When researching online about shopping for an engagement ring, you will come across information like the 4Cs of a diamond, diamond certification, diamond cut and the list goes on. The vast amount of information found online can be overwhelming, therefore, we have put together a list of questions that you should ask your jeweller when shopping for an engagement ring to ensure you leave absolutely satisfied with your purchase.
The diamond trade is made up of certified and uncertified diamonds. Certified diamonds have been verified for quality, allowing you to purchase with confidence. What is reported in these international certificates? The exact size, colour and position of the inclusions that will give you a clear picture of the diamond you are looking at. All of our The Love Diamond jewellery from 0.03ct and above are certified by a third-party laboratory - the International Gemological Institute that follows stringent grading practices. So, when looking at an engagement ring, be sure to ask if the diamonds are certified.
2) Quality: From gem to jewellery
If you are purchasing a loose diamond, it is best for you to ask about the quality of the service from start to finish. This includes the sourcing of the diamond, its setting, right up to the detailing of the jewellery design. Finally, don't forget to check the laser engraving on the loose diamond to ensure its matches with the certificate. At The Love Diamond, we have a team of dedicated artisans to ensure quality control at every step of the way.
3) After-sale service
After-sales service is imperative to keep your precious jewellery shining bright years after the wedding. We, at The Love Diamond, advise that your engagement rings and wedding bands be routinely checked by your jeweller every 6 months to a year. This is because, with time, often wear and tear as well as scratches will occur. Diamonds can also become loose, at which time you will need to get it tightened and serviced. Understanding the type of after-sale services offered by a jeweller will save you the trouble later.
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