Buying a diamond can be a confusing process, and with so many different cuts, colours, styles and designs on offer, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Here are three key questions to ask before taking the plunge and committing to a purchase:
1. What type of stone would you recommend for my budget?
Whether you’re buying a loose gemstone or diamond jewellery, such as an engagement ring, it’s worth asking your jeweller to recommend the most striking stone within your budget limitations. A stone with poor clarity, for instance, can still look stunning if it’s well-cut, so get your jeweller to make some suggestions and make sure you get maximum bling for your buck.
2. Does the diamond come with certification?
Any reputable jeweller will provide documentation for their diamonds, to prove that it’s a) the high quality they say it is and b) ethically sourced. You’ll need your documentation for insurance purposes, and if you ever decide to sell your stone, so it’s important that your jeweller provides it and that you keep it safe.
3. How do I take care of my diamond?
Now that you’ve purchased your stone, you want to keep it in tip-top condition. Your jeweller will be able to recommend a cleaning solution and soft cloth suitable for your gem so that you can keep it sparkling for a lifetime without causing any damage.