Frequently Asked Questions About The Diamond Ring, Wedding Ring, Diamond
Engagement Ring and Other Fine Jewelry
Got questions about your Diamond Ring, Wedding Ring, Diamond Engagement Ring or other Fine Jewelry? You’re not
alone! We receive tons of questions from people just like you!
This section is designed to answer the most common questions and we will be adding more
weekly. Don’t see the answer to your question? Feel free to contact us, we’d be more than happy to answer to.
Just bear in mind that we run a number of jewelry stores and we are busy as can be. However, we will answer
How Often Should I Have My Diamond and Setting Checked?
One of the worst moments for a diamond owner is to look up one day and realize that their
precious stone is gone. Talk about an empty feeling. To reduce the possibility of this happening, have your
setting checked by a jeweler at least every six months.
Keep in mind that everyday wear and tear could impact your setting. The keen eye of a
professional jeweler will detect if your stone is loose are is in jeopardy of jarred from its setting. Many
jewelers will perform this service without charge if you purchased your jewelry from them.
My Wife Thinks a Diamond Appraisal Is a Waste of Money, Is She Right?
Unfortunately, in the case, she is misinformed. We were searching for the politically correct
way to answer you but we do this while running a string of jewelry stores and don’t have a lot of time. Having
shared that, you don’t want to purchase diamonds whether they are loose diamonds, wedding rings, diamond
earrings, or a diamond engagement ring without an appraisal. To find out why, read our tutorial: Why a Diamond Appraial Is So Important.
How often should I have my jewelry appraised?
To keep current with inflation, an appraisal every 2-3 years is your best option, particularly
for high value items. This not only keeps you current with inflation, it also protects you for insurance
purposes. Good jewelers will store your previous appraisals; making reevaluating you precious stone a breeze.
P.S. You should also keep a copy of your jewelry appraisal in a safe place such as a bank safety deposit box of
one of the fire proof safes.
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Does it Matter Who Appraises My Jewelry?
Unequivocally, “YES!” An independent third party who is qualified gemologist should perform
the appraisal. Never get an appraisal from the person, company or jeweler that you purchased your jewelry from.
Even if you trust them, their appraisal will be biased and therefore potentially over valued.
Should I Carry Insurance On My Diamond(s)?
Absolutely! The process is relatively simple. You’ll need to speak with your insurance agent
to learn the procedure for adding a jewelry rider to your homeowners or renters policy. By taking this step,
your insurance provider will cover your jewelry from theft, damage and loss. It’s simply a smart move.
What Are Blood Diamonds and Should I Be Concerned About Them?
Yes you should be concerned about blood diamonds! Blood diamonds have become the scourge of
this otherwise grand industry. There’s a lot you need to know about these diamonds and we provide that
information in two power packed tutorials: Blood Diamonds - Get The Facts and How To Avoid Buying Blood
Diamonds. To come up to speed on the highly volatile issue, read them both.
What’s The Best Way To Care For My Diamonds and Other Fine Jewelry?
The best way of course is to purchase one of the jewelry cleaning machines such as: the Jewel
Jet Steam - costs around $99.00, the Mizar Ionic Cleaner is around $89.95, or the Sparkle Spa Ultrasonic jewelry
cleaner, which runs around $50.00, If you don’t want to go that route there are jewelry cleaning solutions in
the marketplace that you can use to clean the stone and setting. Avoid soaps, lotions and other everyday
cleaning products as they can leave a hazy residue all over your diamond and setting, reducing the brilliance of