Is buying a diamond online safe?

Buying a diamond online can be a great way to save money, as long as you are buying a diamond that is certified. Ziva Jewels recommends that you only purchase a diamond certified by the GIAThe Gemological Institute of America is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls. They are responsible for the establishment of the four C’s and issue diamond and gemstone certification based on unbiased analysis of gemstone quality., the most reputable of all the diamond certification agencies.

When purchasing a diamond online, the diamond should have its certification number listed. You can call the GIA and verify that the certification number and details of the diamond in question are the same as the one that is listed. This allows to be confident that you are indeed purchasing an authentic diamond.

Certification is also helpful because the GIA uses universal and standard terms. Unlike buying a car or a house where the seller chooses how to describe what they are offering, the GIA evaluates diamonds and informs the seller of what terms they can use to describe the diamond. This way you can be sure of what you are buying. Learn How to Verify GIA Certification