Whether a proposal is in the works or an anniversary gift is in order, it’s important to know how to choose the perfect diamond. There are several factors to consider before you even head to the jeweler. Diamonds can be an expensive investment and your being educated on what to look for can make or break the purchase.
Before you set foot in a jeweler, determine your budget. Most jewelers sell engagement rings for upward of $5,000. Perhaps considering a pawnshop is a better option. Often you can get the exact same ring for as little as $1,500.
Knowing what you are looking for, as far as cut, carat, and clarity, is an important factor as well. The quality of the craftsmanship is just as important as the carat! Also, diamonds can vary in color. You have options from colorless diamonds to yellow diamonds.
Find a GEM Pawnbrokers store near you. They have a wide selection, lower prices, and over 70 years experience! Pawn shops also carry vintage jewelry that will continue to grow in value over time, as well as offering unique one-of-a-kind pieces!
Check out the below infographic for information on picking out the perfect diamond and be sure to visit a GEM Pawnbrokers today!