What could be more romantic than getting engaged while travelling with your sweetheart? Not much — and today’s post shares some great tips about buying the perfect engagement ring abroad.
One way to make your holiday with your girlfriend truly special is to buy her a diamond engagement ring to show her exactly how you feel. If you are looking to surprise her, then this could literally blow her socks off. There are some really good locations where you can not only have a great holiday together, but also get yourself a great deal on an engagement ring.
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Let’s face it: If you are looking to get married, any amount of money that you can save is a good thing, right?
Where to go?
There are lots of different places where you can go to save yourself some money on your engagement ring. Remember, if you are buying from abroad, then you can also save money on the VAT (Value-Added Tax). Tourists can either get this exempt or refunded before they leave the country. This means you can go pretty much go anywhere on holiday that you wish, and still get a good deal. So you truly can have a memorable holiday which is going to stay with you for a lifetime. If you try choosing a country that is known for its diamond houses and wholesalers, then this may also help you get a better deal.
• South Africa
• United States
These are all countries which have a lot of stones going through them, meaning that there is also going to be a local trade of purchasing, polishing and setting the stones into jewellery. By going to one of these countries, you may just be able to save yourself a bit of your hard earned money.
Do some research!
Once you have chosen the country that you wish to visit, you will need to do some research before you go. There are certain things that you will need to take into account, such as:
• Exchange Rate
• Import Duty and Taxes
• Reputation of seller
The exchange rate is obviously a major factor to the overall cost of any purchase that you make overseas. There are applications for your Smartphone that will be able to give you the latest exchange rates, as long as you have access to the internet.
When you buy diamond rings, you will also need to find out if you need to pay any import duty or taxes when you bring them to your home country. This could have a big effect on the overall cost. Some people will try to bring items into the country and not declare them. You may get away with this, but if you do get caught, it can cost you more than just your money.
Making sure that you find a reputable dealer who gives you not only great quality service, but also supplies great quality pieces is important. You can find out all you need to know about a seller by using the internet. Do a search on internet forums and find people’s firsthand accounts of their dealings with the supplier in question.
Why get insurance?
Another major factor you will need to take into account is insurance. You will most likely find that your high valued diamond engagement ring is not going to be covered under your typical holiday insurance. You may need to take out special insurance in case of accidental loss or damage. You can also use your credit card which will give you an extra level of coverage. Even if you have the case, it may be best to use your card as you can pay the balance off when you get home, and be assured with the insurance coverage that you get using your credit card.
Where ever you decide to go, if you are vigilant and do your research beforehand, you will be able to have a holiday of a lifetime and bring back an engagement ring which was a real bargain. It will also be a constant reminder of not only your love for each other, but also the great time you had on your holiday.
Where in the world will you look for your perfect ring? Let us know in the comments!
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