A major chunk of these diamond purchases, of course, come from diamond engagement rings. The De Beers Diamond Insight Report found that the majority of millennials' engagement and wedding rings include only diamonds, even while nontraditional, unique gemstones grow in popularity. Of these diamond only rings, more than 40 percent of them reportedly feature a round cut center diamond. Second most popular, at 22 percent, are princess cut diamonds, while cushion cut diamonds come in third at 11 percent. Moving up quickly in popularity are oval diamonds and pear shaped diamonds. Please remember that if you want a timeless diamond; a round brilliant cut diamond is the only diamond to purchase.
Crafted in 10 karat white and yellow gold, the rings are adorned with 101 white diamonds that create a cascading waterfall effect on the ring top. An additional 14 color enhanced yellow diamonds form the “A,” which sits atop the iconic five stripes, which mimics the distinctive red and black uniform of the team. Ring manufacturer Jostens rendered the five stripes in alternating custom cut slices of garnet and black onyx. The stripes represent the five pillars of the team: unity, determination, community, excellence and innovation. The red color symbolizes victory and the black color symbolizes strength and power.
A diamond’s value is often affected by the rarity of one or more of the 4Cs. Colorless diamonds are scarce; most diamonds have tints of yellow or brown. So a colorless diamond rates higher on the color grading scale than a diamond that is light yellow. Value and rarity are related: In this case a colorless diamond is more rare and more valuable than one with a slight yellow color. The same relationship between rarity and value exists for clarity, cut, and carat weight.
Garcia opened the box to reveal what appeared to be a cushion cut diamond in a halo of smaller diamonds. "Oh, beautiful," Garcia commented. Garcia stashed the diamond engagement ring in a box in his pocket and the conspirators proceeded to the par-3 17th hole. With cameras rolling and the giant video board documenting the moment in real time, Fonseca dropped to one knee, presented the diamond ring and said, "Emma, I love you and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you. Emma, will you marry me."