Are you a trendsetter different from the milieu who can’t think beyond the classic Solitaire? It takes immense courage to be different and pave a path for yourself that no one has tread before. Therefore when you are ready to pop the question you cannot settle for anything ordinary or common; your engagement ring has to be something special and out of the ordinary.
Women and engagement rings
What do women want? Well that is a question for which no man has found the right answer still. But a man who loves his woman does know this much that their engagement is very special to the lady; he is well aware of the fact that on this big day the lady would love to be the centre of attraction amongst her friends and well wishers. As much as she wants her wardrobe to excel, it is the engagement ring that she is going to flaunt and gush over for some time.
What are opals?
Diamond engagement rings are passé. They are classic and distinct no doubt, but there are others that have taken their place; the black opal engagement ring is one of them.
To the un-initiated, opals are naturally occurring gemstones formed in the crevices of rocks. They are some of the most exquisite and delicate of gemstones with beauty not seen in any other stone.
Opals are called the queen of gems as they portray the colors of the rainbow on a milky background. Opals need a lot more care than diamonds because they are soft gemstones. They are gaining popularity as engagement rings.
Enhance your engagement ring with opals
A few things to keep in mind with opal rings are:
* Always opt for bezel settings for the safety and security of the opal remember opal is not hard like a diamond. It can break easily.
* Opals come in various types; the best choice for a sturdy long lasting engagement ring would be boulder opal because it is hardier than the rest.
* Go for flatter opals in comparison to rounded tops to prevent damage and breakage.
Opal vs. diamond ring
Opal rings are much cheaper than a 2ct diamond ring. Their quality is dependent on the brilliance, body tone, pattern and play of color. On the other hand, diamond rings can be 1 or ½ carats quality and cost less than the 2 carat standard diamond ring so sought after by all.
The beauty of the opals is accentuated when it is surrounded by diamonds. Present this unique piece to your beloved and she will find it hard to say no to you and the ring.
It is always difficult to find out the authenticity of diamonds; there are cubic zirconias which appear similar to diamond but are denser and heavier. To test your diamond it is important to keep in mind the 4 C’s– cut, clarity, color, and carat.
Diamonds which are colorless are far superior to the hued ones. How well a diamond reflects and refracts light is a test to determine the quality of the diamond. Another common test is the fog test; a real diamond doesn’t fog up like a glass piece.
But the best solution is to take the diamond ring to a qualified jeweler who can assess the authenticity of the stone.
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