How to shop for diamonds with a diamond guide

The best way to pick up diamonds is to go to the store, and if you’ve never been to a jeweler, that’s not going to be easy.

But there’s an easier way to get a good look at the diamonds: look at them in the mirror.

Here’s how to do it with your very own pair of diamond jewelry.


Check the diamond before you buy It’s important to know the quality of the stones before you make a purchase.

“If the stone is in poor condition, it’s unlikely that the seller will be able to tell you the exact price,” says Deborah Stadler, a licensed diamond dealer who runs the Jewelry Roll in Washington.

“So the best way I can recommend is to check the stones and see if the seller is able to identify them.”

For example, a fine diamond can be a little expensive because there’s no way to tell how much the stone has changed in age or condition.

If you’re shopping for a diamond that’s in good shape, it may not be worth the money, but if you’re looking for something that’s just starting to develop a patina, it might.

If the stone isn’t as clear, it means it has been worn down over time, or has been damaged during handling or cutting.


Make an educated decision If you are a beginner and unsure about a diamond, you should start by asking the seller how much it will cost.

Then, you can compare it to what you’re used to paying.

This may sound like a lot, but it’s the difference between a lot of money and a lot you don’t have.

“When it comes to jewelry, the more you pay, the less it costs,” says Stadlers.

If it’s too expensive for you, you might want to call ahead to see if you can get a better deal elsewhere.

Stadls says you should also ask if the gem is new or if it’s in its prime, and check the size and shape of the stone.

If there are any questions about the quality or size of the diamond, ask the seller about the price.


Make sure you’ve bought everything that you need to know about diamonds When it comes time to make your purchase, ask how much each stone costs and where you can find out more.

For example: A new diamond can cost up to $150.

A fine stone can cost as much as $200.

A stone that’s been in the ground for a while may cost between $100 and $200, depending on its condition.


Make your selection carefully If you buy a diamond in a special ring, you’ll have to wear it for at least three months before you can wear it again.

The longer you wear it, the better the stones will look, Stadles says.

So if you don, say, get a new diamond, it’ll be worth a lot more.

The same applies for rings and bracelets, which you’ll need to wear for three to six months before they can be worn again.

“It’s a little different for jewelry than it is for watches, which are pretty durable,” says Dr. David Hagen of the University of Texas at Austin.

“And the way to determine whether a piece is a good or bad investment is to see how well you can handle it and wear it and maintain it over the long haul.”


Buy your diamond online Before you go shopping, you may want to make sure you have all the necessary information and make a smart choice.

Hagen recommends checking out the seller’s online store before you shop.

“They will provide a lot for the price,” he says.

For more information about jewelry, check out The Jewelry Guide: How to buy diamonds, and The Jeweler’s Guide to Jewelry: What to look for when buying a gem.