Occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and holidays are often celebrated with a special piece of jewelry. With diamonds being one of the most popular options, we would like to offer you some additional tips to take into consideration when shopping for your next piece of jewelry.
You will want to start with familiarizing yourself with the 4 C’s of Diamonds. This includes Cut, Clarity, Carat and Color. It is these attributes that will determine the overall quality of a diamond. Ultimately the quality will reflect in the price. To further learn about the 4 C’s, you can reference our November Blog, The 4 C's of Diamond Quality.
Finding the proper jeweler is important too, as you will want to find someone you like and trust. This is similar to finding any other certified person, such as a doctor. You will want to ensure the jeweler has the proper training and certification, such as being a GIA Graduate Gemologist. This will help ensure you receive the best information possible when it comes to your jewelry purchase.
Don’t forget to ask for the GIA diamond grading report. This report will allow you to view a full assessment of the diamonds quality. It is an unbiased report that will provide descriptions on several aspects of the diamond including the 4 C’s, if it’s synthetic or natural and other properties. The GIA also offers a secure online databank where you can verify this information by entering the report number included with the diamond.
Remember, the process should be pleasant, informative and gratifying! With decades of jewelry experience the knowledgeable staff at Harry K are ready to help you make the right selection while educating you along the way!