Cut Diamond

Before setting out to purchase a diamond ring, either for an upcoming engagement or for a wedding anniversary as a reminder of your feelings towards your wife, there are a few things that every guy should know when it comes to buying a cut diamond.

The easiest way to evaluate a diamond before buying is using the four C’s:

Cut Diamond

The cut of the diamond is the first factor to consider when buying a diamond. A cut diamond refers to the diamond’s reflective qualities, and a professionally cut diamond will add brilliance. The brightness of a diamond has to do with the angles and finish of the diamond. Diamond much like Tanzanite make for some of the best tanzanite engagement rings on the market.

The cut diamond has been graded so that there is a value system to be applied to all diamonds, this is helpful to determine the value and price of a diamond. The cut diamond grading system includes: Ideal; Premium; Very Good; Good; Fair; and Poor. In the end, you have to make the decision for yourself which is the right cut diamond for what you need, want and can afford.

Diamond Clarity

During the formation process of diamonds inner flaws occur, and the clarity of a diamond is based on the number and size of these flaws and the visibility of the diamond. How clear a diamond looks determines the higher value, and of course the higher price of that diamond.

Diamond Color

When looking at the color of a diamond, the most desirable color is no color at all. This is because they will sparkle, or in more technical terms, allow the most refraction of light. Color of a diamond is permanent and will not change over time. Jewelers use a grading system with letters to determine color in a diamond, starting with ‘D’ being the highest, and ‘X’ being the lowest or light yellow in color.

The grade ‘D’, ‘E’, or ‘F’ refer to a colorless diamond, and ‘G’, ‘H’, and ‘I’ cover nearly colorless. To an untrained eye, a diamond that is graded in the ‘G’, ‘H’ or ‘I’ range will show virtually no color. Depending on the setting for the ring, the color of the diamond will be a consideration, a light colored setting like Platinum or White Gold would look better with a higher grade of diamond color. Asscher cut diamonds have enjoyed enormous popularity for many years.

Carat Weight

A diamond is measured in weight by the unit of a carat. The price of a diamond rises in connection to the higher weight of a diamond; this is because of the rarity of bigger diamonds. Something to keep in mind when buying a diamond is that the size is noticeable and therefore deserves careful consideration. Carat weight should not be confused with the purity of gold, which is based on the karat unit or system.


Scott Eastwood

Best known for: The Longest Ride

Potential breakout role: Snowden or Overdrive

Remember Scott Eastwood in Flags of our Fathers?

While you might have thought that he only got the role because of his father (you’re familiar with Clint, right?), Scott Eastwood has now made some headway into making his own name for himself as he garners more projects. He might be best known for a film role in a Nicholas Sparks adaptation, The Longest Ride, he also costarred in one of Taylor Swift’s music videos – Wildest Dreams. And yes, that definitely matters with over 316 million views online and counting. So now Eastwood has roles in Overdrive, Suicide Squad, and the upcoming much-talked-about Snowden. Look for more roles for this Eastwood in the upcoming year!


Millie Brown

Millie Brown

Best known for: Intruders

Potential breakout role: Stranger Things

Millie Brown has had a few TV roles since 2013, when she starred in two episodes of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland as Young Alice. Before this year, she was perhaps best known for her recurring role in the BBC America show Intruders as Madison O’Donnell. Millie’s acting career has been fortuitous thus far. Within three months of being in Los Angeles, she was offered the ABC role, and after just one self-taped audition, she joined Intruders. And now, after one-off roles on shows such as NCIS, Modern Family, and Grey’s Anatomy, Brown is garnering national attention in her starring role as Eleven in the new Netflix Originals mini-series, Stranger Things. If you haven’t (binge) watched this show, do it today. You won’t regret it, and we are pretty sure you’ll be seeing more of Millie Brown in the near future.


Morgan Saylor

Morgan Saylor

Best known for: Homeland

Potential breakout role: White Girl


Most people might be familiar with Morgan Saylor as Dana Brody, the wayward daughter on the hit Showtime series Homeland. After that series ended, Saylor procured roles in McFarland, USA and Being Charlie—both of which didn’t gain much national attention. However, Saylor still made our list as she now stars in White Girl, where she’ll play a college girl who goes to extremes to win back a boy she just met.