Diamonds aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. We get that. For a wide variety of reasons, many engagement ring shoppers opt for precious gemstones other than diamonds every day. Setting the budget issue aside for a second, many folks (including my wife) genuinely prefer coloured gemstones to diamonds.
Diamonds are still viewed by many as the classic and traditional engagement ring gemstone, but there are strikingly stunning and practical alternatives that should definitely be considered if you aren’t dead-set on a diamond for your engagement ring. Most engagement rings that use gemstones other than diamonds for the main setting still use tiny diamonds as accents on the ring. This creates a stunning contrast that is favoured by many!
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“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.” – Probably Albert Einstein.
Although comparing engagement ring quotes is certainly not rocket-science it’s generally more complicated than most people make it out to be. The critical information you need to make a proper and informed decision is often omitted from quotes, and unless you know exactly what additional information to ask for you’ll be taking a shot in the dark when accepting a quote.
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Shirley will never try to convince you that her R92 000 Valentino Evening Bag was a sensible purchase. But she wasn’t looking for sensible when she casually strolled into Valentino now was she? Some people find the thrill of a luxury purchase to be nothing short of intoxicating. Visit cities like New York and Rome and you’ll find miles of expensive boutiques fueling shopper’s addictions to all things luxurious.
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Even your grandma knows the best deals are available exclusively online. Traditional brick and mortar stores are closing their doors every single day because they simply cannot match the prices of their online competitors. Now before you shed a tear for these bad luck ridden businesses, just remember that if they are being hurt by online retailers they have a product that can indeed be sold online. Why are they not selling online? Businesses need to evolve to survive.
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There is no shortage of fun ways to waste your money. Overpaying for an engagement ring is certainly not one of them. Instead of trusting jittery sales-staff fueled by promises of commission you need to do your own research, consider your options thoroughly and talk to a few jewellers before making any diamond related purchase. These 5 easy steps will get you well on you way to a great deal on an engagement ring.
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