Not to be a damper on all of your excitement but really who wants to lay down thousands of dollars on a diamond wedding ring just to realize a few weeks later that it's not what the jeweler said it was or that it's too big and in the way. When a trend is set - people from all walks of life tend to follow the latest fashion craze or mania on the market and why not - because it is - the in thing, BUT you have to bear in mind that everyone else is also wearing the in thing. So there you have it in a nutshell - if you follow what is in fashion then you are following suit of millions of other fashion freaks.
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 F color diamonds are close to colorless. F color grade is rare and only surpassed by colors D and E. The naked eye will not detect any presence of color. For perfectionists, look for diamonds with low fluorescence.
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.