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Engagement Ring Insurance

This is one of the most frequent questions we get here at buying the ring from people after they have finally, well, bought the ring: “Should I buy engagement ring insurance?”

Should I Buy A Warranty With My Engagement Ring

Generally speaking, online jewelers and wholesalers do not provide any form of warranty on your diamond or your ring. They should provide you with the GIA diamond certification and some form of written obligation that the report actually matches the diamond they gave you. Retail jewelry stores often do provide varying levels of warranties. At…

Should I Buy Her A Diamond Engagement Ring?

Alright, here’s some earth shattering news about women.  90+% of all women want a diamond ring. Period. So unless she has specifically told you what she wants (then by all means listen to her!) you can assume she would love a diamond (or 3).  There are very, very few exceptions.  When you’re ready to buy…

Jewelry Store Secret Shopper Questions

In our pursuit of helping you find out where to buy an engagement ring, we secret shopped over 50 jewelry stores.  From wholesale jewelers to online diamond sellers to big brand name engagement ring stores (what does every kiss begin with again?) we searched high and low for the best place to buy the ring…

Does She Even Want Diamonds?

Let’s take a step back for a second and answer a fundamental question: does she even want diamonds? By our estimates, 99% of women want a diamond ring. Period. So unless she has specifically told you what she wants (then by all means listen to her!) you can assume she would love a diamond (or…

How Does Diamond Fluorescence Affect Cost?

Ready to buy an engagement ring?  One thing you probably haven’t thought much about is how fluorescence plays into the cost of the engagement ring.  As we did our secret shopping to learn where to buy an engagement ring, here’s what we learned: Fluorescence is graded in on the following scale by most of the…

What Type of Engagement Rings Are Considered ‘Modern’

If you answered mostly B’s: Modern Then your girl may want something sexy and modern. Some suggestions for achieving this look: Large center stone Simple, straight forward and clean looking Medium side diamonds or just the single solitaire Prong or tension setting

The Pros and Cons of Palladium

If you’re ready to buy an engagement ring, and have already thought about metal types, than you may have heard of a band metal you had never heard of before:  Palladium. Palladium is a member of the platinum family, less dense and less expensive with a slightly darker, grayer tone then platinum. Although it has been used…

Where to Buy An Engagement Ring- Wholesale

Buyer 1:  Looking to Buy An Engagement Ring You don’t mind haggling and are looking for the best deal possible.  You know the exact specifications of the stone you want and won’t be wooed by anything else.  You know what you want the band to look like, to be made of, and may even be…

Explaining Diamond Cut

Cut Cut represents the quality of the cut of a diamond.   The grading scale established by the GIA (the Gemological Institute of America) is as follows: Excellent Top 3% of polished diamonds Very Good Next 15% of polished diamonds Good Next 25% of polished diamonds Fair Next 35% of polished diamonds Poor Remaining polished diamonds