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Discount Diamonds: Buy a Quality, Affordable Engagement Ring

Do you want to propose to the love of your life? But you're scared of the high prices of diamond engagement rings? No need to fear, because you can find and purchase quality discount diamonds. With a little information and research, you can find the “perfect diamond” at a price that will make you smile. This article will give you tips on how you can buy a quality diamond engagement ring at a discount.

The Four C’s

Before you start shopping for an diamond ring, you should first understand the “4C’s”: clarity, cut, carat, and color. The price of each diamond is determined using these four factors (4C’s).

Cut

 A diamond’s cut determines its sparkle. If you are looking for discount diamonds, opt for the best diamond cut you can afford. Diamond cuts are usually ranked as poor, fair, good, very good, excellent and even a “signature cut.” It is possible to save $1000 or more by choosing a good cut over an excellent one on a good quality diamond engagement ring.

Clarity

This refers to the inclusions and blemishes in a diamond. Flawless diamonds (FL) are normally expensive when compared to the slightly flawed ones, such as SI11, SI2 or SI13.  If you are looking for discounted diamonds opt for the slightly flawed varieties, because you can make huge savings. In addition, these flaws or inclusions can only be seen with magnification, so you still get a quality diamond ring.

Color

Diamond colors range from D to Z. Class D are the best, as they are fully colorless, but also the most expensive. For discount diamonds opt for classes D and G, as they are colorless to the naked eye and only an expert can tell the difference.

Carat

You can make huge savings by “buying shy”. This simply means buying discount diamonds that are below the “whole number carat threshold.” For instance, the price difference between a one carat diamond and a 0.98 carat one is huge.  Great savings can be made by opting for the latter.

Buy online

Online jewelers offer affordable prices on diamonds compared to high street jewelers, as they avoid the costs involved in running a physical shop.

Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to spend “an arm and a leg” on an engagement ring. So, if you are looking for discount diamonds contact Ralph Mueller & Associates, today.