What Is as an appraisal?
A diamond appraisal is the opinion of an individual appraiser as to the quality of a diamond and his/her opinion as to the monetary cost of replacing the stone. An appraisal is useful only as a tool for the insurance industry when a customer needs something replaced due to loss or theft. Appraisals are typically far above the actual retail cost of a diamond. A appraisel is issued by an independent laboratory that has had one or more staff members evaluate the the 4’c for its specific quality as well as the gold value. The appraisal certificate includes the listed retail value for authenticity and insurance purposes.
Do you provide gemological appraisal certificates for your products?
Yes we do provide gemological certificates for most of our products. The loose diamonds come with GIA, IGI, EGL, or AGS certificates.
What is the importance of a appraisel certificate?
A certificate assures all customers of a diamond's value and quality. The report gives a detailed enlisting of the key characteristics of each diamond which includes the 4C's and makes it almost impossible to falsify. The certificate marks the credibility of the stone under consideration.
Why does Exquisite Diamonds NY prefer a diamond with a certificate?
The gemological laboratories are essentially non-profit organizations, so the appraisle certificates they issue are not biased. Also, diamonds sent to the gemological laboratories for certification are examined by many different expert graders in the determination of exact quality. A certificate allows us, at Exquisite Diamonds NY to provide our clients with a certified, secured, and reliable shopping experience.
How do I know that the item I purchase is the one that I will receive?
Your purchase will arrive with an original certificate for every diamond purchase. Each product is checked and compared to its certificate by one of Exquisite Diamonds NY experts prior the shipment to ensure a match between the item and the certificate. You can either have your purchase appraised by a local jeweler or inspected for your piece of mind. If you are not satisfied with the appraisal of your purchase order you can return the item.
At Exquisite Diamonds NY, we understand how important the purchase of your diamond jewelry is. In order to assure you that you’re receiving the value and product you expect, we provide a grading report from a well-known and well-respected independent gemological laboratory. A complete listing of the stones quality and all attributes of the item are listed for you to see, before you buy.
A grading report may also include a diagram that “maps” the diamond's inclusions. Since each diamond is unique, the diagram acts like a fingerprint to identify that particular diamond. A diamond can be compared to its certificate to help you retrieve it if ever stolen.
It is important to note that a diamond grading report from most independent laboratories is NOT an appraisal, which estimates the monetary value of a particular item. It is simply an impartial, informed opinion made by an experienced gemologist as to the grade of the stone.
What do I look for in the quality of a diamond?
While making a diamond purchase, you need to keep in mind the 4C's- cut, color, clarity and carat- which are the key characteristics in a diamond. Generally the best quality diamonds are those with maximum brilliance which is determined by the cut of the diamond and no tinge of yellow in case of the regular colorless diamonds. The carat, that is the weight of the diamond, is most often a matter of personal tastes.
Which of the 4C's is the most important?
The first 4C's (carat, cut, color, clarity) are what determine the value and cost of a diamond. The thing to keep in mind is that everyone has a budget when buying a diamond. Quality must always be leveraged against quantity to keep your budget in line. It is not always easy to find a balance, but by understanding and paying attention to the things that establish price it will make it easier.
How can I be sure of the quality of your products?
Our aim is to achieve absolute customer satisfaction by providing the highest quality. With our on-staff gemologist and quality assurance department, you can rest assured that you are getting only the highest quality, best product.
What is a Carat? What is the difference between Carat and Karat?
A carat is 100 points in diamond weight. A carat is also 1/5th of a gram. It is also 1/14200th parts of an ounce. This is a very small unit of weight effecting price in a very big way. Karat, is the measure of gold purity. It has nothing to do with stone weight.
Carat Fractions and Their Decimal Equivalents:
This scale is recognized worldwide, but could vary plus or minus one point outside the USA.
We understand that you want to be part of the process throughout the order and delivery of your order. We always strive to provide you the best shopping experience possible. You will know the status of your order every step of the way – in real-time. We believe that it is important for us and you to know your order status from the moment your credit card is submitted for authorization and verification, to the arrival of your product at your doorstep.