Diamond vs Gemstone – Segal Jewelry
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You’re almost done customizing your ring. You’ve got the size, the shape and the metal. Now you just have to pick the right stone for your significant other. Does she prefer something classic or does she like to stand out? Does she have a favorite color that she’d love to wear for the rest of her life? Does she like stones with a symbolic meaning such as birthstones? These are just a few things to keep in mind when deciding on a stone for the engagement ring. We’ve made a list with some of the benefits of each type of stone to help you through this process.

Diamonds

Diamonds are a classic and will never go out of fashion. They’re incredibly versatile, as well as durable. They are also more expensive than most other stones, so consider these 4 things when buying a diamond: Carat (weight), Cut, Clarity and Color – or shortly the 4c's.

Carat

The weight of the diamond depends on how big the actual stone is. For diamonds and gemstones, weight is measured in carats, one carat being equal to 1/5 of a gram. In general, a bigger sized ring looks better with a bigger sized stone.

Cut

Next, there a several popular cuts such as round, princess, oval or pear that are usually chosen based on taste.

Clarity

The clarity of a diamond depends on how many imperfections it has, so the clearer the diamond, the more precious it is.

Color

Although diamonds are usually colorless, they do come in a variety of shades like Grey, Blue, Red, Purple, Green or Black. For a White diamond, the color of the stone is graded by letters.

Gemstones are more of a statement piece and can add to the originality of the ring. They are usually cheaper than diamonds, so you can get a bigger stone for the same price. But what are some of the most precious natural gemstones? Rubies, Sapphires and Emeralds. Rubies and Emeralds are always Red and Green, respectively. Sapphires, however, can be found in a variety of colors, ranging from Blue to Purple and Orange. All these 3 types of precious gemstones are high quality and long-lasting stones, making them perfect for an engagement ring that will be worn for a very long time. These are just a few things to consider when deciding between a diamond and a gemstone. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask us directly by replying to this email. We offer free consultations without any obligations, so you can get all your questions answered immediately.