Diamond Buying Guide for Guys: What You Need to Know to Buy a Unique Stone

Diamond Buying Guide


If you're a guy and looking to buy a diamond ring for that special someone in your life, you might feel a little out of your element. Finding the right diamond can be a complicated task — especially when choosing an engagement ring.

Of course, you want to make sure that you buy the right diamond ring. But do you know your budget, your partner's ring size, or even what kind of stone they want?

If you're already overwhelmed, don't worry. We've prepared this Diamond Buying Guide for Guys so that you know what to look out for a while you shop for the perfect piece. This guide will help you choose a ring and stone that your sweetheart will say "yes!" to. 

The Perfect Diamond Buying Guide For Guys

Before you decide on a ring, you should figure out how you want to propose. Maybe you'd like to buy a beautiful box to present it to them or add other sentimental touches to that special day.

Once you've figured all of that out, here's how you choose the perfect ring.

Set Your Budget

The first step is to figure out a realistic spending limit. While you might feel you have to splurge to get the right ring, the truth is that you can still get a gorgeous ring with even the most modest budget.

It's important to consider the different costs associated with an engagement ring. You will first have to choose the ideal diamond and the material for the ring setting itself. And if you want any further customizations, such as engraving or accent stones, this will add to the overall cost.

Once you've decided on your budget and found the ideal diamond, it's time to move on to the fun stuff: finding her ring size and style.

Ring Size and Style

As the ring is likely to be a surprise, you have to find creative ways to find your partner's ring size if you don't know it already.

One of the best ways to find out is to ask her friends or parents. If they're not sure, try going on a secret mission to sneak away one of her rings to learn her size. And if all else fails, there's still good news: even if you make a mistake with the ring size, it can be resized later — but try to get it right the first time if you can.

Next, you have to choose the style of the ring. Consider the shape of the stone you select, as this is the most important and most visible part of the piece. Besides the shape, you should also choose the color of the stone and the cut. We wouldn't recommend taking a shot in the dark, so you can ask her friends or family if you are unsure of her personal tastes.

Make Sure It's Unique

Finally, you want to make sure that your engagement ring is unique. Your partner will be thrilled to be given a different ring from any standard ring that can be bought at a jewelry store because this choice is a direct reflection of her own uniqueness. She is one of a kind, and her ring should be, too.

Keep her personality in mind when you decide upon her ring. Does she like a large stone or something understated? Will she love an engraved message? What about the metal setting: platinum, yellow gold, white gold? Does she want a traditional clear diamond, or would she like a colored diamond or gemstone?

Does she have an active lifestyle or a job that requires a simple band? Or does she want something that is bold and stands out (and stands up off her finger)? Does she like dainty, feminine jewelry? Or would she like something more modern? 

When speaking to a jewelry designer, you can describe your partner's tastes to make sure her ring is unique and in her personal style.

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Now that you have read this brief Diamond Buying Guide for Guys, you know the basics of finding the perfect diamond. Make sure to share this with other guys interested in finding a unique stone for their partners.

It's time to put your new knowledge to good use and choose the perfect ring for your special someone. We can help bring your lady's dreams to life! Reach out today to book an appointment.