Ring Shopping? How to Get the Best Value for Your Money

The wedding ring you choose to provide for your spouse will no doubt become a lifelong symbol of your love for each other. Therefore, understandably, you would want the best one. However, some of the best wedding rings on the market can cost an astonishing $10,000. Let’s just say that most of us don’t have ten thousand to toss into a ring. This is why we’ve compiled our top three tips to get the best value for your money.

Purchase the Diamond Online

The introduction of big supplier websites has allowed most products to plummet in price. This is due to the elimination of the middleman, such as a brick and mortar store, an elimination that leaves the customer with big savings. It’s not typical or traditional to shop for wedding rings online, but it can be a wise decision. However, there are a lot of people out there attempting to take advantage of people. One should be aware of a few red flags such as the price being too good to be true or the site not providing any references about past customer purchases. Essentially, just make sure to do your due diligence before purchasing anything from an online retailer.

Consider Lab-created Diamonds

One of the most popular growing trends within soon to be married couples is the addition of lab-created diamonds rather than mined ones. Unlike a mined diamond, a lab creation can provide you with your choice of size and look at a cheaper rate. It’s possible to get a lab grown diamond that is 30–40 percent larger than a mined diamond for the same price. Not only are they cheaper, but they can also ease the minds of the more ethically-conscious. Mined diamonds can sometimes be unethically sourced, but lab-created diamonds are grown in ethical conditions.You can get the same look as a mined diamond ring without worrying about the price or the ethicality of the diamond. 

Compromise on One of the Four C’s

The four C’s of wedding ring shopping are Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight. More often than not, the price of a ring will fluctuate whether you go up and down those categories. Many experts in the field have noted that these often make no difference to the look of the ring. A great example of this is the need to have a high clarity quality ring. Clarity does not matter if the cut of the ring looks good to the human eye. Focus on the cut, and you will no doubt save a considerable amount on your engagement/wedding ring.

The great thing about today’s market is that you have a plethora of options. Although you also have a plethora of options to be scammed, therefore, we like to repeat that you should always do your research on a ring retailer before committing. Take some of the advice laid out in this article and make the best choice for your situation.

Not only will you need great rings on your wedding day—you’ll also need a great tux. Schedule a visit today to find the one that’s perfect for your wedding day!

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