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Shopping for an engagement ring online should be an exciting experience, but if you haven't done it before, it can also be a little confusing. Here are a few things we want you to know before buying an engagement ring on our website that you may have not known before.
Diamonds and settings are frequently sold separately
Let's start with something that many people are unaware of, most of the time, settings and center stones are sold separately. Therefore, when you shop for an engagement ring, you frequently purchase two items simultaneously: your stone and your setting. The setting is the metal framework that holds your center stone and the stone is typically a white diamond.
If you're looking for a diamond engagement ring like the majority of people, you should know the four Cs before buying one. A diamond's quality is graded using the four Cs. The four Cs follows:
- Cut: a measure of how well a diamond is cut, which has an impact on how well it catches light.
- Color: a measure of a white diamond's colorlessness.
- Clarity: a measurement of a diamond's internal and external flawlessness.
- Carat: a measurement of a diamond's weight that can tell you how big it is.
During your appointment, we go over all of this with you so you can feel completely satisfied with your ring.
Diamond Cut Should Come First
Despite the fact that each of the 4Cs is crucial, we usually advise placing the cut first when evaluating a diamond. Why is this? In the event that a precious stone has a low-quality cut, it will not mirror light well, which will make it look dull.
Shape and Settings Style
The two things that greatly affect the style of your ring are your stone's shape and your setting style. The shape of your diamond center stone (such as round, oval, princess, or emerald) and the style of your engagement ring will also be affected by the setting. Classic, modern, vintage-inspired, one-of-a-kind, and many other types of settings are possible.
Plan Ahead and Order in Advance
We will need some time to place your desired diamond in the engagement ring's setting unless you are purchasing a pre-set ring. Additionally, it may take some time for some engagement rings to be made following your order. Therefore, order your engagement ring at least three weeks in advance to guarantee that you will have it for your special day. Since every one of our orders is different, the time it takes to have each ring made differs. It is best to give yourself plenty of time so that you can enjoy the experience of ordering your ring instead of being stressed about it arriving on time.
Budget is Important
You may have been told that you must spend a certain amount on your engagement ring. There really isn't a "right" amount to spend on an engagement ring. We want you to spend only what you feel comfortable with. We take your personal finances and budget seriously, which is even more of a reason you should shop with us instead of a commercial jeweler. We can create the ring of your dreams while staying within your budget.
Precious Metals Differ
Engagement rings can be set in a variety of precious metals. Also, a similar setting style can be made in various valuable metals. Platinum, white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold are the most frequently used precious metals for engagement rings. Your ring's style and the amount of care it may require will be influenced by the precious metal you choose.
It is common for people to confuse warranties with jewelry insurance when in fact they are very different. In general, warranties protect you from manufacturing defects and everyday wear and tear on your ring to ensure that it always looks like new. Jewelry insurance, on the other hand, can protect you from accidental loss or theft.
You Can Have a Custom Engagement Ring Made
If you can't seem to find the ring of your dreams, you can always have a custom engagement ring made. It's easier and more affordable than you think to make a custom ring. Imagine seeing a ring you love but if you could just add or tweak one small feature about it, that ring would be perfect for you. At White Diamond, we can do just that.