Saving money on your next diamond engagement ring purchase

Saving money on your next diamond engagement ring purchase

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.

Easter – the perfect time to propose?

Easter – the perfect time to propose?

There are many options available when it comes to proposing to your loved one. Many of our customers at Aspire Diamonds look for creative ways to pop the question and with Easter coming up, we thought we’d share a story that touched our hearts.

Not quite the ring we were expecting this Easter...
Not quite the ring we were expecting this Easter…

This story is about more than your average engagement, it’s about a couple from the states who got engaged on Easter Sunday. Husband-to-be Brandon, arranged his family to go on an Easter egg hunt with a twist. Each Easter egg had a number inside, which was assigned to a specific prize. Working with his soon-to-be father in law, Brandon asked him to call out all of the numbers and ask who had the jackpot. Of course, girlfriend, Melissa was on the receiving end of the jackpot and excitedly proclaimed this, without realising quite how big the jackpot prize was going to be.

In comes Brandon with the ring who drops down on one knee and asks Melissa to marry him. His girlfriend couldn’t have been more delighted and surprised by the proposal, screaming ‘Yes!’ in a fit of tears. You can read the full story here.

Of course, the exciting part for both parties is always showing off the engagement ring. Is it a vintage engagement ring, a silver engagement ring or perhaps something a bit more unique? A creative proposal is nothing without the right ring.

Are you thinking of proposing? Pop into our store in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham and have one of our experienced staff talk you through your selection. We’ll even help you think of a great way to propose!

Here at Aspire Diamonds, we don’t just sell engagement jewellery, we sell life-long memories.