How to Buy Diamonds Online

Buying diamonds online is one of the best ways to save money. There are many reputable diamond web sites that offer free shipping as well as money back guarantees. Depending on where the diamond is shipped to you can also save on state sales tax by buying online. The key to buying online is knowing what to look for and what to avoid. Get well-educated, because the more you learn, the better your diamond selection is.


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    Set a budget for your purchase.
    • If buying a loose diamond don't forget to leave money for a setting.
    • For engagement rings many people follow a rule of thumb of 3 times monthly salary but there are no set guidelines.
    • Many jewelers will offer a layaway plan that will allow you to pay for the purchase over time at lower interest rates ten a credit card.
    • Check whether there are any coupons and discounts, as lots of online diamonds selling services offer them regularly. Make sure you know about the discounts for some featured jewelry stores.
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    Only buy online an online jeweler that offers a money back guarantee.
    • You should look for at least 30 days and up to 45 days is common.
    • The jeweler should pay for both shipping to you and return shipping if needed.
    • Look for a reputable diamond certification such as GIA or AGS.
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    Try to find a jeweler that has photos of the actual diamonds online.
    • You can often find a good deal on a lower quality diamond, such as an SI1 or SI2, if you are able to see the diamond online.
    • Use comparison shopping. Choose several reliable retailers, look through the photos of available options, compare quality, sizes and prices offered, and only then make your choice.
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    Check whether there are diamond certificates. A diamond certificate is a document that includes information on:
    • carat weight
    • shape
    • fluorescence
    • clarity
    • measurements
    • color grade
    • finish grade
    • proportions


  • Always use a credit card when buying diamonds online in case of a dispute you will have protection. In case you are not satisfied with the purchase made, or you didn’t receive it, you have the right to lodge a dispute with a credit card provider, who’s going to investigate and then refund your money, if needed.
  • Only place orders with vendors who will ship you a diamond using a traceable shipping method such as UPS or FedEx.
  • Always read up on a vendors reputation before placing an order.
  • Obtain return and shipping costs either in writing or from the website. If the website is reliable, it includes the needed information. Your task is to make sure you really understand the rules of the return policy and whether there are any costs involved in returning the diamond.
  • Keep in mind that delays happen, and don’t get too worried, if there’s any shipping delay. Though the process of buying diamonds online is automated, there is still much work to do before sending them to buyers.

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