Friday, December 23, 2011

All About Buying Diamond Engagement Rings

There is much to consider when purchasing  a diamond – especially diamond  engagement rings! The tradition of presenting a woman with a diamond  engagement ring when proposing began in  1477 when Archduke Maximilian presented  a diamond ring to Mary of Burgundy – and  in most cases, the woman you plan to propose to will expect a ring to accompany  that proposal!  First, determine how much ring you can  afford. Most people use the ‘two months  salary’ rule. This means that the ring should  cost the equivalent of two months of your  current salary. Because you have other bills  to pay, saving up this amount of money may  take quite a bit of time. You should consider  financing. Simply go to the jeweler of your  choice and tell them that you plan to buy an  engagement ring, and that financing will be  necessary. Go ahead and get the credit  check out of the way, find out what your  payments will be, and how much of a down  payment is required.  Now, have your mother, sister, or your  girlfriends best friend take your girlfriend  shopping, and make sure that they gaze at  the engagement rings to get an idea of what  she might like. Make sure that the jewelry  store you buy the ring from will allow you to  return the ring, if that is required, or allow  your girlfriend to exchange it for another if  she isn’t happy with it!

No comments:

Post a Comment