We are sure by now you have heard of the phrase “Diamonds are a girl’s best friends.”Let us tell you that it is 100% true. If you plan to give your to-be-bride an engagement ring, make sure it is diamond or rather a solitaire. After she sees the ring, she is not going anywhere. So if you want to keep her forever, this is what you need to buy her. However, it is not easy to pick the right diamond ring so we tell you 5 things to keep in mind before you enter the jewellery store.
Check out the four Cs: These are Cut, Clarity, Colour and Carat. Most diamonds are cut round with a full 58 facets, so that it reflects light in the best possible way. It is the cut that enables a diamond to make the best use of light. So make sure the diamond is cut properly. Next, we come to colour. According to the GIA Grading Scale ‘D’ diamonds are the best. They are colourless. As you keep moving to ‘Z’ the diamond becomes yellow and its worth reduces. The diamond's Clarity depends on its internal purity. Fewer the imperfections within the stone, the higher the diamond’s value and rarity. Finally, Carat weight is also another factor to keep in mind. Higher the carat, heavier the stone andbetter the diamond.
Buy a certified diamond:Don’t forget to take a certificate of the diamond issue by the Gemmological Institute after you buy the ring. This certificate certifies the quality of the diamond and you know that the shopkeeper is not fooling you. Also, take a bill and grading report along with the certificate.
Go to a reputed jeweller:Make the purchase from a jeweller who has been in the business for a number of years. If you are not familiar with the jeweller check their reputation and rating with the Better Business Bureau before you buy. Avoid buying diamond rings online from random sites.
Select the right paying mode:Pay the bill using a credit card if possible. The Fair Credit Billing Act protects credit card transactions. If you run into any problems, make sure you deal with it as soon as possible to qualify for the consumer protection laws.
Know what your partner wants: This is probably the most important factor. You don’t want to end-up spending lakhs of money on a ring and not see a smile on your fiancée’s face. So ask her, show her designs, select a shape – round, square, rectangle or oval – and then buy the ring. Do remember to take her finger size.You don’t want to goof-up on D-day, do you?
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