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Diamonds are rocks… but they don’t have to hurt.

 

Diamonds were once associated with the queen’s crown. Only royalty could afford them and adorn themselves with these much coveted rocks. The case is such no more. Diamonds are now a must in the proposal process. They symbolise ownership and commitment, having said so they still are a bit of a mystery. The lack of exposure for many men, wanting to purchase a ring for their better half, scares them from venturing in the direction of jewellery shopping. For those who don’t want to break their back or pocket over an engagement ring, need not fret, good news is that diamond engagement rings are still very much within your reach.

Firstly, set a budget. Know what you can spend and then shop around in that frame to make things less stressful. We all like the really big rock, but not all of us can afford it.

Secondly, get creative. Diamonds can be set in many ways to make the ring as desirable as you want it to be. Think of using different stones as options for your centre stone. Whoever said you cannot wear an emerald or a sapphire as your engagement ring.Play with colours, neutrals are obviously better. A pink or yellow centre stone is quickly becoming a trend in engagement rings.

Lastly, buy from a trusted source offering competitive prices. Retailers have overheads, that you pay for. Online jewellers can offer more competitive prices due to the flexibility of their business model.

So gentlemen, go out there fearlessly and do the deed with confidence so that your better half is not disappointed when you pop the question.