Whatever your budget, all diamonds look brilliantly beautiful when worn by the woman you love.
So if your budget only allows for a certain quality and carat weight, in the end it will be your proposal & this beautiful ring that will melt her heart.
Also, if your budget and your loved one's preference for a larger carat weight is a concern, it can be addressed with a diamond of lower quality as opposed to a smaller carat weight of higher quality. Much of this depends on your soon to be fiance's preferences. Most will agree that bigger is better, so you may want to get the largest diamond with the best color & clarity that you can afford.
Diamond quality is judged under magnification, here are examples of 'inclusions' seen under a microscope which is much closer than your fiance will ever see..
How to Choose the Best Diamond Value:
Choosing a diamond is a very personal choice. However, there are important factors to consider when determining diamond value and how it relates to your budget. Our recommendation is to choose a larger carat weight at a level of brilliance and beauty that you and your budget are comfortable with.
Brilliance and beauty is determined by the Cut, Symmetry, Polish, Clarity and Color ratings.
The various diamond images below are viewed under a microscope.