Where should I buy an engagement ring?

November 23, 2013 / Engagement Rings, Jewellery Buying Guide


Are you now in the market for a diamond engagement ring but unsure of where to purchase one? With the internet becoming increasingly popular and secure there are many more options to consider; from having a ring custom made, buying a ready-made engagement ring or choosing a vintage ring, to purchasing online.
With each of these options come pros and cons, so it is important to do your research before you buy. In our opinion, having an engagement ring custom made for you is the safest and the most sentimental way to purchase. Why is this the case you might be wondering? Here is list of things to consider when purchasing an engagement ring?
Purchasing a diamond engagement ring online. There are many companies selling diamond engagement rings online. Before you choose which company to purchase from it is important to make sure that they are reputable. Read customer reviews and check that they are affiliated with legitimate jewellery and diamond associations. However, the biggest argument for not purchasing your diamond engagement ring online is the of viewing a diamond before you buy. A diamond might read well on paper, but it is not until you view a diamond in real life that its true nature will be revealed. There are so many factors that are considered when grading a diamond; the slightest flaw might change the whole appearance. You would hate to receive a diamond and it is not what you had imagined.
Vintage engagement rings. Although vintage engagement rings can be absolutely exquisite, it is very important to note that they can be fragile in nature. When purchasing a vintage ring you don’t know the history of the ring, so it is hard to say what problems that might arise in the future. Vintage rings can have worn thin over time, leading to problems in the future. A wonderful alternative is take inspiration from vintage rings and have your own vintage inspired ring custom designed for you.
Ready to wear diamond engagement ring. Purchasing a pre-made engagement ring is certainly a wonderful and safe option. However, it is the process of having a ring custom made that is so special. From choosing your diamond, to coming up with design ideas, to finalising your design and viewing your ring at different stages of production, is truly a wonderful process that you will remember forever. 

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