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An engagement ring is a once-in-a-lifetime purchase and a substantial investment, so you want to get it right. Choosing the perfect ring requires careful thought and planning, and knowing where to begin can be difficult because it involves a number of factors.
Diamond is the most popular gemstone choice for ring designs. Rare Carat is the ideal website for anyone looking to purchase a diamond ring. I saved hundreds of dollars on my engagement ring using this website.
Rare Carat Reviews is a search engine that uses artificial intelligence to find you the best deal on the diamond you want based on your selected shape, price, carat, cut, color, clarity and fluorescence along with some other things. They have their own set of vetted online retailers that they pull these diamonds from.
There is a quiz option on the website that walks you through some of the questions you should ask yourself before looking for a diamond, such as whether you want a lab-grown diamond or a natural one, the price range you are looking for, the shape, and so on, and then you will be taken to a page with a variety of filters to narrow down your search.
On the website, there is a quiz option that walks you through some of the questions you should ask yourself before looking for a Rare Carat diamond, such as whether you want a lab-grown diamond or a natural one, your budget, the shape of the diamond, and so on, and then you will be taken to a page with a variety of filters to narrow down your search.
In the shape question, it gives you different diamond shape options. If you are unsure what some of these shapes look like, they have the option to see on hand so you know how they appear in different sizes and settings. This feature was helpful to me because I had never heard of the Asscher shape before. You can also see how different carat sizes look on your hand to get a better idea of what looks good, for instance, if you have small fingers you might find that you prefer half a carat and vice versa. They have the feature of trying it on your hand but I can not really attest to how well this works since I did not do it myself.
The following feature is cut. The cut of a diamond refers to how cleanly it was cut to form the stone; this can affect the brilliance or sparkliness of your stone. Red Carat even advises against skipping this because it makes such a noticeable difference.
Certification simply refers to which lab certifies the diamond. Despite the fact that there are three options, the website basically advises using the GIA, which is the most reputable and the one I used. The certification verifies all of the information you have been given, and when you buy your diamond, you should receive a laminated certificate confirming that all of the information about your diamond is legitimate and has been verified by a reputable lab.
Fluorescence is a little vague, but it is basically the glow that a diamond emits when exposed to UV light or sunlight. According to what I’ve read, fluorescence in more yellow diamonds can make them appear whiter, which is generally considered a good thing, whereas fluorescence in more colorless diamonds can make them appear hazy, which is generally considered a bad thing.
The most important information for me is conflict-free diamonds. It was critical for me to have a conflict-free diamond to ensure that nothing unethical occurred during the diamond’s creation. I would recommend that you look into conflict-free diamonds and educate yourself on diamond mining and the importance of purchasing an ethically sourced stone.
There is also a ‘Ask a Gemologist’ feature to assist you in getting the best option for free and clearing any doubts you may have.
The quality and beauty of the diamond can vary dramatically as a result of these factors, and with the help of Red Carat features, you will be able to choose the perfect ring without any stress.