Saving Time and Money When Shopping For an Engagement Ring

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There is no doubt that one shall invest a lot of bucks when buying an engagement ring. However, there are certain ways where you can save time and money, no matter how much your budget is. Here’s how.

  1. Choosing the Setting Strategically

If your allotted money is not enough for that bigger stone you’ve being eyeing on at Serendipity Diamonds Jewellery, don’t stress. If you really want a higher carat diamond, you can go for a halo setting, wherein smaller stones encircle the centre stone, thus giving the centre stone a much bigger look. It also gives the diamond a vintage look.

  1. Picking the Prong

A ring with lesser metal often means lower price. This means that if you’re on a budget, you could choose a lesser prong setting instead of a bezel setting. It is one way to showcase the diamond since the lesser the prong, the more visible the stone. It also makes it easier to clean the ring. If you’re going with prongs, though, choose the one made with platinum as it is durable and supports the diamond more firmly in place. You can choose for the rest of the ring to be another metal.

  1. Choosing Pave Diamonds

If your lady dreams of a flash rock and you simply don’t have the budget, pave diamonds can do the trick by the diamond ring a flashy look. These are small diamonds that definitely jazz up a crushed ice sort of appearance of engagement rings. Since they are so little, they are much common and less expensive. And, if you already have such a ring, why not enter the Serendipity Diamonds photo challenge!

  1. It’s Okay to Buy Shy

You’ve probably heard time and again that shopping for diamonds tends to centre around the 4 C’s – carat, clarity, colour and cut. Whenever it comes to the size of the carat, buying shy can actually save a stash of cash without sacrificing the quality of the stone. Diamond prices tend to increase disproportionately at the half-carat and carat marks. Let’s say buying a 1.8 carats diamond ring instead of 2 can help you save almost 20 percent. However, the difference between the two diamonds will barely be noticeable.

  1. Considering an Emerald Cut

An emerald cut has fewer facets – those exterior areas that flash light, thus making the diamond sparkle. So while it may not be as sparkling, the shape does allow the stone to cover more area compared to any other cuts of the exact carat weight. What’s more, an emerald cut is a completely ageless design, so the ring wouldn’t appear boring or bland.

  1. Buying A Set

This solution may not be very effective if you want to surprise your fiancé, but if you’re going to be researching and shopping for rings together, you can pull of a decent value for both the engagement ring and the wedding band. You may even get the wedding band at an incredibly good deal, saving you even more time and money.

Follow these tips and save yourself from all the hassle.

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