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Tips for Buying Engagement Rings Online

You can buy pretty much anything online these days, and that includes engagement rings. It might seem a little non-romantic to choose the tokens of your affection on the internet, however when you think about it makes perfect sense: you can shop online 24/7, you can be discreet if you don’t want to spoil the surprise and, if you shop around, you can save lots of money.

Here are a few tips for buying diamond engagement rings online:

You may choose to buy an engagement ring without your other half knowing, and this is perfectly understandable. The problem with shopping online is that there is so much choice out there that you can more easily buy the wrong thing. With this in mind, shop sensibly, ask about the kinds of things your partner might like even if this means asking friends and relatives.

Buying diamonds in and of itself can be a challenge. You might consider the four Cs, these are cut, clarity, carat and colour. All diamonds are different, and these differences are measured by the four Cs. For example, carat refers to the size of a diamond, as you would imagine the larger the carat the more expensive the diamond.

Seek advice. Many diamond sellers allow you to build custom rings. This might be a little daunting but it does mean you can create something you know your partner will love. The best online jewellers will also offer you all sorts of advice regarding choosing rings, covering things like the 4Cs.

Sapphire Engagement Rings as an Alternative to Diamond Engagement Rings

Often people get confused that engagement rings must have a diamonds.  Diamond engagement rings are the most traditional and often used. It has its reasons of course. Diamond gives a sparkle like no other gemstone and is the most precious gemstone. However, diamond engagement rings are not for everyone. Some women like color in their rings, and some women just don’t like diamonds at all; you’d be surprise to know that some women really don’t, like Gali and Inbal!

pink sapphire engagement ring

Sapphire engagement rings are a good alternative for diamond engagement rings for some people. Sapphires have different characteristics than a diamond; sapphires are the second strongest gemstone, diamond being the first of course. Sapphires have a hardness of 9 on the mohs hardness scale, whereas a diamond is a 10. Sapphires come in many pretty colors, like yellow, pink, orange, brown, purple, but the main color is blue. Blue symbolizes loyalty and indestructible trust, but at the same time gives the impression of love and longing. The perfect message a man could give to their soon-to-be bride.

Often, people would mix sapphires with diamonds on their engagement rings. It’s perfectly normal for a person to have a sapphire ring instead of a diamond engagement ring. I’d say, you should buy and wear a ring that you truly love and what fits your personality the best.

pink sapphire and diamond engagement ring

You must be very careful when you choose a sapphire. A lot of sapphires have been treated to enhance the gem, such as irradiation, heat treatment, dyeing and coating. The most valuable sapphires are deep and pure blue, and do not change color when moved into a different light. Stones that are too dark or too light are of less value.