How to Buy Diamond Jewelry for Someone Special

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When you have someone special in your life, you want to let him or her know how you feel. One of the best ways to do that is with a piece of beautiful diamond jewelry. Of course, those who have little experience when it comes to these things will find that buying can be a rather confusing prospect. It does not have to be so daunting though. By paying attention and doing a bit of research, you can make sure that you are buying the right type of jewelry for the one you love. Buying the right jewelry is actually easier than you might think. Here is what you need to do.

Know What the Person Likes

If you are buying for someone else, you cannot use your own tastes as a guide on what you should buy, unless you are certain you both have the same exact tastes. Instead, you have to think about what she likes, as well as the other type of jewelry she regularly wears. Look at the style. Does she like classic style jewelry or modern pieces? Does she tend to wear smaller, delicate pieces, or does she prefer large jewelry? Look at what she wears regularly as well as what she wears when she goes out. Keep these things in mind when you are shopping for the diamond jewelry, and it will be easier to choose something with confidence, knowing she will like it.

Know Your Budget for the Diamond Jewelry

First, you have to know how much you will be able to spend. Have a budget in place, and then start shopping for the diamond jewelry that will fall into this range. This ensures you do not start looking at items that are far outside of what you can afford. Keep in mind that this type of jewelry can range quite a bit in price. Some of the smaller diamond items still look great and could be great pieces for her collection. They could be in your budget. Bigger and more expensive is not always better.

Know What Type of Jewelry You Want to Buy

When you are buying diamond jewelry, what type should you buy? You could buy earrings, bracelets, necklaces, broaches, rings, and more. Again, know what type she usually wears and then choose something that fits her normal style.

If You Are Buying a Ring

Perhaps you are buying a diamond engagement ring. If that’s the case, you have even more to think about with the purchase. You need to make sure you know her ring size, and you need to get that information without tipping her off as to what you are doing.

Here are two good and simple tricks for getting the ring size without her knowing. For option number one, take one of the rings that she regularly wears and place it on a piece of white paper. Trace the inside of the ring onto the paper and then take that with you to the jewelry store. The second option is to take a piece of clay and make an impression of the ring. You can take this with you to the jeweler as well. They can let you know the ring size you will likely need to buy. If you are still unsure, it is always better to buy a ring too large for her finger. It is easier to have a professional drop the size of the ring rather than increase it.

Just remember that when you are buying diamond jewelry, your aesthetic tastes are not used in making the purchase. Make it all about buying something you are sure she will love.