Since diamonds and gold factored in to such events like the Second Boer War in 1890s Africa, as well as the unfair or oppressive treatment of Africans during the Apartheid era, the gemstone-value has played a major and ongoing role in cultural economy. One good source of this research is the Internet, where there is a wealth of information shopping for engagement rings. The next step is to go to different jewelers and to canvass and to ask for quotations on the different engagement rings they offer.
Explanation of Cut, Color and Clarity of This Diamond
Cut Quality Diamonds of premium cut proportions are almost as good as ideal. Most people will not be able to distinguish an idea cut from premium. Less diamond material is lost in the process of cutting the diamonds making it less expansive. One needs to keep in mind that appearance of a diamond is very subjective and cannot be fully evaluated just by their proportions along.
Color In the near colorless category H color grade is the second best. Most H color diamonds have a very light yellow or gray tint that may be more noticeable when the diamond is placed on a white surface. Diamonds with H color grade appear white and are great values because they are more plentiful and as a result less expensive.
Clarity VS1 clarity diamonds are very slightly included grade one. VS1 diamonds are less expensive than the VVS1 or VVS2 grades and present an excellent value. They have minor inclusions that are bigger and more noticeable than in higher clarity grades, but they are only visible at 10x magnification. To the naked eye, these diamonds will appear unblemished.