Wedding Ring Buying Guide

How can you purchase the perfect diamond wedding band without breaking the bank?

Its true, due to inflated mark-ups and unnecessary middle-men, most diamond wedding bands rings are overpriced.And those costs get pushed on to you - the customer.A wedding ring should be exceptionally crafted to last a lifetime.But that doesnt mean it needs to break the bank.

3 Must-Know Money Saving Tips For Buying A Quality Diamond Wedding Ring

1. Where are you buying the ring?

When you buy a ring from a high-street retailer the price can be up to 50% more expensive.City high street locations, stock, staff and security all need to be paid for by someone. That someone is you, the customer.Often times a brand that makes their own jewellery in house and work direct from consultation suites are your best bet.Simply because there's no costly middlemen who want their cut and they can guarantee better quality.

2. Product Quality + Guarantee

Believe it or not, people can spend up to 20-30% of the value of their ring getting itfixed or maintained and many retail stores do not make it clear exactly what you are buying. This can be very costly.To avoid this, check that the diamonds used are ethically sourced and certified byone of the leading international diamond grading organisations. We recommend the GIA. If a stone can also be chosen by a GIA qualified gemologist, even better.

Any reputable company should be able to give you this information easily.With such a sentimental item, we recommend having the ring made in the UK with alifetime guarantee. That way you can ensure quality and you know all potential future maintenance iscovered under warranty.

3. So what are the 4 C's?

Carat, Colour, Clarity and Cut greatly impact the price of any engagement ring.

The heavier the diamond, the higher the carat weight. The higher the carat weight, the more valuable a diamond is. Carat weight is not a measure of diamond size like often assumed.

Rated from D-Z, diamonds vary in how they are graded. D is the highest grade of colour a diamond can have. Those graded Z reflect the lowest amount of light and therefore appear dull to the eye.

The clarity of a diamond is determined by how clean it is or how many inclusions it has. A diamond that is too included can effect its sparkle whilst with a diamond that is totally flawless you end up paying tons more without a noticable difference to the naked eye. For a diamond band a SI1 or VS2 grade give you beautiful clean stones to the eye without breaking the bank.

If a diamond is properly cut, it should capture and throw back as much light as possible giving it that beautiful sparkle. If the proportions of a diamond are too deep or too shallow, light can be lost. Don't lose that dazzle.

Wedding Ring Shopping Can Be Overwhelming

There are so many options out there and so much to choose from so why not take the effort and guesswork out of it?

Imagine if you had an expert walk you step-by-step through the whole process and together, create the perfect wedding ring for you.

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