Buying a diamond or an engagement ring is an exciting acquisition. Having 10 key questions in your arsenal when faced with ‘buyers confusion’ will allow you to make an easy decision.
- Is the diamond certified?
You need to make sure the diamond quality is guaranteed by an outside independent appraiser, for example, GIA, The Gemological Institute of America. Ensure that you receive a GIA certificate for every diamond you purchase.
- Verify the GIA certificate with Report Check
If the diamond comes with a GIA report, you can verify the report details on Report Check which is GIA’s secure, online database. If possible, print out a facsimile of the report. This is a convenient way to make sure that the online product description matches the grading results.
- Are you dealing with a certified Diamontologist or Gemologist?
Do the people selling you your diamond have a certified Diamontologist or Gemologist on their team? It is important to know that the people assisting you in choosing your ideal diamond have knowledge and credibility behind them. When learning how to buy a diamond, the most important thing to do is to work with professionals who have your best interests at stake. Diamond Advisor prides itself on providing each client with excellent education, quality and customer service.
- What is the quality of the diamond?
The Four Cs are important aspects to know about your diamond – cut, clarity, color and carat weight. Typically, carat weight is a priority for most buyers. Have you ever heard a woman say she would like a small diamond? Research your options carefully before making any decisions; educate yourself about the Four Cs and determine which diamond qualities are most important to you. This decision, along with your budget, will help guide your diamond purchase.
- What is the return policy?
If a retailer offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, this will give you time to make sure your purchase is perfect. This is imperative when purchasing online. If you need to return it for any reason, the supplier should willingly provide you with an exchange or full refund within 30 days of the shipping of the purchased item. You, the client, should only pay for return shipping and insurance fees.