Expect love to be in the air today, the first day of Spring and National Proposal Day.
Hundreds of people around the world will get down on one knee and slide a beautiful ring on their partner’s finger.
There is no exact date when this special day was first observed. However, it was started as a day dedicated for men who are ready to take the plunge and propose.
Even more appropriate, it falls on the first day of spring – symbolic of a new beginning.
One diamond expert urges you to make sure you are educated on diamonds before deciding on the perfect one.
“The four C’s really are the blueprint for determining a diamond’s quality“.
Start with the cut, which is not the shape but rather the amount of brilliance the diamond emanates.
Then there is the color.
“Although diamonds come in various hues, the more colorless a diamond is, the higher its value.The clarity of a diamond determines how rare the stone is based on the inclusions – natural characteristics. The last and most popular assessment is the carat, which is the weight of the diamond,” said Sarah Lee Martin, CEO of Hays Worthington, one of the leading diamond and estate jewelry manufacturers.
Once you are more knowledgeable about the diamond’s characteristics, you are then ready to join thousands of others around the world on National Proposal Day.