When it comes to buying diamonds, this will be the only diamond buying guide you will ever need! and I will help you find out how easy it can be to find your perfect diamond!
Some of you might think getting a root canal or filling out your income tax forms might be easier than buying a bit of bling!… but there has never been a better time for buying diamonds! I’ve been a Graduate Gemologist (GIA) for nearly 30 years now and I’ve found a few different ways to simplify the process.
Many things about the jewelry business are very different today, such as buying diamonds online, so this means you can get great prices from many different sources, which is a very good thing! Of course, the “trust” element in this online transaction remains a weak point. You might be dealing with someone who is in the next city, or on the other side of the country, or even on the other side of the world.
In my most recent position as the Head Gemologist for an online jewelry retailer I found there are a lot of misconceptions about diamonds. This planted the seed for compiling this diamond buying guide… to make a guide in order for anyone to know that they are getting the best diamond value. I used to regularly talk with customers who were calling in from all corners of the world, they mainly wanted to be reassured that I was a person who could answer their questions, correct some of the misconception they had, and be trusted with their purchase. Once a sense of trust was established the transition could proceed smoothly via email.
Having a basic understanding of this technical stuff will help you with that “trust thing”. The information you will need to be familiar with are just a few facts- clarity, color, cut, carat weight, shapes, formation, mining, history, DeBeers, fake diamonds, pricing, lab created diamonds, still with me?… good.
We all know that a diamond is forever but it shouldn’t take forever to buy one! You don’t need to memorize a grading chart in order to understand this “stuff’, it’s really not that complicated. In this diamond buying guide I will give you basic information along with some additional info for the people with a curious mind.
It doesn’t matter who you are, young or old, male or female, if you are buying diamonds for yourself or someone else, or if you are buying a big stone or a smaller stone, or where you are shopping. With just a bit of basic knowledge, supplied in this diamond buying guide, along with some research, you’ll be able to shop with confidence when you go into some local jewelry stores or shop online.