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How to Buy a Diamond Engagement Ring: A Quick Guide

Posted By Ramzi & Co. On April 5, 2023

When you are ready to pop the question, you will need to choose an engagement ring. This can be a daunting task, but we are here to help! Here are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for an engagement ring:

1. Find Your Budget

The first thing you need to do is set a budget. How much can you afford to spend on an engagement ring? This will help you narrow down your search and find the perfect ring within your budget.

2. Ring Style

What is her style? Does she prefer simple or ornate jewellery? What is her favourite metal? Knowing her style will help you choose a ring that she will love.

3. The Right Metal

The popular metals for engagement rings are gold, platinum, and palladium. Gold comes in different colours including yellow, white, and rose gold. Platinum is the most expensive metal, but it is also the most durable. Palladium is a cheaper alternative to platinum with a similar look. 14K and 18K gold are the most popular metals for engagement rings.

4. Choosing the Right Diamond

The four C’s of diamonds are cut, colour, clarity, and carat weight.

Cut refers to the symmetry and proportion of the diamond. Choose a diamond with a good cut or better.

Colour is judged on a scale from D (no colour) to Z (a yellow tint). We recommend a diamond between D and J colour for your best value.

Clarity is judged on a scale from IF (flawless) to I3 (included). We recommend that you shop for diamonds with an Sl2 clarity rating or higher to maximise your value and her reaction.

Carat weight is the size of the diamond measured in carats. The larger the carat weight, the more expensive the diamond will be.

 Read: The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Diamond: Everything You Need to Know (link this blog article)

5. Diamond Shape

The shape of the diamond is also an important consideration. The most popular shapes are round, princess, oval, and cushion. But, there are many other shapes to choose from as well. Pick a shape that she’ll love!

6. Diamond Certification

Make sure that the diamond you select comes with a certificate from a reputable laboratory such as GIA or HRD. This will guarantee the quality of the diamond and give you peace of mind.

7. Choose a Setting

After you’ve selected your diamond, it’s time to choose a setting. The setting is the metal band that the diamond is set in. The most popular settings are solitaire, halo, side-stone (pavé), three-stone, and vintage. With a little attention to her preferences and a little intuition, you can make a solid educated guess about the style of ring she’ll love.

8. Her Ring Size

Make sure you know her ring size! This is crucial in ensuring that the ring will fit her correctly. You can either measure her finger yourself or ask her friends or family for help in getting her ring size. If you have to guess, remember that it is easier to resize a ring down than up, so pick a larger size than you think she really is.

9. Return Policy

In case the engagement does not work out, you will want to make sure you can return the ring. Most jewellers have a return policy, but it is important to double-check before you buy an engagement ring.

10. Buy from a Reputable Jeweller

This is perhaps the most important tip of all. Make sure you buy an engagement ring from a reputable jeweller. A qualified jeweller will help you find the perfect ring and guide you through the entire process. They will also offer a warranty on the ring, so you can be confident in your purchase.

When you are ready to purchase an engagement ring, keep these tips in mind! Choosing the perfect engagement ring does not have to be difficult. With a little knowledge and guidance, you can find the perfect ring for your special someone.

Shopping for Engagement Rings Online

Shopping for engagement rings online is a great way to find the perfect ring within your budget. There are many reputable online jewellers who offer a wide selection of engagement rings. Plus, you can often find great deals and discounts when shopping online! But, before you buy an engagement ring online, be sure to do your research and read reviews. This will help you find a reputable online jeweller who offers high-quality engagement rings.

When it comes time to buy an engagement ring, it is important to keep in mind the things that are most important to her. Find a ring that fits her style, finger size, and budget. With these things in mind, you are sure to find the perfect engagement ring for her!

Check out Ramzi & Co.® Engagement Rings

We also offer custom design services if you need help creating the perfect Engagement Ring for your fiancée. Contact us on 1300 859 584 or request a free quote online.

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