Save Time And Money By Buying Pre-Set Diamond Rings

August 30th, 2010 by wys


Engagement as we know is a very important day in a couple’s life; it is the inception of an everlasting journey filled with love, passion, commitment and responsibility. Beautiful pre-set engagement rings would perfectly mesh with the occasion and make it “Extra Special”. The ring has come into the formation by fusing traditional class and modern style. It could easily capture all eyes that fall onto it and mesmerize it with envy. Woman as we know have always made sacrifices and compromises in life for their sweet heart, hence unquestionably it is the responsibility of the man to make the engagement extra special for her so that she could cherish it the rest of her life, and for this, only a beautiful engagement ring could do the magic.

People nowadays are also aware of the types of metals as well as the four C’s of diamonds and are now making more and more educated purchases. They are now using their knowledge of engagement rings to get the most ‘bling’ for their buck. Here are some examples of the purchasing trends that are budget-friendly. White platinum which is the more popular but expensive choice in metal for a pre-set engagement ring can now be replaced by alternative metals which are a fraction of its cost. White silver, blackened silver or white gold can replace white platinum and are about 40 percent lower in terms of cost. Palladium, which is a metal that is similar to platinum can also be used and is priced about 70% lower than platinum. Another recession-friendly trend in engagement rings is going back to the classic designs of having a solitaire diamond adorning the ring. People are now choosing the less intricate designs such as the classic tiffany instead of the much complicated and expensive designs that have many paves surrounding the band.

With regards to diamonds, people are now choosing the stones based on their knowledge and ability to adapt to the four C’s. People know that the cut of a diamond affects its brilliance. People are now choosing the cuts that will give their pre-set diamond ring the best sparkle and brilliance. These cuts are the round brilliant and the princess cut engagement rings. A number of people are also going for the natural look by choosing rough cut diamonds for their rings. Rough cuts are exactly just that, diamonds which are roughly cut that they are not symmetrically cut or polished. These types of stones are not as brilliant but are still as gorgeous as the traditional diamonds. In terms of diamond color, it is now common for people to choose diamonds that are a little yellowish. Yellowish diamonds when set on white platinum or white gold can appear paler or more colorless thereby making the engagement ring appear more valuable. How the diamond is set on the ring is also changing in 2009. More and more people are shying away from the pronged setting and are choosing more the engagement rings that have diamonds that are set in a semi-bezel way into the ring band. The semi-bezel setting will give added hold to the diamond to prevent its loss brought about by an active lifestyle.

First thing to remember- the commercial is just a clever marketing pitch, there is no rule set in stone about how much you should spend on a ring. Forget about what those ads are trying to brainwash you to do and don’t listen to all the brain dead people telling you how much you “should” spend. Here’s a good rule of thumb- the ring should look beautiful, with a clear, high-quality diamond, but that doesn’t mean it has to be expensive. The quality and cut of the diamond is more important than the size. Buy a ring you wouldn’t be embarrassed seeing your girl in, but you don’t have to feel pressure to get lavish. Your woman will not love you anymore if the ring is a few thousand more. You just need at least one high quality diamond in an attractive setting, and the rest is just gravy. Frankly, the rest is just for materialist bragging rights, and do you really want to spend the rest of your life with someone who values material cost over the idea behind the giving of the ring?

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