MUCH SHOULD I SPEND ON AN ENGAGEMENT RING?
This is a personal decision; only you know what makes
sense to you and in your situation. I suggest that primary focus be on the centerstone.
IS A DIAMOND CERTIFICATE?
Many diamonds over one half carat today are being
sent to an independent gemological laboratory to be
“certified”. This is a report describing
the stone in detail, including a “plot”
of the stone’s blemishes and/or inclusions.
In the report will be weight, color, clarity, measurements,
cut, etc. Some labs are committed to high standards,
while others can be more lax in grading stones. Therefore,
price comparison between similar stones from different
reporting laboratories will not be an
“apples to apples” comparison. A certificate or
report does not, in and of itself, guarantee a beautiful
stone. Any quality of stone can be certified. I do
not recommend making a buying decision based entirely
on the lab report; visual inspection is necessary.
I cannot stress this enough.
IS THERE SUCH A WIDE PRICE RANGE FOR A GIVEN WEIGHT
Many variables affect the price of a diamond—the
shape, weight, color, clarity, “cut”, the reporting laboratory, any enhancements
to the stone, such as laser drilling or fracture filling.
You know the old saying. . . If you are shopping around
and one price sounds too good to be true, chances
are that it IS too good to be true, the stone could be too shallow, too deep,
etc. I discuss stones in detail
so that you understand each factor that makes up a
I INSURE MY PURCHASE?
I provide an insurance replacement appraisal for
each item sold, along with a list of questions
to ask your insurance agent on covering jewelry. I
suggest that you discuss these questions with your
agent at the time you insure the item rather
than waiting until if or when there is a loss.
YOU MAINTAIN CONFIDENTIALITY?
Your name and/or personal information will never be shared,
given, or sold to anyone.
PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH
ANY QUESTIONS OR TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT. I LOOK
FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU!