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Why Clarity is Important in Engagement Rings

Like carat and colour, another important factor that should be kept in mind when buying diamond engagement rings is clarity. Diamonds are a naturally occurring material and as such they will have some impurities. These impurities are known as inclusions and are actually small amounts of minerals that have become trapped inside the diamond while it was forming millions of years ago. Clarity in diamond engagement rings is determined by the characteristics of those inclusions.

Diamonds that have absolutely no inclusions are going to reflect more light. They are also going to be rarer and more expensive. Almost all diamonds have some inclusions, which make each diamond unique. Fortunately, most are small and only a jeweller can see them using a special magnifying glass. When shopping for diamond engagement rings, remember that diamonds that are completely free from inclusions or flaws are going to be highly valued.

If you are in the market for a diamond engagement ring, consider shopping on-line first. This is a good way to shop around and gain an excellent idea of the type of ring you can afford based on your budget.

Posted on April 5, 2011 by Admin