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SHOPPING FOR INEXPENSIVE ENGAGEMENT RINGS
Don't Pay More Than You Need To - You Can Find
A Discount Engagement Ring If You Know What To Look For
Your diamond engagement ring should reflect your own personal style and taste, should be something that you’ll be excited to wear for the rest of your life, and your engagement ring should also should be something that won’t send your fiancé into bankruptcy.
There are many options out there, and you can certainly find one that is both beautiful and fits into your fiancé’s budget, whatever that may be. The trouble is, with so many diamond engagement ring options, most of us need a little help finding our way.
Diamond engagement ring shopping is a big deal, but it doesn’t have to be complete seriousness. Shopping for an inexpensive engagement ring can be a lot of fun, so enjoy it! Use the below tips to make it easy.
Diamond engagement ring buying guidelines
budget for your diamond engagement ring
This way, you’ll know that your fiancé isn’t spending more than he can afford and you won’t fall in love with a ring that is way beyond your price range. Something to keep in mind is that many jewelry stores allow the buyer to upgrade the diamond at a later date - this allows you to get the diamond you really want sometime in the future. Ask about this before you buy.
Learn the 4 C’s of Diamonds - Carat, Clarity, Color, and Cut
These are the most common terms used when describing an engagement diamond. Know the definitions to these terms and which elements are most important to you when deciding which diamond engagement ring to buy. Then, when you’re choosing your diamond, you’ll know exactly what the jeweler means when he says you’re looking at a .70 Carat, G, SI1,Good Cut Diamond.
Shop Around For Inexpensive Engagement Rings
Don’t buy your engagement ring from the first shop you go into. It’s an emotional purchase, so you may be easily swayed to buy a diamond engagement ring that may not be exactly what you want. If you love the first diamond engagement ring you try on, shop around a little and then go back and get it later.
for an inexpensive engagement ring, consider
alternative venues. The internet is an excellent place for
discount engagement ring shopping, especially because of the lack of
sales tax for many online purchases. The rule is, if the
online retailer does not have a retail store in your state, you
will not have to pay a sales tax on your purchase. This
can save you hundreds of dollars when current sales tax can go
up to around 9.4% depending on where you live. On a pack of
gum, 9.4% doesn’t seem like much, but on a $3,500 diamond
engagement ring, the total tax would be about $330.
Forgoing the tax can make the difference between an inexpensive
engagement ring and an expensive one.
yourself in shapes
forget the setting