How To Choose The Perfect Diamond Ring Design

by : Low Jeremy

With millions of different designs of diamond rings available in the market, it is hard to choose the perfect design that would fit your lifestyle and preference. Here are some basic tips that can help you in your search.

1. Take note of your budget

Before setting your hungry sight on the perfect diamond ring, make sure first that you have the budget to purchase it. The amount that you are willing to spend will actually determine the range of products that you will choose from. Your budget will actually help you narrow down your options.

2. Look at different stores

Do not just go to one store. Window shop. Ask for prices and specifications. Don't be shy to do this. A diamond ring is not something that you just buy on a whim (except of course if you are a Paris Hilton incarnate and you just have tons of money to spare!). Clerks in stores will understand this as they too will not be buying diamond rings without studying every aspect of it.

3. Look at the properties

Remember too that in buying diamonds, you don't just look at the designs but also the properties like the clarity, the carat, the color and the cut. This will largely determine the price of the diamond that you will be buying. Often, stores will have some sort of record of the properties of each diamond ring that they have on display. Ask the clerk about this.

To give you a rundown of the properties, here they are. Clarity refers to the clearness of the gemstone. This will include the imperfections, the haziness as well as the brilliance. The color as the name suggests refers to the color. Some diamonds are yellowish in color. These are the less expensive ones. The carat refers to the size and the weight of the diamond while the cut refers to the way the diamond is cut to enhance its brilliance. Popular choices are the princess cut and the emerald cut.

4. Try it on.

Never be shy to try as many as you can. There are no rules against trying diamond rings in the store. Sometimes, a diamond ring may seem pretty under the display case but when you try it on, the design does not fit the overall look of your hands. Before buying, make sure that you have tried on at least a dozen different designs.