By Gem Dynasty
December 23, 2014
What should I consider when buying a diamond engagement ring in Los Angeles?
If you’re sure she’s the one, it’s time to hit the bricks in Los Angeles looking for the perfect diamond engagement rings. There are several things you should consider before handing over the cash or plastic:
What will fit her taste?
What is her ring size?
What are you willing to spend?
To determine what she likes, all you have to do is look at her present jewelry, especially rings. For example, if she owns many stones that are princess cut, it’s probably not a good idea to get her a marquise. If you ask questions, you might give the game away before its time. It’s best keep quiet about it unless absolutely necessary, such as a case where she has no rings to examine. If you must ask, be as subtle as possible. It’s easy enough to find out her ring size. All you have to do is take one of her rings she won’t miss to a jewelry store and have it measured. If you’re not sure, consider a ring that’s just slightly bigger. It’s easier to make a ring smaller than larger.
After choosing which characteristics you want in the diamond, it’s time to decide what you can afford. If a retail-priced diamond of a particular size is beyond your means, then it’d be worthwhile to seek out wholesale diamonds in the Los Angeles jewelry district. Sometimes, these stones can cost as much as 50 percent less.
Certification and Appraisal
No matter which diamond in Los Angeles you purchase, the seller should provide a diamond report, or, if the diamond is large enough, a diamond dossier. If the seller doesn’t provide one, you should ask for one. If none is provided, you should look elsewhere. Even wholesale diamonds in Los Angeles should come with such reports. Diamond certifications are done by qualified, third-party professionals, such as someone from the Gemological Institute of America. It’d also be smart to check appraisals of stones with similar characteristics to the one you chose so that you can get the best, comparable price. After all, it’s your investment.
Periodically, you should have the ring reappraised for insurance value.
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