Consumers have more options than ever when it comes to buying diamonds. In addition to jewelry retailers, you can shop from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Many of the same considerations apply whether you’re buying a diamond in person or online, but GIA has a few additional tips for shopping online that will help you click the “Buy Now” button with confidence.
1. RESEARCH AND LEARN
As with any significant purchase, start by researching your options. Educate yourself about the 4Cs and determine which diamond qualities are most important to you. This decision, along with your budget, will help guide your diamond purchase.
2. LOOK FOR SPECIFICS
When shopping online, make sure you know exactly what you are buying. Some sites show diamonds with a range in carat weight, color or clarity. To ensure you know the value of the stone you’re purchasing, look for specifics on its 4Cs, not a range.
3. LOOK FOR A GRADING REPORT
Make sure the diamond comes with an independent grading report, like those provided by GIA, which provides an unbiased analysis of the diamond’s 4Cs. A diamond’s value is largely determined by quality, so an objective, third-party assessment of the 4Cs is critical.
4. VERIFY THE GIA REPORT WITH REPORT CHECK
If the diamond comes with a GIA report, you can verify the report details on Report Check, GIA’s secure, online database and even print out a facsimile of the report, when available. It’s a convenient way to make sure that the online product description matches the grading results.
5. LOOK FOR A LASER INSCRIPTION
For added security, find out if the diamond’s grading report number is laser-inscribed on its girdle. In some cases the diamond will be inscribed before it is offered for sale, or it can be requested at the time of purchase. In addition to the diamond’s unique GIA report number, the inscription can be a personal message or symbol for identification. The microscopic inscription is viewable under 10X magnification, using a jeweler’s loupe, and because it’s noted on the diamond’s GIA report, it will help ensure that the diamond you receive matches the report issued for it.
6. KNOW THE SELLER
Once you’ve decided on the diamond that’s right for you, there are a few quick checks to do on the company you’re considering buying from. You’ll want to know:
Get to the nearest ring store where you can have your finger sized by a professional jeweler. This is the most accurate method to get to know your ring size.
Our store is located at 31A, Isaac John street, Ikeja G.R.A (opp. Protea Hotel)
We realise that not all our customers can find time to come to our store to have their fingers professionally sized.
So guess what? We can also ship you a free ring sizer. How cool is that???
- You can request that we send you a ring sizer set. It’s a collection of plastic rings, usually ranging from U.S. size 4 to 13, in half-size increments. Simply try on the rings till you find the one with the most comfortable fit that slides on and off easily.
- Just incase what you have is one of your lady's fashion ring, we can send you a free sizing stick instead. With a sizing stick, you can determine the size of any of her existing rings.
Simply slide the rings on the stick till you find the one with the most comfortable fit that slides on and off easily.
If you'd like to request to have a free ring sizer shipped to you, please call 08099500022. Shipping fees apply.
Select a ring that properly fits the intended finger.
Measure the INTERNAL diameter of the ring.
Find the corresponding size using our size conversion chart.
PPS: If you need to surprise your lady, and you need some guidance confirming her accurate finger size, feel free to contact us on +2348099500022. A member of our team will be on board to assist you!
Women’s most common ring sizes: 5 - 8
Women’s average ring size: 7
Men’s most common ring sizes: 8 - 12
Men’s average ring size: 10