So you’re in the phase of searching for that perfect diamond or maybe you already found one but can’t really decide if it is the best choice so you consult the expert. We sometimes overthink what questions you should ask the expert in order to properly guide you. Let us, from Bova Diamonds lessen your worries as here are the 5 important questions to ask your jeweler when buying the ring of your dreams.
Being sure of what you are buying is one of the most crucial parts so you need to consider a lot of options within your price range to compare which falls with our first question
- What other selection can you recommend me to compare?
Aside from the ring of your choice you should also consider other selections and maybe there are other styles or shapes you might like, it’s better to be sure than to be sorry, always remember that!
- Can this ring be modified?
Assuming that you have already chosen your ring, it is better to ask your jeweler if the ring that you chose can be modified, like can it be upgraded? Or resized and repaired. If you are leaving an active lifestyle, you may want a ring that can be easily upgraded and is not costly to repair or resize.
Also if you always want to go with the trend then you may want a ring that can be easily upgraded so that you won’t have any troubles in the future.
- Can you guide me through the 4C’s of a diamond? May I have the grading report for this diamond?
You need to assure that your diamond comes from an accredited gemological laboratory, such as GIA. In this way the diamond grading, identifications, and value are valid and you are certain. Our experts from Bova diamond can thoroughly guide you through the 4C’s even if it is your first time buying your diamond.
You can also read our guide for 4C’s here.
- How to take care of my diamond and how can I protect my investment?
Taking care of your diamond quality should be also asked, by the expert because they can thoroughly guide you on the Do’s and Don'ts. Diamonds are durable, but they aren’t indestructible. Talk to your jeweler about care and cleaning tips to keep your diamond strong and beautiful for years to come.
Has your diamond been evaluated or insured to protect your investment? Diamond grading and identification reports are used by appraisers and insurers to determine the grade and value of your diamond. More information on diamond assessment and insurance can be obtained from your expert jeweler.
- What do all these terms mean?
Laser enhancement, laser route, heat treatment, or fracture filling are all options. When it comes to diamonds, these aren't the words you want to hear from your jeweler. It may be to your best advantage to turn around and leave if they utter these words or if you see them stated in a diamond's description.
These procedures not only reduce the value of your diamond but also reduce its longevity. Some of these methods are nothing more than gimmicks used by some less reputable dealers to shift gems. When the temporary patch wears off, some of these stones can literally shatter apart without notice.
And now you have been guided through the 5 important questions to ask your jeweler when purchasing your diamond. All of these procedures and strategies must be disclosed to customers, according to the law. Make sure to look for them on your certificate as well. If you have any queries regarding how to get started with your diamond shopping, please contact us right away. We're pleased to answer your questions and get you started on your search for the perfect diamond engagement ring!