Buying jewelry is always fun. All types of jewelry. Real jewelry, fashion jewelry, and even costume jewelry. Though, the most exciting by far is buying real jewelry. in particular, buying that perfect diamond ring.
When you find a diamond ring that you like, consider the price. Would you really want to buy a diamond shape ring that costs 3 times more just because it has a nicer setting? If you really want to find the best deals, look for the sales. If you like any of the ones on sale, you’ll be able to get one at a hard to beat price. Okay, so you found the style that you love and at the right price? That’s not enough, you must still do more research.
During the sales process itself, there are other secrets that will you’re your buying experience a great one. Especially if you know when the best time to buy jewelry is and what times to avoid. Who can you trust? What questions do you need answered? How do you know how much diamond mark-ups are? Would it help to see a real WHOLESALE diamond price list? What diamond grading reports are there? And how can I finance my purchase?
Color – also has an impact on the price of the diamond engagement ring you are buying. Hence, being sometimes referred to as “diamond color value”. You should inquire on the jeweler to put all the diamond rings you are considering in the order of expensive to cheap or vice versa. Take note that the lesser the color, the greater the price.
When you buy any diamond of 1 carat or larger, it should be accompanied with a certificate from a recognized independent Gem Lab. Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and the the American Gem Society (AGS) will certify loose diamonds only, and they are very reliable labs. Other commonly recognized independent labs are International Gemological Institute (IGI), Independent Gemological Laboratories (IGL), and European Gemological Laboratory (EGL-USA). These labs will certify finished jewelry items such as diamond rings, and they list a retail replacement value for insurance purposes.
Clarity is the next factor you will want to consider. You will want your diamond to be as perfect as possible. A perfect diamond refers to a diamond that is absent of any flaws. It is very rare to find a diamond with no flaws at all. The key is to get a diamond that has the least amount of flaws as possible. Any flaws that there are should not be seen by the naked eye. Sure signs of a bad diamond are: tiny spots of black or white and Cracks, which have the potential to cause the stone to split. It is important to have the clarity determined by a reliable source.
Large diamond mines are closing in South Africa and the whole of Africa, and sooner than later the big companies will have to dig into their resources to find diamonds to sell – and for this they WILL charge an arm and a leg. The demand is big, the supply is little!