How to Buy the Right Diamond Ring

By: Keith Thompson

Prior to 1477, only royalty wore diamonds.
Believing they symbolized strength and courage. It was only after Archduke Maximillian of Austria bestowed a diamond ring on Mary of Burgundy in 1477, that a diamond is normal and seen as a symbol of love and commitment! Thank you so much Archduke Maximillian. 

Meaning of Diamond
Comes from the Greek word 'adamas', which means unconquerable'. Other folklore surrounding diamonds links them to Cupid, whose arrows were said to be tipped with diamonds.

  • A diamond is an exceedingly rare item.
    Over 250 tons of ore must be processed to come up with just one 1-carat diamond of any quality. There are five nations in the world which account for over 90% of the world's rough diamond supply, and those are Australia, Botswana, Namibia, Russia and South Africa. Several other countries produce smaller but significant stones, like the Canadian Excellent Cut diamonds from the Arctic circle.

  • Why do we give diamonds as gifts?
    Because they're beautiful! And elegant, dazzling and all the other adjectives she'll likely apply when she opens the gift you've come up with. Diamond jewelry is like nothing else, and if you're looking to make this a Christmas or Holiday to remember, the gift of diamonds will make this an unforgettable Holiday season!

How to Buy the Right Diamond Ring
Tips on how to purchase a diamond bauble she's always wanted

  • 1) What does she wear now? 
    Notice her style now. To have the best chance at finding a diamond style that compliments her natural chosen style you need to come armed with the knowledge of several things. Some of those include does she like classic, contemporary, or vintage styling? What metals does she wear. Is it exclusively gold, platinum, silver? Does she like bold or muted pieces, and the relative size of the jewelry in her possession now.
  • 2) What size does she wear? 
    You may have to be sort of James Bondish to get this information in order to preserve the surprise, but getting ahold of a ring just long enough to have it sized would be the mission, should you choose to accept it! That said, there is always the option or buying a loose diamond and letting her shop for the setting. You're still a hero and she gets exactly what she wants!
  • 3) What Shape & Setting
    Diamonds come in many shapes and settings. Would she like a round diamond, a marquise cut or oval, a princess cut or emerald, pear or heart; there are many choices available to you to find just the diamond jewelry she wants. When your're out shopping,linger by the jewelry counters long enough to let her look but not long enough to arouse suspicion. You may be rewarded with hints of preference that will help you. Take into consideration the size and shape of her hands. This will have a bearing on how the ring looks on her. For instance large rings sometimes overwhelm small hands. Try to think proportionately.
  • 4) Whats The Occassion?
    What is the occasion? Is it a Christmas or Holiday gift? A birthday bauble? Anniversary? Engagement? Whatever the occasion, know that she'll look upon this gift as something special, a gift of love and endearment. Choose wisely!

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