Diamonds are perhaps the most valuable gemstones around. Diamond jewelry pieces are generally expensive, which is probably why they are prized possessions and rank high on most people’s wish lists. “A diamond is forever,” so the popular saying goes. This is the reason why most couples seal their engagement with a diamond ring, or seal their wedding vows with diamond-paved wedding bands.
But not everyone has the money to spend on expensive diamond jewelry. If you are on a tight budget, but wish to surprise a special person in your life with a diamond jewelry piece, consider going to wholesalers.
Wholesalers offer quality products at really low prices. However, there are some things you have to keep in mind when buying wholesale diamond.
First, educate yourself about diamonds. You cannot choose a quality piece of diamond jewelry if you do not know the first thing about diamonds. Learn the four Cs of diamonds: cut, clarity, color and carat. Once you arm yourself with this knowledge you will be able to discern whether a piece of diamond jewelry is of quality or not.
Next, beware misleading advertisements. There are several diamond jewelry shops – either traditional or online – who misrepresent what “wholesale” means. These shops are actually discount retailers and not wholesalers. Discount retailers offer flawed pieces at discounted prices. They only use the term “wholesale” to mislead customers.
When buying wholesale diamond jewelry, inspect everything about the piece: the metal, setting, and the mount. A lot of jewelers sell pieces with fake gold or silver. Terms like “gold plated” and “realistic” should sound off warning signals. These could mean that the jewelry is not real gold, or the stone ma not be a real diamond piece but a cubic zirconia.
If you are considering buying online, make sure to purchase from a legitimate wholesaler. Look for the Kimberly Process certificate to make sure that the pieces are not funding wars in Africa. Also make sure that online store has 100 percent money back guarantee.