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 on 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.

Engagement Ring Shopping Tip #4: Think Locally

Buying your diamond from a local jewelry store is often preferable to buying it at a big name place. 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.

Engagement Ring Shopping Tip #5: Research Your Diamond Seller

Check the Better Business Bureau (BBB) for reviews on the jewelry company you’re planning on buying from. More than one bad review should be a red flag to stay far away.

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

When it comes to buying a diamond, you shouldn’t have any doubts. You should be as in love with the diamond as you are your partner, or, at the very least, a close second.

For more engagement ring shopping tips, stop by our jewelry store in Scottsdale or call us at 480.946.5110.