For a long time, diamonds were only used by the royalty. This is how they became a status symbol, a sign of wealth and power, and only kings can have the most exquisite variety of these gems.

But there cannot always be a specific reason of gifting diamond jewelry. You do it because you want to show somebody you care, and there cannot be a better medium than diamond jewelry to show that you care.

After considering the cut you must focus on the clarity of diamond. You must check for inclusions which are blemishes and imperfections in the diamond. Always remember that the value of diamond reduces up to 10 percent because of lower clarity. To have guidance on excellent clarity you can also visit the websites.

Before purchasing your diamond ring, you must also make sure that the diamonds which are set on your engagement ring are certified from reputed lab such as AGS and GIA. A certificate issued by reputed lab will help you to feel confident in your shopping and you will be assured that you are getting the best deal.

Platinum, like gold, is marked by its purity. The US Federal Trade Commission, or FTC, distinguishes the amount of pure platinum in parts per thousand. Any piece of jewelry that is marked at least 950 parts per thousand of pure platinum can be called “platinum.” If the piece of jewelry only contains 850 or 900 parts, it will be marked with a “Plat” or “Pt.” If the other “part” of mixed metals is at least 500 parts per thousand, it will also be indicated on the piece.