The tradition of presenting a woman with a diamond engagement ring when proposing began in 1477 when Archduke Maximilian presented a diamond ring to Mary of Burgundy and in most cases, the woman you plan to propose to will expect a ring to accompany that proposal. Who do we tell first about the engagement If you want to go by the rules of enagement ring etiquette, the bride's parents are told the news first, followed by the groom's parents. God forbid one of us breaks off the engagement, what happens to the ring.
Explanation of Cut, Color and Clarity of This Diamond
Cut Quality Diamonds of premium cut are almost as good as ideal. While nature determines the color and clarity of a stone, diamond cut is dependent solely upon the skill of the cutter. Premium cut diamonds may be close to the ideal cut proportions and look just identical. Most people cannot distinguish between the two. However, there is a slight difference in quality and reduction in price over ideal cut diamonds.
Color Slight presence of color may be detected in F color graded diamonds by an expert gemologist. The diamonds of this grade are considered colorless. Great choice for the purist. Look for a fluorescence rating of faint, inert, none, or negligible.
Clarity VVS2 clarity diamonds are very, very slightly included grade two. diamonds of VVS2 clarity have very small inclusions that are difficult to see even under 10x magnification. Though the inclusions are not quite as imperceptible as in a VVS1-clarity diamond, this diamond still makes an excellent choice for those looking for a balance of exquisite clarity and affordable price.