When in Doubt…You Need a Diamond Appraiser
The services provided by independent diamond appraisers are more valuable than you believe. When you want to sell your diamonds, you will certainly need to take the jewelry to an appraiser to find out its real market value. When you want to know how much your diamond appreciated over the years, you will take it to the appraiser. When you are divorcing and wish to find out for how much you could sell your diamond engagement ring, you will take it to the appraiser…and the list goes on.
When you buy diamond jewelry, you will need to take it to the appraiser to ensure you got indeed what you paid for. Frauds, foul schemes and misrepresentations as to the color/clarity of the diamond can happen so often, that you must have on your side a top reputable appraiser to give his honest opinion.
- What did you pay for? You appraiser can tell you instantly if this is a real mined diamond, or a stone created in the lab, enhanced to have better color/clarity, or if it contains any ‘fillers’ to make it appear real and precious. Don’t risk your investment when it comes to purchasing diamonds, but always have an expert appraiser deliver a genuine evaluation of your diamonds.
- What about the certification? You might buy a certain diamond with a certain certification document. But is the stone in accordance with every detail within the certification? An independent appraiser can validate the authenticity of the stone and that of the certification. Don’t rely on a piece of paper that seems to be original, when in fact the certification does not belong to the stone you paid for.
- What about ‘ invisible’ damages? Is your diamond in perfect condition? There might be underlying flaws, tiny chips and breaks that are not even visible to the naked eye. There might be certain enhancements performed to mask these flaws, but you have actually paid the price of a perfect, undamaged diamond. A truly reliable and experienced appraiser can reveal to you any little underlying problem existent.
These are some of the biggest issues you can encounter, especially if you are not an experienced diamond investor/buyer. Invest quality time into research, and obtain valuable information from an appraiser before making the final decision of buy the diamond. Is the resource you are buying from reputable? Can you trust the seller? Should you send an upfront payment when making an online purchase? Is it enough to check the diamond in a photograph before buying? Get valuable answers to all these ruminating questions. Always make a safe and smart investment in diamonds!