Some of you may have already read more than one of made-easy articles and shopping guides in preparation for purchasing diamonds, for there are tons of those on the Internet, but you can be assured this is not one of them. In fact, this article goes over a handful of very useful tips that you might already know, but have overlooked in your preoccupation to learn everybody’s personal dos and don’ts of purchasing rings. Let’s take you over the points that are critical to sound purchase decisions.
Get the Basics Right
This is the part that gets most neglected, when this is where it should actually start. Your shopping pursuit should start at getting some basics in order. First, know how much you are willing to spend and tally that with how much you will be able to afford for the ring. Stick to the latter, though, while hoping that the difference between the two is not abysmal. The next thing to know before you set out is the ring size of your partner. This is not something that is to be left for latter or a call to make from the store. It can potentially ruin the surprise. So, prepare when you have time.
The Diamond Shape
Before getting out there, finalize the shape of diamond you want the ring to have. Some may think that it would hardly make a difference in the purchase decision for the chances of getting swayed away by something altogether different are high, but it does matter. Knowing what you want always sets the course for you. If you want a round brilliant cut diamond, look for options in that genre. Round is universally flattering and that’s why it is the safest choice. For those looking for something untraditional, try asscher, cushion, emerald and other cuts. These cuts are not as popular as the round and princess stones, but have an old-world feel about it, something women actively prefer these days.
The Stone Setting
Do some research on stone settings before you visit the store. The setting not only makes the ring more enduring, but also influences the aesthetic outcome of the piece. So, understanding the interrelation is pretty important for that matter.
When you have got this information in order laid out before you, buying an engagement ring becomes as easy as a walk in the park.