Although many people like to shop online because they can do so at their leisure and usually find better prices than in stores, it can be tricky to buy expensive items on the internet. Some people are reluctant to spend thousands of dollars for jewellery online without being able to see it in person. However, you can purchase a diamond engagement ring online if you use these tips.
Stay within Budget
While many people think they have to save two months worth of their salary to buy an engagement ring, that is really a myth. You should purchase the best engagement ring you can without going into debt. If you cannot afford a large diamond, select one with a larger surface area or buy a stone just shy of the next carat size. For instance, instead of buying a two carat diamond, buy a 1.8 carat. Doing this can help save money without sacrificing quality.
Select an Affordable Stone
Engagement rings are not bought as one piece, rather the setting and stone are selected separately. You should plan to purchase the best stone you can afford, because it is what costs the most when it comes to the complete ring. Carefully read all of the information about the stones offered on websites to make sure they are authentic diamonds instead of laboratory grown. However, if you cannot afford an expensive stone, synthetic diamonds can be an affordable, as well as attractive, option.
Ask for a Report
If you’re buying an authentic diamond one carat or larger, it should have a grading report from an independent gemological association, such as the GIA. The report gives details about the diamond, such as its four “C’s”: the cut, clarity, colour, and carat weight. The associations may also provide a dossier about the diamond, which goes into detail about its facets and includes the microscopic inscription in the diamond that confirms its authenticity.
Give it Time
Once you order the ring, it can take six or more weeks to arrive, especially if you’ve had the setting custom designed. When purchasing one of the Houston engagement rings at Whiteflash, be sure to include details, like an inscription, at the time you place the order. When you receive confirmation of your order, go over it carefully to make sure there are no mistakes and contact the business right away if you find any.
Insure the Ring
Anything can happen to the ring between the time you order it and the time you put it on your intended’s finger. Take out an insurance policy on the ring so if it’s damaged, lost, or stolen, the ring will be covered for repairs or replacement. Insuring an engagement ring may not seem like the most romantic gesture to make, but if you’re buying a ring worth several thousand dollars, an insurance policy can provide you with some peace of mind.
If you read all of the information above about your ring choice carefully and follow these tips, you should find the perfect ring for asking your intended to marry you.