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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

3 Ways To Get The Bang For Your Buck On An Engagement Ring

According to statistics, many engagements take place towards the end of the year. If you’re planning on popping the question this festive season, here are three tips for getting the best deal on an engagement ring.

1. Understand the Buying Process

Before you go into a store, make sure you are armed with as much information as possible so you can pick a high-quality coloured diamonds with confidence. Jargon can get daunting, but armed with the right knowledge, you will be able to pick out a few options you want to see and then head off to the shops.

Even if you decide to buy the engagement ring online, head to a store first to look at the kind of diamond you want and decide whether or not it lives up to your expectations. If you have any questions, ask online. You can research what other people found and for how much and how they decided on a diamond ring.

2. Two Important C’s to Consider

No doubt you have heard all about the 4 C’s when it comes to choosing from a beautiful selection of engagement rings. But there are two just-as-important C’s to consider: cost and certification.

Cost – Make sure you create a budget and stick with it. Try not to get emotionally attached to one particular ring and never rush the decision process. Take your time; do your research; and you will ensure you get the best value for your budget.

Certification – The most popular gems are those that are certified by Gemmological Institute of America or even the American Gem Society Laboratories. A certificate with your ring guarantees the 4Cs of the diamond and will list any other defining characteristics such as polish and dimensions. While certified diamonds may cost slightly more, it does help you not to get scammed when buying a diamond engagement ring. You should also avoid internal certifications done in-house by jewellers – they really don’t mean much at all!

3. Know What You Want

Before you go shopping for a dreamy engagement ring, talk to your partner about what they value and what they really like in a diamond without giving away too much of the surprise, if you can. These days, many couples prefer to go ring shopping together, especially if the woman is particular about her tastes. However, there are those who prefer the element of surprise and sparkles, in which case, you will need to discover what she likes, what will work for her, and then set your budget.

Another idea is to pick out a simple setting with a simple solitaire diamond to propose with. Then, once she has accepted, you can take her shopping and switch out the setting to something she absolutely loves.

No matter which route you choose to go, there are plenty of ways to get the best deal and save money without having to settle for inferior quality for a diamond engagement ring.

This post was contributed by Mediabuzzer.


  1. Such great tips for engagement rings! I will have to pass this along to the boyfriend haha. XO, Ellese


  2. These are great tips, I should have been more careful in selecting mine!

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  3. I think we made a good choice back then... but I need an upgrade ;)

  4. Engagements are so exciting, especially around the holidays! These are all great tip Kim, and the photo you chose for this is so so pretty!

  5. I wish an engagement ring was in the near future LOL. Sadly, it's not the case but these are great tips for the future.

  6. Though I've been married for 8yrs now, Eddie and I have discussed eventually getting me a new ring because he actually had me choose from a few and my style at 18 (I got engaged at 19, married at 20) was waaaaaaaay different, lol. Though my ring is beautiful and I love it, it's not one I'd choose now, so this was very helpful for having an idea for what we should consider when shopping next time. Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a great week so far!



  7. great shopping tips! Where I'm from diamond rings are not really a thing, not even when it comes to engagement rings, but we do buy engagement rings- I think at least, perhaps it is a newer custom here but I see people do it:). My husband bought me a ring for our last anniversary (two months ago) and I wear it as an engagement ring because my real engagement ring was stolen when my house was robbed.

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