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Congratulations on taking the first step towards a lifelong commitment with your partner!

Shopping for an engagement ring can be an overwhelming experience, especially if you are new to the world of diamonds. With so many options available both in natural and lab created diamonds, it can be challenging to know where to start.  At Passion Diamonds, we provide a simple yet comprehensive diamond consultation to empower you as an educated and confident diamond buyer. 


Before we meet at the Passion Diamonds Vancouver office, here are a few things to consider to prepare you for our meeting so that we can help you find the perfect ring for your partner.

  1. Determine Your Budget - Before you begin your search, it's important to establish your budget. Engagement rings can vary in price, depending on the size, quality, and type of diamond used. Setting a budget will help you narrow down your options and ensure that you don't overspend.

  2. Understand the 5Cs -The 5Cs (cut, color, clarity, carat and certificate) are the characteristics that determine a diamond's value and beauty. Understanding these factors will help you make an informed decision when choosing a diamond, whether it be natural or lab created. We specialize in both.


Cut: Refers to how well the diamond has been cut, which affects its brilliance and fire.

Color: Refers to the absence or presence of color in the diamond. The less color a diamond has, the more valuable it is.

Clarity: Refers to the number of flaws or inclusions within the diamond. The fewer inclusions a diamond has, the more valuable it is.

Carat weight: Refers to the weight of the diamond. Generally, the larger the diamond, the more valuable it is.

Certificate:  A diamond certificate is important because it provides an objective assessment of a diamond's quality and authenticity whether it be natural or lab created. It can also be used to establish a diamond's value and to verify its identity in case of loss or theft.

  1. Choose the Diamond Shape - The diamond shape is another important factor to consider when shopping for an engagement ring. Common diamond shapes include round, princess, oval, pear, marquise, and cushion. The shape you choose will depend on your personal preference and your partner's style.

  2. Consider the Setting - The setting of the ring refers to how the diamond is held in place. There are several types of settings to choose from, including prong, bezel, channel, and tension. The setting can affect the overall look and feel of the ring, so it's important to choose one that complements your diamond and your partner's style.

  3. Choose a Reputable Jeweller - When shopping for an engagement ring, it's essential to choose a reputable jeweller. Look for a jeweller who has been in business for a long time, has dozens of positive reviews like we have at Passion Diamonds, and offers a wide selection of quality diamonds. A reputable diamond wholesaler or jeweller will also provide you with a certificate of authenticity and a detailed description of the diamond's characteristics.


In conclusion, shopping for a diamond engagement ring can be a daunting experience, but with a little bit of knowledge and preparation with a trusted wholesaler, you can find the perfect ring for your partner. Remember to establish your budget, understand the 5Cs, choose the diamond shape, consider the setting, and choose a reputable engagement ring specialist like Passion Diamonds who has been serving customers for almost 50 years. By following these tips, you'll be well on your way to finding a ring that will make your partner's heart skip a beat.


Good luck!  We look forward to serving you. 

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