what is a design consultant?
(And do I need one?)

When you come into Diamond Design to shop for an engagement ring, we pair you with one of our expert Design Consultants. They’ll hold your hand through the entire process, in as many pressure-free consultations as you need to find your perfect ring.

The Role of a Well-Informed Consultant

Our experienced consultants appreciate how significant an engagement ring is and how overwhelming this purchase can often seem.  That’s why they work so closely with clients to help them understand all their choices, ensuring they get their investment right the first time.

Nothing can replace speaking directly with an expert and seeing your choices laid out. Our specialists are extremely knowledgeable diamond and ring experts, but they’re more than that. Their primary focus is learning about you, and finding a ring that suits your personality, lifestyle and budget.

They’ll educate you, help you navigate your options, be your partner, and add value to your ring shopping experience. 

This is a piece of jewellery that your partner will wear for the rest of their life. In our experience,  clients need several consultations before finally settling on their choice. So don’t worry: your consultant will work with you in as many pressure-free meetings as you need to get it right.

Your First Consultation

Your first meeting with one of our specialists is always a friendly discussion. They’ll walk you through everything you can expect when designing or purchasing an engagement or wedding ring, answering any questions you have.

This first meeting is all about education, and trust us – there’s more to learn than you might think! Our consultants will start to explore the nuances of diamonds and ring types with you, while they’re also learning about you and your partner.

It’s also a great opportunity to decide whether or not you want to surprise your partner with the ring and proposal, or if you’d like to bring them in to help be a part of choosing their ring. Learn more about our recommendations for ring shopping with your partner here.


“Think of a Design Consultant as your friendly, knowledgeable guide.”

Understand the 4CS to Stretch Your Budget

Working with our consultants offers many advantages. For example, when you truly understand the 4Cs, you can actually use them to stretch your budget, getting a prettier diamond than you might have thought possible. 

Maybe you’ve looked online and noticed that diamonds that are graded the same have different prices. This often has to do with how well a diamond is cut. For example, a diamond can be big but poorly cut.  Or, when cut properly, characteristics that affect a Clarity rating may not actually affect the prettiness (or the price) of the gem. Learn more about diamond cut here.

Simply put, the 4Cs alone, on paper, without proper knowledge, do not illustrate how much a diamond truly sparkles. This is why it’s wise to see a diamond in person, and why an informed guide is so important.

Of course, every diamond at Diamond Design is hand selected, so they are all stunning. We will help you find the one that is just right for you and your ring.

Learn more about how we use the 4Cs to help clients find their absolute best diamonds here.


Appointments Recommended – Book Now

When you work with a Design Consultant, they focus on you completely. That’s why we recommend appointments, especially on busy Saturdays. To book yours, please call (709) 754-9497 or email info@diamondesign.com.

We recommend that you plan to spend at least an hour with your consultant on your first, pressure-free meeting. Some clients find their ring right away, but we are happy to work with you in as many appointments as you need. Note that some custom design work for engagement rings can take up to 6 weeks, so please factor that into your plans. We will work with you as much and as frequently as needed to get your perfect ring when you need it.

Understand the 4cs

Engagement Ring Styles

Should I Surprise My Partner
With The Ring?

Why Cut Matters

What Is A Design Consultant?

Custom Engagement

Wedding Ring Options

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