I first started my shopping experience a little over a year ago, and did a lot of research before hand on engagement rings. I learned a ton of information and was ready to tackle the stores. So, I went knowing what I wanted... D-F Color, VS1 Minimum Clarity, 1.0CT minimum, Excellent Cut. I even went as far as learning about Depth, Girdle, Table, Symmetry, all of which contribute to having the ideal diamond for my fiance. After all, she deserves nothing but the best.