Anyone who shops for engagement rings wants to find the best ring possible without breaking the bank in the process. To do this, there are several things you will need to keep in mind as you are shopping.
Buying the Diamond
Before you actually buy a diamond or a piece of diamond jewelry, you will need to consider many important aspects of the diamond such as the 4 C’s, the certification, the grade, and the value. After carefully looking at additional factors such as colors, cuts, styles, and fittings you are ready to narrow down your selection and start the process of buying the diamond of your dreams.
After you have found the best diamond merchant and have chosen the stone you like, you need to check the certification and the reputation of the place you are buying from. Whether you are shopping online or in a regular retail store, you need to make sure you are dealing with a reputable dealer. If you are satisfied and feel comfortable working with them, you can begin the process of placing your order. One quick and easy way to make the buying process easier – and maybe even a little cheaper – is to see if they offer discounts if you pay in cash.
Plan Your Purchase
Buying a wedding or engagement ring is an exciting time, but you need to make sure you take your time and carefully consider your choice, so you can be sure you are getting the right stone at a fair and affordable price.
DO start off by knowing your spending limits and what your maximum budget is for the ring.
DO save up as much as you can before you buy, this will help make it more affordable in the long run.
DO think about the individual’s taste and do your best to think of what they would like rather than what you would like.
DON’T forget to do your research and use common sense when diamond shopping.
DO consider style, activities, and jobs when shopping for a ring, some professions are not compatible with big bulky rings and smaller stones may be better.
DON’T think of the ring as an investment but rather as a way to show your love and devotion to a special someone in your life.
DO keep your options open and remember ultimately, it is the thought that counts.