Engagement rings in Calgary can be a costly expense. If you follow along with tradition, you need to spend three months worth of your wage – and that’s on average! But there are still ways to get an engagement ring without breaking the bank.
1) Be strategic with the setting
If you don’t have the budget for a large stone on your ring, you don’t have to panic. You can create the illusion that your stone is bigger than it is, by adding a ‘halo’ setting, which is when you add smaller stones around the center stone. This will make the stone look bigger than it is, giving it an added edge. This can work great with custom engagement rings, as you more control over the design.
2) Consider other stones apart from diamonds
Many people assume that custom engagement rings have to have a diamond in it. That it is not the case at all. Firstly, not all partners want to have diamonds on their rings. Secondly, if you are on a budget, then a mined diamond might be out of reach. A diamond engagement ring can set you back around $6000 on average, so it is advisable to look for other stones that work just as well:
Selecting from one of these stones can save you plenty of money, as well as still enhance the style and quality of your engagement ring.
3) If diamonds are for you, then get lab-grown diamonds
If diamonds are for you, then you should look towards getting lab-grown diamonds. They are identical to mined diamonds in every way, using the same grading scale of the 4C’s and come in a variety of cut shapes. The only difference is due to the volume they can be produced at they are on average 30% less than their mined counterparts.
4) Custom-made engagement ring
Make sure that you get a custom engagement ring made for you. While you might think that it might cost you more than buying one that is already made, the truth is that you’ll save as you have control over your design. You can design it exactly to the style your partner would love, and you can do it on nearly any budget. More so, your sweetheart will likely cherish it for its thoughtfulness of getting a piece of custom jewellery in Calgary.
These four smart little moves can help you save when it comes to getting an engagement ring for your special one.
Whether you choose a diamond, sapphire or ruby, come into Marlow Design for the perfect custom engagement ring. For the best diamond rings, family jewellery or jewellery repairs, resizing and cleaning, we have you covered. Let us be your one-stop jewellery shop! Questions? Contact us today for a free quote!