Do You need to Spend a Fortune on a Diamond Engagement Ring
Released on = July 2, 2007, 11:45 am
Press Release Author = Debbie Green / i-diamonds.co.uk
Industry = Retail
Press Release Summary = Many men are terrified by the fact they have to buy a diamond engagement ring. Not only they feel unsure if she will like it but they are worried if they will have to spend a fortune to buy a decent diamond engagement ring.
Press Release Body = Many men are terrified by the fact they have to buy a diamond engagement ring. Not only they feel unsure if she will like it but they are worried if they will have to spend a fortune to buy a decent diamond engagement ring.
Indeed buying the perfect ring for that special occasion may be costly. High quality diamond engagement rings and especially the platinum ones may cost you your two months salary. Of course there are rings which are also very nice and are less expensive.
Regardless of the type and the price of the rig you want to purchase it is best if you plan the proposal in advance in order to have enough time to find and buy the ring. Two or three months are usually enough for this job.
Se a budget and unless you already have the money start saving. In the meantime start looking for the ring. There are many things to take into account when buying a diamond engagement ring and in most cases you will need to see a lot of rings before committing to a purchase.
Buying an engagement ring is almost likely buying a car – if you don’t have sufficient knowledge you can easily be fooled. For that reason make sure you know the difference between the basic types of precious metals as well as know enough for the diamond quality and carat and how these determine the price.
Generally you will have to choose between 18K white or yellow gold and platinum. While gold is less expensive than platinum it is also less durable. Platinum on the other hand is much more expensive than gold. So think about this and decide if you want to spend some extra money and buy a platinum engagement ring or will go for the traditional gold. Obviously the colour (white or yellow gold) depends on your taste and on the taste of your partner.
Once you know whether you are looking for a gold or a platinum engagement ring, it is time to choose the diamond. There are several diamond characteristics that determine the quality of the diamond and its price - the diamond carat, cut colour and clarity. Bigger stones are more expensive than smaller ones, small stones with good colour and clarity are more expensive than bigger stones with less god characteristics, princess cut stones tend to be more costly than round cut stones.
Sound like a maze? Indeed you may feel lost and even unable to compare the rigs you are offered. There is a way out though. Do not try to buy a ring by its characteristics. Instead compare only the rings that you like. When you enter the shop ask about the carat, colour and clarity only of the rings that you really like. You will be amazed that rings with not so good characteristics look perfect and yours may be among them.
The last step is to try to get a better deal for the ring you want to buy. Obviously this is not a market where you can negotiate the price. Check the online diamond jewellery shops instead. They are able to offer much better prices for rings with superb quality. Moreover internet shopping is save nowadays, most of the online shops have money back guarantees – if you don’t like the ring you can return it and ask for another one, there are friendly engagement ring experts that will help you choose the best ring, and in many cases pries can be negotiated.
Debby Green is the i-diamonds.co.uk jewellery consultant providing all the information you might require about your diamond jewellery. For more information please visit www.i-diamonds.co.uk.