If you're thinking about getting engaged this Christmas, first of all... Congratulations! This is one of the most exciting and fulfilling decisions you'll make in your life.
On the other hand, you may be asking some anxiety-inducing questions like...
How do I start shopping for an engagement ring?
How do I know if I can afford the engagement ring I really want?
How do I know if she'll like the ring I buy?
In this article we'll cover these questions (and more) and give you all the answers you need to feel confident about buying an engagement ring for Christmas.
One of the first questions we get a lot is...
Does Diamond Size Matter?
And the answer to this is... "Big diamond" is an incredibly relative term. To a young couple getting engaged, a one carat diamond might be "big". But to a couple celebrating their fortieth anniversary, a "big diamond" might be four or five carats.
And, ultimately, the size of the diamond isn't the most important part. We have a saying here that "big gets noticed but beautiful gets admired."
When you see a stunning diamond that sparkles and shines, that has very little to do with the size. The most important quality when it comes to diamond beauty is diamond cut.
Now, cut does not mean the shape the diamond is cut into (round, princess, emerald, etc), but how well the diamond is cut to take light in and refract it back to your eye as flashes of bright color.
Here at Garcia & Co. Jewelers in Farmington, we hand select all of our diamonds to give you maximum beauty and sparkle for the best possible price.
Whether you want a one carat diamond or a five carat diamond, we can help!
The next question we get a lot is...
How Do I Find a Style She'll Love?
While taste is an incredibly personal thing, there are also classic styles that always work, on-trend styles that are currently popular, and styles that are very specific to someone's personal tastes.
Here at Garcia & Co. Jewelers in Farmington, we've got the largest selection of engagement rings in the Four Corners. No matter what style you're looking for, or whether you just want a simple solitaire that fits all tastes and styles, we can help.
And if we don't have what you're looking for, we can make it with our custom design tools!
The next question we get a lot is...
Can I Afford The Engagement Ring I Want?
The answer to this will vary by person and what your credit rating might be, but here at Garcia & Co. Jewelers in Farmington NM, we do everything we can to make your engagement ring purchase as easy as possible.
Not only do we offer diamond engagement rings for a wide range of prices, we also give you payment options from layaway to special financing.
If "can I afford it?" is the main thing holding you back, come see us. We have diamond engagement rings for as low as $30 per month (with special financing approval).
And the last question we get is...
What If I Need The Ring Sized Or Serviced?
This is a great question, because a lot of couples getting engaged buy the ring and the wonder... What now?
Do I take the ring to a mall store where they'll ship the ring away and it takes weeks to get it back? Do I take it to a local store that I've never been to before and hope they do good work?
Here at Garcia & Co. Jewelers in Farmington NM, we have an in-house jeweler that will handle any sizing and service right here in our store in a fraction of the time it takes chain stores to ship your ring to a service center.
And not only can we help with the initial sizing of your new diamond engagement ring, we can also help with any jewelry service you need for decades to come. From additional sizing and repair, to trading up to a larger diamond later, to providing a professional jewelry appraisal that you can submit to your insurance provider.
Getting Engaged At Christmas: Wrap-Up
I hope this article was helpful to you! If you still have lingering questions, I want to invite you to get a FREE copy of our famous diamond buying guide.
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