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Wedding Style: Breaking down cuts, costs and clarity in diamond and gem styles

Have you ever overheard your friends talking about their wedding rings and all you hear is carat, and think why on earth are they talking about vegetables and wedding rings?! Well, if this has happened to you, don't worry, we are here to help! These diagrams will break it down so you will be talking carats and cuts in no time! 

diamond shapesvia Barkevs 

 How do they come up with these astronomical numbers for the cost of rings? 
This diagram shows exactly that!

Via Since 1910

Here are those carats we were talking about!  

Via Zales

 What about this "VVS" and "S" color terms?

Now that you've got the terms for wedding ring shopping down, you're ready to hit the jewelry store and pick out your dream gem!