Gem Jargon Buster

Gem Jargon Buster

Most of us can distinguish between a carat and a carrot, but what about a baguette? Ring lingo can be confusing at the best of times, so get ahead of the game by reading our guide on what it all really means...

HOW TO BUY AN ENGAGEMENT RING

Carat: Diamonds, gold, platinum and silver are weighed in carats and as the weight increases, so does the rarity and the price.

Cut: The shape of a stone - keep your eyes peeled for our cut guide!

Baguette: A rectangular diamond, often used on each side of a focal diamond.

CARING FOR YOUR ENGAGEMENT RING

Pavé: Tiny diamonds tightly 'paved' together. Picture a cobbled street of diamonds!

Clarity: Refers to the visual clearness of the diamond. The fewer blemishes (known as 'inclusions') there are, the pricier the stone. (Learn more here)

Eternity: A ring of pavé diamonds set into a band or ring. On a half-eternity ring, the diamonds only go round part of the ring.

BROWSE HUNDREDS OF RINGS

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