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Know your budget and know what you want

To begin, as with any purchase, create a budget. Creating a budget will relieve the stress you’d get when you’re hit with the price tag. Be confident, arming yourself with preferred styles and options can save you time and effort. Knowing what you want and an estimated budget can help you find the perfect vendor, leading you to a flawless diamond and a wonderful purchase experience. Know the 4C’s It is only sensible you know the basic components used to asses diamonds. The 4C’s: color, clarity, cut, and

Know the 4C’s 

It is only sensible you know the basic components used to assess diamonds. The 4C’s: color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. Diamond color, is graded by on a color scale, D-Z. An ideal diamond stone is colorless, though most stones obtained have some form of color. Clarity refers to stone imperfections such as blemishes. These blemishes often are not visible to the naked eye. The diamond cut does not refer to shape, but rather it is the style and design guide used to shape the diamond. Lastly, carat weight is the size of the diamond, stones increase in value as size increases.

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Diamond grading report

Request a diamond jewelry grading report as it has many benefits to assure diamond quality on an unbiased scale. The report is a credible scientific source such as GIA, the Gemological Institute of America, which proves the legitimacy of the diamond. The report is an indisputable lab verification, be sure to acquire upon purchase.

Appraised and insured

Protect your purchase by having your diamond appraised and insured. This step in the diamond purchasing experience relies heavily on a grading report. To appraise and insure your diamond jewelry experts must be able to assess its value. It is recommended to laser inscribe your diamond jewelry with a GIA report number for verification of lost or stolen jewelry.

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Choose a trusted jeweler

Choose your jeweler as you would choose your family doctor. Carol Klein Fine Jewelry, established in 1953 has a grand history of 30+ years servicing the industry, along with 20 years serving experienced expertise as an educator to the retail public. Doctors and nurses lacking credible knowledge and experience would not be a doctor you can trust. We would like to recommend you to consider Carol Klein Fine Jewelry as your jeweler of choice. Our philosophy and attitude is to create personal, unique, beautiful memories that are precious to you. Shop Diamond Jewelry today at CKFJ.com