Right now, we can bet that there are millions of men (following tradition) out there thinking about how to propose to their loved one. At this stage, many questions will cross their minds – what ring size is she? Am I proposing at the right time? How can I make this moment extra special? Most importantly, how will I find the perfect ring, but also stay within my budget?
We know these questions all too well thanks to our customers at Aspire Diamonds, so we thought we’d address the price question with a few simple hints. It’s all good and well searching for the nearest diamond engagement ring sale, but if you really want to know how to make a saving check out our top tips below:
- Making the right cut – different jewellers will describe their diamond cuts in different ways. Here at Aspire, our cuts are named Good, Very Good and Excellent. No guesses for which one will make you the most saving here! Whilst this may seem like a straightforward tip, it may be the best way to ensure the quality of your ring, whilst remaining in budget.
- Choose your colours wisely – you’d be a fool to think all diamonds are the same colour! We stock colours all the way from D to K and depending on your selection, the price can rocket up or plummet all the way down. Being clued up about your purchase is the beauty of not heading to any old diamond engagement ring sale. It means you can choose a bespoke ring and also get a great deal.
- Get clarity – you may have noticed the term clarity pop up every now and then. This refers to the blemishes and inclusions of each diamond. FL means Flawless, IF means Internally Flawless, and then when we move onto Inclusions and the results are much cheaper! If you’re on a budget, ask for SI1 and SI2 – these are slightly included diamonds and sometimes the difference can only be seen by the experts.
- Carats are forever – there is definitely money to be made when it comes to selecting the carat of the diamond. For example, an odd number can make all of the difference. If you’re looking for a one carat diamond, have you considered looking at a number just below this round number, such a 0.95? You may have just stayed within your budget.
So there you have it. There’s no need to make your way to the diamond engagement ring sale, you can make an educated bespoke purchase at your local jewellers. And if you’re not sure where you should head first, try Aspire.