Question by  stephblake (205)

What should I consider when choosing a diamond engagement ring?

I've never purchased jewelry before.


Answer by  foxieangel (43)

The first thing to consider when purchasing a diamond is your budget. Once you have established your price range, follow the four C's of diamond buying. These are color, cut, clarity, and karat size. You should also consider your fiance's lifestyle when choosing a style.


Answer by  leah84 (1043)

You should consider the following when choosing a ring: the color of the diamonds, color of the band, size of the diamonds, how many diamonds there are and the over all price of the ring.


Answer by  cowohhh (569)

When shopping for a diamond for an engagement ring, the 4 C's are the qualities you will need to pay special attention to. Color, is graded from D to Z - the less color a diamond has, the better the quality. Clarity, is the grading for the amount of inclusions in a diamond. Cut and Carat (size) are also factors.


Answer by  Elizabeth73 (292)

The 4 c's are the standard: color, clarity, carat and cut. First determine your budget then get advice from your future fiance (or a close friend of hers) on what cut she prefers. These two pieces of information will help you to decide the weight and color you can afford.


Answer by  louieking (69)

Before shopping, find out whether she prefers white gold, yellow gold, or platinum, what cut of diamond she prefers, and her ring size. Diamonds come in a range of color and clarity, so make sure you take a good look at the stones before buying, but if you have a lower price range, don't expect the diamond to be perfect.

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