4 Tips to Get the Best Engagement Ring for Your Money

The Budget Savvy Bride

The diamond engagement ring signifies to the world that your special day is coming.

When you’re ready to propose, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is which ring to choose. Here are four tips to help you get the best engagement ring for your money.

4 Tips to Get the Best Engagement Ring for Your Money



If you’re planning to spend more than $1,000 on a diamond, make absolutely sure it has a legitimate GIA or AGS certificate.

Buying directly from a physical retailer effectively eliminates your chance of getting the best possible deal. Their business model motivates them to push the diamonds that aren’t selling well. 

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Anytime you focus on higher quality in one of the four C’s (cut, carat weight, color, and clarity), you need to sacrifice somewhere else to stay within budget.

The Four C’s

Diamonds are commodities. Once you remove the premium of buying from name-brand retailers, the actual product is identical and costs relatively the same amount for every store

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