Scams To Avoid When Selecting Diamond Rings

It is such a special treat for a woman to own diamond rings. Below are some of the scams or things to look out for when selecting diamond rings. Diamond Rings - Vanessa Nicole Jewels

Misrepresentation of the Total Carat Weight

A ring that has a center diamond and small pavé diamonds down the band should be listed as: 1ct diamond and .20ctw side stones. If the company lists the ring as having a 1.2ct diamond, stay away. A 1ct diamond is worth much more than 200 small ones that weigh equal to 1ct because the larger the solid diamond, the more rare it is, thereby increasing its value. You MUST stay away from stores that lump the total carat weight into one advertised carat weight for the center diamond on their diamond rings. A lot of jewelry stores get sneaky by putting an asterisk (1.2carat*) next to their diamond rings images and then way down at the bottom of the ad it will show: *total weight.  

Treated Diamonds in Diamond Rings

Treated Diamonds are specific treatments using heat and pressure performed on natural diamonds that have poor qualities in order to improve the overall look of the diamond. While enhanced diamonds are real stones, the problem is that some jewelry stores sell these diamonds without explaining the pros & cons of buying this type of diamond. It’s simply not enough to say “Clarity Enhanced” in the corner of the advertisement for diamond rings because most people don’t know what that means – and don’t think to ask. “Fracture filled” or “clarity enhanced” diamonds are often weaker than un-treated diamonds, causing them to be vulnerable to heat and makes the diamond more susceptible to chipping. If someone takes their clarity enhanced diamond ring to get re-sized and doesn’t know to tell the jeweler, they are at risk for something terrible happening to the diamond. Heat from a torch, the steamer and the ultrasonic cleaner at a jewelry store can break the stones in diamond rings.  

Certification of Diamond Rings

Rings from Vanessa Nicole Jewels are tested and graded by an experienced gemologist who publishes the certificate for diamonds. When it comes to a diamond engagement ring, only select from certified diamonds (unless you are personal friends with the jeweler and know they are trustworthy). There are many types of diamonds and the properties of a diamond vary greatly. You will know if the diamond is certified if it comes with a GIA, EGL or AGS certification. Before buying diamond rings, learn about the characteristics of that particular diamond. Diamond grading is based on the Four C’s. Cut, Clarity, Color and Carat Weight. The most expensive diamond will have less color. The grades for color given by the gemologist are from D to Z. D represents the colorless diamond whereas the Z represents yellow color. The clarity of the diamond is graded by the flaw or inclusion present in the diamond. The last C represents the carat weight of diamond. The value of diamond increases if the carat weight is higher. Most popular designs for rings are: three stone, solitaire, rings with side stones, rings with a lot of pavé for the BLING effect.  

In Conclusion Regarding Diamond Rings…

Presenting a woman with a diamond ring is a significant point of a couple’s relationship. Diamonds are generally the most preferred choice for expressing your love and devotion. Antique style rings are quite popular right now and the classic solitaire is timeless. There are many options for diamond ring styles to choose from. Offering rare rings are one of the most special gifts a woman can receive. When designing your engagement ring, consider the advice of the jeweler as well as they would be the right person to guide you based on job/lifestyle. At Vanessa Nicole Jewels, we specialize in creating custom antique engagement rings that are designed one at a time, individually, for every single client. We make the custom rings right here in our San Diego studio, and ship them all over the United States.


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Not certain where to start? Don’t worry! Vanessa Nicole Jewels will help you every step of the way. Based in San Diego, Vanessa Nicole creates eye-catching custom engagement rings individually for clients all over the States. As a matter of fact, a great deal of their clients often fly in from across the countryside to meet directly with Vanessa and collect the extraordinary customer service and workmanship she gives you.


The Artist’s Studio

Vanessa Nicole Jewels specializes in micro pavé engagement rings, bringing award winning talent to those who desire the highest quality engagement ring experience for their life partner. The benefits of a micro pavé engagement ring are obvious. However, such a stunning ring is only more breathtaking and built to last when it is custom made by a professional jewelry studio rather than a mass production wholesaler.

  • All our micro pavé engagement rings are created exclusively for you. No overseas workers, no duplicates!
  • You work directly with the designer to execute your vision. No pushy salespeople!
  • We meticulously select every diamond in-house to ensure that it meets our high standards for sparkle.
  • We use ONLY the most brilliant-looking diamonds.
  • All our custom micro pavé engagement rings include the option of the “Making Of Your Ring™” DVD service – a special video that shows her ring being made, which she’ll watch over and over!

Vanessa Nicole Jewels designs exquisite Custom Engagement Rings for lucky females – communicate with them today to discuss creating one that your love will treasure for life! Personalized Service & Happiness Guaranteed!


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