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            BUYING A WEDDING RING 

                      Interview with Shawn Steinle

                         Owner of K's Jewerly. He has helped over

                         1700 men and women buy their first wedding ring.

 

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You've found the right girl...

Now it's time to find the right ring.

Whether you know a thing or two about jewelry or you're completely in the dark...chances are good that you've never bought a wedding ring. 

 

Not only is it a big investment...it's a symbol of your commitment.

 

She will be wearing the ring you choose for the rest of her life.

 

Do you worry about picking the wrong ring? Getting in over your head? or Making a costly mistake?

 

Do you want to know...

 

        how to choose the right engagement and wedding ring

 

        what the typical guy spends on a wedding ring

 

        how to get more ring for your money

 

        what your choices are in diamond cuts, band styles, and precious metals

 

The bottom line is that buying a wedding ring is a big deal. 

 

Hopefully it's something you will only have to do once. 

 

Right? 

 

So how do you do it? What do you need to know...

 

        before you propose to her

 

        when you are looking at diamonds

 

        when you are deciding on a band

 

       after you have made the purchase

 

The more you know from the beginning...the better your chances of taking the right steps.

 

So...

 

How do you learn all of this?

 

Don't worry. That is why we created the Buying a Wedding Ring audio.

 

 

 

 

You will learn...

         Costs to expect when purchasing a wedding ring

         Engagement and wedding ring traditions

         The four ways guys pick out a wedding ring--plus the pros and cons of each

         How to discover her ring size without arousing her suspicion

         What to do if she says no and you need to return the ring

         How much the average guy spends on a ring

         How to keep the rings a secret

         Which diamond shapes are new, popular and classic

         How to decide between white gold, yellow gold and platinum settings

 

 

 

 

This is a big decision...

 

Chances are that this will be the one and only time that you purchase a wedding ring.

 

The irony is that most of us try to do it without any knowledge or experience.

 

This is where Shawn Steinle comes in. 

Shawn summarizes over 16 years of jewelry business experience in which he has helped over 1700 men and women pick-out and buy their wedding ring.

In this interview you will learn what you need to know about buying a wedding ring AND how to find the perfect ring for the perfect price.

 

So what are some factors that first time buyers need to think about?

 

 

 
Lots of them...

 

First of all you will hear about the 4 C's  when you start shopping for diamonds.

The 4 C's are:

 

1.  Carat

2.  Cut

3.  Clarity

4.  Color

 

Below is a more information about each one

 

Carat

This is how much a diamond weighs. Obviously the more it weighs the bigger its size.
 
Note: Diamonds are measured in Carats and gold is measured in Karats.
 

 

 

 
One carat weighs .20 grams. But since diamonds are natural stones and almost never come out in nice round numbers like 1.00 carat, jewelers use "points."One point = 1/100th of a carat or another way of looking at it is 1 carat = 100 points.
 
So if a diamond weighs 0.86 carat, you can say with great expertise that it weighs 86 points.

Above is a chart that will give you an idea of the relationship between carat weight and size. The prices below will give you a guideline

  • 0.5 carat, $1,500
  • 1.0 carat, $5,000
  • 1.5 carat, $8,700
  • 2.0 carat, $13,000
  • 3.0 carat, $22,000
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Princess

 

Cut

This the diamond's shape. The most popular shapes are the round cut and oval cut.  Other cuts include the emerald cut and the princess cut.

Be sure to look at a variety of cuts to see which you like best. Keep in mind that the cut is just as important as clarity and color in determining a ring's sparkliness and price tag.

Why is cut so important?

The angles of a diamond's cut are a play a part in its sparkliness. The more sparkle, the better the cut and the greater the diamond's value

   
   

Clarity

A diamond's clarity is the primary factor in determining its price. "Clarity" refers to how easily you can see any imperfections in the diamonds 

 

Imperfections on the surface are known as blemishes and those on the inside are known as inclusions.

Why does it matter?

The fewer the flaws results in more light reflected and therefore more sparkle.

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the organization which sets the worldwide standards for diamonds, set up a scale for diamond clarity.  You can check out the scale above.

The scale goes like this: flawless, internally flawless, VVS1, VVS2, VS1, VS2, SI1, SI2, I1, I2, I3.

Flawless diamonds mean that you can't see any imperfections under 10X magnification, and I3 diamonds are ones with obvious imperfections.

Which should I get?

Unless you are loaded or want to blow a lot of cash, get a VS or SI diamond. While technically imperfect, you cannot tell these diamonds are flawed unless you look at them under a microscope.

 

 

Color

The color of a diamond ranges from clear (colorless) to a faint yellow. The more colorless the diamond, the more expensive it is. There are exceptions to this rule. Some types of diamonds do have color--red,  green, blue, etc...  
 
These can be very expensive and are traditionally used in wedding rings.

The Gemological Institute of America came up with a scale to grade color. You can check out the scale above.

The closer you are to D, the more expensive the rock. For some reason, the scale starts at D; there are no A, B, or C diamonds.

Could anyone tell the difference between a D and a K?

Probably not...so don't feel compelled to go for the D.

And this is just the beginning...

 

 

 

In Buying a Wedding Ring Shawn discusses:

 

         The traditional way of using rings in your proposal.

         The hidden fees you should be on the lookout for

         How to look for flaws

         The pros and cons of shopping on the internet

         Preventing your diamond ring from being switched when you have it worked on

         Factors affecting the cost

         Customized wedding rings versus standard wedding rings

         Tricks to get what you want on a budget

         Understanding 14K versus 18K karat value for gold

         How to select your jeweler

         Detecting false claims and dishonest bargains

 

 

 

 
 Plus...

 

Shawn explains...

 

         The relationship between size and carat weight...what size most guys choose

 

         The cutting styles that are available...which are most popular

 

         The diamond color grades...what color most wedding rings are

 

         The choices you have for the metals...how do you decide

 

         The wedding band styles...which ones do women prefer

 

 

 

 

 

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About Shawn Steinle:

      Wedding Ring Experience  

  • Over 1700 individual wedding rings sold
  • 16 years jewelry business experience
  • 10 years as the owner of K's Jewelry Store

 

 

 

There's more...

 

Shawn also discusses...

 

          Cleaning and caring for your diamond ring

 

          The rule that a wedding ring should cost you two months salary

 

          If and when you should have your ring appraised

 

          How to choose an appraiser

 

          If and when you should have your ring insured

 

          How to choose an insurer

 

          Reading a Diamond Grading Report

 

          Diamond treatments--what they are and do you need them

 

 

 

About Jason C. Steinle:

 

Jason C. Steinle is the author of Upload Experience: Quarterlife Solutions for Teens and Twentysomethings. He has interviewed over 400 quarterlifers and 150 experts on the biggest questions today's teens, twentysomethings, and thirty-year-olds face when going out into the real world.

 

Jason interviews Shawn in Buying a Wedding Ring

 

 

 

 
There's even more...

Hear what Shawn has to say about...

          The main concerns guys have when shopping for a wedding ring

 

          Secrets to savvy ring buying

          The role of the engagement ring 

          The significance of a diamond ring

          Understanding gold and platinum terminology?

          Can a lay person really evaluate a diamonds quality

          What you need to know about detecting fakes

          When is a deal too good of a deal

          The latest cuts' ring, styles, and designs

          More information on the 4 C's and other aspects of diamonds

          What every girl wants her guy to know before he picks out a wedding ring

          How flaws affect diamonds and their prices 

 

 

 

 

Why guess about a wedding ring?

 

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