the diamond is placed on a white surface. Such diamonds look beautiful in platinum and white gold and offer outstanding value.
Clarity Diamonds of SI2 clarity are grade two slightly included. Depending on the location, SI2 inclusions in these diamonds may be perceptible to the naked eye. Good color SI2 clarity diamonds are an attractive choice when working within a fixed budget without sacrificing beauty or value. These diamonds balance good clarity with exceptional price.