Hello, beautiful! We have a very special guest post today by Nerissa, co-founder of Tesoro , a luxury diamond bar & style showroom. These tips are so helpful so share with your friends or signifgant others that would benefit from it. Enjoy! xo, Gigi
Diamonds. How do I love you? Let me count the ways….
Diamonds. I can’t get enough, the sparkle, the beauty, I love them all! But the most exquisite diamond you will ever own will be your engagement ring. It’s THE ONE. The diamond that’s full of meaning. As co-founder of Tesoro Boston I spend a lot of time helping couples choose this most important piece of LOVE! Most ladies and gents have a hand in picking out this symbol of love together. It can be fun…and a little overwhelming. With that in mind, here are my five top tips to take the stress out of engagement ring shopping. Enjoy the ride! And contact me with any thoughts or questions, I’d love to hear from you.
1. Know Yourself, and Your Style!
There’s so much to learn and so many styles to choose from! So how’s a girl (or guy) to choose? HELP! The first two questions you should ask yourself are this.
What shape diamond or gemstone are you drawn too?
What’s your style aesthetic? Fancy. Simple. Modern. Vintage.
Narrowing down these two basic concepts before you start shopping can make a big difference! Choosing a ring is as much about personal style as it is about technical beauty.
2. Learn the Diamond Basics
The 4 C’s. They are a diamond’s modern day equivalent to a “report card”. Yes, they’re important. Learn about them. Better yet, sit down with a jeweler you trust and let them educate you! At Tesoro Boston we do this at our signature “Diamond Bar” over a glass of prosecco! The options are endless and here’s the thing, you can’t learn everything about diamonds in the time it takes to purchase an engagement ring! Enter professional here.
3. Trust the Professionals. That’s Why We’re Here!
Relationships are SO important. Engagement rings and wedding bands symbolize the most important relationship in your life! Who you choose to make those rings are just as important. A jeweler can educate you on the pros and cons of ALL of your options, and there are many…natural diamonds, lab grown diamonds, natural gemstones, synthetics, and don’t forget metal type! They can also help you determine your budget, which styles suit your lifestyle and help you design your ring.
4. Know Your Budget
We all want that show-stopping, jaw-dropping rock on our hand. But, let’s face it. You can’t eat it, live in it or drive it. Having a clear budget can guide your shopping experience down the right path. It can also help your jeweler narrow down the search! Could there be anything worse than falling in love with a ring you can’t afford? Keep your expectations realistic and you won’t be disappointed. Amazing rings can be found in every price range!
5. Choose for Beauty
Each diamond is a snowflake. No two are exactly alike. Some are sleepy and some pop, some are dull some are bright! Bottom line, when you look down at your hand, you better love what you see! We guarantee you will!
A Diamond Grading Report is an important tool in the first step of selection. At Tesoro Boston we only offer GIA certified diamonds using this criteria. But once we’ve narrowed down your options, our advice to you is this. Simply LOOK at the diamonds. Which one speaks to you? Which diamond do you LOVE? You can’t always choose who you fall in love with and the same rule applies to diamonds.
In short, choose for beauty. You’ll be looking at this exquisite diamond for a long time. Fall in love with what you see!
And remember, the most important thing when buying a diamond…
“Having an educated expert to guide you is the ultimate, luxury buying experience!”
Happy Diamond Shopping!
-Nerissa Parisi-Hill, Tesoro Boston