Consumer Guidance

When is the Best Time to Buy Engagement Rings?

Getting engaged is one of the all-time highs of life. It is both a memorable moment and a commitment to forever. You want everything to be exactly right for that day.

That being said, of course you want to find the perfect ring – with an equally amazing deal to match. Staying on a budget at any point in time is a great idea, but especially during this season.

So, when is a good time to buy an engagement ring? When will you find sales? What times of year should be avoided?

Answers to these questions and more below.

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The Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender

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What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of fancy color diamonds?

If you are like most people, I’m pretty sure you willing be thinking about vivid pink diamonds and the beautiful hue they exhibit.

Although diamonds can exist in almost any color hue imaginable, there’s something extremely special about pink diamonds that make them stand out and highly sought after. It’s no wonder that pink diamonds often find themselves in the limelight of record breaking auctions.

In today’s blog post, I’m going to talk about a very specialized niche market in the industry – the Argyle pink diamonds tender. (more…)

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The 4 Best Online Diamond Retailers For Stunning Jewelry

When it comes to buying engagement rings, more and more consumers are heading to online diamond retailers to make their purchase – and for good reasons. Not only will you enjoy significantly lower prices and wider product selections, there’s also no need for you to deal with pushy sales people in traditional brick and mortar stores.

We’ve scoured the web to find the best diamond retailers who provide top notch customer service and intuitive websites where you can shop with a peace of mind. While compiling this list of the top online diamond vendors, we also took into account various aspects of their businesses; like sales policies, conflict free diamonds, customer support and range of setting designs offered. (more…)

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Proportion Factors In AGS Grading Reports – What It Means

Recently, one of our readers noticed something weird in an AGS lab report for a princess cut diamond and asked me the following question: “I was browsing through James Allen for a 1 carat sized princess cut and shortlisted a couple of diamonds in their True Hearts line. When I brought up the certificate to look at details, I noticed a description called Proportions Factors under the Cut Grade section.

I’m not sure whether this is something new because I don’t see anything similar in other AGS platinum light performance reports. I hope you can shed light on this.”

First of all, let me show you a copy of the grading report for the diamond in question. You can clearly see that the stone receives a rating of “AGS Very Good 2” for Proportions Factors. You can view the full details of the diamond with this link. (more…)

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Top 10 Most Popular Places to Propose in the USA

A marriage proposal is one of the most memorable moment of anyone’s life. I know most women dream of getting proposed in a romantic backdrop and to be swept of their feet by their loved one. On the other hand, I also know most men face difficulties at the first hurdle in finding the right diamond ring (that’s why Beyond4Cs was created).

This one’s for the guys. So, what happens after you bought the ring? How do you choose the right moment and location for popping the question? If you are clueless on how and where to propose, perhaps some our handpicked locations in the States might help get your creative juices flowing. (more…)

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