Another wedding season is winding to an end, but if all the romance has left you feeling you may be ready to tie the knot yourself, you may be thinking about how you’re going to pay for a ring worthy of your sweetheart. In this down economy diamond jewelry may not exactly be in your budget. If it is in your budget it may not like feel like a wise purchase. Living in a down economy doesn’t mean you have to stop living, it just means you have to live a little more conservatively. A pawn shop in Cincinnati may be the answer to finding the perfect diamond ring for the perfect girl.

Before shopping it’s a good idea to brush up on your diamond knowledge. The four things you need to look for in a diamond are cut, clarity, color and carat. A good cut is very important as it affects the reflective qualities of the diamond, and nobody wants a gem that doesn’t sparkle. Carat refers to the weight of the diamond. Clarity refers to any flaws on the diamond inside or out. Color refers to how close to white the diamond is.

It’s a good idea to ask for a diamond grading report when shopping. This let’s you know the diamond you’re purchasing is real and if, like most people, you have an untrained eye it will let you know whether or not you’re getting a quality diamond. Of course, if you’re trying to save money, you’ll have to cut a few corners somewhere but a smaller carat with a few flaws can still look beautiful and save you a lot of money. If you don’t find the perfect ring, you may find the perfect diamond and choose to change the setting.

A pawn shop is a good way to get the most bang for your buck. Don’t let a slow economy ruin your engagement plans. You can go retail, but you’re likely to get a bigger better ring for less money at pawn shop in Cincinnati.