Equally important is the color of the claw. A golden claw can be a good choice for a cheaper diamond, because the already yellowish diamond will appear in a golden light due to the golden reflection and every observer will attribute its yellow shimmer to the gold. If you should decide on a silver claw you will have to spend more money on the diamond, because the light silver color tone also demands a higher quality diamond.
Do not forget the right cut
Remember the 4 C’s? So far I have mainly explained to you what to look for in terms of color when buying diamonds. However, the 4 C’s are interrelated and the cut of the diamond influences how much its color comes out. Since the cut of the diamond is related to how strongly the color of the diamond is revealed, you should make these decisions together. Never underestimate the importance of the cut: a cheap diamond with the right cut can look better than an expensive diamond with the wrong cut.
Should you decide on one of the cheaper diamond colors, for example a category K diamond, you can optically enhance it with the appropriate cut. Round shapes are best for hiding the color. Princess cut, emerald cut and Asscher cut diamonds, on the other hand, bring out the true color of a diamond. So if you want your engagement ring to have one of these three cuts, you should choose a diamond from a higher color category. In combination with a rose gold ring, a diamond in the color category F to I should still be sufficient. If you act according to the motto “form follows function”, then you can buy a round cut diamond with color grade K in good conscience.
The two remaining C’s
As you may recall, two of the four C’s remain unmentioned so far. For one of the last two C’s – carat – the explanation is simple. The more money you can save on the color grade of your diamond, the more money you can invest to buy a larger diamond. Note, however, that the larger diamond tends to yellow more quickly. This means that as the size of the diamond increases, you will tend to have to resort to better quality, which in turn makes the diamond exponentially more expensive. Again, you have to find the best middle ground. The last of the 4 C’s stands for clarity and describes the purity of the diamond. However, the question of purity is not affected by the choice of the rose gold engagement ring and here it still applies that you make the best of your money with a diamond of the purity line VS1, VS2, SI1 or SI2. Diamonds of a clarity level above this, for example VVS1 or VVS 2, will not make a difference in combination with a rose gold ring, but will cost considerably more money.
In summary, you may have unknowingly saved yourself a lot of money by deciding to buy a rose gold engagement ring. A much cheaper K category diamond will look as good on a rose gold engagement ring as an E category diamond, as long as you make sure you choose the right cut and the right claw. If you have limited financial resources, choosing a solitaire ring will be the right choice for two reasons: first, you only need to buy one diamond instead of the usual minimum of three, and second, you can buy a cheaper diamond because the color grade is less important in a solitaire ring than it is in multiple diamonds on a ring. A J-M color grade diamond will look great on a rose gold engagement ring and with the money, you save you can increase the carat of the diamond. So with the classic version you are doing everything right here! Remember that you should not choose cut, color or size in isolation. If you follow these tips, you will find the matching diamond to the rose gold engagement ring and avoid spending a lot of money unnecessarily.