While the New York Times reports that most Americans only spend two week’s pay on an engagement ring, a $10,000 budget starts to open opportunities for custom pieces, higher quality stones, and a more intimate buying experience resulting in a treasured piece that lasts generations.
A $10,000 engagement ring begins to open opportunities for a larger carat diamond, a better cut or clarity grade, or perhaps a better color grade. Along with the potential for a higher quality stone, $10,000 may allow for a unique setting with more stones, beautiful and intricate metalwork, and special personalized details shared just between you and your partner.
David Alan, master jeweler and diamantaire, creates engagement rings that are perfectly hand crafted, pristinely set and designed with you and your loved one in mind. These custom pieces showcase your relationship in a perfect translation of metal, gemstones, and diamonds. David Alan’s secret, signature pink diamond is David Alan’s brand symbol and proof of excellence. Each jewel is custom made and handcrafted in the David Alan New York atelier. While the average custom David Alan engagement ring is slightly above $10,000, the quality and timeless design you’ll receive is priceless.
The two key factors to ensure the best value for your money on your engagement ring purchase are the 4Cs and a skilled jeweler. Here’s our tips on both:
If you’re set on buying a classic diamond engagement ring, it’s important to learn the 4Cs: Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat. These factors determine the diamond’s quality. Becoming familiar with the 4Cs is key to buying a quality diamond. Understanding how the 4Cs affect price and their relative importance is essential when getting the best diamond for your budget.
Buying a diamond engagement ring is arguably one of the most important purchases in your lifetime. To ensure you are getting the most for your money and to ensure the most enjoyable shopping experience, be sure to shop with a reputable jeweler. A jeweler who will take time to help educate you about the 4C’s as well as walk you through the custom design process is integral. Regardless of your budget, a reputable jeweler will invest their time, energy and expertise in exchange for your business.
David Alan is a New York City based custom fine jewelry atelier with an incredible reputation for capturing and translating your raw emotion and passion into a beautifully balanced, and distinctly unique design. Every part of your David Alan experience contributes to a jewel so personal, it becomes your signature, your talisman, and your future heirloom. Start your journey now.
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