This diamond Engagement Ring Guide is designed to assist you step by step through the buying process. We’ll cover important aspects such as establishing your budget, educating yourself about diamonds, and selecting a ring setting. But first, you must understand the elements of an engagement ring, which ideally consists of a GIA or AGS graded diamond and the engagement ring setting.
When you’ve covered all the components to an engagement ring, follow the simple guidelines below, and you’ll be ready to pick the perfect ring to last a lifetime:
- ESTABLISH YOUR BUDGET: Diamonds vary greatly in price, but there is most certainly a diamond to fit your taste and budget. The idea that a man should spend roughly two months’ salary on a diamond engagement ring is a widely accepted convention. Learn about the various options available to you before you set a budget. You’ll be faced with decisions about the shape of the diamond, the setting style, and the choice of metal.
- CHOOSE THE ENGAGEMENT RING SHE’LL ADORE: The choice of the engagement setting is as important as the diamond itself. In this section, we will cover various ring styles ranging from the classic solitaire to diamond accented settings, and also analyze the various setting techniques used to create the overall style of the ring. Click here to learn more about engagement settings.
- SELECT THE DIAMOND: The next step in buying an engagement ring is to educate yourself on each of the four Cs: Cut, Clarity, Carat and Color, and how each of these can affect price. By understanding these qualities you can determine which traits are most important to you, and you can find a balance between them that best suits your needs. Click here to learn how to pick the perfect diamond.
- KNOW YOUR JEWELER: This is one of the most important purchases of your life. Vanscoy, Maurer & Bash Diamond Jewelers is committed to assisting you in making the right decision. But beyond the uncompromising quality and lasting value you’ll receive from Vanscoy, Maurer & Bash Diamond Jewelers, you can also rest assured that you are about to establish a lifelong relationship with a trusted and respected jeweler. Click here to learn more about what to expect when you purchase your engagement ring from Vanscoy, Maurer & Bash Diamond Jewelers.
After reading the above guide, be sure to check out our Diamond Selector tool, where you will be able to pick the diamond you want and view it with the diamond that meets your requirements. Just follow the easy step process in building the engagement ring of your dreams.