Planning your Wedding – Buying a Certificated Diamond

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A few months ago I introduced you to Perfectly Planned, a group of suppliers I regularly work with in the wedding /event industry. One of which is a fabulous jeweller, Jon Levy at Jack Connor Designs. I asked Jon for some advise on what my couples should be looking out for when buying a diamond, he explains below.

Every Diamond is unique. Nature has created them. Man has cut and polished them.

It was in the mid twentieth century that accepted descriptive standards were adopted.  The 4 Cs are now the universal headlines in polished diamonds. Cut, Clarity, Colour and Carat weight.

There is an awful lot of information out there, but first a word of caution. It is important to note that the grading given to any particular diamond is only an opinion. This is why it is best to stay with one of the industry recognised grading houses, GIA for example (there are others), to get a more realistic report.  Remember if a price quoted is too good to be true, it probably is!

The next step is to deal with a jeweller you have a rapport with. There is nothing better than a recommendation from a friend. Any quality jeweller will spend the time educating you on what the various descriptions mean and will show you examples. The key to making your final selection and buying with confidence is in knowing the product.

At Jewellery by Jack Conner Designs I am here to help guide you.

Jon Levy, Owner of Jewellery by Jack Conner Designs