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How to Ensure that You are Buying Genuine Diamonds

Oct 9, 2007
Insist on a certification before purchasing a diamond for investment purposes. After all when you want to sell the diamond the new owner will want a certification from you. If the seller is unwilling to supply a certification with the diamond then he may not be telling the truth and you should find someone who will.

Diamonds are expensive and knowledge is needed to make a wise purchase that will retain or even increase in value over time. Depending on the hue and intensity of a diamond's coloration, a diamond's color can either detract from or enhance its value. The price of diamonds fluctuates with global demand and the world economy. Consumers who buy individual diamonds are often advised to use the four Cs to pick the diamond that is "right" for them. In contrast to precious metals, there is no universal world price per gram for diamonds. This can make the buying and valuation of jewellery unstable and therefore for the average buyer it is good to be able to gain more security in one's purchase by obtaining a certificate from a reputable retailer.

Television ads portray them as the ultimate gift of love. Magazine ads want us to consider that a diamond is the only perfect gift to express love. Most diamonds will have some type of defect or flaw. If you plan on obtaining a diamond because you like how it looks or if gives you or your love one pleasure then by all means buy diamond jewellery. However seriously consider proper certification. Be careful not to be carried away with some form of subjectivity and impulsive buying.

A large trade in gem-grade diamonds exists. Significant research efforts in Japan, Europe, and the United States are under way to capitalize on the potential offered by diamond's unique material properties, combined with increased quality and quantity of supply starting to become available from synthetic diamond manufacturers. Although there is nothing wrong with purchasing synthetic jewellery many people prefer to purchase the genuine article. It is easy for the untrained person to think that a gemstone is natural when it is actually synthetic. A trained jeweller providing proper certification can make the difference between buying and paying for a natural and synthetic gemstone.

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and other organizations have developed systems to grade jewellery and gemstones according to certain standards. Diamonds are graded according to the four Cs carat, clarity, color and cut. To do this jewellers or trained professionals are able to view the gemstones under 10x magnification. There is a system of techniques and equipment that can be used in the proper valuation of jewellery. A trained person is able to do relevant tests and assessments and provide proper certification which is often required if you go and insure your precious gemstones and jewellery.
About the Author
Amanda King is a marketer who supplies a variety of consumer products and operates an informational
fashion site Visit these sites for a range of fashion accessories. She provides certificates of
authenticity for all jewelry3 items
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