Diamond Guide

How To Choose The Perfect Diamond Ring For You

When choosing your diamond ring, we have a lot of designs that can suit your taste.
Standing in front of a wide array of magnificent diamonds can be overwhelming — which isn’t too surprising as there is a lot to consider.

Especially when perusing engagement rings, which are often one of the most significant purchases you’ll ever make, every little detail can mean everything.

To the naked eye, every one of our diamonds can be exquisite, and each is equally gorgeous. It can be difficult to differentiate which is better than the other and has greater value. Don’t worry. We at Portofino Jewelry are here to assist you. We’ll be your expert eye when it comes to picking out the right diamond ring for you.

Here is everything you need to know how to choose:

Portofino Jewelry Four C Diamond Ring
Portofino Jewelry Four C Diamond Ring

The Four Cs of Diamond Rings

The four Cs of diamond rings is a grading system used to find the best diamond ring based on your budget. Each C stands for something that makes it special.

1. Cut

The cut of a diamond refers to the sparkle it has. When cutting a diamond, the process must follow specific guidelines to make the stone interact with light to achieve its sparkle.

2. Carat

Carats are the unit of measurement used to measure the size and weight of a diamond. One carat is equivalent to 0.20 grams or 200 milligrams, and the price of the ring is heavily influenced by how many carats it has.

3. Color

Diamonds come in different shades, but the rarest are colorless, which are traditionally considered the most beautiful. Grading the color ranges from D, which means no color, to Z, which is a little yellowish; in the same vein, the shape of the diamond may impact the color it radiates. Other colors, such as pink and chocolate, have also become popular in recent years. The more saturated the color of the stone, the more valuable it typically is.

4. Clarity

When choosing the best diamond ring, be mindful of any flaws you may find on the stone. The clarity of the diamond ranges from being internally flawless to included. Flawless diamonds are those without blemishes but are rare these days — even the most perfect stone can have imperfections as tiny flecks and lines occur naturally during creation. Regardless, the fewer and more minor the inclusions on the stone, the higher its price will be.
Portofino Jewelry Clarity
Portofino Jewelry Color

The Shape of Your Diamond

Along with the four Cs, you also need to choose the diamond based on its shape as there are different styles available. Below are the different options, followed by a short description:
Portofino Jewelry Princess Cut


This square shape has a flat top and is pyramid-like, making it look bigger than it is. It's a frequent engagement ring pick.

Portofino Jewelry Round Cut


This shape is considered the most popular as it highlights the brilliance and quality of the diamond.

Portofino Jewelry Oval-Cut


This shape is classic and matches any type of jewelry. It's as perfect for long and slender fingers as a round cut.

Portofino Jewelry Marquise-Cut


This cut has a long, tapered, elongated oval shape that gives it a greater carat size with sharper ends.

Portofino Jewelry Cushion Cut


This shape is a vintage style from the '80s and resembles — as the name suggests — a pillow. It is mainly square-shaped with rounded corners and a more prominent face, making it appear more transparent.

Portofino Jewelry Pear Cut


This shape is a mixture of round and marquise, giving it a more delicate look and making the hands of the wearer appear slimmer.

Portofino Jewelry Emerald-Cut Diamond


This shape is similar to the princess cut, but it instead has a long rectangular shape with rounded corners to highlight its color and clarity.

Portofino Jewelry Diamond Radiant Cut


This shape combines the brilliance and purity of round and emerald diamonds and can blend beautifully with other shapes as well.

Portofino Jewelry Diamond Asscher Cut


Similar to the princess and emerald shapes, the asscher can sometimes be at the upper end of the price spectrum.

Aside from knowing how to choose the perfect diamond, you should also get the Diamond Grading Report. This is an unbiased laboratory outline that shows information about the diamond and acts as proof of what you are purchasing.

Another thing you may consider is having the diamond assessed and insured. The grading report is the basis of the appraisers. Having your precious stone insured is a means to protect you from financial backlash in case of theft, loss, or damage.

To find the perfect diamond ring, especially for engagements, keep in mind that the style and shape should match your style. Choosing the right jeweler is of great importance.

Portofino Jewelry Diamond Grading

We at Portofino Jewelry assure you that all our diamonds are genuine and beautiful in their own way

We can lay out your choices for you and help you choose the best one to fit the occasion and personality of your desired wearer. Do not hesitate to ask us anything about our diamonds. We are more than glad to be of help. To learn more about our products and services, call us today!