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Secrets to Buying the Best Engagement Ring

Engagement rings are meant to be a once in a lifetime purchase, and as such, a lot of thought and care needs to be put into getting the perfect ring for your beloved.

In this post I will teach you the secrets of buying great diamond engagement rings, and what you should expect from a jewelry store.

  • The traditional amount spent on an engagement ring is supposed to be approximately one month’s salary. If you cannot afford a month’s salary, it’s a smart idea to choose a budget for your ring that fits you. Many payment plans are available for jewelry purchases, but for financial reasons, it’s best to pay the total amount due upfront.

  • It’s important to know how to judge the size, clarity, color and cut of a diamond.
    • Weight is measured in Carats, and most diamond engagement rings diamond weights begin around ? Carat. Different diamonds can be different sizes but the same weight. Why? Because many diamonds have imperfections that can add or remove stone density.
    • Clarity, when dealing with diamonds, is a major selling point. Diamonds marked “flawless” will have no specks of other minerals visible. Internally flawless diamonds only have flaws on the outside, and often can become flawless through careful polishing. Diamonds marked VVS, or VS have internal flaws that can be seen with a 10X microscope, but not with the naked eye. It’s best to avoid diamonds that are imperfect; those have visible flaws both inside and out.
    • Diamonds which are colorless are considered to be the most high-quality. The lowest quality diamonds on the market are yellow diamonds.
    • The three most popular cuts for diamonds are the step cut, the emerald cut, and the brilliant cut. Ask your jewelry expert which is the best for you!
  • When buying a diamond that has a yellowish hue, a gold ring will be much more forgiving than a silver or platinum ring.

  • Brilliant cuts are generally the least forgiving when it comes to clarity. Diamonds that are VS may not shine as brightly as others. Emerald cuts are a great option for diamonds that are in the VS or VVS category.
  • Buying an IF ring instead of a flawless ring might save a lot of money.
  • When searching for a jeweler who can be trusted with the task of choosing the best engagement ring for your budget, it’s important to ask others for their opinions. Many couples will happily tell you their buying experiences with diamond engagement ring sellers.
  • For people who are worried about the appraiser being reliable, honest, and good at his job, contacting the Better Business Bureau may help alleviate some of the fears.
  • If you feel like you might be overly pressured into buying a ring that you simply cannot afford, walk away from the jeweler. A reputable jeweler will listen attentively to both your aesthetic needs as well as your financial needs when choosing a ring.

  • Jewelers who are worth doing business with also will happily teach you the basics of choosing a ring. Ask them questions about anything that might confuse you. Great jewelers will show you the value of your future ring in every way possible, even if it includes schooling you on cut, clarity, and size.
  • A high karat gold ring which isn’t made of white gold will have a deep yellow tone to it. Commonly prized in almost every culture, this beautiful color will look wonderful on brides who have a golden skin tone.
  • Silver, platinum, and white gold often will look best on women who have cool (pink instead of golden skin tones) colors.
  • Lastly, do not get a giant ring for a small hand, or small ring for a large hand. Asking your jeweler for sizing help will be a request that you won’t soon regret.

Tom Moore is a blogger and internet marketer currently working for Brillianteers – Diamond Engagement Rings

Selecting Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Rings

How do you choose the princess cut diamond engagement rings? It seems princess cut diamondthat some of this industry is under the microscope and consumers aren’t sure what they’re supposed to look for in a quality diamond found in princess cut engagement rings.

The buyers are normally men as they are the ones who propose or are responsible for wedding rings. Although some women like to be the ones who choose their ring, many times most engagements are unexpected.

Having to surprise their significant other, men are left on their own to figure princess cut engagement ring 2out exactly what it is that they should buy. The hardest part is knowing the right ring size without asking her, and by asking giving in to the plan. A good idea for picking the right size for diamond engagement rings is to ask her for one of her rings, commenting on how little it is compared to the man’s fingers and trying it on and making a mental note of the size. Another practical thing is once she has lent the ring for sizing to trace it roughly on a napkin, without her knowledge of course.

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In trying to figure out the best type of cut to get, it’s good to know that some cuts are always in style. These include princess cut, round, and pear among others. The importance of princess cut engagement rings is that the particular cut is very forgiving to flaws. Getting familiar with the shape, a princess cut is very much like an inverted pyramid, with the base being rectangular. The pyramid shape must not be too long or too stumpy. Look for the least amount of flaws to the naked eye. The lack of flaws is referred to as clarity. None are completely perfect. Princess cuts come in rectangular and square shape. It really depends on the customers’ taste. Some people like rectangular or square.

Princess cuts are very geometrical shapes and they are different than the regular round brilliant shapes. They are the second most selling after round brilliant cuts. People like the princess cuts in a solitaire or in a trilogy settings, especially princess cut diamonds fit perfectly with trillion cut side diamonds.

yellow gold princess cut engagement ring

Princess cut diamond engagement rings are less expensive than the round brilliant shapes, because round brilliant sparkle more than the princess cut diamonds. At the end, it really depends on the customer’s taste and preference. Last couple of years, princess cut diamond engagement rings became very popular. The buyer should choose carefully from a certified dealer. Ask the seller for a certificate that states the grade and certification of the diamond. Beware of online dealers or dealers who do not want to provide you with this.

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Princess Cut Engagement rings comes with platinum, yellow gold, and white gold. Platinum is a better choice of the princess cut diamonds. Diamond will look much whiter in platinum than the other metals.

Buyers should keep in mind the four C’s when purchasing a Princess cut diamond engagement ring. They are carat, color, clarity and cut. Customer shouldn’t go below “J” color and “SI2” clarity.