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much should a diamond engagement ring cost? engaged couples are older,range of colors, however, the best color diamond measured in carats One carat and have a higher com- for a diamond is no color. It is a totally is divided into 100 "points," so that a dia- than ever before, colorless diamond that allows white light mond of 75 points weighs .75 carats. quality and value to pass through it and be dispersed as make their diamond engage-rainbows of color. Jewelers of America suggests you ask )urchase...especially since Clarity: Most diamonds contain very your local jeweler to show you a selec- the first major diamond tiny natural birthmarks known as inclu- tion of quality diamond engagement couple makes. When these sions. However, the fewer and smaller rings. You'll find a ring that's perfect for into a jewelry store, 67 per- the inclusions are, the less likely it is that you and that fits your two months' salary women and 50 percent of all they will interfere with the passage of budget. For more information about dia- no preconceived idea of what light through the diamond, and the more monds and other gemstones, write to JA ng to spend on a diamond en- beautiful the diamond will be. for a frec series of brochures: JA, 1271 rmg. Carat-weight: This is the weight of a Sixth Avenue, New York, NY 10020. of America (JA), the national to consumer edu- and inlormation about fine jew- igh 75 percent of all ~s shop together, the man and L perceive the purchase of the dia- ring differently. strongly believes in the tradi- gagement ring and of the quality of the is the one aspect of the wedding which he has control! woman, the ring is just one as- process. She is con- the size and shape of the a fimction of style, but is "also their budget The symbol- diamond engagement ring is but she tends to downplay the of size and price while he is more for the best he can these facts, to determine can best aflbrd, a wise guide- is the two months' salary Research shows that this at- quality dia- can afford without breaking are not inexpensive, but re- while most purchases de- the years, the diamond after the honeymoon and over. And, if you appreci- and look lor it in everything want a diamond that is he quality of your love. decided on a budget of hs' salary, quality should be consideration. In order to un- ality in diamonds, you nmst the four C's: Cut, Color, ;nd Carat+weight. I~llnonds are cut into a nunlber depending on the nature of the A well-cut diamond is better lie light, creating more scin- sparkle. iamonds are found with a I)iAMOND SHAPES TO SUIT EVERY BRIDE. Pictured above, an assortment of diamond shapes to suit every bride's taste and personality. See your local jeweler fo~ the widest assortment of styles and shapes at every price! MOONSPECIAL 24 X 48 Springhill Manufactured House Completely Furnished. rge bedrooms and 2 baths, (master bath round tub, seperate shower and e sinks.) 3 walk-in closets. Insulation 3/4 inches in ceilings, 3 I12 inches Is, and 6 1 12 inches in floor. Regular price February Only ,995 9 Free Delivery and set-up Rt. 60 Harts Run Traditional & Custom Design WEDDING THE White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia 536-1011 Let Us Cater "We Can Change The Way You Live~" To Your Personal Fri. 9 am-8 pm Sat. 9 am-6 pm Sun. 1 pm-6 pm. Tastes! Bridal Showers Bachelor Parties Receptions Brunches Rehearsal Dinners Shrimp Tray Hors d'oeuvre Vegetable Trays Meat & Cheese Platters Chunk Cheese Tray Finger Sandwiches Sheet Cakes / Chicken Livers wrapped in bacon Party size Ham Biscuits Meatballs Cheese & Ham Balls and much more .wford's F Seneca Trail, Fairlea i~R---A-W~-RD;S] 645-3133 --J ,i The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, February 6, 1990 7B gift list of do's and dont's 1~)1. The bride should register only with 6. Gifts from the immediate family of one store of a kind either the bride or the groom should 2. The bride should quietly inform a never be returned to a store in exchange ~-~