The process of choosing a diamond engagement ring is very important. Not only is this a major purchase, it is also making important decisions about the style of the ring, the cut of the stone, carat weight and clarity. We believe that for every person the diamond will be ideal, the cost and characteristics of which are acceptable for him or her. We cannot speed up the process of finding a ring, but we can make it easier for you.


Define your budget or spending

Decide on the maximum amount money you want to spend on the ring. This is the most important part of the process because the budget determines the type and size of the center stone you will use for your engagement ring.

We can help you select your center stone once you have an idea of your budget and type of stone you want to use for your engagement ring. 

Please read our blog in "Best center stones for my ring"


Ring to order

A custom-made ring can be a little more expensive than a finished one. Pre-made rings and stock jewelry have their own value, but for those who want to create something with specific requirements will have to pay a premium in production to make a custom ring.

Pre-made rings will also work for those who just want something simple and beautiful with their name on it!

Rule 4C: cut, clarity, color and carat

Understanding these four characteristics is the key to getting the most beautiful diamond in your desired price range. Clarity and cut will make the price of a diamond vary by hundreds or even thousands. To understand view this video created by GIA to teach people about the 4Cs


 At Oscargama Jewelry we will help you understand this issue so that you can make an informed decision.

Now that you know about the 4Cs you can review the next section! 


Consider the impact of cleanliness on cost 

Most diamonds have tiny flaws that can only be seen at 10x magnification. For example, diamonds with SI clarity are not flawless but still look great when viewed with the naked eye.

The cleanliness rating scale ranges from SI2-SI1 (fine particles) to IF (impeccable cleanliness). It is best to start your search for a diamond (diamond catalog) with a clarity grade SI2 and SI1. Diamonds of this clarity provide maximum brilliance and minimize your budget.


Pay attention to the cut

The cut is the most important of the 4C system: the better the cut, the more intense the brilliance of the diamond. A poor cut, too shallow or too deep, can make a flawless diamond look dull.


A diamond with a slight tint is not always worse than a colorless diamond

A diamond very rarely lacks a color tint, and therefore, its absence makes the diamond much more expensive. The color of diamonds is graded from K (warm shades of color) to D (colorless). The different color of gold in the setting (white, red, yellow, pink) will affect the perception of the color of the diamond. Depending on this, it will appear whiter or warmer. Therefore, consider this fact when choosing a frame color.



Weigh the pros and cons of choosing a higher carat weight

When choosing a diamond, many are tuned in to a certain carat weight group, but a stone with a large weight is sometimes not the right decision.

You will not always notice a fundamental difference in diamonds of different carat sizes. Depending on the cut, a diamond of a lower carat may visually look like a stone with a higher weight. This is because the "carat" unit of measurement is more of a weight rather than a size. How large a diamond looks in a ring depends on the balance of proportions, such as the size of the finger and the dimensions of the ring itself. Sometimes, lighter carat weight is a better choice.

Read more about the carat difference

Note the different cuts of diamonds

The round diamond shape is the most popular, but other shapes should not be ruled out. There are many diamond shapes. The most popular shapes are: round, princess, oval, marquise, heart, emerald, pear, asscher, cushion, radiant.

Fancy-shaped diamonds can be worth less than a circle of similar weight. Round shapes are usually more expensive, this comes down to the established standards for cutting the shape of a circle, for the strict observance of which labor costs are higher. Round diamonds are the only cut in which the ratio of all geometric parameters is clearly regulated by the GIA standards.


Consider a group of small diamonds instead of one large

Small diamonds cost much less than larger ones. A smaller stone in the center surrounded by other smaller diamonds will save you tons of money as rings with one large diamond will be significantly more expensive.




diamond certificate GIA

Look at the docs

A diamond engagement ring is a big purchase, so you must have proof of the authenticity of the diamond. We sell high quality and natural diamonds, the authenticity of which is confirmed by certificates. Make sure your diamond is quality graded and certified by the GIA (Gemological Institute of America)



 Alternatives to diamonds

If you want a stone to look like a diamond but don't care if it's natural, then consider buying a lab-grown diamond or moissanite

Diamonds grown in laboratories are practically indistinguishable from natural ones. Diamonds born in the laboratory have the same physical and chemical characteristics as natural ones. It is quite difficult for experts to recognize the artificial origin of a diamond using standard gem testing equipment.

Moissanite is a natural stone, although most are produced artificially. Moissanite has chemical and physical properties that are different from diamonds, but it not only does not inferior, but often surpasses the gem-quality and physical parameters of a diamond. So the refractive index of a diamond is 2.42, while that of moissanite is about 2.97. This means that the stone refracts light 25% better than a diamond with the same cut, that is, it sparkles brighter. Artificially created moissanite has no inclusions or haze, its purity is much higher than that of natural diamonds.

All stones that are created by laboratories will be cheaper than actually mined and definitely more ethical, because working conditions in mines leave much to be desired. Laboratories are also trying to grow stones using renewable energy.

Read more about laboratory diamonds and mussanites


Alternative gems

If you love colored stones such as rubies, sapphires, garnet, opal and others, then you will probably have to spend much less on a ring than if you were buying a diamond. Our studio offers options for combining colored gemstones and diamonds.



Whatever choice you make, you can always count on expert advice at OSCARGAMA JEWELRY DESIGN STUDIO. We will make exactly the ring that will meet your request as much as possible in terms of quality, price and beauty.



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