Buying jewelry involves a sentimental and financial investment that, when properly allocated, yields unforgettable memories, joyful celebrations and marks important milestones. Within the facet of a gemstone, the widest range of human emotions is encapsulated – love, bliss, reminiscence and so many more.
Choosing the right jewelry to gift to someone or yourself should be the outcome of thoughtful examination and careful selection of the purveyor and the services they offer.
We’ve created a list with 4 top tips for you to look for when you are about to make a precious purchase to take the hassle out of buying jewelry and infuse excitement and joy in your keepsake for the years to come.
First, you should look for a trader who may have gemological accreditation and/or manufacturing experience. Some jewelers may have decades and generations-long experience in the field, paired with technical training and certifications. Discussing your questions with a knowledgable professional, who goes beyond the role of salesperson will shed light to all the aspects of precious stones and setting techniques and provide answers to your questions. It’s a matter of trust, really.
Then, you should look for the signs. By law, all jewelers are required to stamp their creations with a brand mark and quality stamp in an inconspicuous place, like the shank of a ring. The brand mark is to certify the manufacturing house and the quality stamp to verify the materials and stones used. Which brings us to point three.
Get accustomed with the GIA’s 4C guide. 4C stands for the universal, standard markers in diamond grading: Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight. The creation of the Diamond 4Cs meant two very important things: diamond quality could be communicated in a universal language, and diamond customers could now know exactly what they were about to purchase.
Last but not least, do not be afraid to ask for an appraisal, should you have second thoughts. An appraisal which certifies the quality of the diamonds and precious stones listed, is an irrefutable, infallible proof of the quality and the value of the jewelry you have bought or consider buying.
At Seybold, we pride ourselves in offering home to the most renowned jewelry makers, with generations of experience and exceptional craftsmanship. In our premises will also find a full range of jewelry services, from repairs, to custom designs and appraisals, at a value which respects your time and wallet.