The Must-Have Facts Before Buying Diamond Rings

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Buying a diamond ring (or any piece of jewellery) is an expensive endeavour. A wedding ring should stay with you for a lifetime, so it is extremely important that you make the right choice. Your hard earned money should be well spent so we have created a list of tips and key information you should know before buying a diamond ring.

  • Pick your Jeweller carefully: research is paramount. Speak to friends and family. Think really hard about the personal nature of what you are doing here. It is a really good idea to be able to have some face-time with your chosen jeweller. Chemistry, as you probably know if you are about to get married, can create magic. John Franich Jewellers has many reviews on our site and on Google that you can see as testimonial of others experiences.

  • Confirm the ring size: This is key, sometimes people get into details and forget about the basics ending up in getting a ring that doesn’t fit.

  • Don’t break the bank: set your budget before you walk into a store. If you haven’t set a budget, chances are that you will spend more than what you have. Browsing our website will give you a good idea of what you can afford, just use the "filter button" top right to start from the right place.

  • Learn about the 4 Cs: Carat, Cut, Colour, Clarity.

  • Understand the different diamond shapes and cuts: and the differences between them. If you are buying for your better half, getting an insight of what they may like is going to help.

  • Decide the metal you are going to choose: for the band of the diamond ring - some people can be allergic to certain metals - so be wary of any such details.

  • Consider if you want to opt for a 4 or a 6 prong setting: but we can talk you through this part when we meet.

  • If you opt for side stones then decide which stone you want: and its setting, as this can make a considerable contribution to the aesthetics and price.

  • Always check the diamond in different lighting: Jewellery stores usually have it in best lighting, it may be a good idea to take it outside and see how it looks in natural light.

  • Ask for grading certificates for the centre stone and the side stones if you opt for them. Also, check the hallmarks on the band. The certificate also assures authenticity and most of them can be verified online. Should you want to insure your ring, you will need this information and the receipt of purchase to do so, so keep this information safe.

We hope you found this list useful. Ultimately we encourage customers to Book an Appointment with John Franich at the store, where we can take you through all the options and give you an indication of pricing. From there we follow our Custom Made Process which you can read more about here.

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