You know the old expression, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” but they can also be her worst nightmare if she ends up with two carrots instead of two carats.
Before you purchase your diamond, certify in writing the Four “C’s”: Cut, clarity, color, and carat weight. Have your gem appraised by an independent and reputable gemologist, not one recommended by the jeweler.
Be aware that appraisals can vary as much as 25 percent. If you have a problem after purchasing your trinket, file a written complaint with all of the following:
Department of Consumer Affairs
Jewelers Vigilance Committee
The Better Business Bureau
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