How Precious is Forever?
Diamond appraisals are still probably the best way to make sure that the engagement ring that you bought is the correct value for the money you spent. As engagement rings are so cherished personal items, almost nothing could top the shine and luster of a diamond gemstone.
For this reason, appraisals are very much sought after by those who love jewelry, especially those who are about to present an engagement ring. Just as when you shop for certain items that you carefully read the label, that purpose is pretty much served with jewelry appraisals.
The Value of Forever
For the uneducated and the unfamiliar, diamond appraisals serve as the determination of the true value of a diamond, whether it is a loose or a mounted one. One may need to distinguish Diamond Appraisals from another document that deals also with diamonds – a diamond certification.
The latter only analyses the quality of the diamond and assigns grade numbers to the qualities that are in it. Whereas, diamond appraisals include information about the shape, type of metal used if it is a mounted diamond, synthetic or natural, whether it is hand-made or machine made.
Diamond appraisals are commonly used for insurance and re-selling, but they are also used for jewelry repair. As mentioned earlier, diamond appraisals contain a lot of important information and these can be very useful should the need arise for you to take that diamond for jewelry repair.
Some of the questions that can be answered through an appraisal, which are helpful for the jeweler, are the following:
- Was there temporary or permanent treatment applied to the diamond?
- Is it real, man-made, color altered, loaded with filler, or worse fake?
- Is it damaged?
- Was it cut correctly?
By being able to answer these questions through an appraisal, one already has knowledge in hand on what to expect when he takes the diamond to be checked or repaired.