Diamond Guide: How To Buy a Diamond – Top 10 Tips to Help Save Money

by Sean Bryant on April 24, 2012

Spring time means much more than just warm weather and BBQ’s, it also means weddings and engagements.  Being a guy let me tell you that this can be a very stressful time.  My wife and I have now been married almost five years and I can still remember the day that I went to find her engagement ring.

I am a frugal person and I always have been.  I am lucky that my wife is not a materialistic person and isn’t evan a big jewelry person.  That didn’t change the fact that I wanted to get her the nicest ring I could afford considering we were only a couple years out of college.

After talking to the jeweler for awhile and having her show me several different styles I ended up going with a princess cut ring at just over one carot, near colorless and with a few slight imperfections.  If I had know what I know now I could have saved a little money.

Below you will find a diamond guide that will walk you through 10 steps on how to buy a diamond and save money.

How to Buy a Diamond

Final Thought

Have you bought a diamond ring and if so were there any things you did to save a little money?

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Sean Bryant

Sean Bryant created OneSmartDollar.com in 2011 to help pass along his knowledge of finance and economics to others. After graduating from the University of Iowa with a degree in economics he worked as a construction superintendent before jumping into the world of finance. Sean has worked on the trade desk for a commodities brokerage firm, he was a project manager for an investment research company and was a CDO analyst at a big bank. That being said he brings a good understanding of the finance field to the One Smart Dollar community. When not working Sean and he wife are avid world travelers. He enjoys spending time with his daughter Colette and dog Charlie.

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