How To Buy A Diamond (or Engagement Ring) Wisely

1. Choose a Trusted Jeweler

Your chosen jeweler should be an expert in diamonds able to answer your questions about diamonds in clear, simple language.  An educated jeweler will not only explain the Four C’s of Diamond quality to you, he or she will be able to guide you to the perfect diamond that fits your lifestyle and budget.

Make sure you review our section on Diamond Education prior to shopping.

2.  Get A Diamond Grading Report

If you are purchasing a high priced diamond, you should get a diamond grading report from an unbiased, scientific source such as GIA.  It’s indisputable verification of its quality since a lab can see subtle differences that even a trained jeweler cannot.  Most large diamonds will come with some sort of grading report.

3.  Consider Getting Your Diamond Insured

Having your diamond purchase appraised and insured will guarantee that your diamond purchase is protected.  Insurers will want an accurate grading report to evaluate the value of the diamond.   You should also consider getting your diamond laser-inscribed with its report number to provide verification if it is ever lost or stolen.

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