We can never stress enough the importance of ensuring quality when purchasing and diamond engagement ring. Further, you need to remember to do your homework before and when you’re out shopping keep an open mind. Shop around and work with people with whom you feel comfortable. Jewelers are very much like your banker or financial adviser, you’re spending a great deal of money with them, you might as well work with someone you actually enjoy working with……
So, keep in mind the following tips.
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One – Get to know your perfect diamond.Before you go shopping for your diamond engagement ring
be certain to have done some research. Begin by researching the 4 C’s (Cut, Clarity, Color and Carat)
and start to understand how this will affect the final price. This will help you to develop your budget for your diamond engagement ring. Each one of the 4 C’s lends something special to your diamond for your engagement ring be certain to have a basic understanding before beginning your search. When you’re sitting with your sales consultant, remember, ask questions and have them clarify anything you do not completely understand. If shopping for other pieces of fine jewelry, you can still loosely apply the 4 C’s, ask your sales consultant about the quality of the diamonds, the total carat weight and if it’s a large pendant, see if there is a smaller size available. Two – Don’t be afraid to shop around and compare prices. We shop around for the best prices on computers, televisions and cars why not diamonds? I think its partially because usually diamond purchases are like doctors, lawyers, etc. We ask our friends and they refer us to someone with whom they had a pleasant experience. This adds to the level a comfort and trust. While this is good to follow you may not be completely comfortable with their consultant, don’t be afraid to look around. However, in the end make sure you’re dealing with a reputable company. Even if you have to pay a little more, in the long run its usually worth it. Three – Time to Upgrade?
During down turns in the market, larger diamonds (those defined as 2.0ct or greater) usually experience higher levels of inventory. As a result the larger stones typically drop in price, so if you’ve been waiting to upgrade; this could be the best time for you to upgrade and receive a great price.
Four – Deal with a reputable company.Ensure that you’re dealing with a reputable company. Just like your mechanic, you need to be certain that you’re dealing with someone who has a good track record and who is honest. Check with the Jewelers Board of Trade as this firm rates jewelers according to several different factors. Also, checking with the local BBB is another great way to check on a business and its reputation. Be certain to also check the company’s return and exchange policy, this could affect you later so be certain that you have a complete understanding before you buy. Five – Look for jewelers who extend credit or offer payment terms. This dove tails with item four. Most reputable jewelers will have financing options available for customers. In today’s market, some jewelers are starting to offer layaway options for clients as well.
Six – Recycle a diamond!Do you have a ring that was bequeathed to your or a tie tack, pair of earrings or even a pendant? Consider using that stone for your diamond engagement ring
. You’ll be amazed at the new life a diamond will take on when placed in a new setting. This will save you thousands and potentially allow you to purchase a more expensive diamond mount that you had originally planned. Seven – A final word – the 4 C’sWe’ll close this as we began. We routinely are asked about the 4 C’s (Cut, Clarity, Color and Carat) and what one can successfully sacrifice in the interest of their budget. This truly is a personal preference, let your sales consultant know your budget. Do not be shy about it as they should be able to provide you with enough choices for you to make an informed decision. In short, let your eye and your pocket book be your guide. An engagement ring
is one of the single largest purchases that most couples will ever make – Alexa Rose Fine Jewels
is here to help you, however, if you’re not in our area we would like to be certain that you’re able to make an informed, smart and quality purchase. We invite you to visit our showroom in North Scottsdale
for your engagement ring consultation. We look forward to working with you, please feel free to call us at 480.656.0652 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org