How To Know If You're Getting A Great Deal On Diamond Jewelry

They say that diamonds are a girl's best friend, and any woman will tell you that she loves being adorned by gorgeous jewelry that's covered in crystal clear, or even colored, diamonds. But how do you know if you're getting a great deal on diamond jewelry, which is typically very expensive, whether you're on the lookout for a fantastic engagement ring, a beautiful necklace, or a pair of stunning earrings? Continue reading for some tips that will help you navigate the jewelry world so that you can choose the right retailers that will only sell you the best diamonds available.

How to Know If Youre Getting a Great Deal on Diamond Jewelry

Ask for a Diamond Grading Report

Whenever you are shopping for diamond jewelry and you want to be sure that you are purchasing the highest quality stones possible, ask for a diamond grading report on a particular stone. If the retailer is able to produce one from the American Gem Society or the GIA, you know that you are shopping at a legitimate business and that the stones are real. These reports will provide you with an assessment of the quality of each stone so that you will know what you are purchasing. In this way, your jeweler will not be able to fool you into thinking the gem is worth more than it really is.

Examine the Four C's

Examine the Four C's

When it comes to diamonds, it is important to analyze the four C's. These are carat, color, cut, and clarity. Again, getting a diamond grading report will shed some light onto the four C's of a particular stone.

Carat is the weight of the diamond, and it will determine the price of the stone. Color refers to how clear the diamond is. Colorless diamonds get the highest scores and are the priciest. The cut of a diamond is more important than you probably realize because it is much more than just aesthetics. The right cut will allow your diamond to shine the most brilliantly. The cut is rated from "excellent" to "poor," so you want to stick to the best cuts possible. And clarity refers to any blemishes that are on the inside or outside of a diamond, based on an 11-point scale. To save money, stick with a low clarity score, but if you want to be sure that you are not being fooled into spending more money than you should, make sure a high-priced diamond has a high clarity rating too.

Shop at Reputable Locations

Shop at Reputable Locations

Both online retailers and chain jewelers are a great place to start looking for diamonds, but independent retailers may provide you with great deals on beautiful stones as well. Kay Jewelers is a good example of a brick-and-mortar location, while Blue Nile is a reputable website. Check out the options and pricing at these stores so you can find the retailer that will give you the best diamond at the best price, and don't be afraid to negotiate the price either. 

Shopping for high quality diamonds can be challenging because there are a lot of retailers who will overcharge you. But knowing what to look for in a diamond will ensure you only buy the best.

Ronnie James, the author of this article, works as a sales executive with Keter Diamonds, leading jewellery traders in Dallas. He loves solving crossword puzzles and enjoys playing the guitar.

by Ronnie James; Monday, November 25, 2013 @ 09:42 AM [8108]

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