Is it Safe to Buy Diamonds Online?

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  • 22 Dec, 2016

Buy Diamonds Safely Online from Custom Jewelers in Rockford

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While it may seem like you're getting a great deal online, buying diamonds without seeing them in person can be very risky. Everyone is looking to stay within their budget when shopping online but it pays to take a few precautionary steps before you buy. Whether you're looking for a statement piece or want to buy a diamond to use with your very own custom handmade ring , remember that some deals really are too good to be true. Learn about how diamonds are graded and traded with advice from your local custom jewelers in Rockford to be sure your diamonds are worth every penny.  

What You Need to Know Before Buying Diamonds Online

With technology in the palm of our hands, it makes sense that busy shoppers now choose to buy everything online from their groceries to holiday gifts and even their precious gems. But just like with anything else you may buy online, judging the clarity of a diamond or the level of security of a certain service can be extremely difficult. While it is not impossible to find a beautiful diamond online when you work with a Master Jeweler like Christopher, there are still precautions that every diamond buyer should take.

Understanding How Diamonds Are Graded and Traded

The diamond trade is one that is highly regulated and controlled globally. While understanding the true value of a diamond was once a difficult process that varied from region to region, the 4 C's of diamonds were developed to make purchasing diamonds an easier, no matter where you buy. The 4 C's include: Color, Cut, Clarity and Carat weight. These grades allow for buyers and sellers to easily classify each gem to determine it's value. However, diamonds with the same certification can look completely different from each other when viewed in person. Even if you follow all of the rules of the 4 C's, you could end up getting something that you weren't expecting if you don't buy from a trusted seller.

Purchase Your Diamonds from a Trusted Source

One of the best ways to avoid getting stuck with a gem that doesn't quite cut it is to utilize online evaluation tools. Look for sellers who can provide real photographs of their merchandise with high magnification options. Additionally, it is a good idea to ask for light performance evaluations to make sure the diamond you're interested in has the clarity and sparkle you're looking for.

With the help of your experienced local custom jewelers in Rockford and a few smart buying tips, you can safely buy diamonds and other custom jewelry items online. Just be sure to do your research and remember that if something seems priced to sell quickly, it may be worth a second glance before you buy. For more great tips on creating custom jewelry pieces or to schedule a consultation, visit Jewelry by Christopher online today.

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