A once-in-a-lifetime wedding deserves special, customized bridal jewelry. Every bride is unique, so her jewelry should showcase her beauty! But what to do when faced with a budget? Here are some tips from JNCY Jewelers to ensure your bridal budget stretches enough to enchant.
1.Choose off carat sizes
2.Choose a diamond in near colorless range
3.Start at the eye clean level for clarity
Choose Off Carat Sizes
Off-carat size diamonds are not round carat weights. So, they aren’t 1 carat, 1.5 carats, or 2 carats, etc. Most pre-set rings stick to these round numbers because they are the most popular choices. But not every stone fits into the exact whole or half-carat size. However, many are fractions of carats. Therefore, purchasing a 1.7 or a 1.3-carat diamond gives you a larger diamond for less money. Of course, it is hard to tell the difference between a 1.9 and a 2-carat diamond. So, look for an off-carat size to get a larger stone and stay on budget.
Choose a Diamond in Near Colorless Range
G-H-I-J grades of near colorless diamonds will offer the best value for your budget. Save money on the color and focus more on the cut to give the stone more brilliance. The G and H color grades are right next to the colorless range, so they will still appear as colorless when you view them face up.
Start at the Eye Clean Level for Clarity
An “eye-clean” diamond has no imperfections you can see with the naked eye. To see any flaws, you would need a magnifier! The eye clean diamond offers excellent value because it is less expensive than a flawless (FL) or internally flawless (IF) diamond. So start in the Slightly Included (SI1- SI2) range if you are looking to save.
For the best possible value when choosing a diamond, always watch for an off-carat size, a near colorless stone and start at the eye clean level for clarity. That way, you’ll find the diamond with the best appearance and the best price for your special day.
You’ll wear your wedding ring every day of your life, so spend some time to choosing the best diamond at the best budget. At JNCY Jewelers, we aim to help you make informed decisions. Contact Us for more information.