There a number of different types of diamond rings ranging in certification, colour, carat, cut, clarity, shape and setting. These differences can dramatically affect the value of diamonds both at the mining stage and at the retail stage. In addition some differences can affect consumer choice as fashion for the most part can dictate what the majority of people buy when it comes to fine jewellery and clothing.
Diamond Ring Certification
There are many certifications in operation around the world, some in Europe, some in the States and others further afield. These include the European Gemological Laboratory, the Gemological Institute of America, the Gemological Science International and the American Gem Society. Some of these certifications however claim to be a higher standard than each other, though if you look out for one of the four listed above you should be ok in terms of diamond quality as they are all recognized organisations within the diamond rings industry.
Different certifications can affect the price of diamond fine jewellery such as engagement, wedding, eternity rings as well as bracelets, cufflinks, earrings and necklaces. Though the difference in price is only small it can impact on consumers’ choice of jewellery stores, either on the high street or online. The real choice however is whether you want to buy certified diamond rings or not. The majority of buyers I would expect would want a seal of approval before spending several hundred pounds however some may be less interested if the price is right.
What Certification of Diamond Rings Offers Consumers
The certification offers fine jewellery consumers detailed information about the origins of the diamonds use in the wedding & eternity rings they are considering to purchase. In addition consumers are provided a detailed description of the physical qualities of the diamonds they are buying should they want this level of detail. At the end of the day its personal choice, its much like whether or not you buy beauty products that have ingredients in which have been tested on animals or if you choose to use certain high street banks for financial services who may use your money for defence related investment companies. Some people will be concerned about these kinds of issues and be selective about where they choose to spend their money, whilst other people won’t mind as they are less bothered or have busy lifestyles and have no time to be able to care.