Want a Diamond Wedding Ring?

Almost every bride wants a diamond wedding ring; after all it is very traditional. There are some things you should take into consideration before making the big purchase however.

Here are some of them:

  • Know what you can afford and stick to your budget.
  • Decide if you really need a ring with diamonds or if you would be as happy with a plain band and a diamond engagement ring. That would be less expensive.
  • Make sure you deal with a reputable store or person when buying you rings.
  • Make sure you get a certificate of authenticity from the dealer.
  • Check out the guarantees.
  • If you buy online check with the Internet Better Business Bureau and make sure the dealer can easily be contacted.

It is important to do lot of homework on diamonds. There are lots of things that you need to know about them.

Some of those things are:

  • Clarity: This has to do with being flawless. The closer to flawless it is the more brilliant it is and the more expensive.
  • Color: Until a stone crosses over to lots of color such as yellow, the more colorless it is the better and more expensive.
  • Cut: The cut is how the diamond is faceted. Look at all the different cuts and find the one you love.
  • Carat: Diamonds are measured in carat weight. The bigger ones of course are more expensive.

Shape: Oval, Round, Square, Emerald, Princess, Marquis and Pear are some shapes to consider.

A good alternative to diamonds are lab created diamonds. (not to be confused with cubic zirconia) They are just as beautiful. They cut glass like the real thing and they are flawless. They are set in precious metal and are virtually undetectable. And of course they are a fraction of the cost of mined diamonds. Keep in mind, it is still important to deal with a reputable dealer. 

You can find lots of information online about diamond wedding rings and the precious metals they are set in. Gold and diamond rings are less expensive than a platinum diamond wedding ring. Don’t forget there is white gold, silver, 14k gold and 18k gold. Do some research and find yourself a beautiful diamond wedding ring set.