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	REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

Come visit us at Albert's Diamond Jewelers today! Make an appointment with our premier DCA Certified and GIA Graduate jewelry consultants HERE ! A client specialist will contact you within 24 hours. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call at 219-322-2700. We look forward to serving you!

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	30-Day Returns

30-Day Returns


	30-Day Returns

30-DAY RETURNS

You have 30 days to be 100% sure of your purchase. Albert’s stands behind every item we sell. We want you to experience total satisfaction with your purchase. If you are not 100% satisfied, call us, request a Refund Authorization Number and return it within 30 days from the delivery date. We will happily refund your money in full or exchange the item with no questions asked and no restocking fee. Click  HERE for more details.

Layaway

Layaway

Layaway

LAYAWAY

Albert’s jewelry layaway plan allows you to make up to 6 monthly payments in order to purchase an engagement ring or other piece of fine jewelry.

Unbeatable Price Guarantee

Unbeatable Price Guarantee

Unbeatable Price Guarantee

Unbeatable Price Guarantee

When it comes to loose diamonds, you won't find a better selection, better quality or better price anywhere. If within 30 days of your purchase, you find a loose diamond anywhere in the United States with the same specifications, graded by the same gemological laboratory and at a lower price. Albert’s Diamond Jewelers will beat the price by 10% of the difference. If unable to beat the price, we will refund your money.

Sell to Us

Sell to Us

Sell to Us

Sell to Us

Bring in your old gold and unwanted jewelry to Albert's Diamond Jewelers! Voted #1 in the region for 24 consecutive years! At Albert's, we celebrate a 100 year tradition of integrity, exceptional service and pay the highest prices for your gold and diamonds. Our estate buyers will do a free evaluation for one piece to an entire estate. We specialize in diamonds of all sizes and shapes. So, whether you want to buy sell or trade, we are the place to be.

Please visit our Schererville or Merrillville location for a free consultation. Click HERE to sell to us today!

How Much To Spend On An Engagement Ring: 10 Things Every Couple Should Know

From average costs to tips to sticking to a budget, read on to learn the ins and outs of engagement ring budgets. 

How Much To Spend On An Engagement Ring: 10 Things Every Couple Should Know

Purchasing an engagement ring is a big deal, but it shouldn’t stress you out. There are some outdated ideas regarding how much to spend on an engagement ring. The salary rule—the marketing strategy started around WWI advising that a ring should equate to roughly one month’s salary—has morphed over the years to three months salary, which doesn’t work for a number of couples. The truth is, the answer to how much to spend on an engagement ring is much more subjective and very much dependent upon multiple factors.

Why You Should Know How Much To Spend On An Engagement Ring

There’s no one size fits all rule when it comes to how much money you should plunk down for a ring. The average cost in 2018 ranged between roughly $5k–$7k, depending on which survey you refer to. If you have a more robust budget, Henri Daussi’s collections are legitimate works of art. But while there’s no hard-set answer to how much you should spend, there are some very good reasons why you should think about a budget before heading to a jewelry store.

Do Consider Your Financial Situation

Do you already have a down payment or are you planning on financing all of the cost? If you’re considering financing a ring, review your current bills against your income. What else might be changing soon? Make sure your priorities are covered.

Your Partner’s Expectations

Obviously you want to find a ring that your partner will love and be proud to wear regardless of the ring’s price tag. Do you know they’ve been dreaming of a romantic halo ring for years? Or maybe you’ll be perusing options together. If you’re planning a surprise, you’ll want to do some investigating. Consider the jewelry she already wears, her hobbies, and profession. If you’re still feeling unsure, ask her friends to help probe.

Spending on an engagement ring

Tips for Staying Within Your Budget

Once you’ve determined how much to spend on an engagement ring, you need to plan your approach. There are a handful of strategies to help you stay within a price point that makes you feel confident you found the perfect ring, no matter your budget.

Look at So. Many. Rings.

At first glance, you might think every ring is exquisite. But the more you shop, the more discerning you’ll become. You’ll learn to pick out what’s extra unique and special about a ring and ultimately, which one will reflect your partner’s personality and style the best.

Start Low, Aim High

More money doesn’t always mean better, especially when there are so many options out there. Start at the lower end of what you want to spend, and anticipate being able to find the one before you hit your max budget.

Choose Cut Over Size, Color, or Clarity

First off, a money-saving tip is to consider “just-under” carat sizes. A .97 carat will be less than a rounded off 1 carat stone, which can mean more savings for you. Also, remember that cut is paramount. A well-cut solitaire ring will be more radiant and look more brilliant than a larger option with a lesser cut. Plus, they’re totally on trend right now.

Consider a Cluster...

Cluster rings feature smaller diamonds rather than one single solitaire stone. There are endless cluster options available today and smaller diamonds tend to cost less money than a single larger one.

...Or Ditch the Diamond

Many brides-to-be are favoring less traditional engagement rings. Hop on that bandwagon and check out alternate stones like white sapphires, a gemstone still strong enough for everyday wear that has a similar color to a diamond. Or, lean away from the diamond look altogether and opt for blue sapphire (hello, royal family!), ruby, or an emerald.

Sentiment Over Size, Always

Hands down, the more thoughtful and meaningful an engagement ring is, the better that choice will be, no matter the size of the stone(s). Sometimes it’s helpful to think of an engagement ring as an investment piece. But other times, it’s more important to think of the ring’s inherent value instead. Ideally, it will be worn for a lifetime and maybe even passed down to family. The sum of the whole is substantially larger than the parts, and its value stems from what it represents, not how big the carat is.

Find the Perfect Engagement Ring at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers

When you’re ready to start shopping, stop into one of Albert’s Diamonds Jewelers’ Merrillville or Schererville locations. For over 100 years, we’ve prided ourselves on helping couples find their engagement and wedding day jewelry. We will work with you within your price point and will help you find just the right ring to represent your love.

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