My name is Jowita and I want to welcome you to Which Diamonds. I’m a 2nd generation jeweler who has 6 years of working experience in the New York Diamond District. I’ve created this website to write about my thoughts and to share my knowledge with the diamond buying public.
As a jeweler, one of the most common question I get asked is how to make the best out of a limited budget. This is something I want to address in this month’s article.
Check it out below…
Saving Money On A Diamond Isn’t That Hard
When you are about to pop the big question to the girl you love, the last thing you want to do is to have a diamond that is too small and you paid too much for. So, how do you avoid this dilemma? Easy, you find the biggest diamond for the lowest price. Easier said than done, you say, not so! Here are some great ideas to help you save money on the engagement ring of her dreams:
1. Talk to your parents or grandparents.
Chances are that one of them has a diamond ring that is a family heirloom that they would be happy to let you have for your engagement ring. These types of rings are the most special since they come from your family and have been worn before by your grandparents or parents.
Sometimes, your parents or grandparents will also have a ring that might be damaged, but have a beautiful stone in it. You can have this stone taken out, and the ring melted to create a unique ring just for her out of a family heirloom.
2. Check into the local diamond wholesale stores.
These stores usually import diamonds wholesale and then offer them to the public cheap. You can also have them set into a ring there at the wholesale store or take them to another store and have them put into a ring setting. Diamond wholesalers are everywhere, so you can easily shop around to get the best price on a great diamond.
When you are purchasing a diamond from a wholesaler and they are going to set it for you, be sure that you have the diamond mapped before you take it to have it set. This will ensure that you have a way of knowing if the diamond that you purchased is the diamond that sits in her ring.
3. Watch the papers.
When local jewelry stores have a clearance sale, they will advertise it in the paper, on television, and on radio ads. And, when one jewelry store has a sale, then you can always pop in at some of their competitors to see if they have lowered their prices as well! So, all you have to do is to keep an eye open for these sales and you can find some great deals on wonderful diamond engagement rings for your sweetie.
4. Check into the department stores jewelry section.
Normally, you wouldn’t think about shopping in a department store for an engagement ring, but most large department stores have a pretty good selection of diamond rings for you to choose from. You can also find some great deals here as well, since not a lot of people shop for their engagement rings here, their prices are a little lower.
5. The Internet.
This is a great place to find anything at a discount. The only problem with purchasing a diamond over the Internet is that you really don’t know what you are getting until it arrives. So, you should make sure that you can return the ring if it is not what you are looking for once you hold it in your hand. Make sure that there is a money-back guarantee or other form of refund available to you before you chunk down your hard earned cash.
These are just a few tips and ideas to help you find a great ring for your sweetie cheaper than normal. There are all sorts of stores and shops out there who have to compete with each other and will match prices on some of their rings. So, when you are out shopping for an engagement ring for her, all you need to do is to just ask if that is their best price and see what happens!
Hope you found this article useful! Feel free to share it with your friends and drop me an email if you have questions.