Are Diamonds That I Buy From Online Jewelry Auctions Inferior In Quality To Retail Stores
Are you looking to get a piece of diamond jewelry for a bargain. Engagement rings, wedding band or anniversary band, online jewelry auctions provide a completely viable auction. The key is to find a trustworthy auction site in which to purchase your valued diamond of interest.
After you have found a good online jewelry auction site, the next step is to research the site for quality items. For this step, pictures and product details are your best friend. Most jewelry auction sites present their products via high resolution images. Diamond jewelry is no exception.
Diamond characteristics are commonly rated using the 4 C's, carat, cut, clarity and color. All diamond jewelry found on online jewelry auction sites is no exception to the rule. The key factor is that jewelry auction sites will provide an opportunity for you to own quality pieces for far less than retail. In terms of quality, there is no difference. Quality diamonds can be found online; it just takes a little work.
Nonetheless, there is no excuse for not doing research. Learn all that you can about diamonds. Use the information to become an educated consumer. This will allow you to make sure that the gem you are receiving is of the highest quality. Research the auction site faqs or knowledge base for any authenticity measures they take.
Does the site offer insurance appraisals, certificates of authenticity or other means for verifying diamond authenticity, clarity and value? Diamond certificates that are provided by either AGS or GIA (two of the world's top labs) certificates are the most trustworthy. Where and from whom are their diamonds purchased? These questions are all valuable questions that need to be considered before you make your purchase.
So by way of summary, remember the 4 C's color, clarity, cut and carat, try your best to find where the diamond originated, educate yourself as well as you can about gems particularly diamonds and research the site you looking to buy from, their policy and authentication methods. Also make sure to find out what the store policy is on lost or damaged shipment/goods.
by: David Riley