Through several GIA and AGS courses, I have learned the scientific beauty behind diamonds. The way they are mined, cut, and set into rings is a process most can only scrape the surface of. While I can nerd out on facet junctions and refractive indexes all day, I recognize over half of the people who purchase a diamond for their engagement ring don't really want the lab definition of brilliance. What they do want is to find a beautiful diamond for their engagement ring that will knock the socks off of their partners and to not get ripped off in the process.
In my studies and career in luxury jewelry I have found simple explanations for diamond qualities and ring characteristics to help people searching for the perfect engagement ring have less stress and more knowledge about what they are buying.