Diamond engagement ring: first a brief commentary on the design of the ring. For taste colors, but if elegance and tasteful it is, the design of the ring should be discreet, thus will be the diamond which mark the difference. A diamond in an ornate design will make this look not at full strength, and as it is well known the diamond will be what you actually pay for. We must not forget that a white gold ring will weigh on average between 4 and 7 grams, what will do that in the budget, the value of gold is something residual. But is not the main point why I say that a ring of ordered should be discreet, but because if something should emphasize first and foremost is the diamond. How to select a diamond based on the budget: there are 4 fundamental qualities in diamonds: 1.-the diamond weight: the weight of the diamonds is measured in ktes, and every smallest unit of the Kte is called in hundredths. 1/100 is one hundredth of kte, so one hundred cents equals one carat.
A carat equals 0.20 grams. 2. The purity of the diamonds: there is an international classification to determine the purity of diamonds: FL-IF VVS1-VVS2, VS1-VS2 SI1-SI2-SI3 PI1-RP2-PI3 FL-IF: this type of diamonds are totally clean to magnifying lens of 10 increases VVS1-VVS2: diamonds with inclusions of very, very difficult to see a 10 x Loupe. VS1-VS2: diamonds very difficult to see inclusions at 10 x Magnifier. SI1-2-3: diamonds with small inclusions detectable easily a 10 x Loupe. The SI1 is considered a good quality for jewelry diamond.
PI1-RP2-PI3: they are diamonds with inclusions visible to the human eye. 3. The color of diamonds: as in the case of purity, the color has its own parameters for classification. The color of the diamonds are classified by the alphabet. The colours begin with the letter D (for best color) and end in Z (Brown or yellow colors). CLASSIFICATION: Def: also called river are existing more white colors. FG: The so-called colors are extra banks. H: white Color, really interesting in relationship quality price. I-j – K: are colors that they begin to take a certain tonality. The I is practically white. L-Z: These letters are called colors that intensify the color brown/yellow, its price quite low in relation to the previous. Its use in jewelry is not recommended. 4. The size of the diamond: in my view, and if we have been able to choose well from the previous qualities, carving will be that mark the difference in a diamond. No point choosing the best color and best purity if the carving is bad. A diamond with a poor carving is a waste of money. Today we classify diamonds in different types of carving: excellent VERY GOOD GOOD POOR FAIR choosing an excellent or VERY GOOD size always will be a success, because in this type of carvings is the capability of the diamond to get it to shine with all its intensity. MY recommendation: Without place to doubt would recommend a G or H color diamond, VS and even SI1 purity and an excellent or VERY GOOD carving. The weight of the diamond, along with these features, will depend on the budget that each one has. However believe that you stressing the discretion in a ring of ordered weight should osciliar between 0.30 ktes and 0.70 ktes (as per budget).