At tea-break the other day, we (my co-workers and I) were talking about the Zodiac and the various gemstones associated with each sign. The exchange became more spirited when it came to diamonds. Everyone had something to say about diamonds. No surprise, really.
Have knowledge about the terms when shopping for a ring
Having the basic “know how” when it comes to diamond rings will help build your confidence. It will also help you ward off any dishonest ring sellers. You can do research about the terms that are standard when it comes to ring knowledge. Some terms may include band, setting, gemstone, the 4 C’s (carot, color, clarity and cut of the gemstone) and cost.
Select a good jeweller
Just because a jeweller is expensive, it doesn’t mean that it is the right one for you. Make sure to look for a store that makes you feel at ease and where the employees are helpful and pleasant to talk to. Be sure that you go somewhere that fits your budget range so you can walk in a jewellery store and walk out with the diamond ring of your dreams.
Know your taste or the taste of the person you are purchasing the ring for
To get the upper hand, it is always best to know what you want in a ring or what the person you plan to purchase the ring for prefers. Try to find out as much as you can in terms of the desired ring’s attributes so that you don’t get frustrated or too intimidated with all the diamond rings available at the jewellery store.
Know your budget
This is probably one of the most important tips because your budget will determine most of the decision. Choose a budget that is within your reach and won’t leave you broke. But don’t be too cheap and buy a diamond ring that isn’t even close to the desired style or type.
Know your diamond information
It is common sense to have basic knowledge about diamonds when it comes to actually purchasing one because they don’t come cheap. Try to do your research about the carat, color, clarity and cut of diamonds so that you’re familiar with what you should be looking for when you get to the jeweller.