Choosing a Diamond Engagement Ring Website to Buy From? Stick to the GIA Or EGL Report
Choosing an honest and reputable online jeweler where you can buy your loose diamond or engagement ring is not easy. There are thousands of stores to choose from and lots of information on the web. The great engagement ring websites that are all over the internet are not always the best choice. This article aims to educate buyers on some things you need to know when choosing your diamond engagement ring supplier online.
Just because it is a large and successful company does not always mean that it is the best choice for doing business. For example, there is an online diamond dealer, whom I certainly don’t name, but who actually applies his own cut quality to his loose diamonds, which can be very misleading to a buyer. Buyers should only refer to the “cut quality” of the diamond as stated in an official GIA or EGL classification report. Many in the industry will agree with me when I say that the “cut” grade of the diamond is the most important of the four c’s and has a huge impact on price or value. Another case that helps those who buy a loose diamond online was told to me by one of my clients. He was shopping online and was surprised at how low the prices of some loose diamonds were on some of the major engagement ring websites. However, when he looked more closely at the diamond classifications on the GIA and EGL reports, he noticed that the diamonds had what is known as fluorescence. Keep in mind that a diamond with fluorescence is usually cheaper than a diamond of the same quality without fluorescence.
When you buy a diamond engagement ring, it is best to research it online. The best place to start is the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) website. Buying a diamond engagement ring is as important as buying a property, some will say even more important. Make sure you have a basic knowledge of the four c’s and their relationship to value, knowledge of fluorescence, and a knowledge of the GIA, EGL, or AGS classification reports that accompany high-quality loose diamonds.