Quick and Easy Buying Guide

Carat weight: 1 carat = 200 milligrams = 6.5 mm diameter. Doubling weight doesn't double diameter.

Diamond clarity: FL/IF/VVS/VS = super expensive, near perfect. SI = best value if you can check a photo for obvious inclusions (defects).


Color: D-G = colorless, expensive, only if you have money to burn. H-J = best value. Can go lower in gold metal settings than white metal.

Cut: Better cut ratings let more light into a diamond, making it sparkle more. Very important property, don't skimp here.

Set a budget and minimum cut (Premium). Go J color for gold and I/H for white metals. Go searching for SI1/SI2 clarity diamonds at James Allen. Pick a diamond with small/no inclusions. Choose a ring setting and buy it risk-free (60-day returns).

Free Diamond Posters

Here are a number of diamond posters with famous quotes about diamonds on them. If you link back to this website, www.EngagementRingGuru.com, you are welcome to use these posters on your own website, unmodified, but not for any other purpose. If in doubt, contact me.

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Each poster thumbnail has a abridged version of the quote written below it. You can click on the thumbnail image to open up a larger image, and if you click on that larger image, you can then access the full size version of the poster.

Let Us Not Be Too Particular;

When We Long For Life Without

Diamonds Never Leave You... Men Do!

You Are, At This Moment, Standing,

Pressure Makes Diamonds. George S. Patton

Guard Well Your Spare Moments. They

No Gold-Digging For Me... I Take

Whether We Fall By Ambition, Blood,

You Don'T Want A Million Answers

I'D Rather Have Roses On My

We Shall Find Peace. We Shall

Diamonds Are Nothing More Than Chunks

I Never Hated A Man Enough

Performance Stands Out Like A Ton

True Friends Are Like Diamonds, Precious

No Pressure, No Diamonds. Thomas Carlyle

Big Girls Need Big Diamonds. Liz

I'M Jewish. I Don'T Work Out.

Diamonds Are Forever. E-Mail Comes Close.

There Are Many Sham Diamonds In

There Is A Growing Feeling That

I Prefer Liberty To Chains Of

My Crown Is In My Heart,

The Idea Of The Stars Raining

Treason Is Like Diamonds; There Is

In The Age Of Acorns, Before

Vehement Silhouettes Of Manhattan - That

Some Days Are Diamonds Some Days

Don'T Open Your Diamonds In A

He Who Finds Diamonds Must Grapple

I Used To Dream How Good

Profits On The Exchange Are The

Rough Diamonds May Sometimes Be Mistaken

The Palace Of The Lord God

The Story Of Harold Ross, The

Next To Sound Judgment, Diamonds And

Professional Critics Are Incapable Of Distinguishing

The Soul Is Placed In The

I Never Worry About Diets. The

A Diamond Is A Chunk Of

Kissing Your Hand May Make You

Wit Must Be Foiled By Wit,

A Diamond Is Forever. Nw Ayer

Love Isn'T Perfect. Even Diamonds Start

A Woman Wears Her Tears Like

For Me The Diamond Dawns Are

Adversity Is The Diamond Dust Heaven

Gold Cannot Be Pure, And People

I Would Rather Be Adorned By

Better A Diamond With A Flaw

When We Long For Life Without

Diamonds Are A Girl'S Best Friend

Do Not Judge From Mere Appearances;

A Fine Quotation Is A Diamond

Many Individuals Have, Like Uncut Diamonds,

Manners Must Adorn Knowledge And Smooth

There Are Three Things Extremely Hard:

Proverbs Are Mental Gems Gathered In

It Is Health That Is Real