We chat with Director of Solid Gold Diamonds Brooke Greene on her top five important points to consider when selecting your perfect engagement ring.
1. Set a budget and stick to it
Before you leave home to search for the perfect ring, be it alone or together as a couple…Set your budget to ensure the process is as stress free as possible. Quality Jewellers that pride themselves on customer service will never try to push you beyond your budget. At Solid Gold Diamonds we can create your dream engagement ring starting at just $2000. If you have seen a ring that you love, we can create it to fit within your budget.
2. Do your homework
Do yourself a favour and visit the GIA website to educate yourself on the four C’s and other nuances that will effect the price of diamonds.
The GIA is a not for profit organisation, the world’s foremost diamond grading laboratory and is the authority on diamond education. This will ensure that when you are comparing diamonds, you are comparing apples with apples.
3. Design is emotional
Even though cost is a huge factor in determining which ring you choose, ensure that the design is something that you really love. Design is emotional, your ring is a symbol of your love and commitment and you should be able to look at it and love it for a lifetime. At Solid Gold Diamonds we have a team of expert designers that can turn the picture in your mind into reality.
4. Transparency is key
Select your Jeweller before you select your diamond. Quality Jewellers will be able to provide you with all the information on your diamond including the colour, clarity and most importantly how well the diamond is cut, as this is what is responsible for the stone’s sparkle.
Look for Jewellers that are members of the Responsible Jewellery Council as this worldwide body ensures that you are receiving an ethically sourced stone from a business that runs to strict ethical and moral guidelines. Solid Gold Diamonds is a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council.
5. Look for quality to last a lifetime
No matter your budget, your ring should stand the test of time. If your jeweller can’t offer you a lifetime guarantee on the manufacture of your ring, you might want to consider another jeweller. Solid Gold Diamonds offers a lifetime manufacturers guarantee on all jewellery plus a lifetime of annual cleaning and polishing on the yearly anniversary of your purchase. This includes Rhodium plating on white gold rings.
For more information or advice visit our website or alternatively drop in a see Sonja and the team at Solid Gold Diamonds, upstairs at Adelaide Central Plaza (The David Jones building) in the Rundle Mall. Even if you aren’t in the market for a diamond just yet, we can arm you with all the advice and information you need to make an informed purchase.