Treat Yo Self: a 5-step-guide to buying yourself Diamond jewelry
1. What’s your Style?
What do you like? Close your eyes and image one piece of jewelry that fits your style. What does your wardrobe look like? Girly, or sporty, or a little of both? Are you trying to make a statement or something to build a basic collection with?
Some basics you could never really go wrong with, and depending on their size their budget changes too, are stud earrings or a gold chain with a diamond pendant.
If till now all your jewelry was from Claire’s, I would definitely recommend doing some research on the different types of sparkling gems out there. A Diamond, Ruby or Safire? Aquamarine, Tanzanite, amethyst? Once you've made a decision, you need to know about the quality, which will affect the price tag the piece will carry.
4. $ave money:
- Scale down on Color and Clarity but NOT on Cut, since cut is what affects the brilliance and reflection of a diamond.
- If you’re going for a larger diamond, get a size slightly lower than the full carat, for example: 0,97 Ct. instead of a 1,00 Ct. stone, there’s a significant price difference.
- Consider all diamond shapes, something less traditional could save you up to 50%.
- Skip the D coloured diamonds, G-H-I, are cheaper and still look white-ish.
- Metals like white gold are a good alternative to Platinum, and definitely cheaper.
- Research online and in-store before making a final decision.
- Consider alternative gemstones if a diamond is not currently in your budget.
- Certificate. Make sure whatever jewel you purchase has a certificate of authenticity.
- Insurance, its better in the long run, trust me.
- Buy during the “low” season, as in, not near a major holiday.
It’s all in the title with that one, go crazy and buy yourself something you can always be proud of.
Suggestion: take a non-judgy/patient friend with you, she can give you great advice, as well as be your photographer for the new piece.
Still not convinced that you deserve to treat yourself?
Because you're worth it Because you earned it.