4 Tips For Buying An Engagement Ring

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As you begin to plan your proposal, one of the most overwhelming parts of the process is buying a ring. You want your partner to love it just as much as they love you. But, fear not! We’re going to take a look at some tips to follow in order to buy the best engagement ring for your budget.   Remember the four C’s, but don’t stress over it: According to Diamond Exchange, diamond specialists grade their diamonds using these four characteristics: Cut – A well-cut diamond can look much sparklier than a lazily-cut diamond. Clarity – Clarity refers to how many blemishes and inclusions are in the diamond. Carat – Carat means the weight of the diamond. Color – The less color it has, the most expensive it is and the more it sparkles. But, the most important thing about the ring how it catches your eye. Keep the […]

TOP 20 DIAMOND BUYING TIPS

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TOP 20 DIAMOND BUYING TIPS 1)  Buy just below whole carats (0.91ct, 1.9ct, etc.) and save hundreds or thousands of dollars. 2) Princess, Cushion, Oval, Emerald (and other fancy) shapes are generally less expensive than a Round cut diamond with the same carat weight. 3) To save money on an engagement ring, try a Mosaic setting. 4) To maximize your budget, consider an ‘Eye-Clean’ diamond (VS2 or higher), in which inclusions are invisible to the naked eye. 5) If your budget is more suited for a smaller diamond, get a Halo setting (small diamonds around the center stone).  Halo setting is a great way to make the center stone appear larger. 6) A well cut diamond can make the diamond appear larger. 7) Even if a diamond has the highest color or clarity grade, it will appear dull if the cut is poor. 8) Consider setting diamonds with a color […]