I’m not talking about penises. Get your head out of the gutter.
I’ve noticed a disturbing trend around the internet recently. People are under the impression that a 2 carat minimum diamond ring is a requirement of a proposal. That anything less means your future husband doesn’t love you enough to splurge on the only important piece of jewelry you’ll own. While this may be a “lol jokes” scenario, bitches be crazy and I feel a responsibility to give the boys a break.
Ladies, if you are only setting size requirements, all it shows is either you know NOTHING about diamonds, or you have a quantity not quality outlook on life.
Clearly we need to go back to basics here. Diamonds have 4 characteristics that add to the value of the stone. The 4 C’s: Carat, Clarity, Color and Cut. You can sacrifice any of those three extra characteristics if you really want a large stone, but I personally think that’s foolish.
Now, before you cry “poor,” hear me out. When I got engaged, my specifications were on the level of sparkle. I wanted the ability to burn out people’s retinas on a sunny day. People should need shades to look directly at my bling. Now while size plays a part here, the most important aspects for sparkliness are clarity and cut. I needed perfect cut and near perfect clarity, so that every single beam of light that hits my stone is refracted for Grade A sparkle. I also wanted colorless. Sue me. This sort of perfection costs money, and when it came down to choosing, I sacrificed size.
Does this mean my husband doesn’t really love me? Of course not. The poor bastard just forked out 3 months salary to make me happy (he says, “Fuck you, DeBeers”). As a bit of research, I looked up the prices of a Tiffany’s 2 carat solitaire ring. Mind you, Tiffany’s diamonds are nice. They’re not the best, but they are nice. That bad boy starts at $38,000 plus taxes and goes up, as your stone gets better in quality.
Now if your future fiancé can afford that, then go right ahead. Demand that 2 carat diamond. It will be amazing. If you want a low quality stone because telling people you have a 2 carat diamond is important to you, that is also your choice. Just don’t spout off about how size should be the most important thing for everyone.