Nick T Arnold Jewelers
3630 Frederica St
Owensboro KY 42301
Ph (270) 686-8463
Nick T. Arnold Jewelers is the premier bridal jewelry location. We are dedicated to have the greatest collection of wedding jewelry available. Come in and look through our amazing selection of engagement rings today!
Diamond Buyers Guide
When searching for your wedding jewelry, you first need to decide on your budget. This will help you find the great quality for a price you can live with. The adage of spending a couple of months salary is a good guideline, but you should stay within what you consider an adequate budget.
Selecting a carat size is a balancing act between size and quality. You can find a larger diamond that is graded slightly lower in terms of color and clarity, but is still of excellent quality.
You should also remember that slender fingers make small diamonds look larger. You can use this to gage what she desires while you start your shopping experience.
Lastly, you should consider what the mounting will look like. Make sure you have selected a setting that will hold the diamond she longs for.
You should also have some knowledge on how a diamond is rated using the 4 Cs: Carat, Clarity, Cut and Color.
Loose Diamonds and Grading Reports
A grading report gives you the layout of diamond, revealing the exact weight, cut, and quality. It is a complete description of an individual diamond. The grading report also serves as a guide for a diamonds value. However, do not confuse a certificate with an appraisal.
The difference is a grading report or certificate depicts the quality of a diamond, yet will not assign monetary value. On the other hand, an appraisal will put a monetary value on the stone, but will not reveal the quality of the diamond.
The two most trusted reports come from the Gemological Institute of American (GIA) and the American Gem Society Lab (ABSL). Both are widely regarded and recognized throughout the world.
Viewing grading reports gives you the chance to make an informed decision on your diamond selections and allows you the chance to compare stones. You can then make an informed choose based on tangible aspects of a diamond.
If you encounter a retail store that tries to sell you a loose diamond without a grading report, remember that you can only base your decision on the salesperson and not facts. A trained gemologist, like our Stephen, may disagree with that opinion.
Wait no longer to witness the Arnolds Jewelers difference today!