5 Things to ask your Jeweller before buying a diamond.
Purchasing a diamond is a big step and finding the right one can be pretty intimidating. However, it doesn’t have to be. Before you make your purchase of a lifetime, make sure to ask the following 5 questions to your jeweller.
- May I see a selection of diamonds to compare?
It’s important to see an assortment of diamonds that fall within your price range. Because buying a diamond is such a big investment, make sure you’ve explored your options before making a decision.
- Can you tell me how the diamond grades against the 4Cs?
Nearly 50 years ago, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created the now world-famous 4Cs of diamonds: Colour, Cut, Clarity and Carat Weight. Your jeweller should have no problem explaining the 4Cs to you in more detail. In fact, to determine what Cs you find most important, you may want to ask your jeweller to show you diamonds that provide the best example of a certain characteristic, such as a colourless stone.
- May I have a grading report for this diamond?
Insist that your diamond comes with a grading report from an independent, accredited gemological laboratory. An independently generated report will ensure your diamond’s value, quality, and authenticity.
- How can I protect my investment?
Keep your purchase secure by having your diamond appraised or insured. Appraisers and insurers rely on diamond grading and identification reports to evaluate the quality and value of your diamond. Your professional jeweller can provide you with more information on diamond appraisal and insurance.
- How can I take care of the diamond?
Diamonds are durable, but they aren’t indestructible. Talk to your jeweller about care and cleaning tips to keep your diamond strong and beautiful for years to come.