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How To Select The Perfect Diamond Engagement Ring
Outside of buying a house or a car, an engagement ring can be one of the biggest purchases in your life. For many of us entering a jewelry store or searching online for the ideal ring can be confusing and a little bit intimidating. To help you find the perfect engagement ring for your future wife, here are some vital facts and suggestions to prepare for this important purchase.
Set a Realistic Budget
The average amount spent in the USA on a ring in 2018 was $6324.00.
Research is Important
On average men spend up to 3 months researching engagement rings.
Hints can be helpful, but
61% of men consult with their girlfriend before buying the engagement ring.
Shape Matters Most?
Priorities for the brides
- Shape: 56%
- Cut: 26%
- Size: 13%
- Color: 5%
- Round Brilliant: 53%
- Princess Cut: 30%
A Brief Lesson on the 4C's of Diamond Education
Cut: An ideal cut will maximize sparkle, brilliance and fire.
Color: The best color rankings are D, E, and F.
Clarity: Diamonds with minor inclusions cost far less making VS2 and SI1 the most sought after.
Carat: Large carat weight does not always mean high value.
Diamond size (carat) isn't as important.
46% of solitaire rings have a center diamond of between 0.50 and 1.00 carats.
Settings(s) the tone
Solitaires, which feature a single center diamond, are still the most popular ring setting.
Metal helps set the style
73% of engagement rings are made from white gold.
What is her ring size?
Secretly borrow a ring that she currently wears and carefully measure the diameter.
Shopping online can reduce costs
Buying online can save you 20% or more.
Insurance provides peace of mind
The cost of insurance is typically between 1 and 2.7 percent of the item's appraised value.
Purchase your engagement ring
Make sure your jeweler provides a diamond grading report from either the American Gem Society (AGS) or the Gemological Society of America (GIA).
Propose with Confidence and Enjoy the Moment
71% or grooms ask the bride's father for permission to propose.
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