Diamonds are said to be a woman’s best friend. This is true in more ways than one. Most men have limited knowledge of diamonds, unless they are professionals in the field. It’s easy to see why they are lost when they are shopping for the perfect engagement ring for their loved one. Let us throw some light on the subject to help you make an informed choice.
5 Common Myths about Diamond Engagement Rings
#1 Diamonds of the same carat come in the same size
Carats have little to do with the size of a diamond. Carat has more to do with the weight of the stone. However, this means that the volumes are the same. Two diamonds of the exact same carat can be cut in different shapes or sizes, but both will have the same volume. Characteristics depend on the width, length and depth ratio. So a 1 carat round-cut diamond could appear to be smaller than a 1 carat oval-shaped diamond.
#2 A diamond’s sparkle depends on the clarity of the stone
A diamond’s sparkle depends on the cut of the stone, not the clarity. Clarity is one of the four factors to grade a diamond, but the sparkle does not come solely from a flawless stone alone. The sparkle comes from the cut. The more intricate the cute, the more shine and sparkle a diamond will exhibit because they refract the most light. A broadly cut clear, flawless diamond will have less sparkle than a finely handcrafted diamond, so the latter outshines the former.
#3 Diamonds emitting a fluorescent light are lower in quality
Many diamonds emit a soft blue or fluorescent hue when it’s struck by the ultraviolet rays of the sun. This depends on the diamond itself but that does not necessarily mean that its lower in quality. Many high grade diamonds emit a soft light.
#4 High-quality diamonds are not prone to chips or cracks
They say a diamond is the hardest, most indestructible stone. This is the reason why they also symbolize eternal, indestructible love. Yes, it’s true that from all the minerals known to humans, a diamond is a tough nut to crack, but this does not mean they can’t crack or chip at all.
Don’t forget that even the hardest diamonds can be cut into numerous shapes and sizes! It all depends on the angle and amount of force applied. Even the toughest stone is not immune to damage from a fall or misuse. A diamond engagement ring requires gentle care and maintenance just like any other piece of jewellery to make it last for life in the best condition.
#5 The best diamonds are always the most expensive
Diamonds are available in many designs and budgets. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you’re shopping for an engagement ring. An experienced diamond professional can help you pick the right ones that fit yours. What you should be focusing on is exclusivity. Look for a design that reflects the unique characteristics of your special one.
Rain City Jewellers, Vancouver
At Rain City Jewellers, we have an impressive variety of handcrafted diamond engagement rings. Our skilled craftsmen are happy to custom-design a ring to your specifications too. Consult our friendly experts to help you select an exclusive piece. We have a combined experience of 50 years in the jewellery industry between our owners so you know you’re in the right hands. Call us before you visit our store for any assistance.