How to buy a diamond ring?

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To buy a diamond ring can be an exciting and daunting process at the same time. Below are some top tips before you decide to make that big decision:

Determine your budget: Before you start shopping for a diamond ring, it’s important to decide on a budget. Diamond rings can vary greatly in price, so setting a budget will help you narrow down your options.

Choose the shape of the diamond: There are various shapes of diamonds such as round, princess, emerald, pear, oval, heart, marquise and cushion. Choose the shape that you prefer.

Determine the carat weight: Diamonds are measured in carats, and the higher the carat weight, the more expensive the diamond. Choose a carat weight that fits within your budget and that you find visually appealing.

Consider the cut, clarity, and color: These are known as the “4Cs” of diamonds. The cut refers to the way the diamond has been cut and shaped, the clarity refers to how clear or flawless the diamond is, and the color refers to the hue of the diamond. These factors will affect the price of the diamond, so consider which factors are most important to you.

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Choose a setting: The setting refers to the way the diamond is held in the ring. There are various types of settings, such as prong, bezel, and channel. Consider the style and durability of the setting.

Research jewellers: Look for reputable jewellers in your area or online. We would advice to read reviews and speak to family or friends about how and where they purchased their diamond rings.

Each diamond no matter if the grades are similar, is unique from one another.  If the diamond meets your needs in terms of grading and you love it I think you are ready to make the decision. 

Make the purchase: Once you have found the diamond ring that meets your preferences and budget, make the purchase. Make sure to get a certificate of authenticity or check how they are the item is a diamond and consider insuring the ring to cover for any potential future loss.