Essential Steps to Buying a Stunning Diamond
Whether you're searching for a diamond engagement ring or looking for a simple way to drop the hint, purchasing a diamond can seem overwhelming. Either way, the experts at Agape Diamonds are here to help. With education, research, and help from our diamond experts, you'll be able to find your dream diamond engagement ring in no time.
Your Diamond Search at Agape Diamonds
Before we discuss the essential steps to buying a diamond, we'll share what your diamond search will entail if you shop with Agape. There are multiple factors to consider before purchasing your diamond, and in all the excitement it can be easy to forget to consider everything that takes place after your order.
The easiest way to learn more about our great service is to read our reviews. At the Agape Diamonds Testimonials Page, you can find passive and active reviews from real customers that share details about their own search and purchase that you might not have considered.
In addition to customer service and reviews, consider the perks our company offers. We're not talking about the coupons that companies offer to get you on their website—we're talking about the perks that make a company a better place to shop. We aim to make Agape Diamonds a great place to shop by offering:
- A hassle-free return policy with free returns
- Free ring resizing
- Independent lab certifications
- Free shipping on all orders
- Quality craftsmanship
- A lifetime warranty on all jewelry purchases
- Discounts up to 50% off on select merchandise
- Conflict-free man-made lab-created diamonds
Agape Diamonds began as a small family-owned company and is now a second-generation business that includes a team of in-house designers, master bench jewelers, and customer service representatives with over 70 years of combined experience in different areas of expertise. We take pride in designing and manufacturing one-of-a-kind designer jewelry that our customers can feel good about wearing and offering a free return policy to ensure risk-free shopping.
How to Buy a Stunning Diamond
- Create a budget.
Before you start shopping for jewelry, take the time to create a budget. If this is your first time shopping for a diamond ring for a wedding or another special occasion, it might seem like a major investment. However, setting a range for what you're willing to pay for your new rock is essential.
Setting a budget can not only keep you and your significant other’s expectations the same, but it can also help you figure out your options when it comes to buying a diamond. One of our experienced customer service representatives can help you find your dream diamond ring for a great deal.
- Decide on your diamond type.
Every diamond engagement ring purchase is different—whether you have your heart set on a natural diamond or you're considering investing in an Agape Simulated Diamond, it's important to do your homework on the different types offered.
While man-made, lab-created diamonds offer peace of mind, savings, and durability, keep in mind that your engagement ring should represent your unconditional love and commitment. So, before purchasing your dream diamond, decide whether natural diamonds or man-made lab-created diamonds are right for you.
- Find the right diamond shape.
The shape of your diamond depends on your personal preference. Round diamonds are the most popular type of diamond for their universal style, adaptability, and brilliance, but there are numerous other diamond shapes that might appeal to you. At Agape Diamonds, we offer a wide variety of diamond shapes, including round, princess, cushion, radiant, asscher, emerald, oval, pear, marquise, heart, and trillion.
- Consider the 4 C’s.
If this is your first time buying a diamond engagement ring, consider working with a diamond expert to decide on your 4 C’s. If you've already done some research, you probably already know what the 4 C’s represent. But if you haven't, here's a quick review:
Cut: The cut is one of the most crucial aspects of any diamond. The fluorescence, fire, and sparkle that refracts from within the diamond can only be achieved by faceting and polishing the stone.
Color: Colorless diamonds, also known as white diamonds, lack any hue. Color is highly valued, meaning the less color a diamond has, the more valuable it is.
Clarity: Clarity refers to how clean or clear the stone is. In the diamond industry, how perfect the clarity of the stone is can make a significant difference in its value and cost.
Carat: Carat is the measure of how much a diamond weighs. Carat is also related to the size of the diamond, but depending on the shape and cut of the stone, two diamonds with the same carat weight can be different sizes.
The experienced diamond experts at Agape Diamonds can take your budget, desired shape, and other preferences into account to help you find the best diamond engagement rings.
- Set your diamond.
After deciding on your preferred shape, diamond type, and the 4 C’s, you'll need to find a setting to finish your engagement ring. With tons of different styles available, it's important to consider your diamond shape when choosing a setting. Some settings only hold certain diamond shapes, so check the specifications of each setting before making a purchase.
In addition to style, you'll also need to choose a metal type and origin. At Agape Diamonds, all of our settings are available in white, yellow, rose gold, and platinum. If the setting you choose doesn't match your taste or style for any reason, we offer free returns on all purchases.
With years of experience in online shopper support, our experienced jewelers and friendly customer service experts are ready to help you to ensure a good experience and easy access to the information you need about buying the perfect engagement ring. To find out more about our diamond engagement rings, check out the Agape Diamonds Engagement Ring Page or visit our showroom in Tampa, FL.
Whether you're shopping for the first time or preparing for the next time, let Agape Diamonds guide you through this one-of-a-kind journey with our stunning man-made lab-created diamonds.