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Hi, I'm Brian with B2C Jewels and I'm back with some more tips to help you buy the most brilliant and beautiful engagement ring while also saving. Let's get started.


Color is one of the 4Cs and can save up to hundreds or thousand of dollars if you choose a diamond that falls in the G through J range.


While diamonds graded D to F are labelled colorless, these diamonds in the G to J range are called 'Near Colorless’.  Near colorless diamonds look pretty white to the naked eye. Thecolorless range may give you an incremental benefit, but you have to decide if the huge price tag isworth it. Unless you put a D color and H color side by side, many people are not going to see the difference.


Diamonds reflect the light around them so if you're choosing a yellow gold or rose gold setting for your engagement ring, it may be a good idea to choose a diamond in the near-colorless range or even an I or J color as the band will reflect into and through the diamond and this could save you a lot of money compared to purchasing a diamond that falls in the colorless range.


Clarity is one of the 4Cs to really pay attention to. Diamonds are formed under intense pressure inside the Earth's crust so nearly all of them have some natural flaws that may mar their ability to be called a top light performer. These flaws are called 'inclusions'.


The inclusions are graded on a scale when examined in a lab under 10x magnification. The most rare are FL or flawless diamonds. Minor flaws cause different grades, but it is important to know that diamonds between FL (Flawless) and VS2  (very slightly included 2) look the same to observers without magnification – this is called an “Eye-Clean” diamond.  So, an FL or IF diamond might not be necessary as you can save a lot of money by purchasing a VS2 which will look just the same to the naked eye.


To save even more you may find a diamond under the VS2 grade, where the location of the visible inclusion may allow it to be hidden by the prongs of your setting – ask your jeweller or sales representative about hiding these imperfections with a prong if you venture into these clarity grades.


It is a popular misconception that you have to walk into a local jewellery  store and choose an engagement ring from the collection presented. Not Ture.  Actually it can cost a lot less, if you buy the center diamond separately and then have it mounted on a engagement ring setting.


When you buy a loose diamond, it's also easier to compare prices and the quality. You know exactly how much you're spending on the diamond and on the setting.


Tip No. 6: Discounts, Offers and Sales

Subscribing to emails and checking out social media pages of jewellery retailers those are good ways to know what promotions they're running currently. While the price of diamonds pretty much stays the same, you can save a lot on the settings during these offers.


Use these tips and be the smartest diamond shopper you know, B2C Jewels wishes you the best in your diamond search!


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