Well, we don’t need to tell you how important it is to get the perfect ring for your marriage proposal. It’s a moment that your partner will treasure forever, so you need to get it right! A big part of that is certainly choosing the most beautiful ring. Because we know that memories are great, but diamonds are also something she can treasure forever. Here’s everything you need to know about finding perfect diamond engagement rings in Australia. Diamond colour Colour isn’t what you normally associate with diamonds. Rather, they’re a sparkling, clear stone with reflects light. However, what is important when diamond shopping is the stone’s lack of colour. When inspecting a diamond engagement ring, ask about the colour rating. Each diamond has a rating between D-Z, and this refers to its lack of colour. The less colour in your diamond, the higher the value is. Obviously, reputable retailers won’t be selling poor quality diamonds at all, but this is always something you should check. Always check the cut The cut of a diamond refers to how well it performs in light. A diamond is supposed to reflect light and sparkle with brilliance. If it doesn’t, you might be looking at a poor cut. It’s important to note that the cut doesn’t refer to a diamond’s shape. There are many shapes of diamonds, but the cut specifically relates to the jeweller’s work. We recommend testing the diamond in different lighting conditions, so you can really see how well it sparkles. Inspect the diamond’s clarity Clarity: It’s certainly true that no two diamonds are the same. Some have more clarity than others, and this can be checked by inspecting the surface. Assuming the cut quality is good, you’re actually looking for internal flaws. These flaws are known as inclusions. If you can spot any blemishes and they’re inside the diamond rather than the work of a poor jeweller, your diamond will be less valuable. Carat weight – for when size really matters People often get confused in thinking the carat is simply an indication of overall quality. This is incorrect, and it also doesn’t refer specifically to size. Diamonds are more valuable depending on their weight, and this is what the carat is indicating. For example, you could have two diamond engagement rings in Australia that carry the same carat weight. That doesn’t necessarily mean they will be the same size. It is, however, an indicator of size. You’re not likely to find a tiny diamond with a high carat weight. But it’s important to know the difference when looking for that perfect ring. Choose the shape of your diamond engagement ring in Australia The final thing you need to consider is the shape. Diamonds are cut into a whole range of shapes, so there’s a lot to choose from. Most engagement rings have a predominantly round shape, but you might be looking for something a little different. You can find oval shapes, hearts, emerald and princess cuts – the list goes on. But what it all boils down to is personal preference. You know what your loved one will like most, so that’s certainly what you should be looking for. For the best diamond engagement rings in Australia, please contact us today at Catanach’s Jewellers. We’ve got a reputation for master craftsmanship, and we can find you the perfect ring for that special someone!