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, clarity, carats and color.
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, Color
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
Every diamond is unique. Each reflects the story of its arduous journey from deep inside the earth to a cherished object of adornment. Yet all diamonds share certain features that allow us to compare and evaluate them. These features are called the 4Cs.
The GIA Color Scale extends from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow or brown).
Although many people think of gem quality diamonds as colorless, truly colorless diamonds are actually very rare. Most diamonds used in jewelry are nearly colorless with tints of yellow or brown.
Color grades are determined by comparing each diamond to a master set. Each letter grade represents a range of color and is a measure of how noticeable a color is.
Fluorescence: Some diamonds can emit a visible light when exposed to ultraviolet radiation, but fluorescence is not a factor in determining color or clarity grades. However, a description of its strength and color is provided on GIA Reports as an additional identifying characteristic.
The GIA Clarity Scale includes eleven clarity grades ranging from Flawless to I₃. Because diamonds form under tremendous heat and pressure, it is extremely rare to find a diamond that lacks any internal and external characteristics. These characteristics are a by-product of its formation and help gemologists separate natural diamonds from synthetics and simulants and identify individual stones.
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 SI₁ and SI₂ diamonds are invisible to the naked eye, most customers choose diamonds in that clarity range.
The GIA Cut Scale ranges from Excellent to Poor.
A polished diamond’s beauty lies in its complex relationship with light. The magnificent display you see is made up of three attributes: Brightness is the combination of all white light reflecting from the surface and interior of a diamond. Fire describes the “flares” of color emitted from a diamond. Scintillation describes the pattern of light and dark areas and the sparkle you see when the diamond, the light or the observer moves.
A diamond’s proportions affect its light performance, which in turn affects its beauty and overall appeal. Diamonds with fine proportions, symmetry, and polish optimize their interaction with light, and have increased brightness, fire and scintillation.
GIA assesses these factors for standard round brilliant diamonds in the O-to-Z color range.
The GIA Cut Scale ranges from Excellent to Poor.
One carat equals 200 milligrams in weight. For diamonds under one carat, each carat is divided into 100 points – similar to pennies in a dollar. 0.75 ct.= 75 points. 1 /2 ct.= 50 points.
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.
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.
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!