How to get the best value for money when buying an engagement ring

Buying an engagement or wedding ring is an investment so we spoke to the experts at DDS Diamond Design Studio to ensure you get the best bang for your buck.

When it comes to choosing a wedding or engagement ring, there are many things to consider. You want something that is beautiful, yes, but also that will stand the test of time. Keeping this in mind, getting value for money is not just about looking at the cheapest price but also looking at the quality, integrity and affordability of the ring’s materials to ensure it can last the distance.

Wedding and engagement rings that are worn in everyday life, and last the distance, can be classified as the best value for money. Handmade rings are work-hardened and made to last. As the gold is harder, it is more durable and resilient and, unlike cast-mould rings, the claws can be repaired if they become damaged over time.   

Because they have been made from quality components and assembled using hard solder, handmade rings can be serviced and repairs and alterations can be made if required, giving them longevity and in turn, better value for money for the buyer.

Compare this to a deteriorated cast ring which is difficult, if not impossible to repair. When cast pieces are put together, they are soldered with easy, soft solder increasing the likelihood that the ring will fall apart when repairs are made.

Adelaide-based jewellers, DDS Diamond Design Studios, create beautiful, handmade and durable engagement and wedding rings that have been recognised around the country winning Best Ring Manufacturer in Australia 4 times in the past 7 years.

Buying your ring from a residential-based showroom rather than a retail shopfront is another way to save costs when buying a ring. Additional costs associated with retail stores such as rent are often added to the price of the jewellery to cover costs.

Being a residential showroom, DDS eliminates these additional costs, making your wedding or engagement ring just that little bit more affordable. DDS Diamond Design Studios imports diamonds directly from the cutting factories, circumventing the middlemen, and passing on the savings to its customers. Direct diamond sales mean they are purchashing brand new diamonds which have just come onto the market and usually never before seen by other customers.

If you’re in the market for a ring, contact Diamond Design Studio to see you can get the best value for money.

Find out more about DDS Diamond Design Studio and shop their range through their website here. You can also follow along on Facebook and Instagram.

Diamond Design Studio is located at High St Burnside, SA, Australia 5066

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