Top Tips For Purchasing An Engagement Ring – For Him
Purchasing a diamond engagement ring can be one of the, if not the biggest purchases you’ll ever make in your life. There are some purchases that are equally as important, which can include cars or buying your first home. However, there is a difference among the purchases, as there are several small factors that could influence the price of a diamonds price. Once these aren’t taken into consideration, diamonds prices could seem inaccurate, overpriced and more importantly nowhere near the registered value. We have compiled a list of top tips to consider when you’re purchasing a diamond engagement ring for your partner!
Loose Diamonds vs Set Diamonds
Purchasing a loose diamond may seem as though it is a long and complex process, however it could save you money and also help you find the perfect diamond. Purchasing a loose diamond can actually be more beneficial, as it has been known for set diamonds to hide where the diamond may have been degraded. Loose diamonds also help you focus on the beauty of the diamond, highlighting its best qualities before it is mounted. This way you’re also able to identify any problems there may be with diamonds. Not only can you identify any hidden scratches, you are also able to completely customize your ring, or allow your partner choose their perfect setting.
When it comes to a diamond the 4C’s are incredibly important aspects to consider. Diamonds are graded by their diamond cut, diamond clarity, diamond colour and diamond carat. Even though there are people who prefer to purchase their diamonds online, it can be difficult to identify the 4C’s with photo-shopped, or edited images.
There is a small assumption that diamond shape is based on the actual shape of the diamond rather than the facets, proportions, how polished the diamond is and of course the symmetry. The polish of a diamond is graded on how much light is both reflected and absorbed, highlighting the importance of an excellent diamond cut.
Diamond colour is equally as important, as it can be known to decrease the value of a diamond. The colour of a diamond is graded using the alphabet and ranges from D to Z. D diamonds are more valuable as they are completely clear, with no colour, whereas Z graded diamonds are known to be a yellow.
The carat of a diamond is believed to be the most influential in terms of price. The carat of a diamond can easily be associated with the size of the diamond; however, the carat of a diamond is an indication of the weight.
The clarity of a diamond is the final C of the 4C’s. The clarity of a diamond analyses whether there are any blemished in the diamond and is identified using a 10x magnification. Once it is identified using a 10x magnification it is then graded using the terms Flawless, Slightly Included and Included.
Budgets Are Key
Without an indication of how much you’re going to spend on an engagement ring, you’ll find it very difficult. There are various sources telling you different figures you should spend on your engagement ring, however it should what makes you comfortable. Ensure that you’re finding true quality with the price you’re paying, which can be difficult at first. With the right groundwork and knowing your partner like the back of your hand you could quite easily find the perfect diamond for her.