The four C’s of your wedding ring


You’ve got the engagement ring currently on your finger, but the next step is to get that wedding ring.

Your husband-to-be has already chosen your engagement ring, but the wedding ring that you will be wearing for your entire marriage is a different story – and this is a ring that can be difficult to pick. With so many different types of cut, colour, clarity and carat to choose from, it can be a daunting task before the big day arrives. Together with Angelic Diamonds, specialist retailers in diamond shoulder engagement rings and bespoke wedding rings, we provide you with the definitive need-to-knows when it comes to choosing a ring that looks perfect on your finger.


The diamond cut of your wedding ring

Your diamond rings cut is the most important feature of them all. This is because the cut has the greatest influence on the diamond’s sparkle, meaning the better the cut, the more the diamond will sparkle on your wedding day.

You don’t want your diamond to look dull – and this can happen even if your ring has a flawless clarity and colour grade. The only thing that keeps a diamond from looking dull is its cut.

The whole point about having a diamond ring is to make sure that it sparkles, and this hugely depends on the diamonds cut. So, the perfect ring with an ideal diamond cut will not be too shallow or too deep, and it will allow light to pass through it so that it reflects evenly throughout the diamond.


The colour of your wedding ring

Colour is something that should be at the forefront of your mind when deciding on your ring. The eye detects sparkle from the diamond cut first, and then detects the colour of the diamond second.

Picking a colourless diamond that is between grade G-H will be your best option – especially if you want to get the most out of what you spend. Colour will not be detected by the naked eye, which will make you and your diamond look perfect on the day, and in the photos. Colour in diamonds appears as a pale yellow, so if this is evident anywhere in the ring you are thinking about buying, we would recommend avoiding it.


The clarity of your wedding ring

All diamonds have imperfections and these are regularly referred to as inclusions. The less inclusions in the ring, the better the clarity, which means your wedding ring will shine bright no matter where you are.

If your diamond ring has a few imperfections, that’s fine. Just make sure there isn’t too many because these could become too visible. By purchasing an SI (slightly included) quality diamond, you’re able to buy something visually stunning, without having to pay the cost of a diamond that contains no inclusions and no imperfections.


The carat of your wedding ring

This is something that couples usually get wrong – the carat weight of their brides wedding ring. Many believe that the carat refers to the diamond’s size, and not its weight, this isn’t the case – so try to keep this in mind when choosing your ideal ring for the wedding.

This is all dependent on how your diamond ring is cut as this can alter how your carat weight looks. It’s important to get a good balance of both so that your ring sits well on the finger, but also provides you with the shine and brilliance you need to make heads turn on your wedding day.


Top tips for picking the ideal wedding ring

You need to make sure that your wedding ring is perfect for your big day, here are some factors that you might want to look over first, before you jump straight in:

  • If carat weight is important to you, consider a diamond with a good cut, with an SI1-SI2 clarity and an I or J colour grade.
  • Keep in mind that based on the size of your finger, the larger the diamond will appear.
  • Not all ring fittings will fit all diamond carats and shapes, so it’s important to consider what type of diamond shape you’d like before choosing its design.


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