How To Save On Diamond Wedding Jewelry
Diamonds epitomize the eternal characteristics of what a marriage should be -- blissful and forever
So no wedding is complete without a diamond, whether it is in the form of the engagement ring, or an additional piece of diamond wedding jewelry. For both engagement engagement rings and wedding jewelry, diamonds take the cake as the most popular, if not the only gem recognized as viable and acceptable for this milestone occasion.
Obviously not everybody has the wedding budget to splurge on a piece of diamond jewelry, especially if they have already spent money on a diamond engagement ring. The fancier rings can add an average of $2500 to your wedding budget, and it is likely that you would prefer to allocate this money to decorations, food and maybe even your post-wedding vacation, however, luckily, there are several ways you can help bring the cost a piece of diamond wedding jewelry down without reducing its value.
Don't Buy Diamond Wedding Jewelry from Chain Stores
Chain stores selling jewelry are primarily retail outlets whose pricing structures are designed to sell jewelry by the piece. If you purchase diamond wedding jewelry out of brick and mortar retail shops you will most likely be faced with a high price tag even if the shop owner decides to give you a discount. In addition, retail outlets allocate a certain budget for marketing and advertising, which naturally is added to the price of each item sold at the store. These, and a number of other mark-up points, will cause the diamond jewelry to cost around double the base price of the diamond wedding jewelry.
Go For Customization
Believe it or not, customized diamond wedding jewelry can turn out to be a cheaper alternative than buying directly from a jewelry store. This is because you are at liberty to control the size and cut of the diamond without making it look smaller. In fact, you can tell the custom jeweler to craft the diamond wedding jewelry as if it were deep when in fact it's just wide enough to cover the surface of the rest of your wedding ring. There are many ways to cut a diamond that give this impression, thereby maintaining the elegance you want to achieve from your wedding celebration.
Diamond wedding jewelry is certainly pricey but you can find ways to reduce the cost by going for the more customized pieces. You can also opt to purchase diamond wedding jewelry online, although do so only with reputable online stores, as not being able to see the piece for yourself until you get it delivered runs the risk of receiving a fake. Protect yourself from fake jewelry sellers by buying only from the better-known online stores, or better yet, read reviews on the various gem sellers online to see what others have to say about a certain store's service and product quality.
It's best to do your research first before you decide on any piece of jewelry for your big day. You can achieve that ultimate dream wedding without using most of your budget on the diamond wedding jewelry by being a smart shopper.
About the Author
Marina Seren is married to Oren Seren. The Seren family have been in the diamond business for over 40 years and now specialize in natural fancy colored diamonds and custom-made jewelry. http://www.serendiamonds.com