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5 tips for buying an engagement ring

5 Tips on Buying an Engagement Ring

Buying a diamond engagement ring can be a stressful and long process, after all, you want to impress your partner and buy them the most beautiful ring possible, while also making sure that the ring fits their lifestyle. Here are 5 tips to guide you into making a smart purchase and also give you the best chance to get your partner the ring he/she deserves.

1. Reputation

Reputation is key when making a big purchase like buying an engagement ring. You must look to buy from a business which has a lot of experience in selling engagement rings and is able to provide you with the right knowledge to select the best ring for you. It would be a good idea to ask your friends and family whom they buy their jewellery from as they would recommend you places that are in your best interest. Professionals will be able to help you in an efficient and effective manner as they will be accustomed to most of the questions you may have, and you will be able to learn a lot in the process as well. Hence, it is highly beneficial to buy from a well-reputed business to make the right choice for yourself, as well as your significant other.

2. Budget

It is crucial to have established a budget when looking for an engagement ring, in fact, it is probably one of the first things your jeweller is going to ask you. Having a budget allows you to create a price bracket within which you would like to stay, and not look at rings priced outside that price bracket. Although it is better to have a bigger budget/price bracket, as it gives you a bigger variety to choose from, smaller or narrower price brackets allow one to save time by only browsing what works best for them financially. At the end of the day, what you must understand is that your partner is marrying you and not the ring. Everyone wants the most sparkling and beautiful diamond for their partner but ultimately the price of your engagement ring is not and never will be a measure of your love for your significant other.

3. Simple

The third, and one of the most vital tips, when buying an engagement ring, is to make sure that you keep things simple, especially if you are going to surprise the person with the diamond ring. It then becomes a wise choice that you choose the more classic options. Everyone has different tastes; some people like to be flashy whereas others may like to be subtle and subdued. The last thing you want is for your partner to feel uncomfortable while wearing the ring that you so fondly bought for him/her. It is not that they might not like a big or bright shining diamond, some individuals just do not like the attention that an overly flashy ring might bring with it, therefore, the design of the ring should not be too flashy or elaborate. If you are looking for a more elegant option, then you may want to take a look at a solitaire engagement ring which has a round diamond on it. Along with a plain gold or silver band, depending on what you think your partner would prefer.

4. The 4C’s

It is all-important to learn about the 4C’s when making a diamond purchase. The 4C’s: Colour, Cut, Clarity and Carat are the global standard for grading the quality of diamonds, allowing you to compare one diamond to another. In brief, the 4C’s are:

Colour: Diamond colour grades (D-Z) rate the diamond lack of colour. D being the most colourless and Z having a yellowish tinge.Generally, diamonds with less colour are rarer and more priced higher.

Cut: The diamond cut is based on the quality of the angles, symmetrical facets, proportions, fire, brilliance, and details of the finishing. It is a major determinant in regard to how well a diamond unleashes its light.

Clarity: Diamond clarity is the assessment of all the small imperfections such as blemishes and inclusions that the diamond has.

Carat: Diamond carat, refers to how much the diamond weighs. The heavier a diamond the pricier it may be.
After understanding what the 4C’s stand for, the next step is to prioritize the C’s that are most important to you. This will help you narrow down your search so that you can zero in on the diamonds that are most likely to thrill your bride to be.

After understanding what the 4C’s stand for, the next step is to prioritize the C’s that are most important to you. This will help you narrow down your search so that you can zero in on the diamonds that are most likely to thrill your bride to be.

5. Know Her Ring Size

Often when buying an engagement ring, people are unsure about their companion’s ring size. Here are a few tips that will help you find out without them knowing. You can wait for a time when they are not around and then borrow one of their rings and use it to trace the inner circle of the ring onto a piece of paper. Another easy way of doing this is by pressing their ring against a bar of soap. You can then take these measurements to a jeweller who may be able to estimate the ring size. There are also other ways to measure your partner’s ring size in secret.

BONUS TIP: Once you have found the perfect ring for your soulmate, make sure you insure it, in case the ring ever gets lost or stolen.

For more information on engagement ring shopping or any other tips, look no further than The Diamond Guys. Book an appointment with us today by calling (03) 9526 8421.


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