Quantity over quality is the principle you should stick by when you are looking for a diamond. You want the best quality stone for your budget. You also want the best fitting and looking ring sparkling on your finger.

Here are several steps you should take to find your perfect diamond.

Be Open-Minded

Many people have already decided on the kind of ring that they would like before visiting a jeweller. Almost every lad who looks for an engagement ring wants a one-carat ring to put on their partner’s finger. However, it is important to note that a diamond’s quality is not determined by its size alone.

Buying a smaller-sized diamond, which while not the largest, will be the clearest and the most dazzling diamond you can find, will give your partner something that they’ll enjoy seeing on their finger every day for the rest of their lives.

Visit A Personal Jeweller

People often misunderstand personal jewellers as only ever wanting to work with celebrities. This could not be further from the truth. While these jewellers have access to some of the finest diamonds on the market, they are experts both in sourcing beautiful stones and in listening to clients and designing services around them. A personal jeweller’s job is to wow everyone who steps into their studio, regardless of whether that client is famous or not. For this reason, after discussing your requirements in detail, your personal jeweller will find the best jewel for you and display it in a mount which makes your dreams come true, while staying within your budget. Additionally, the aftercare service that these jewellers offer ensures that should you need your ring to be polished or re-sized after a number of years, this can be done easily. Such a level of service would never be offered by a high street jeweller, unless your purchase was paying for their office refurb, while leaving some change for their Christmas party.

Over these next few blogs I’ll share some of the knowledge I’ve gained through working as one of Birmingham’s premier personal jewellers for 30+ years, to help you know what to look for in the ring of your dreams.