Set a realistic budget:
Buying an engagement ring can probably be one of the most important purchases you’ll make that can also be overwhelming. It is very important to know what you want and what you have before you shop around. You need to be familiar with the 4 C’s of diamonds for you to decide what the most important factors are to be considered when buying one. The budget is one important thing to consider in buying an engagement ring. You need to know how much you would like to spend. You should first decide the amount of money you are willing to spend in an engagement ring and stick with it.
Start with diamond or the ring:
You can either start in the ring or the diamond, but know that in most cases the diamond cost is two thirds of the whole set in total sum. For some shoppers the setting is more important and they want a specific style. For others it’s the diamond that is most important. You can always sit down and think about what you want. You can first think of the style that you want and then on the diamond, or vice versa. What is important is that you know what you want and you already have the budget that you can corporate it with.
Clarity basics and SI2 basics:
A diamond is characterized with internal and external imperfections that are known as clarity. The clarity of a diamond established the value of the diamond, including Carat, Cut and Color.
SI2 diamonds have small inclusions that can be seen through 10x magnification. Its visibility differs with its clarity.
Finding the best SI2 clarity diamond:
Small inclusions – these inclusions can be almost invisible in the diamond with the naked eye.
White – inclusions with light colors will not change the color of the diamond. The diamond can look flawless if seen by the naked eye.
Well located – Find a diamond that has its inclusions located in the sides so they will be covered with the prongs.
Where to buy?
Either you buy in a store or online, the most important thing is to see the diamond.
When shopping online, there are very few websites that offer a realistic and clear picture of the diamond and if you are shopping an SI2 diamond, it is most important since knowing and understanding its flaws is essential to buy the best ones.