1. No one sells to the public wholesale. A lot of online stores will claim this. If someone declares they do, run for the hills. Many vendors purposely search for misgraded diamonds to sell in order to create the appearance of savings. 2. When buying certified diamonds do not buy the certification, buy the diamond. [...]
What exactly are black diamonds? Are they worth as much as regular white diamonds?
Normally, I would never recommend buying a diamond that is not certified. However, there are special cases where you may get a good price and an honest deal.
Fluorescence in a diamond can be good or bad, but it’s worth investigating. The presence of fluorescence in a diamond can affect the price up to 20%.
A few facts about pear cut diamonds and what to look for when choosing one.
The easiest way to tell if your jewelry is gold is to look for a stamp and determine what it means. If there’s no stamp there are still a couple ways to tell.
The “problem” with cushion cut diamonds is that the majority of them are poorly cut with no sparkle. Take the time to search for a really well cut diamond.
Not all rings can be re-sized. Some eternity rings and vintage rings may only be sized a small amount, or not at all.