Make sure you dont buy a diamond without an independent grading
The trend in the industry is that some jewelers, who grade
their own diamonds, tend to be a little more partial to their diamonds. In other
words They seem to over grade their own diamonds. Over graded diamonds seem to
be a bargain but in reality they are actually over-priced. The cool thing about
independent grading reports is that they tell you all the pertinent information
about the diamond. The color, clarity, actual weight, and other important
characteristics about cut.
Make sure that you compare similar diamond grading reports.
When shopping for a diamond and looking at diamond grading reports
make sure that you compare similar diamond grading reports. The very best
diamond grading reports are GIA, AGS, and GCAL. They have the highest standards
of diamond grading in the industry.
Make sure you dont wear a diamond that is not
Many things can happen to a diamond and you want to make
sure that you get insurance on your most valuable investment. This can be done
with a standard jewelry appraisal. At Diamond Jewelers we offer our exclusive
Comprehensive Appraisal Service to meet all our customers needs. You will not
leave our store with your engagement ring without an appraisal or jewelry
insurance. This is a very important part of your engagement ring purchase and a
smart way of safeguarding your investment.
Dont Buy a diamond based on its certificate perfection
Make sure you buy a diamond that is determined practical for
what you are looking for and what you want to spend. A diamonds rarity or color,
cut, clarity, and carat weight are key pricing factors. Remember that you are
making a decision based on how the diamond mounts up in a mounting so make sure
that the diamond is beautiful face up as well regardless of what a certificates
color and clarity says it is.
Dont choose a diamond based on color and clarity only, because cut
is the most important factor.
A diamonds overall quality is based
on the cut and polish. 60% of a diamonds value is determined by the cut. These
are the two most important aspects when selecting a quality loose diamond.
Diamonds may have high color and clarity grades but have such a high rate of
light leakage that the diamond has a low level of brilliance. Brilliance, fire,
scintillation, and light dispersion all directly effect the final price placed
on a quality diamond.
Dont buy a diamond from any jeweler who doesnt educate you
Be sure to select a store where the employees are well versed
and trained in their field utilizing the knowledge of a GIA, Graduate Gemologist
or Certified Gemologist titles that show the highest level of achievement in the
diamond and jewelry business.
Be sure to Look for diamonds that are Reasonably Priced
Diamonds have a very clear cut market value and most jewelers will
never sell a diamond below this value. Sometimes people come up with a diamond
that is priced at an unbelievable value. Diamonds have a clear cut wholesale
value and most people would not sell below wholesale to anyone. So when you find
a diamond that has an unbelievable value it probably is just that