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Congratulations! You have found your person, the one you want to spend the rest of your life with. All of those warm feelings of security, openness, and trust have now gotten you to the point where you’re ready to propose. While you may be stressing on how to find the perfect diamond ring in Houston, we have a simple guideline—from the four C’s and beyond—to get you where you need to go to find the right ring so you can pop the question.
Established by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the four C’s help determine the quality of a diamond. These fundamentals should help as you begin your engagement ring hunt. They include the following:
While it may sound odd, the less color a diamond has, the better. The scale for grading on color quality goes from D-Z. D represents a perfectly colorless gem while Z represents diamonds that are yellow or brown in color.
D E F ⬥ G H I J ⬥ K L M ⬥ N O P Q R ⬥ S T U V W X Y Z
It is extremely important to set a budget for yourself before you end up making a larger-than-life purchase you cannot truly afford. No one can make the decision about how much you should spend but you. If you are concerned about budgeting options, speak to a financial adviser for assistance. When you see a particular center diamond that you like, keep in mind that tax, shipping if applicable, cost of the actual wedding ring, and additional costs of extra gemstones and precious metals (gold, white gold, platinum, rose gold) will inflate your end total. Simply set a minimum and maximum amount you are comfortable spending before you step foot into any jewelry store. It will help both yourself and your jeweler to know what to look for in an engagement ring. Do not forget to ask about financing options for your engagement ring.
Nothing says “unique” quite like a custom made diamond engagement ring from your local jeweler. Jewelers who specialize in custom pieces will be best equipped to help you determine what you are looking for within your price range. The custom jewelry process usually starts with selecting a setting, then finding the center and side stones (if necessary). You can usually choose from a selection of loose diamonds. Be sure to tell your jeweler if you know the size of your loved one’s ring finger. If not, ask if it can be resized later if needed. Request the cost of engraving if that is a feature you would like to include. Be open and honest with your jeweler about your wants, concerns, and anything else you deem worthy of noting.
When looking for engagement rings in Houston, look no further than Karat 22 Jewelers. With over 30 years of experience building and designing custom made pieces, you can stop googling “How to find the perfect diamond ring in Houston” and place your trust in our hardworking hands. Take a deep breath and come visit us at Karat 22 Jewelers. We vow to make your ring buying experience a smooth one complete with a cup of our famous hot chai tea in hand.