Diamond Engagement Rings: Buying Tips

Posted on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at 2:34 pm by Joe

The time has arrived, and you’re on your way to the jeweler to choose the perfect engagement ring.  Chances are you have an idea in mind of what you’ll be shopping for, or perhaps you’re new to the diamond game.  Buying a diamond is one of the most important purchases you’ll make in life.  Not only do you have the pressure of popping the question, but choosing something your partner will cherish for years to come. The experts at Bonafine Jewelers understand how overwhelming this time can be.  That is why they have created  the most essential tips to keep in mind when shopping for your diamond engagement ring.

Weight & Size

Bigger is better.  We’ve all heard the saying, and when it comes to choosing the best diamond, unfortunately, bigger is not always better.  There are a few things to keep in mind when deciding on the size of the diamond.  First, the larger the diamond, the greater your chances are to have noticeable inclusions.  Because of the size, inclusions can be more obvious than those on a smaller stone.  Further, if the diamond isn’t cut right, it won’t return the maximum amount of light.  Two factors that can play a major part in the wow factor.


Perhaps you’ve done your research and already know that diamonds vary in color.  If not, here’s a quick helpful that could make or break your purchase.  Colors can vary from yellowish-brown to colorless.  The less color your diamond has, the higher the quality.  Although a perfect cut, colorless diamond is on everyone’s list, your budget may not allow for this.  If choosing a diamond that is non-colorless and mounting the stone in yellow gold, you can make the diamond appear to be colorless in some cases.

In 1989 Bonafine Jewelers was established.  Taking pride in their work, owner, Joe Bonafine, travels to Antwerp annually to hand select only the finest diamonds.  Providing the best quality to our customers, our professional team of experts is here to help make choosing the perfect diamond engagement ring an enjoyable moment.  Working within your budget, you can be sure you’ll leave with a ring that will have people in awe.  Stop by our store today in Lexington, or call (781) 862-6111.