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Tips for Buying the Perfect Diamond Engagement Ring

When it comes to buying that oh so special diamond ring for the engagement process, you have to learn a few tips because these tips here can really help you in your quest for the perfect ring for your special person. Here are some tips that can make the process a great deal easier.
 


1. You must first learn as much as you can about diamonds.
The easiest way to get a good deal is to spend a few minutes reading about them online before you buy. This is where you can get the most comprehensive and unbiased treatment of diamonds and rings available when you go on the web, and when you are online the information that you get is constantly updated to reflect new trends and information.
 
You will learn about the 4 "C's", which are how to detect fakes, how to judge cuts, what questions to ask your jeweler, how to select a setting when you are online. An informed consumer is a smart consumer. Invest the time and do your research and you will get the best diamond ring for your money.

 

2. Find the right jeweler to work with, and one that operates right in your area.
You can check out DiamondReview.com; which features a jeweler search engine, that is complete with reader reviews. All you have to do is simply visit the jewelers database, type in your ZIP code, and get a complete listing of your local jewelers.
 
Here is where you can also review any available reader comments about those jewelers, and then go to their sites as look around. And if you have a particularly good (or bad) experience, you can come back and write a short review to share with other consumers like you and give them a quick heads up.


3. Don't forget about online jewelry stores either. 
The Internet is quickly becoming a popular way to purchase diamonds and jewelry so you will want to be sure to visit as many different sites as possible before making your choice. Just be sure to check out their return policy first.


4. Ask as many questions as you need to!
Members of the jewelry industry as well as other consumers are constantly staying up to date. You will usually have several answers back within a few hours from a wide variety of people who post reviews on different websites, and these opinions comes from both industry experts, to other consumers like you.


5. Be sure to learn the price of diamonds.
Once you've narrowed down your selection and you've selected a jeweler, the last remaining task that you are going to have to do is to negotiate the best possible price for the piece that you want.
 
Just like you wouldn't purchase a car without knowing its regular cost or the bluebook value, you should not purchase a diamond based solely on the jeweler's listed price. You will want to make sure that you visit different websites or sources to get to know the real value of the diamond that you want. Doing this will save you hundreds or thousands of dollars!