Engagement Ring Buying Guide

Everything You Need To Know About Buying a Diamond

We’re diamond experts and want you to feel like you are too! Visit the links below to find out everything you need to know before purchasing an engagement ring or contact us to set up an appointment with one of our bridal specialists! This is a big purchase and we want you to feel confident in your decision.

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A Bailey’s Diamond is Different

When you buy a diamond from Bailey’s, you are buying the finest quality diamond obtainable at the best price possible. We hand-select all of our diamonds after they are mined, cut, and sent directly to Bailey’s. Each one is inspected in our American Gem Society Accredited Gem Lab for verification before we purchase them, and we accept nothing but the best quality diamonds. We have a passion for beautiful diamonds and we’re thrilled to share our knowledge and expertise with you.

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The 4 C’s

Color. Cut. Clarity. Carat Weight. The 4C’s all work together to determine the value and rarity of a diamond.

Color – Diamonds come in a range of colors from near colorless, to “fancy” diamond colors like yellow or even pink!

Cut – Diamonds also come in many different shapes. While cut is often thought of as a diamond’s shape, it actually refers to the proportions and symmetry of a diamond. These are the characteristics that determine how a diamond emits and interacts with light.

Clarity – When diamonds are formed they are exposed to great heat and pressure, this causes imperfections, called inclusions and blemishes. These are measured when determining the clarity of a diamond. The fewer imperfections a diamond has, or the closer it is to being “pure,” the higher the clarity of the diamond is.

Carat – Carat weight simply refers to the weight of a diamond. Diamond price often increases with carat weight as larger diamonds are rarer. Learn more about the 4 C’s.

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Bailey’s Benefits

When you purchase a Bailey’s diamond, your ring will be cared for and protected for years to come. From free cleaning and sizings to our lifetime limited warranty, we’re proud to offer a large variety of exclusive benefits to our patrons.

Learn more about our amazing perks.

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Lab-Grown Diamonds

In addition to naturally-formed diamonds, Bailey’s is proud to offer gorgeous, cultured diamonds. These gems are eco-friendly, socially-responsible, and 40 to 60 percent less expensive than a natural diamond. Lab-grown diamonds are physically, optically, and chemically identical to earth-mined diamonds, and are indistinguishable by even the most experienced gemologists. Only very expensive and sophisticated equipment can positively differentiate the two.

Learn more about lab-grown diamonds.

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Engagement Ring Financing

“Yes!” is possible at Bailey’s. We are proud to offer customized financing options with approved credit from Wells Fargo and Synchrony. At Bailey’s, we believe that everyone should have the ring of their dreams.

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