We are now mid-way through our favorite time of the year. Not only is it summer, but also bridal season, the season when most of our friends and family are either jumping the broom or popping the big question. This is a very exciting time here at Andrew Fabrikant & Sons; our days are filled with ideas, creation, and lots of diamonds, all in the name of love
This past June, just in time for this season of love and commitment, we were featured in an article entitled When Is The Best Time of the Year to Buy a Diamond Ring? This article features the thoughts and opinion of our very own, Mr. Fabrikant, and when he believes is the best time of year to make this life changing purchase:
“Maybe I am a die-hard romantic but the only time I think you should buy an engagement ring is when you have someone to spend the rest of your life with.
Timing may come more into play based on when you may be trying to give a ring. If the plan is to get engaged during the holiday season, I would suggest shopping well in advance. When shopping during the holidays, it will be difficult to get the full attention of a retailer.
Buy jewelry well in advance of when you have to give it. If the jeweler knows you have a deadline, like Christmas morning, and you are two weeks away, then your ability to negotiate is limited. Many of us would not take advantage of a client’s situation but some would and letting them in on the deadline makes for a weaker negotiating position.”
My two suggestions are to buy it in advance of any deadlines or romantic dates you may have in mind. And of course, don’t buy it until you are sure you want to ask the question.”