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      Diamonds Budget

      Before beginning the diamond buying process, start with a budget. Whether you have $1,000, $10,000 or $100,000 to spend, there is a diamond to match your budget. How much should you spend on an engagement ring? It really depends on what you can afford. The Diamond Trading Company, a De Beers marketing organization has set a guideline of two months salary.

      Don't put yourself in financial hardship to buy a diamond. And remember, set aside something for the setting too. Yellow gold or white gold settings generally sell for $100 to $1,000. Prices differ mainly depending on the size and thickness of the ring. Comparative platinum settings may cost in the region of $300 to $3,000.

      Interesting Note The diamond budget guideline is one months' salary in the United Kingdom, two months' salary in the United States and three months' salary in Japan.
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Diamonds Budget

Before beginning the diamond buying process, start with a budget. Whether you have $1,000, $10,000 or $100,000 to spend, there is a diamond to match your budget. How much should you spend on an engagement ring? It really depends on what you can afford. The Diamond Trading Company, a De Beers marketing organization has set a guideline of two months salary.

Don't put yourself in financial hardship to buy a diamond. And remember, set aside something for the setting too. Yellow gold or white gold settings generally sell for $100 to $1,000. Prices differ mainly depending on the size and thickness of the ring. Comparative platinum settings may cost in the region of $300 to $3,000.

Interesting Note The diamond budget guideline is one months' salary in the United Kingdom, two months' salary in the United States and three months' salary in Japan.
In Association with Amazon.com

Buy Books about Diamonds and Gems

Gemnation has partnered with Amazon.com to bring you
the most relevant diamond, gem and ring buying books and guides.
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