How many times have you been in the jewelry store, staring at all those beautiful rings and feeling like you need a degree in gemology to choose the right one? This is not an uncommon experience. Engagement ring shopping can be daunting! But don’t worry, we’re here to help. Below are six questions you should ask your jeweler when purchasing a diamond engagement ring.
1. What Is the Quality of the Diamond?
When purchasing a diamond, you want to ensure you are getting the best quality for your money. The 4 Cs of diamonds (carat, cut, clarity, and color) are a good starting point for assessing a diamond’s quality.
2. What Is the Ring Setting Made From
The ring setting is another important consideration for making sure you are getting the best quality. The type of metal used for an engagement ring should last a lifetime. Choose a metal that complements their style and will also be durable enough to stand up to daily wear and tear.
3. What Care Does This Ring Require?
Some rings will need more care than others. Having this information can help you decide how much time you are willing to put into caring for the ring. There are many different gemstones, diamonds, metals, finishes, and settings that all have their own unique care requirements.
4. What Is the Size of the Diamond?
One of the most important considerations when purchasing an engagement ring is the size of the diamond. You’ll want to choose a size that complements their personal style and is within your budget.
5. What Is the Style of the Diamond Engagement Ring?
Is your fiancé into simple, classic designs or bold, contemporary styles? You want to choose a ring that is appropriate for their unique aesthetic. And this doesn’t only refer to the shape, size, and color of the stone; think of aspects like the width of the band, prong settings, channel settings, etc.
6. Can You Make a Custom Diamond Engagement Ring?
If you are looking for a truly unique ring, consider designing a custom engagement ring with your jeweler. You can select the diamond and metal to create a one-of-a-kind design that fits your budget and reflects your fiancé’s personal style.
On average, couples typically date for around five years before getting married. This means there’s plenty of time to save up for the perfect ring! As intimidating as it may seem, you can easily find the perfect diamond engagement ring for your fiance with a little bit of preparation. Call us today, and one of our diamond experts will be happy to help you get started!