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A Diamond Engagement Ring Buying Guide- Part 1

Now that you have established that you are ready to buy a diamond engagement ring there are many key components to making the choice as simple as possible.

Making a decision that both the buyer and recipient will be happy with will take some time in exploring your diamond ring options. You must understand that you probably will not walk into the first jewellery store on your list and find a diamond engagement ring that meets both parties’ expectations. If you do then you may want to make sure that you are not buying out of pressure or impulse, but that you are making an informed decision that you will be happy with for many years to come.

To accompany your developing patience will be the accurate knowledge you are gaining about the many different diamond engagement rings there are available. You have to figure out exactly what your fiancée’s expectations are concerning the engagement ring. You may want to include your fiancée when buying a diamond engagement ring because you will be able to get her input on what she likes and dislikes. This is not necessary, but if you are not going to be surprising her then this may be beneficial for the couple and worth considering.

In the first part of this buying guide we will go further into details concerning the budget you want to set when buying a diamond engagement ring and learning about different diamond engagement ring settings available.

Setting a budget when you are buying a diamond engagement ring is very important. Without a budget you can find yourself overwhelmed with all the options available. You want to feel comfortable that you can afford the right diamond engagement ring based on your income.

Knowing your budget will allow you to get the special type of diamond engagement ring you want with the highest quality diamond that is available for you to purchase. You want your diamond engagement ring to be an extension of your love. At the same time you don’t want to jeopardise your financial future on an overpriced diamond engagement ring.

Once you have decided on a budget that you are comfortable with, do not let a salesman or anyone else talk you into something that is drastically over or under the price limit you have set.

After you consider the budget, you want to think about diamond engagement ring settings. The setting includes the band, accent stones, and the prongs that will hold the diamond in place. Some of the more popular settings available are traditional solitaire, diamond accent, and gemstone accent. There is also the option of white and yellow gold, silver, and platinum for the bands to be considered. No one setting is better than the other but they may have an impact on the cost, so it is left up to one’s personal preference when choosing the setting.


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