Choosing New Diamond Jewellery

Choosing New Diamond Jewellery

Posted in News by Mallard Jewellers on January 24th 2020
If you’re on the lookout for diamond jewellery, the post-Christmas and New Year period is a great time to do so. The manic rush and the tempting adverts are far more likely to push you into making an impulse buy, whereas without all that, you’ll have the time to treat yourself to something that you really want.

Whilst you’re browsing the shelves or pages upon pages of different jewellery, it’s important to understand what makes up authentic diamond pieces – that way, you can ensure that your money is being spent on something that is both true and worth its price tag.

This is why we’ve put together several questions that you should ask of yourself and the jeweller whilst you’re taking your time to look for the pieces that you’d like.

The Questions To Ask When Buying Diamond Jewellery

Most diamonds come with a certificate/appraisal of authenticity

As all reputable jewellers adhere to high standards. All diamonds should be independently certified and graded to ensure their authenticity. If you’re unsure, always communicate with the jeweller about the piece – reputable jewellers would only be too happy to arrange for an independent appraisal if you cannot find any information.

Is there a hallmark?

Hallmarking is the practice of imprinting an official mark on precious metals (gold, silver, platinum, etc) to certify that it has been passed as a genuine piece. The word ‘hallmark’ has actually grown in our language to mean ‘a sign that something [aside from metals] is genuine’.

Whilst un-hallmarked pieces raise questions about authenticity, in some cases, there will be genuine diamond jewellery that hasn’t been hallmarked – it may have come from overseas or is an antique, for example. If you’re purchasing the piece from a jeweller, always ask about its authenticity (such as its certification).

Can the jewellery be valued for insurance?

If you invest in any diamond jewellery, then being able to insure the piece will give you the peace of mind in knowing that if anything happens, you have coverage. Your jeweller will know better than anyone what the pieces you’re interested in are worth – listen to their advice on the valuation before you seek out an insurance policy.

Am I getting value for money?

A question to ask of yourself – the only way you can be sure that you’re getting good value for money is if you look around and compare. By checking the certifications to know what you’re getting, you’ll have all the information you’ll need to compare similar items and see which is more suited to your budget.

So whether you want to treat yourself to some diamond jewellery, a family member, friend, a loved one or simply want to invest in something that may accrue in value over time, why not start with looking around the vibrant range we have here at Mallard Jewellers?

Browse Our Range of First-Rate New & Pre-Owned Diamonds.

Here at Mallard, we have been operating as an independent family jeweller and pawnbroking service for the best part of 90 years. Specialising in the sales of pre-owned diamond and gold jewellery, we also have a dazzling range of new diamond pieces; including rings, pendants, bracelets and many other items in wonderful styles that are uncommon in today’s markets. So, if you’re interested in buying new or pre-owned genuine pieces that have been enjoyed for many years, then do take a look around our wide and varied selection.

If you have any questions about any aspect of our diamond jewellery – including the questions outlined in this blog – please feel free to give us a call on 01268 267 050 or send an e-mail via our contact page.

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