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Diamonds are a girls best friend!
Women love diamonds. Men know that.
It does not matter if they're for an engagement or for an anniversary, you can't go wrong with a diamond ring, necklace, bracelet, or even a watch. The thing is that men don't enjoy shopping for them.
Here is some advice to make the dreaded task easier for men. A list of frequent questions and doubts men have about buying diamonds for their special lady. The article provides knowledge on how to avoid getting confused when buying a diamond, which "C" is more important, how to insure your rock, and more.
Here is what any man should be aware of before buying a diamond.
Q: What's the difference between a cubic zirconia and a diamond?
A cubic zirconia (CZ) is a man-made crystal. It does therefore have a different refractive index than a natural diamond. Refractive index means the degree to which a substance can bend and impact light, and it makes the substance look more or less brilliant than a diamond. A CZ is not really as durable as a diamond. It weighs about 60% more. If your lady friend likes to trade rings and compare with her friends, you might get discovered.
Q: Which of the 4 Cs - cut, clarity, color, and carat - is the most important characteristic to think of when purchasing a diamond?
The most important characteristic is cut. The cut is the quality of a diamond's proportions. It is described in angles and percentages. It is not only how symmetric the diamond is, as described by the "symmetry" grade on the lab report, which they may tell you. Cut has the most impact on a diamond's overall beauty. Many consumers are kept in the dark about the finer details of cut.
After cut, our money is on clarity, then color; because great cut quality can make a stone appear more colorless. As for carat weight, we all want size - and so does your woman - but given the choice, the stone with the best cut quality wins.