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If you have decided to buy your partner a pink diamond engagement ring, you are obviously a man of style and charisma, yet before you get your cheque book out, there are some important factors about pink diamonds that you should be aware of. Like many fine things in this world, pink diamonds are extremely rare, hence the high price tag. Here are things you should know to help you make an informed decision when sourcing a pink diamond ring.
- Source a Reputable Jeweller– Unless you happen to be a diamond guru, the best way to be sure that you are, in fact, buying genuine pink diamonds is to seek out a reputable jeweller and one that deals this most rare of stones, the pink diamond. When buying a pink diamond ring for your beloved, you are also making a wise investment and if the jeweller provides a genuine GIA certificate, the value of the ring will increase over time.
- GIA Certification – All pink diamonds must have a GIA Certificate, which guarantees the stone’s authenticity, rather than relying on an in-house grading (which basically means nothing). This question should not arise, especially when talking about pink diamonds, as every established jeweller would have GIA certificates for each and every diamond they offer for sale.
- Do your Own Research– As you will be making a significant investment, it really is essential that you know the basics regarding diamonds. The 4 Cs, Clarity, Colour, Cut and Carat are all relevant when looking at diamonds and there are many educational websites where you can learn the basics of diamonds. If you are planning to surprise your partner with a pink diamond ring, make sure you know her tastes in jewellery, which is something a good friend of hers could help you with.
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- Online Jewellers– Of course, there are many online jewellers, however, due to the rarity of pink diamonds, the number of online jewellers that actually deal in these rare gems would be rather limited. Make sure the online jeweller is reputable and has a retail outlet as well as a website, and once you have found a suitable retailer, pay them a visit. A reputable diamond jeweller would have private viewing by appointment only, which is the best way to browse a fine coloured diamond collection and in the unlikely event you cannot find something that really is what you’re looking for, the jeweller would be able to customise to give you something truly unique.
Their rarity makes pink diamonds very valuable and providing you purchase from a reputable jeweller, your investment will not only thrill your partner, it will also appreciate in value over the years. Once you have decided on a budget, spend some time browsing online jewellers until you find one that is within driving distance and book a private viewing session to explore the many options.