Yamron’s Buyers Guide to Purchasing Engagement Rings

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Tell Your Story

Congratulations on your engagement! Whether you are already engaged, or you
are searching for the perfect ring in order to propose–we wholeheartedly wish you countless years of love and prosperity. We know that purchasing an engagement ring can seem daunting at times and wanted to provide you something of value in your journey.

Our team has put together a comprehensive guide for how to approach engagement ring shopping. This purchase can be one of the most expensive jewelry purchases you make–so it is important that you feel empowered to move forward. This guide will walk you through what to look for, how you should approach purchasing your jewelry, and some of the questions to ask your jeweler of choice.

Regardless of whether we build your engagement ring or not–our hope is that this guide provides you with what you need to get your dream ring.

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Where to Start

The first step in your engagement ring journey is to create a checklist of important non-negotiables.

Everyone’s journey is unique, and we all have our own predispositions for what we want.

Having your non-negotiables written down, you can avoid getting less than what you want–and losing yourself in the infinite possibilities of what is out there.

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Things to consider when purchasing your engagement ring

Things to Consider

Know Your Budget

The first and most important step for engagement ring buying is to set your budget. Diamonds are a serious investment, so forget the old 3–month salary adage.

There’s no one size fits all for ring etiquette. Ask around your mutual social circles, family, and consider your partner’s desires and expectations. Also keep in mind, you can always upgrade it
later for a special vow, renewal ceremony,
or anniversary.

Several factors come into play when it comes to the price of an engagement ring:

  • The size and quality of the center stone
  • Any details like a halo or stones set in the band
  • The type of metal chosen

Style Matters

The next important step in your engagement ring shopping is the shape and cut. You really want to get this one right. You can check Pinterest boards, ask friends and family, or ask them yourself.

There is a difference between the shape and the cut. The shape refers to the basic outline of the diamond when seen face up. The cut refers to the arrangement of an individual stone. This arrangement can affect the brilliance and the sparkle of the ring.

Round diamonds are the most classic and continue to be the most popular diamond shape for engagement rings, with brilliant cut as the most popular cut. They will also be on the more expensive end than the other shapes.

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Square diamonds are the next most popular. These come in a variety of cuts with Princess being most highly sought after. Then comes emerald cut, cushion cut, asscher cut and marquise cut.

Although Oval and Pear shapes had gone out of fashion, they seem to be making a big come back for 2022 in Vogue and with celebrity purchases.

The Four C's

Narrow Your Search

The four Cs of Diamonds

You’ve got your budget and diamond shape narrowed. Now, nail down the quality you’re after.

This is where we teach you the 4 C’s. You may have heard the term 4 C’s thrown around, but what do they really mean?

Carat

How much does it weigh?

Cut

How much will it sparkle?

Color

Is the stone colorless?

Clarity

Are there imperfections?

We also suggest you read about Diamond Fluorescence (does it glow under black light?), because having fluorescence lowers price, but in rare cases can make a stone milky looking.

Setting

Top Three Tips

  • Remember to ensure the seller uses side-stones of the same color as your center stone. 
  • A yellow gold setting will allow you to go lower on your diamond color (J or K)
  • Finding the right ring size can be tricky, so ensure you have at least one free resizing. 
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The Yamron Promise

Our Commitment to You

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Yamron Jewelers established a standard of excellence over half a century ago through an unwavering devotion to extraordinary service and a decision to represent only the finest timepieces and extraordinary jewels.

Jewelry collectors will enjoy one-of-a-kind creations, collections from world- renowned designers and an on- site gemologist. As a specialist in GIA certified diamonds, Yamron can source every size, quality, and shape.

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