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Jan 23, 2023

Engagement Rings

Diamond Engagement Ring Buyers Guide

Our business philosophy is very simple, we want our clients to get the exact engagement ring or piece of fine jewelry they have in mind, exceed their expectations, and finish far under budget! We believe that our friendly and helpful concierge jeweler model allows us to build a personal relationship with our clients that will last a lifetime. Our clients say that their experience with us is so great that they frequently refer us to their friends and family, and this is so often the case that we have built our entire business in this way.

Word of mouth referrals are the key to expanding our business, and this is perfect for us. Because we keep our marketing expenses low, we are able to continue saving our clients vast amounts of money on custom engagement rings, keep our attention focused on a limited number of exclusive clients, and exceed all of the expectations they have when it comes to their custom engagement ring or piece of fine jewelry.

Visit us today, and learn about all of the amazing benefits that come along with shopping for a custom wedding ring at Diamonds Above Fine Jewelers.

Buying and Giving the Best Engagement Rings in Austin, TX

We have constructed this online engagement ring buying guide to educate our future clients about the many choices they will face when it comes to buying the engagement ring of their dreams. After all, an engagement ring should be nothing short of spectacular. To help you make sure you have the perfect piece of jewelry for your proposal, we offer all types of engagement rings.

Not sure you want to buy an existing, designer branded engagement ring? You can always work with our team of jewelry design experts to come up with a unique custom engagement ring for your special someone. We offer a proven step-by-step process to take you from your original idea to an exquisite finished piece. Your one-of-a-kind custom engagement ring will become a treasured piece that can be passed down as a family heirloom.

Have a stone but no ring setting? Our custom engagement ring creation process is perfectly suited to your needs. Stop by Diamonds Above Fine Jewelers in Austin, TX, today for a consultation. We can also create custom engagement rings from older rings, giving new life to an older setting.

Step One: Picking The Engagement Ring Style

Congratulations! You’re ready to get engaged, and that means choosing the right engagement ring to celebrate the occasion. However, it can be overwhelming at first to find the best engagement ring for your needs. Take heart, though: A perfect ring is out there, and Diamonds Above in Austin is ready to help you find or create it!

Whether you have seen an engagement ring you would like to recreate with modifications, or you are looking for a completely original design, our Austin based team of expert jewelers, custom craftsman, and goldsmiths can create the perfect wedding ring to fit your vision. We can even work with you if you already have a treasured family heirloom you would like to incorporate into your engagement ring. For instance, you may have inherited a loose diamond or a semi-precious necklace. We can take the gemstones and add them to your engagement ring, pulling all the elements together expertly to ensure the look is one-of-a-kind and stunning. This level of customization is hard to find in chain jewelry stores, which makes Diamonds Above the best place to get custom engagement rings in Austin!

As your very own personal jeweler and as a locally owned and operated jewelry store serving clients across the Austin, TX, area, we like to take the time to get to know our clients personally, learn their wants and needs, and devote our full attention to giving them exactly what they want at a price no other jewelry store can compete with. Many people ask how we are able to offer such amazing prices and service, so we made a page devoted to explaining what makes us different, better, and less expensive.

Types of Engagement Ring Styles

While you might not know the exact terminology of each engagement ring style, you can definitely start to pick out what appeals most to you. The Diamonds Above engagement ring specialists at our Austin, TX, showroom will be there to guide you every step of the way.

Engagement rings come in a vast array of styles, designs, and materials, so picking the right one can be quite an intimidating process. Let us show you bridal jewelry examples from our cases and displays to assist you in understanding how each feature breathes life into an engagement ring From solitaires, halos, and three-stone rings, to traditional, vintage, and modern engagement ring designs, identifying the differences and thinking about her style and desires is imperative to getting a ring that is special to her and fits her unique personality. Don't worry about this intimidating process, Diamonds Above is here to help in any way we can! Our engagement ring settings and style page lists some of the most popular engagement ring designs as well as some of the more unique and interesting designs that are available. In addition to this, we have a sampling of some of our favorite engagement ring designs available for purchase or viewed in our online jewelry store.

Picking a Precious Metal

The last aspect of an engagement ring is the metal, and you have tons of great options! Our engagement rings are available in a variety of precious metals, and unlike many other jewelry stores, you get to pick which material your ring comes in! We are able to create our rings in traditional materials and newer trendy and stylish materials. Some of our designers, such as S. Kashi & Sons create their beautiful pieces of jewelry in the standard 14kt. gold, and upon request will use platinum as a premium material. One of our other favorite premium designers, Demarco, uses 18kt. gold and platinum upon request. We know that everyone has their own taste in jewelry, so we offer all of our engagement rings in the traditional yellow gold, the modern white gold, and the new and trendy rose gold or platinum.

Step Two: Pick a Custom Designed or Designer Branded Engagement Ring

After you have decided the perfect engagement ring style for your love, you should decide if you want your ring to be custom designed by our team here at Diamonds Above, or if you want a beautiful designer engagement ring from one of the many world renowned designers that we are affiliated with. Either way, we are able to get the exact ring you want, and even if you pick a designer produced ring we can customize it to your exact specifications and desires. We can add diamonds, precious metals, engravings or anything you can think of to make the ring truly unique and special to her. There is no better place to get your custom engagement ring in Austin than from our team at Diamonds Above!

Choosing A Designer Ring

While we often design our customer's engagement rings, we also carry a vast selection of stunning designer engagement ring lines that can't be found anywhere else in town, and our designer engagement rings are frequently much less expensive than other Austin jewelry stores. Our favorite designer engagement ring brand is S. Kashi & Sons, a designer based in New York that offers thousands of beautiful yet affordable pieces.  One of our other favorite designers is Timeless Designs, a company that designs vintage and traditional engagement rings that are one-of-a-kind and will take her breath away. These are just a few of our favorite designers, and we carry many more world renowned engagement ring designers. If you have interest in one of these beautiful designers or our other designers, simply give us a call or stop by for more information. Picking Diamonds Above as your source for wedding or engagement rings in Austin, will show your loved one exactly how much you care, maximize the value of your budget, leave you feeling confident in your purchase, and ready to propose to the love of your life!

Choosing and Designing a Custom Engagement Ring

You may have a loose stone that you think would be perfect for an engagement ring. Or perhaps you have inherited a ring that has incredible possibilities for being a showpiece. These are perfect opportunities for you to consider working with our Austin, TX, jewelry designers to create a custom engagement ring or custom wedding ring.

Our customization process starts with a consultation. Simply bring in your stone or setting to start the discussion. Remember that you are not wedded to traditional diamonds for engagement rings. Many custom engagement rings feature other precious and semi-precious stones. We will help you understand your options, as well as give you our expert feedback based on other engagement rings we have made for overjoyed clients. We will create a unique wedding ring personalized to you and your partner's style. You might be surprised to see the many ways we can completely reimagine an older ring, or take a stone from one setting and turn it into a focal point on a custom engagement ring.

To help you visualize the final design, we rely on high-end CAD software that allows you to see all aspects of your new custom engagement ring before it goes into the modeling phase. This gives you the chance to make changes, if desired. It also ensures that the finished product is the best engagement ring you could imagine for your loved one.

Stop wondering where to buy an engagement ring in Austin that will meet your needs. Instead, talk to our team about designing a custom piece that no one else will be wearing. At Diamonds Above Fine Jewelers, we pride ourselves on exceeding expectations. Make your proposal count with a custom engagement ring designed from the heart.

To learn more about our diamond engagement rings, contact us online or call us at (512) 206-4156. You can also visit our store to see them in person.

Step Three: Pick a GIA Certified Diamond or Gemstone

Diamonds are the hardest natural stone known to man, a wonderful and traditional choice to celebrate your engagement, and a perfect representation of your love. Once you have picked out a breathtaking engagement ring setting that fits your loved one's personality and style, the next step is to pick a beautiful diamond or gemstone to be the focal point of that engagement ring setting. Diamonds come in nearly as many shapes or cuts, colors, clarities, and carat weights as there are engagement ring styles. Because of this variety, we have created a Diamond Information Page in order to help our clients understand the characteristics of this extraordinary gemstone.

Once you have a basic understanding of the diamond that is perfect for you, we utilize our huge network of domestic and international diamond cutters and wholesalers to acquire several examples for you to take a look at. When you visit our jewelry store we place each diamond, acquired just for you, in a ring or on a diamond tray. We then encourage you to compare each of the stones side by side in order to see the differences as we thoroughly explain the characteristics of each diamond.

Many companies have difficulties finding authentic Gemological Institute of America, or GIA, certified diamonds at as low of a price as Diamonds Above, but because of our connections, reputation, transparency, and clear explanation you can feel confident when you shop with us. We almost always beat big box jewelry stores and local Austin jewelry stores with great prices, quality, and service that our customers expect and our competitors can't touch.

What Makes Us Better?

Unlike Diamonds Above, your personal jeweler, many big box jewelry stores use a misleading marketing technique by offering their clients uncertified or non-GIA certified diamonds at prices that are similar to those of GIA certified diamonds. Often times these diamonds are certified by fly-by-night companies that lack the prestige of GIA, and as a result, are in reality a much less quality stone that appears to have the same credentials. GIA certified diamonds are graded by highly skilled Graduate Gemologists with years of experience using set standards that are uniformly followed, rechecked, and confirmed to be conflict free. At Diamonds Above, we believe that GIA certified diamonds are of the highest quality and make a ring truly special, beautiful and valuable.

If you are interested in excellent quality GIA certified diamonds, a beautiful one-of-a-kind engagement ring, and supporting a local small business that cares about you, then Diamonds Above in Austin is the jewelry store for you! We specialize in finding the perfect engagement ring, diamond, Rolex watch or piece of fine jewelry for you at the lowest prices possible. We maximize the value you can get from your budget, educate you about our products, and offer customer service that surpasses all of your expectations in a comfortable pressure free environment.

If you have any questions or are interested in one of our beautiful engagement rings feel free to shop our online jewelry store or call us at (512) 206-4156 and schedule an exclusive one-on-one appointment with a personal jeweler and see our engagement rings, watches, and diamond jewelry in person at our Austin jewelry store.

Step Four: Propose With Your Breathtaking Engagement Ring from Diamonds Above

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