Ready to go shopping for the ring you’ll propose with? It doesn’t have to cost you a fortune if you know what you’re doing.

Check out these tips on buying a beautiful ring without it breaking your budget:

1) Study the 4Cs

Study the 4Cs

Most people don’t even know what the 4Cs are and never mind understanding their effect on the price of the diamond. The 4Cs, color, carat, cut and clarity of the diamond all impact the price of the diamond in one way or the other. Once you know how the 4Cs can raise and lower the cost of a diamond, you can then proceed.

For most people, the sparkle of the diamond is all that matter, in that case getting the right cut should be your priority. Princess cuts have the most facets therefore they reflect the most light and dazzle the brightest.

2) Know Your Carat Weights

We all know that the greater the number of carats, the pricier the diamond but what most people don’t know is that there’s little to no difference in the appearance of a diamond that weighs 0.90 carat and one that weighs 1.00 carats. However, the price of the 1.00 carat diamond will be significantly higher than that of the 0.90 carat diamond.

By purchasing a diamond that weight a little less than a whole carat can help you save hundreds of dollars!

3) Shop Off Season

 Yes, diamond rings have off-seasons too. Summers are usually your chance to get a ring at an affordable price. You can also look for during clearance sales. Diamonds may not go out of style but certain ring designs do become popular due to celebrities and other trendsetters.

Shop for your ring after a trend is over and see how much lower the price has fallen.

4) Look For Pre-Owned Rings

Pre-owned rings can help you save hundreds of dollars. It’s very common for established jewelry stores to sell jewelry that once belonged to someone else.

Our collection of diamond jewelry and loose diamonds consist of pieces from all price points. Solitaire Jewelers is GIA certified so you can rest assured that all our jewelry is authentic. We offer clearance sales regularly allowing you to purchase fine jewelry at eve lower prices.

We also have pre-owned jewelry consisting of elegant timeless pieces.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, we’ll help you design a custom engagement ring according to your budget.

Contact Solitaire Jewelers at 1-(808) 955-3333 for more information.