Why you may ask am I sharing my limited historical knowledge with you. Well I was delighted to hear that my best friend's valentine's weekend was a great success and she returned from Paris an engaged woman. Hooray!
Having very little knowledge about diamonds, I was surprised to hear my husband is something of an expert. Apparently he did a lot of research, this is what I've learnt:
When choosing the perfect diamond for your engagement ring there are four C's to consider; Cut, Clarity, Colour, and Carat.
- The cut determines a diamond's shape and brilliance. A well-cut diamond reflects light and sparkles.
- Clarity refers to the purity of a diamond. Most diamonds have internal blemishes known as "inclusions," but high quality stones have no visible marks and are considered flawless.
- The highest quality diamonds are colourless.
- The weight, or size, of the diamond is measured in carats. The more carats a diamond has, the more expensive it will be.
Other not so exciting news is that our so called 'watertight' roof was not water resistant. Our romantic valentines’ weekend was interrupted by a waterfall pouring through our bedroom ceiling. Nothing cools the passion quite so much as a small flood.