You’ve found your soul mate, now it’s time to find the perfect engagement ring. For centuries, diamonds have been the stone of choice for professing love and unwavering commitment.
F. Silverman has been helping couples select diamond engagement rings for more than two decades, with our expansive vintage, classic and custom collections that are adorned with GIA-certified diamonds.
Conveniently located in Bergen County, New Jersey we feature a wide range of styles – from elegantly refined and heirloom-inspired to modern chic. Get ready to impress your soon-to-be fiancé with a gorgeous ring that captures your personality and her style in a setting she’ll adore.
Diamond engagement ring – an eternal symbol of your love
There are several metals to choose from for the engagement ring, including platinum, white gold, rose gold and yellow gold.
Once you’ve chosen the band for your partner’s ring, the next major decision is picking out a quality diamond. Here at F. Silverman’s, all diamonds must pass our stringent standards for radiance and brilliance, and our fine jewelry experts are happy to explain the 4 C’s of diamonds: cut, color, clarity and carat.
An expertly cut diamond will sparkle and appear fiery at all angles. Not to be confused with shape, the cut refers to the stone’s facets and angles and how well it reflects light. A cut that is too shallow or too deep will have a dull, lackluster appearance.
Cut, Clarity, Carats
Choosing the diamond shape really comes down to your loved one’s personal preference.
We offer a wide selection of including traditional and trending cuts:
- Round Brilliant
F. Silverman Jewelers is proud to offer a variety of high quality diamonds.
A diamond’s true beauty emerges from its relationship with light. The glittering brilliance you see when you gaze at a diamond is from light playing off of the interior and surface of the diamond. Diamonds with ideal proportions, symmetry, and shape, or an ideal cut, optimize their interactions with light, thereby increasing their brilliance and beauty.
Look at a diamond’s cut rating for information about its brightness, fire, and scintillation. Diamond brightness refers to the combination of white light reflecting from the stone, fire is the colorful flares that the diamond emits, and scintillation is the specific pattern or sparkle you see when the diamond moves in light.
We rate diamonds on a Cut Scale that ranges from Excellent to Poor. For most customers, choosing a diamond cut depends on personal preference and style.
When most people picture a diamond, they think of a colorless stone. However, truly colorless diamonds are incredibly rare. The vast majority of diamonds used in jewelry have tints of brown or yellow.
We use a Color Scale to rate a diamond’s color. The scale ranges from D to Z, with D being truly colorless and Z having a light yellow or brown color. A stone can be rated G-J for Near Colorless, K-M for Faint Color, N-R for Very Light, and S-Z for Light. Color grades are determined by comparing each diamond to a master set. For most customers, the difference between colorless and virtually colorless diamonds is negligible or even invisible.
Diamonds are made when carbon is exposed to extreme heat and pressure over time. Oftentimes other elements or materials are formed into the diamond along with the carbon, leading to the resulting diamond having internal or external characteristics. These characteristics, often referred to as flaws, imperfections, or inclusions, help gemologists separate diamonds by clarity and determine naturally made stones from synthetic stones.
A diamond’s clarity refers to the number of flaws it has. We rate a diamond’s clarity on a Clarity Scale that has eleven grades from Flawless to I3. The highest clarity ratings are Flawless and Internally Flawless, and the scale moves down from there to Very Very Slightly Included and Very Slightly Included to Slightly Included and Included.
Diamonds with no visible imperfections are between SI1 and SI2, or Slightly Included. Stones with higher clarity ratings are incredibly rare. As the flaws in SI2 and SI2 diamonds are invisible to the naked eye, most customers choose diamonds in that clarity range.
Carat is often misunderstood as a reference to a diamond’s size. However, carat is a measurement of a diamond’s weight. One carat is equivalent to 200 milligrams. For stones under one carat, the carats are divided into 100 smaller points, almost like there are 100 pennies to a dollar. For example, 0.75 carats is equal to 75 points, or .5 carats is 50 points.
Carats only measure a diamond’s weight and may not accurately convey its size. It’s important to also take cut into consideration when looking at carats, as cut has a great impact on how large the stone will appear. A high-carat diamond with a poor cut might look smaller than a low-carat stone with a high-quality cut.
Visit F. Silverman Jewelers
The 4Cs are designed to objectively compare diamonds, but the numbers and ratings alone cannot capture any diamond’s enthralling beauty. For that, you must see a diamond in person. Visit F. Silverman Jewelers in Bergen County to experience a diamond’s glittering splendor for yourself. Buying a diamond is an investment in lasting beauty. Let F. Silverman help you make the decision with confidence.
Note that some shapes like the pear are more suited for a solitaire setting, while the classic princess and round shape look best as centerpieces in a multi-stone ring.
For most of our customers, seeing a difference between colorless (the rarest and most costly) and virtually colorless diamonds is nearly impossible. The hue is graded on a scale from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow).
The clarity of a diamond, which is based on its imperfections or inclusions, is also measured on a scale. Look for diamonds with no visible imperfections to the naked eye, which are generally in the SI1 and SI2 range.
The Wedding Report says that average diamond engagement ring weighs in at 1.18 carats. And while this sounds impressive, remember that carats only measure a diamond’s weight and alone may not accurately convey the stone’s size, which is affected by the cut.
Bergen County, NJ fine jewelers
Whether your bride-to-be is a traditional romantic or a fashion-forward gal, we are confident you’ll find the perfect symbol of your love with our helpful assistance and choice of stunning engagement rings by leading designers. We also have an experienced in-house jeweler who can create a custom diamond engagement ring that is sure to dazzle your mate.
Start browsing our amazing selection of diamond engagement rings in Bergen County; our Woodcliff Lake store will make the entire process effortless!