Know Everything About Tension Set Wedding Rings

Diamond wedding ring, though most wanted, is the least affordable piece of jewelry. Nothing can be more symbolic of that priceless moment that you share with your beloved, exchanging vows, than the diamond itself. That extra money that you spend to buy your rings is worth every single penny. It will be a constant reminder of the ever lasting love and devotion that you two share.

Diamonds have been considered as a woman's best friend for ages. But with changing times, there has been a change in our attitudes and tastes. It is not only women but even men now prefer to wear it on their fingers. There are now plenty of options to choose from for men's wedding ring that are studded with diamonds.

Basics Are Important

Diamond is the hardest substance and most enduring of all gemstones. The value of any stone is based on its four characteristics also known as the "4 C's". These are: Clarity, Color, Cut and Carat Weight.

Clarity is the scale of perfection determined by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), which measures the number and magnitude of flaws in a precious stone.

The color ranges from absolutely clear to shades of yellow and brown. A diamond's color rating refers to its degree of coloration. Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has developed a grading system using alphabet letters D to Z that compares the color of a diamond to the color of pre-selected gems.

Cut is what determines the radiance of a diamond. It does not refer to the shape but the angle and size of the stone.

Carat is the measure of a stone weight. One carat is equivalent to 200 milligrams.

Options In Shapes

It come in various shapes. You can select the shape depending upon your liking and taste. Some of the common shapes are round, oval, emerald, heart, princess and marquise. Round shape is the most sparkling and enduring of all. Marquise tapers at both ends and therefore should be provided with prongs at both ends to protect it from breaking.

You can pick the same shapes to be inlaid in your marriage rings set for that special effect. Alternatively, use shapes that would compliment one another. Choice is yours!

Ideal settings

Tension setting works best in the case of diamonds. It makes the stone look more prominent, whether it is one big stone or a large cluster of diamonds.

The metal base on which the stone is set largely determines the look of your wedding ring. There is a growing shift towards using a white metal for the rings as against the traditional yellow.

Diamond wedding rings through history have been recognized as the ultimate expression of commitment and love. Show your love long into the future, especially this way!