Your Ultimate Guide To Buying An Engagement Ring Online
Planning the perfect proposal can be an arduous and overwhelming task. And with so many elements to consider, where does one even begin?
One thing’s for sure: no marriage proposal is complete without a gorgeous ring. There are plenty of options to land yourself a cheap engagement ring in Singapore, and shopping online is one of the best possible ways. Allowing you to browse through a wide selection with the help of filters to narrow down your options, doing so can save you plenty of time if you already know your partner’s ring size and have a general idea of what you want your ring to look like.
However, selecting the perfect engagement ring still requires careful deliberation and planning. To help you streamline the process, here are five useful tips to help you purchase the perfect ring to propose with.
Set a clear budget
It is easy to get carried away and end up scrolling through a selection of rings that go beyond your budget. Many stunning rings may come with a hefty price tag, but there are many similar, more affordable alternatives that are friendlier for your wallet. When browsing online, make sure you maximise the filters and sorting functions available to help you narrow down your choices.
If price is a key factor when shopping for a ring, consider lab-grown diamonds instead, since they are priced up to 30% cheaper than mined diamonds. An engagement ring made with lab-created diamonds does not lose in terms of quality and sparkle than naturally mined diamonds of the same price, giving you more bang for your buck!
Inspect the cut of the diamond
Each diamond is graded according to the 4Cs, which stands for Cut, Clarity, Colour, and Carat. The cut of the diamond describes how the diamond interacts with light and is usually the biggest indicator of a diamond’s beauty. A blemish-free diamond with impeccable colour will not look as brilliant as it should with poor cutting. If you are on the hunt for the sparkliest diamond cut, we recommend going for a round brilliant cut.
You can examine the cut of a diamond by looking out for 360-degree videos that show how light reflects off the diamond. A diamond with an excellent cut should reflect an even pattern of light, and its cut is neither too deep nor too shallow. If there are no 360-degree videos, look out for any labels or mention of the diamond’s cut in the description of the ring to help you make an informed decision.
Pick out the right ring size
When shopping for the perfect engagement ring, be sure to select the right ring size. If you are looking for a tool to measure your ring size in Singapore, look for a jeweller that can support you through the process, or request for a ring sizer here if you are shopping on our website.
If you want to be subtle without drawing your partner’s attention, search for a ring size chart in Singapore to find out your partner’s ring size with the help of an existing ring they have. This chart is especially helpful, or you can also print out an online ring sizer.
Also, look out for complimentary ring resizing services that the store may offer if the ring does not fit as well as you want it to. This way, your partner can still show off their gorgeous engagement ring after a few fuss-free, minor adjustments!
Check the return policy
Sometimes, the actual ring may not match your expectations, or it may not fit as expected. It is always better to be safe than sorry, so check the store’s return policy to accommodate such unexpected situations.
Look out for any warranties or hidden costs that accompany your purchase. Check if return and refunds are allowed and if shipping fees will be covered. A reliable jeweller will always clearly outline their exchange policy on their website, so avoid those that do not state such details.
Choose a reliable jeweller
Shopping with a trusted jeweller is the wise choice for such an important investment as your engagement ring. You will be able to learn more from testimonials and reviews on their website and other online platforms such as forums. An authentic jeweller will also offer reasonably priced jewellery without compromising on quality and most importantly – you and your partner’s satisfaction.
A store’s interaction with its customers will also speak volumes about its overall service and the quality of its products. If you have any qualms, contact them via the website or other platforms. A dependable, qualified jeweller will be more than happy to help and share more information about their products, so do not hesitate to drop them a message.
With sufficient research and a clear understanding of your partner’s preferences, you are ready to start shopping for the engagement ring of your dreams!
Star Carat offers some of the most affordable diamond engagement rings in Singapore. Our jewellery is carefully designed with IGI certified lab-grown diamonds, and our diamonds also belong to the Type IIA category reserved for the top 2% of the global production of diamonds. Start browsing our online store or book an appointment here to get in touch with our friendly staff, who will aid you in the search for the perfect engagement ring!