Choosing An Engagement Ring
Step-by-step: Buying an Engagement Ring
TheCheapDiamonds.com understands that buying jewelry is always fraught with stress, and when you’re buying an engagement ring, that stress grows tenfold. Whereas any other piece of jewelry is merely an adornment, an engagement ring is a symbol of love and commitment. You want it to be perfect. You want her to love it. You want her to marry you. So when you’re in the market to buy an engagement ring, where do you even begin?
1. Establishing Your Budget
Before you start shopping, you need to decide how much money you can spend on a ring. If you can afford to spend months’ worth of your salary, that’s great. TheCheapDiamonds.com has a wonderful collection of affordable engagement rings that a woman will wear for a lifetime.
2. Find the Right Ring
With your budget in mind, you’ve got to pick out the perfect diamond ring. There are so many different styles out there, but it’s essential to choose the one that a future bride will want to wear. You have to decide on a metal, a diamond, and a setting.
Metal: There are many different kinds of metal that can be used for an engagement ring: platinum, yellow gold, white gold, and rose gold. The different metals all have their advantages and disadvantages, but when buying a ring, it’s ultimately a matter of taste. Platinum and white gold are classic, though some women enjoy the way yellow gold looks on them. A big part of choosing the right ring is figuring out which material the woman in your life prefers. One way to do this is to look at the jewelry she already owns or you can ask a close friend or relative if they have any insight.
Size: One of the trickiest parts of the ring-buying process is getting one that fits (unless, as some people do, you decide to make choosing a ring a couple’s activity). It’s not always obvious: tiny women can have large finger, and vice versa. Figuring out a woman’s ring size without making her suspicious, though, isn’t impossible. It just takes a little forethought. If you or a friend can borrow a ring she already owns, you’ll be able to figure out what size she already wears. (But don’t take one she wears often, or she’ll be likely to notice its disappearance.)
Diamond: TheCheapDiamonds.com diamond guide will outline everything you need to know about diamonds, from the 4 C’s to the many different shapes available. When buying an diamond engagement ring, you should keep these factors in mind, and decide based on the taste of the person you’re buying it for. Would she prioritize size over cut? Would she prefer a Round Brilliant or a Fancy shape diamond? Obviously, there’s no need to be too stressed about these questions: a beautiful ring is a beautiful ring. But keeping them in mind will help you narrow down all the options you’ll encounter. Please remember always buy a diamond with a EGL, GIA or AGI diamond report!
Setting: The way a diamond is set into a ring defines the look of a ring almost more than anything else. It is the style of the ring. Different ring styles range from simple and classic to highly ornate, and as with all elements of an engagement ring, the right choice is a matter of taste. Some popular settings include Classic Solitaire, Micropave, Tiffany, Eternity, Bezel, Channel, and Pave.
3. Insure It
TheCheapDiamonds.com mission is to provide our customer with the perfect blend of personalized customer service, guaranteed lowest pricing, and online simplicity. A reputable insurance company will provide you with an equal commitment to service, value and simplicity with helping you protect your precious diamonds and jewelry. Homeowner's and renter's insurance policies typically costs only 1-2% of your jewelry’s value. TheCheapDiamonds.com recommends replacement insurance which will reimburse your diamond and jewelry at market value.
4. Know Where to Buy
There’s a lot to keep in mind throughout this whole process and TheCheapDiamonds.com will make it easier. TheCheapDiamonds.com will help you find what you’re looking for, make suggestions, and direct you towards reliable insurance. We will provide you with a certificate on your diamond and an appraisal for insurance purposes. TheCheapDiamonds.com offers a 30 day no questions asked return policy and free ring sizing. Depending on your budget and style, you can find amazing selections of affordable diamonds with GIA, EGL or AGI diamond reports on our site and know that you’re getting a one of a kind engagement ring!