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Product Highlight: GIA Certified 4.29 Carat Pear Brilliant Platinum Diamond Engagement Ring

Dec 17, 2020

Product Highlight: GIA Certified 4.29 Carat Pear Brilliant Platinum Diamond Engagement Ring

Every once in a while, we get a true showstopper that stops us in our tracks. That’s the case with this stunning brilliant pear diamond. With 4.29 carats in the center diamond alone, this piece is a knockout. Add the two tapered baguette diamonds and its platinum setting and pure perfection. Read on to learn what makes this particular ring so valuable.

4 C’s

There are four qualities to consider for the diamond itself: cut, color, clarity, and carat. Fortunately, there is an international standard by which all diamonds are measured: the one established by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). At Samuelson’s, we ensure that all of our diamonds come with a GIA report so our buyers know that the stone has been evaluated and verified appropriately. It also ensures a fair market value for diamonds universally as all jewelers use the same language to describe and evaluate diamonds. 

Cut

The pear brilliant cut allows for significant light, which is reflected throughout the diamond for that dazzling sparkle. Much of that is due to the diamond’s proportions. While the cut is more about the way light is reflected through a diamond, certain shapes can enhance that sparkle – such as the pear brilliant. Due to its proportions, pear-shaped diamonds sparkle more and reflect light outwards, dazzling anyone who views it. Pro tip: Pear-shaped diamonds are meant to be worn with the point facing outward toward the tip of the finger. 

Color

When it comes to buying a traditional diamond, the goal is to find one as close to colorless as possible. The GIA color scale ranges from D to Z, and is broken down into sections: colorless, near colorless, fair, very light, and light. With D being the highest possible ranking for a colorless diamond, one that is ranked H is near colorless and highly desirable, accordingly. Additionally, the two diamond baguettes flanking the central pear stone are rated G-H.

Clarity

Clarity is judged by the relative absence of inclusions and blemishes. Thanks to GIA, diamonds are assigned a clarity grade that ranges from flawless (FL) to diamonds with obvious inclusions (I2). This diamond ranks as VS2, which means it contains minor inclusions that would be challenging for a skilled grader to see under 10x magnification. Diamonds of this size and clarity are extremely rare, and with surrounding baguettes clocking in at VS, it truly is a dazzling sight.  

Carat

Weighing in at 4.29 carats, this pear-shaped diamond is more than four times the average sized diamond engagement ring, which usually clocks in around 1 carat. The ring is set in prongs, which hold the diamonds in place while allowing for more sparkle. And you can never go wrong with more sparkle!

We consider ourselves incredibly lucky to have come across this stunning diamond ring. If you’re interested in purchasing the ring or learning more, visit our page at https://www.1stdibs.com/jewelry/rings/engagement-rings/gia-certified-429-carat-pear-brilliant-platinum-diamond-engagement-ring/id-j_10627922/. Of course, we’re always happy to talk about our diamonds if you’d also like to schedule an appointment to see this beautiful piece firsthand. 

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