Some simple but useful tips that will help you buy your diamond, an engagement ring for example, Diamond Bangle or to make an investment.
It is important to document before buying a diamond and the Internet is a good starting point, but also think about probing your surroundings! It is likely that you have a friend or a relationship who knows a trusted professional who can provide you with the right advice.
Beyond 0.30 ct, choose a diamond certified by a serious laboratory, such as the GIA, the HRD, the IGI or the LFG. The certificate serves as a trusted third party and will reassure you about your purchase. On the other hand, avoid any other laboratory that will have its own evaluation grid because there are no international standards!
The above-mentioned laboratories offer the laser engraving of an identification number on their diamonds at no extra cost. This is to ensure some traceability, in the case of a flight for example … You would be wrong to deprive you!
The 4Cs are a good tool to apprehend the diamond but it should not be the only one to make your choice. It is often said that the devil hides in the details and it is quite appropriate for diamonds … Sometimes, a “beautiful” stone according to these 4 criteria reveals some surprises.
Many are the “sellers” who will tell you that an inclusion that is not seen with the naked eye is not serious. But this will suddenly sure impact, even slight, on the brilliance of the diamond!
A diamond with a medium or strong fluorescence is never a good buy! This will give your stone a whitish veil that will soften its shine. And of course, the fluorescence will also be seen under lights heavily loaded with ultraviolet in Diamond Bangle designs.
The almost perfect diamond (color D and purity F or IF) is rather advisable for an investment! Its scarcity is paid for and if it has the advantage of being sold more easily, it is nevertheless heavily surcote. For a diamond to mount, choose a better value for money with a color F or G and purity VVS or VS depending on your budget.
Seeing the diamond before buying is essential! Any professional serious will be there to present it to you and expose you its qualities and its defects (position and type of inclusions for example). If you still opt for an online purchase, check the conditions of return, especially if the stone is sent from abroad (customs fees often charged to the customer).
Do not be afraid to knock on two or three doors. The first contact is important and beyond the price, it is especially to find the right interlocutor, the one who will know how to offer you the ideal diamond according to your project and your budget.
A price proposal that is too low compared to the market is often explained. In this case, it could be a used diamond or a stone that would reveal some surprises: poor symmetry, misplaced inclusions, strong fluorescence, etc.
Hoping that these simple tips will help you to see more clearly and do not hesitate to consult our page dedicated to diamonds!