Buying an Engagement Ring

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Buying an engagement ring is one of the most important purchases you are ever going to make in your life. You want to make sure you’re coming to someone who knows great quality, and can help you with the design process, so your future wife will be so excited to wear it for the rest of her life.

Thinking of the four C’s will help you pick out an engagement ring.


When you are looking for a diamond each diamond is graded on the color scale. You want the clearest diamond possible.


Clarity is graded on a scale with six categories. To the naked eye these diamonds may look all the same, but at Schnack’s we can show you the clarity of different diamonds to help you make your decision.


The cut does not always refer to the diamond shape but actually refers to the way the facets are cut with in the diamond to reflect the light and give it sparkle and brilliance. Shape is of course important and there are a total of twelve different shapes that you can choose from. Each have their own personality. Half of the diamonds sold in Louisiana are round. This is always going to be one of the most classic shapes available. The second most popular is Princess. It is a little bit more modern with a very clean look.

Carat Weight

Carat Weight is the fourth “C”. Sometimes bigger is not better. It is important to remember that a diamond’s value is determined using all four C’s, not just Carat Weight.

The most important thing to remember is who you are buying it for, what they do, what they don’t do, their likes and dislikes and who they are as a person. Knowing that will help us help you design the most incredible engagement ring you could ever imagine. With over 150 years of experience your engagement ring is right here in any budget. So come take a look at Schnack’s Fine Jewelry in Alexandria, LA.

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