As all couples both young and old know, falling in love takes time. The same is true when picking out an engagement ring. You’ll want to do your homework, shop around, and finally settle for the one that speaks to you and meets your overall criteria.

To help you find the best diamond for your big day, we compiled a list of everything you need to know before making that big purchase. In an earlier blog post, we gave you our top three engagement ring shopping tips. Here are three more tips to keep in mind when you’re hunting for the diamond of your dreams.

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Engagement Ring Shopping Tip #4

Think locally. Buying your diamond from a local jewelry store is often preferable to buying it online. That’s because you’ll receive more care and attention at an independent, locally owned store. 

At a place like Hamra, our #1 goal is to make you happy. Come to our jewelry store in Scottsdale and we’ll treat you with the care and attention you deserve.

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Engagement Ring Shopping Tip #5

Research your diamond seller. Check online for reviews on the jewelry company you’re planning on buying from. A total of 4.5*’s and more total in reviews shows a reputable store. Look to see how bad reviews have been handled. If a bad review is not responded to or the response to bad reviews are all the same, keep shopping. If you see all 5*’s, be wary as this usually raises a red flag as to how authentic these reviews are.

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Engagement Ring Shopping Tip #6

Never buy a diamond based on the certificate alone. Seeing the diamond for yourself is the most important thing you can do before making your purchase. After all, even a GIA-certified diamond may not be the perfect diamond for you. 

That’s why it’s so critical to shop around until you find “the one.”

For more engagement ring shipping tips, stop by our jewelry store in Scottsdale or call us at 480-946-5110.