So you’ve decided to pop the question to your soul mate. You’ve decided you want to go for a diamond engagement ring. But it all seems very confusing and expensive. Our Ultimate guide to buying a diamond engagement ring can help you understand all you need to know about how to choose the perfect ring.

In this article, we’ll help you with some hacks to save big on your diamond engagement ring. It must be noted at this point that a lot of websites will compromise on quality considerably in order to find a cheaper alternative. We don’t consider these to be hacks. If you get a poorer quality diamond ring and pay less for it, you’ve achieved nothing extra ordinary. Our hacks allow you to purchase a quality ring, but prevent you from over spending on aspects that aren’t as important. A good precursor to this article might be the one on the Diamond 4Cs, since the quality of your Diamond Ring will be based on the 4Cs.

Diamond Colour - Diamond 4Cs - DEFGH is acceptable

1. Choose the right colour for your Diamond Engagement Ring

The price of a diamond engagement ring depends most certainly on the colour of the diamond you use. Most clients come in typically wanting to use white diamonds graded D on the colour scale. On being shown how little a difference exists between a diamond graded D and a diamond graded H on the colour scale, they are convinced that H or better is the way to go. The tinge of warmth that comes with a H colour diamond is quite alluring over a period of a lifetime. It’s not as stark as the pure white of a colour grade D.

Diamond 4Cs - Clarity grades IF VVS VS SI I1

2. Clarity is overstated

Diamond clarity ranges from IF (internally flawless) to I3 (Inclusion 3). As we move from IF to I3, the size of the inclusion increases consistently. We recommend our clients to use clarity VS2 and above. Up until VS2, the inclusions are invisible to the naked eye. Any better than VS2, and the difference would be imperceptible even though you would pay considerably more. For our discerning customers, we do offer an upgrade to a VVS1 diamond clarity. But we think VS2 is a great baseline to build your jewellery with. In fact, it’s better than the standards set by the industry.

Diamond 4Cs - Carats - Get a stone above 0.5ct for a solitaire

3. Get A Bigger Diamond For Your Engagement Ring Instead

Instead of spending large sums of money to get a diamond that is IF clarity and D colour, choose VS2 and H colour instead. Use the savings on your budget to procure a diamond that’s bigger in size.

Diamond 4Cs - Cut

4. Focus on the cut

The importance of cut is often understated. This is because even experts at times fail to focus on this aspect of the diamond. A well cut diamond shows better colour grades and more lustre as compared to one that’s been poorly cut. We made a conscious decision to pay extra to our supply chain to procure excellently cut diamonds.

Diamond fluorescence - Diamond 4Cs

5. Don’t fear fluorescence

People have a misconception about fluorescence and its affect on diamond quality. In normal lighting conditions, the look of your ring remains unchanged. It’s only when you expose your ring to UV light (like in a club) will the ring appear blueish. We generally accept some fluorescence in our diamonds. This provides you with better value. In fact, fluorescence may help the diamond appear a bit whiter than its colour grade suggests. So worry not about fluorescence.

At The Peacock, we put a lot of thought into each of the diamonds we use to make your Diamond Engagement Rings. Every diamond is hand picked, and assessed by modern machines, as well as by our resident gemologist. So you can rest assured, knowing each piece of jewellery you buy from us is verified for quality. To see our designs, visit the store.

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View the entire collection in our store. Each design is carefully made, with love and care. All stones are hand picked, and adhere to our high standards of quality and craftsmanship.

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