Follow these simple 5 shopping tips to make the right choice when shopping for a diamond engagement ring.
Forget old-fashion ideas about how many paychecks you should save and spend, follow this simple path for a successful engagement ring shopping.
1.Set your budget; estimate what kind of payment you feel it's okay for you.
2. Select the diamond cut that has the most impact and sparkling vision. Choose the highest cut grade you can afford.
3. How important is carat size? Balance carat weight with the cut grade and color for maximum wow factor.
4. Select a metal and ring style that fits right for the bride. The right answer is about personal style.
5. request the diamond’s GIA grading report to validate that you’re getting what you are paying for.
FYI 1 carat equals 100 points
These are some classic cuts and shapes:
Round, Pear, Oval, Emerald, Marquise, Asscher, Trillion
We offer free resources such a GIA prepared guide to the 4 Cs, finger or ring sizer, and most importantly ... our years of experience in the nautical jewelry trade.