So you’re in the market for an engagement ring? Congratulations! An engagement ring is one of the most important purchases a couple can make in their lives. No wonder it can be such a stressful experience! The one you choose should represent the style of the bride and who you are as a couple. Needless to say finding the perfect ring is not an easy task, in fact it can be quite the emotional roller coaster ride, something a lot of people don’t talk about. There are so many different things to consider, from the shape of the diamond, to size, cut and what kind of metal for the band. Not to mention trying to find one that suits your beloved and your budget! Take some of the stress out of this important decision by going to the experts.

Hurry on over to Diamond Design Jewelers, their staff can help you! They are proficient in all things diamond and bridal jewelry. Mark and his team are the premier bridal jeweler of Somerset and have been for 10 years, having over 30 years of experience in the industry. Their pieces are stunning and distinct, unlike other mass retailers that sell many of the same designs over and over. We’re sure you want a unique, original ring at a price you can afford. Diamond Designs is the place to go if you don’t want a cookie cutter ring but a one-of-a-kind piece! Don’t worry, custom doesn’t have to mean super expensive. Having their hands on help will make huge difference in feeling confident you will get what you want, unlike ordering online and holding your breath, hoping its right. They don’t do high pressure commission based sales either. It’s their top notch customer service that truly sets them apart, but don’t just take our word for it. Here is what some of the locals have to say:

Travis B “Bought my now wife’s engagement ring and wedding ring there and she and I couldn’t be happier. You will not find the quality and craftsmanship that Mark offers at the box stores. You would be crazy not to stop in and shop there!!”

Tammy T “Best place in town! Highly recommended. Mark is the best and his staff are great and love the different styles to choose from. Very knowledgeable and professional will do what it takes to find the best piece for the best price.”

Julia D. “Mark has built two custom pieces for me and I absolutely love them both! Excellent craftsmanship, beautiful one of a kind pieces, and completely trustworthy. The staff has taken great care of me with every visit. I highly recommend Diamond Design Jewelers!!”

James B “Couldn’t be happier with the service I received I came in with no idea what I wanted to get my girlfriend to ask her to marry me the women there was so helpful in getting me a ring she would love and she said YES, would recommended them to anyone.”

Picking out a ring is a complicated process, let Diamond Design walk you though it step-by-step. Their professional staff are sure to help you find one that fits your tastes and stays in your budget. All diamonds may look the same at first, shiny, sparkly and perfect. It might be tempting to whip out your wallet and call it a day, but don’t! It’s important to know how diamonds are graded because they aren’t all the same and are priced accordingly. Diamonds are graded on numerous areas but the 4 critical ones to understand (the 4 C’s) are: Cut, Clarity, Color and Carat. A short summary of each would be:

Cut Cut is probably the most important quality factor. The brilliance of a diamond depends heavily on its cut. Selecting the grade of cut is really a matter of preference. They range from Ideal, Excellent, Very Good, Good and Poor.

Clarity – Most diamonds contain some inner flaws, or inclusions, that occur during the formation process. The visibility, number and size of these inclusions determine what is called the clarity of a diamond. Diamonds that are clear create more brilliance, and thus are more highly prized and priced.

Color – Colorless diamonds are the most desirable since they allow the most refraction of light (sparkle). Off white diamonds absorb light, inhibiting brilliance.

Carat – A carat is the unit of weight by which a diamond is measured. Because large diamonds are found less commonly than small diamonds, the price of a diamond rises exponentially to its size. Deciding on carat size is really about striking a balance between size, quality, affordability, and personal preference.

Learning about the 4 C’s and the ins and outs of diamonds may seem kind of like studying for an exam or learning a new language, but don’t worry you’ll be good hands with their knowledgeable staff. They know all about these qualities and can guide you through deciding which ones are most important to you.

So now you know where you to go to get the help you need finding that perfect ring. Diamond Design Jewelers! They are located at 3620 S Hwy 27 in Somerset, phone number 606-677-9352. You can also check out their website or facebook page