Know This Before Getting Your Pink Diamond Engagement Ring

By Kyle Loroft

If you're looking for a modern take on the classic white diamond engagement ring, consider a pink diamond. The tradition of a man presenting a diamond engagement ring to his bride has been around since the'50s. To show how deeply committed he is to his loved one, the groom will spend a huge chunk of his salary on her ring.

Since colored stones are very rare and beautiful over the past few years it has become common to use them in engagement rings.

There are four Cs of color diamonds, and you should understand these before buying a pink diamond engagement ring. You may know the four Cs from traditional diamonds, but they have different meanings. You should look at the stone's color, carat, cut, and clarity when deciding on what diamond to purchase. The cost of your engagement ring will depend on these.

Color: This is the most important aspect when looking at colored diamonds. Some stones are mostly clear with a little big of color. In some stones, you can only see the color at certain angles or lighting because it is so small. Consistency is very important when looking at the stone's color. Throughout the stone, there should only be one color.

Carat -- This refers to the size of the stone, which definitely influences the cost. In a colored diamond, however, the color supersedes size in importance. It's very rare to find a small stone with deep color, and these stones are even more expensive than clearer, larger-carat stones. If you have your heart set on a very colorful stone, it's quite possible you'll have to get a smaller stone in a setting that emphasizes its brilliance.

The cut of a stone is important because it can either enhance or diminish the stone's color. The cut in pink diamond engagement rings is of utmost importance. The cuts that most enhance the color of pink diamond engagement rings are: Princess Round, and/or Marquise. A colorless stone is better if you prefer more unique cuts.

Clarity is essential regardless of the diamond you choose. Clear stones do not contain any blemishes, fractures or flaws. Clarity of color is even more essential with colored stones because cloudiness can retract from the diamond's true brilliance and intensity.

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