[Quick Tip] One Easy Way To Save Big Money On Your Engagement Ring

Author Cristina LaPenna
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Date Dec 22, 2015

If you're on the market for a diamond engagement ring, you probably have read all about the "Four C's" of diamonds and have learned that by just moving up a little bit on the scale in terms of color, clarity, cut or carat can cost you...a lot. But,there is one decision that you can make that will completely change the game for you and save you some cash on the diamond:

Quick Tip: Save Money By Opting For A Fancy Shape Diamond

Quick Tip: Save Money By Opting For A Fancy Shape Diamond

Did you know that the classic, round cut diamond can cost up to 30% more than a similar fancy shaped diamond, carat for carat? Not many people do. They are surprised when they are looking at diamonds to find that two diamonds, one round and one fancy, with all of the same diamond characteristics can be completely different prices. Fancy cut diamonds are all diamond shapes that are not the classic round, which includes shapes such as emerald, cushion, and princess. So, what makes round diamonds the most expensive shape?

1. Round diamonds are more expensive because there is a huge demand for them, and there is a good reason for that. Round diamonds are cut in a way that their angles and proportions are perfectly set-up so that they optimize light return. They can reflect more light back into your eye, making them the most brilliant and sparkly of all of the diamond cuts.

2. Round diamonds take a larger amount of rough diamond, or raw materials, to cut a round shape diamond, as compared to the fancy shaped diamonds. All of the other fancy diamond shapes when cut use less wasted material, so they are less money when you compare them carat to carat to the round brilliant diamond.

In the end, you need to think about who you are buying the diamond for before you consider a fancy shaped diamond. Did your soon-to-be-fiance tell you that she loves the timeless appeal of a round diamond? Then picking out an oval or marquise shaped diamond probably isn't a smart move. Likewise, if she loves to be unique and individual, a fancy cut diamond might be the perfect way to get more for your money. Click here to learn more about the different diamond shapes.

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