When making a purchase, there is one knowledge that should never be lost on you. The seller will never tell you anything that will hurt the image of their products/ services or change your mind about buying it. This is not far from truth when buying diamonds. So, if you are to be fully responsible about your finance, you need to mind some bells and whistles of shopping in general. There are some rules of thumb that apply specifically to diamonds. So, here are some that you must take extra care to look out when you go out there and buy yourself a sparkly piece of diamond.
Shop Around Rather Than Going for a Particular Brand
Most buyers make the mistake of making a pick from the first store they walk into. While that is convenient, you will soon realize that the only person eased by that decision is the salesperson. By any stretch of imagination, you cannot find all possible choices under one roof, no matter how famed a brand it is. That makes is absolutely imperative to look into multiple shops before you make your purchase. Don’t feel embarrassed to walk out of a store empty-handed because buyers who believe in research before investment do that more often than you know.
Make Comparison between Similar Types of Stones
Compare oranges with oranges and apples with apples. That will save you the confusion of choosing between two completely dissimilar items. More on that, make sure that you are tallying between two or more GIA certified stones. Contrasting between similar products will make life easier for you, and decisions will come quick.
Certification is Not an Option; it’s a Mandate
Certification is the validation that a diamond is of acceptable grade. So, if a salesperson tries to explain to you how you can save a good load of bucks by choosing from uncertified diamonds, understand that he is simply trying to rip you off. Don’t give in to such offers. No matter where you get your diamonds from, make sure you have the GIA certification with you before you leave the store with the product. The certificate alone is the authentication of the stone. Without it, you will not even be able to prove that it’s a real diamond, to begin with. Also, certificates are vital documents in reselling. Your future buyer will want some form of written quality confirmation of the stone.