- Opt for white gold instead of platinum. To get the coveted platinum look everyone desires but without spending the big bucks, opt for white gold instead. No one will know the difference.
- Choose an undersize diamond. Undersize diamonds are those that weight just below a cutoff weight, like 1 carat or 0.5 carats. So to the naked eye, they look identical to their marginally larger counterparts and therefore giving off the vibe that you totally splurged, but in reality, you didn’t.
- Prioritize on cut. The absolute best way to make your engagement ring look more pricey is to prioritize its cut and try to save money in other aspects of the ring. Consider the cut king when it comes to diamonds. It can honestly take a diamond from pretty to WOW! Why? Because the cut of the diamond affects the way that light moves through it and the overall sparkle that it has. And of course a more sparkly diamond just means the more expensive it looks.
- Buy online. When trying to save, a great way to save on an engagement ring is to honestly buy online. When buying online you can purchase a ring for 30-50% less than what you would typically find in stores. And buying online doesn’t mean you’re sacrificing on quality. You can actually purchase a better quality diamond, a larger carat size, or a more sparkly setting all at a lower rate.
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