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My Top Business Tips

Hello, my name is Harold and this is my new blog. I would like to give everyone some top business tips which will help them to succeed and thrive. I am now 74 years old. I have been involved in setting up my own businesses since I was a young man of 21, so believe me when I say that I have taught myself a thing or two along the way. I see some young people today dressed in their flashy suits, speaking jargon and I despair. I hope you find my blog useful and the advice it contains helps your business to grow.


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Tips for Purchasing an Engagement Ring

It can be challenging to choose a diamond engagement ring knowing you'll wear it for decades, so it needs to be timeless. To help you make the right choice, here are some tips.


You first should consider the quality of a ring, bearing in mind the four Cs: cut, colour, clarity and carat. The cut refers to the diamond's proportions and how the light refracts across its surface. The colour is about the hints of hue in the diamond. Some have touches of brown or grey, but the highest-quality ones are colourless. You should also focus on the clarity of the diamond and whether it has irregularities or flaws. Finally, the carat refers to its size and weight. When budgeting for the ring, it can be better to prioritise the quality over the size of the diamond, though it depends on your personal preferences.


The style of the ring is also paramount when picking an option. You could opt for a solitaire ring with one beautiful diamond that takes centre stage. Alternatively, a three-stone ring features a central diamond offset on either side by two smaller ones. A classic halo design has a large diamond surrounded by a halo of smaller ones. Vintage styles, another alternative, showcase unique, intricate designs. Consider your taste when choosing the ring. Do you like modern and minimal clothes and accessories, or do you prefer a bolder style?

Metal Type and Setting

Other aspects to consider when choosing a diamond engagement ring are the metal type and the setting. Decide between platinum and white gold for a classy look, or give the ring a romantic look with pink or yellow gold.

The way that the diamond and metal are intertwined is known as the setting. With a prong setting, thin strips of metal curve upwards to cradle the diamond and hold it in place. A bezel setting is one where a ring of metal surrounds the diamond, securing it firmly. A channel setting features a row of tiny diamonds set within a groove on a metal band.

Dealer Reputation

When you're doing your research for diamond engagement rings, only consider reputable dealers. You can check online reviews or invite friends and family to give a word-of-mouth suggestion. The ring should come with a recommendation of authenticity as well as a warranty in case it has issues.

Contact a local jeweller to learn more about diamond engagement rings.