It can be tough to figure out how and where to buy a great engagement ring since there are so many designs and jewelry stores you could choose from. This can all seem very stressful and confusing. This is going to be one of the biggest purchases you could ever make, so you need to make sure you do it the right way the first time. Additionally, there may be some significant costs that come with this purchase, but you’re going to want your partner to love it. If you are overwhelmed by the life-altering decision you are about to make and the ring you’re going to do it with, don’t worry.
Find Your Jeweler
The first place you will want to start is with a jeweler. Try to get some recommendations from friends or family members. If they can’t help, check for stores that are accredited by the Jewelers of America or those who are members of the GIA. These are great starting places. You should also check into the store’s return policy and the store’s diamond financing options. Make sure you can at least exchange the stone if your partner doesn’t like it.
Do you have a style you think your partner would like, but you want to create a different setting or design, well you can! These are going to be more pricey than those that are sold as-is because they can take weeks to months to complete. With all of this being said, there is no shame in choosing a cheap engagement ring that you can afford.
The cut is how sparkly a diamond is rather than what the shape of the ring is. These cuts are graded from poor to excellent. Each ring is cut to specified parameters, like a pear or oval, and the facets interact with the light to give off the most sparkle.
The carat weight is how the diamond is weighed. The average weight for a diamond is 1-carat, which equals 200 milligrams. This is about the size of an Advil. Did you know that Kim K’s emerald-cut ring that was stolen weighed a whopping 20-carats? It had a price tag of $4.5 million.
Even the most beautiful stone can have its flaws. These are also known as inclusions. They are small black or white specks or lines that are naturally formed in the diamond as they are created in the earth over millions of years. The clarity of the diamond is determined by these microscopic imperfections. They are rated on a scale from flawless to included. The price of the diamond is going to be more expensive the clearer they are.
Diamond colour is graded on a scale from D to Z. D means there is no colour and Z has a yellowish tint to it that’s visible to the naked eye. There have been colours such as pink, yellow, and chocolate that have become more popular over the years. For those stones, they are more valuable if there is more saturation in the colour.
I really hope you found this engagement ring guide helpful.
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