by Dr. Lori Verderame
I get a lot of questions about diamonds and people often take off their diamond engagement or wedding rings and ask for a value at my antiques appraisal events or even when they see me at the grocery store. The cut, color, clarity, and carat weight of a diamond are all important aspects to consider when assessing a diamond. It is a good idea to protect your expensive diamond rings and other jewelry with insurance coverage.
A certified gemologist with a lab can help you determine many important aspects relating to a specific diamond. Always be sure to have the prongs checked on diamond settings about once a year to avoid losing the stone because of a loose prong. While diamonds are a girl’s best friend, the following tips will help make you an expert.
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