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How to Buy an Engagement Ring

The 4 C’s of Diamond Shopping

The centerpiece of your ring will be your diamond, and to buy the right one, you’ll need to know a lot more than just how big it is. When jewelers evaluate diamonds, they typically rate them against 4 qualities: Cut, Carats, Color, and Clarity. We’ll talk about each quality below, and explain how they will…

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(Start Here) – How To Buy An Engagement Ring

Congratulations! You’ve decided to take a big step with someone special. Now you’ve got to buy the right ring and propose with confidence. I Built This Website to Help You Find The Right Engagement Ring I know exactly how you’re feeling because I was recently in the same position. I started researching engagement rings, and…

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Band Styles & Comfort

Band Styles & Comfort Last but not least, its worth considering just how comfortable it will be to wear the ring day in and day out. Ring bands are available in a variety of styles to cater to different style and comfort levels. Comfort Band – Comfort bands are rounded and reduce the height of the…

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Where to Shop Online

So Now You Know The Basics. Lets Get Shopping! Great! Now you know at least enough to make an informed decision. The next hardest part to figure out is where and how to shop for a ring. Where you shop dictates what styles you are exposed to, and what diamond selection you get to see….

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Adding More Diamonds: Halos & Sidestones

More Diamonds: Halos and Sidestones So for the most part, all the options and images I’ve shown you up til now showed a classic “solitaire” diamond ring, which is a fancy way of saying a ring with one main central diamond. Now quite a while back someone came up with the idea of enhancing the…

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The Diamond Setting

The Setting The setting is essentially a small pocket that the diamond sits inside of. Remember the princess cut diamond we talked about in the previous page? You can see here below that it is affixed to the ring with 4 metal prongs. Its also ringed at the base by metal as well. The prongs…

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Color, Composition, & Carats – The Band

Band Color, Composition, & Carats To start, its good to figure out what you want your band to be made of and what color it will be. Composition (Gold or Platinum) – In terms of composition, the options are really gold or platinum. There isn’t a right answer, but platinum is more durable and considered more…

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Clarity – The 4 C’s of Diamond Shopping

Clarity Other than diamond color, clarity is the other most important factor in your diamond search. Clarity is a measure of how many discrete impurities there are inside your diamond. This is different than the impurities that cause coloring issues. Remember that diamonds are created as a result of random interactions of carbon under great…

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Color – The 4 C’s of Diamond Shopping

Color What is a diamond anyway? Its a shiny stone right? Ha, yes it is. But how is it made? Diamonds are made of highly compressed carbon. Carbon is what pencil lead (also known as graphite) is largely made of, and it’s an essential element for all life on Earth. Now, when some of the Earth’s carbon…

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Carats – The 4 C’s of Diamond Shopping

Carats This is probably the quality of a diamond you’ve heard about the most. Essentially carats indicate the size of the diamond. To be precise, a carat is about 200 milligrams of a diamond. To be more practical, a 1 carat diamond will typically be about 6.5 millimeters across. That doesn’t sound like much, but…

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Cut – The 4 C’s of Diamond Shopping

Cut Traditionally this is the last of the 4 C’s but I like to talk about it first because its the easiest. For most people, they are probably thinking about getting a “round” cut diamond. This is the typical diamond everyone knows, and chances are your mental image of a diamond is one that looks…

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eRingBuyer Recommendations

Hi there! You’ve made it to the 4th and final page of this website. By now you should know how to evaluate a diamond using the 4 Cs, what the basic elements of an engagement ring band and setting are, and some great places online to get a great value for money. In this section…

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