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Engagement Rings Can be More Than Diamonds

Diamonds are supposed to be a girl's best friend, but the traditional diamond engagement ring has become rather boring. Also, today's cost-conscious couples are finding that a diamond ring can be a big waste of money. My name is Laurie, and I am here to tell you that engagement rings can be just about anything you want them to be. Dare to think outside the box and come up with a ring that is truly an expression of your own personality and your love for your intended. You can choose any stone or no stone, and your engagement ring can be part of your wedding ring or not. It's all up to you!


Shopping Tips for Engagement Rings

Choosing an engagement ring for someone special in your life is a journey you want to enjoy every step of the way. Then you'll be more in the moment and can prevent regret from trickling in. Here are some engagement ring shopping tips that can really pay off.

Start Out Browsing Popular Engagement Rings

If you are new to engagement ring shopping, then you need a little help as far as what direction to go in. A good place to start is going through popular engagement rings that a jeweler or online store offers. There should be a section dedicated to engagement rings that are top-sellers.

Looking at them will help you assess important qualities in an engagement ring, such as diamond size, band material, and overall designs. You can then put together a checklist of what to get in an engagement ring for someone special in your life.

Review Diamond Clarity

If you're going with a diamond engagement ring in particular, then you'll want to assess the diamond's clarity. This refers to the visual properties of the diamond and it's rated on a scale in terms of the number of blemishes and inclusions.

You'll save yourself a lot of time and energy by finding diamond engagement rings that have already been ranked on their clarity. Then you can narrow in on a particular diamond clarity based on your budget and partner's visual preferences. It's also a good idea to see the different clarity ratings in person, so that you have enough options to compare effectively.

Opt Into Care Services

A lot of jewelry stores are committed to giving customers refined experiences, even after they purchase jewelry. What you want to do with an engagement ring is look for retailers or sellers that offer care services at no charge, at least not for a long time. 

Then you'll have an easier time keeping the engagement ring in great condition and looking amazing for years. The care services might include free cleanings and inspections for a period of time. If you plan on buying an engagement ring that costs a lot, then these included care services will be instrumental in protecting this investment. 

If you've found the right partner in life and saved up enough, you may be ready to finally buy an engagement ring. You'll have all the confidence you need to pull the trigger on this investment by performing research to find out exactly what makes one of these rings special.