Post # 1
I’ve been feeling like the minority about this. When my FI and I decided to go ring shopping we simply went to a few stores and looked around at all they offered. I knew I wanted a small ring so I looked around until I found something I liked. I gave my FI my top three ring choices so he could pick which one he wanted to give me.
There was no talk about clarity or color. All I knew is that I wanted a small ring, something dainty but still sparkly, antique looking, and princess cut. That was it.
Am I the only one that didn’t discuss all four of the four C’s before the ring was bought?
Post # 3
We didn’t either. Honestly, the quality of the stones wasn’t the most important thing to me. As long as the stone looks good to my eye, that’s good enough for me!
Post # 4
nope, it’s sparkly and that’s all i know.
ETA: He picked it out and went over all of that stuff, but I wasn’t involved.
Post # 5
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: I just knew that there wouldn’t be many people (including me) who would be staring that closely at it. So for me it wasn’t the top priority(nothing against those girls that decided it was their main priority)
Post # 6
We didn’t discuss clarity either. We went for something that was sparkly, looked good on my hand, and was within our budget. People rarely ask the clarity of your ring and if they do, it is none of their business, unless maybe they are looking for a ring themselves; ie., a BFF. If someone ask, I just say that I don’t know what the clarity is and all that matters is that it is sparkly, looks good on my hand, and it was within our budget.
Post # 7
I have no clue about gems. I said “my great-grandma’s diamond or something green.” I didn’t know any of the C’s about my great-grandma’s diamond. Just that my grandma gave it to me shortly after Great-Grandma died (as the youngest female descendant), and she hoped I would use it in my own ring.
Post # 8
We didn’t have to. We chose moissanite so the only thing we discussed was carat and cut.
Post # 10
Nope, I didn’t even know what they were. I knew what a carat was, theoretically. And I had seen the scale with the letters (still clueless) but…as long as it was gorgeous, the right size (for my hand) it fit, and sparkled…..I was good. 🙂
Post # 11
My husband did research the 4 C’s. He wanted to make sure he got a beautiful gem, and honestly, I think you need to know the details of the stone if you want to ensure you’re paying a fair price.
Post # 12
I think my BF has researched them, but I never discussed them with him, nor do I plan to. I’m hoping for a gemstone ring, though, so it may not even matter in the end.
Post # 13
We didn’t either. He did know the shape I liked best, that I prefer white gold and that I didn’t want a solitaire (they are nice but not my style).
Post # 14
I just wanted something that I liked the visual looks of and that was a good gold quality. Other then that the diamond 4c’s weren’t important to me at all. 😛
Post # 15
This is definitely the kind of thing that is up to the discretion of the person who is buying or receiving the ring. Of course not everyone NEEDS to know the 4Cs, but they were created to guide engagement ring buyers who didn’t know what to look for or what made one diamond more expensive than other . Of course you don’t need to know about the 4Cs but perhaps it could help your diamond wearing and buying experience to understand why diamonds are worth so much. One of favorite education centers that simplifies the 4Cs for people like me who had not a clue is the James Allen Education Center. http://www.jamesallen.com/diamond-education/ I would suggest to go there for reference, but not because you are required to. If you didn’t use the 4Cs than more power to you, you know what you want!
Post # 16
@SweetRose2011: Nope – we didn’t either and I don’t know any of the “stats” of my ring – I left all that up to him!