On the off chance that you want to join the 75% of British men who purchase their "exceptional woman" a precious stone wedding ring, you will need to give careful consideration to the accompanying guidance. This is not something you need to get off-base. In addition to the fact that you are going to part with a considerable measure of cash, however you are likewise going to buy an item that will be a lasting image of the most critical relationship of your life.
There are generally concurred rules on purchasing precious stones. Tail them and you ought to stay away from the pitfalls.
Initial, a topography lesson: precious stones such as Diamonds are 99.95% immaculate solidified carbon and can be amazingly old - one to three billion years of age, truth be told. They are the hardest naturally happening substance known and are shaped underneath the Earth's surface when crystals of them are introduced in well of lava funnels. At the point when volcanoes dissolve down, they discharge precious stones from their channels into layers of rock which are later mined.
The Four Cs
So now that you know why you are purchasing a wedding ring made with a jewel, you can acquaint yourself with the "Four Cs" - colour, cut, clarity and carat. All must be considered similarly when looking at precious stones, however more than whatever other component; it is the means by which the jewel is cut that will decide its characterizing trademark.
- Cut: As the main feature for a jewel not affected by nature, the slice is open in slip-ups and terrible practices. Cut a precious stone inaccurately and the characterizing shimmer will be compromised. It is the manners by which the 57 or 58 aspects (the minor planes cut on the precious stone's surface) are calculated and measured that manage how light reflects and leaves the jewel, an impact known as its "flame". Make the cuts too profound or excessively shallow and the precious stone will be less splendid. The cut will likewise decide the state of the precious stone. The most well-known shape is the round cut, however others incorporate the emerald, the pear, the marquise, the princess, the oval and the heart shape. Solicit to see all from these shapes, if just in a photo, to ensure you have secured every one of your alternatives.
- Shading or Colour: The most profitable and uncommon shading is white, that is to say, vapid. Gem specialists review completely dull precious stones with a "D". The scale climbs to "Z" and, between these two extremes, jewels will show unobtrusive hued tones. Precious stones with exceptionally solid and particular shading are amazingly uncommon and are called fancies.
- Clarity: Many individuals get pointlessly hung up over the clarity of a precious stone. Investigate most precious stones with a goldsmith's loupe and you will see little "considerations", otherwise called "nature's fingerprints". They look like little mists or quills yet are generally imperceptible to the stripped eye. Considerations can influence the jewel's flame; however they likewise make your precious stone one of a kind and shouldn't generally be seen as an issue. Why stress a lot over something you can't see, at any rate?
- Carat: The weight, and in this manner the size, of a precious stone is measured via carat. A carat is equivalent to 0.2gm, or 200mgm. A carat is isolated into 100 littler units called focuses. For instance, seventy five per cent of a carat is 75 focuses. The normal size of most wedding ring stones is some place between one carat and a half of a carat. Try not to mistake carats for karats, the unit of virtue for gold.
Any trustworthy gem dealer will think about the four Cs and be arranged to talk you through every one of them without brief while showing precious stones. Yet, in the event that you don't wish to put your trust altogether in a gem specialist, you ought to ask for a "cert stone" - a precious stone that has been surveyed, evaluated and coded with a laser by a free gemmological research facility.
Jewels can likewise be artificially treated, most generally by being crack filled, illuminated or laser treated. The greater part of this is legitimate, the length of it is unveiled to the purchaser, yet in the event that you need a "genuine" and untreated precious stone, protect yourself against terms, for example, "clarity improved".
What amount would it be a good idea for me to pay?
This is the fifth C - cost. Clearly, the amount you spend is an individual matter; however you will probably hear that one to two months' salary is the standard. There is one point to say in regards to this: Spend whatever you like and can reasonably manage. Furthermore, scotch any contemplation that a diamond ring is a sound venture. A retailer can stamp up another precious stone ring by up to 100%, and it could lose a large portion of its esteem the minute that you leave the shop.
Give her what she needs
It is good knowing your IFs from your I3s, however in the event that you don't purchase her the right sort of wedding band, all is lost. Maybe the most essential suggestion is never to astonish her with a jewel ring, and not to purchase something as per your own particular taste.
One approach to figure out what she loves is to take a prompt from the style of adornments that she as of now possesses. Does she incline toward present day or customary? Does she support white gold, yellow gold, two-tone (white and yellow gold) or platinum (as of now the most famous metal for wedding bands)? Additionally, how can she respond to other ladies' wedding bands? Does she ever express an enthusiasm for a specific style when flicking through design magazines? The chances are, on the other hand, after a fast discussion with her sweethearts and female relatives - on the off chance that you can trust them with your secret - that you will gather a genuinely exact photo of her preferences.
She will most likely incline toward a fantastic jewel solitaire - which represent 76% of all choices of rings - yet there are numerous approaches to exhibit a quality stone on a ring. Would she like a Tiffany-style solitaire in which prongs hold the precious stone high? Then again maybe wickers bin setting, or some other low-head style? Without uncertainty, however, you ought to include her in the choice. It may run counter your sentimental impulses; however she will be much obliged.