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When To Upgrade Your Diamond

Engagement rings are meant to last a lifetime, but occasionally a reason arises to upgrade the stone. Couples just starting out often purchase the stone they can afford, not the stone they want. For others, the cut goes out of style. Whatever the reason, when you are no longer satisfied with the cut, carat, clarity, or color of your engagement ring stone, and can afford a stone that makes you happy, it is time to upgrade.

Upgrade the Cut

The beauty of engagement rings is that they look stunning with any diamond cut. When you are ready for a change, but still adore your ring, consider the cuts available to give your ring a facelift. The round cut is the classic faceted diamond cut and the most popular choice for traditional styles. The second most popular choice, the princess cut diamond, features a modern yet feminine square shape while the cushion cut also offers a squared shape, but with softly rounded corners that give it a pillowed effect that looks exceptional in engagement rings.

Upgrade the Color

A diamond’s color has a huge impact on the look of your ring. White diamonds are traditional and timeless but if you feel that you have outgrown the look and want something with a bit more flair that reflects your personal style, such as a stone in your favorite color, then upgrading the color is a great choice.

Upgrade the Carat

Couples often opt to upgrade the carat of a stone once they are better able to afford a larger diamond. Simply put, the carat refers to a diamond’s weight and the larger the carat, the more dazzling an effect the diamond has on the overall look of an engagement ring. Diamonds are most commonly between 1.0 and 1.2 carats, but a stone as large as 2.0 or 3.0 carats creates an intensely dramatic look.

Upgrade the Clarity

All diamond’s contain natural inclusions — little imperfections inside and on the surface of the stone. The size, amount, and visibility of these imperfections determine its clarity and directly impact the cost of the stone. If you are in a position to afford a better clarity stone or feel that your stone has lost some of its original luster over time, consider upgrading to a stone with a higher clarity.

Upgrade Your Diamond at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers

When you are ready to upgrade your diamond, the experts at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers are here to help. For more than a century we have been dedicated to providing our customers with nothing but the best and it shows in all we do. To find out why Schererville trusts in Albert’s to provide the highest quality diamonds at an affordable price, give us a call at (219)-322-2700 to schedule an appointment today or stop by our wonderful showroom.