‘If I had my way, I’d wear jewelry, a great pair of heels and nothing else” – Jada Pinkett Smith.
When it comes to creating unique jewellery designs, many people are experimenting with different types of gemstones, moving away from traditional ones such as diamonds.
Diamonds are one of the rarest and most expensive gemstones, so choosing an alternative can save you some money while you still get a stunningly beautiful piece of jewellery.
If you are looking to have some custom jewellery created and are interested in aquamarine, here are some tips to help you get the most amount of bling for your money.
💭 The Four C’s Of Aquamarines
Just as with diamonds, aquamarine gemstones have their own 4 C’s which buyers should look at before making their purchase. These categories are the same as diamonds and are as follows:
- The Clarity: The clearer the stone is with as few as flaws as possible and the closer to perfection, the more valuable the aquamarine.
- The Colour: The colour of the stone is a vital factor in its value, with deeper and more vibrant shades of colour being more desirable and fetching a higher price.
- The Cut: The cut of the stone will dictate how it reacts with light, and you can cut an aquamarine in any style that you can cut a diamond. Brilliant cuts are popular with aquamarines due to the high sparkle of the stone with the way that it reflects the light.
- The Carat Size: The carat size of the stone is also going to play a big part in determining the value of aquamarine gemstones, although the above factors will also play their role in setting the value.
When you have educated yourself on what you need to know about aquamarines, you will then need to start looking for a company that can supply high-quality gemstones at competitive prices.
💭 Finding A Reputable Gemstone Dealer
The internet is an excellent tool that can help you know more about precious stones such as diamonds and to find a reliable and reputable gemstone dealer from which to purchase your aquamarine gemstones. However there are also many unscrupulous companies on the internet, so you need to do your homework thoroughly.
Use a search engine to find as many different potential companies as you can, and then add these to a list. Once you have at least ten different companies on your list, start looking at each one a little more closely.
Look for independent review sites that you can see customers’ comments of their dealings with individual companies. Have a look at their Google reviews, Facebook reviews, and any other platforms that you can and try to build up as big a picture as you can. Ideally, you will want to narrow your list down to about three different companies.
💭 Contact The Top Companies On Your List
You will now want to create a list of questions and write these down, and you will want to ensure that you ask each company the same questions so that you can gauge their response and compare against the others on your list.
Feign ignorance of any knowledge of aquamarines and see how they treat your enquiry, as this will show you if they try and educate their customer or maximise their profits! Compare the service that you have received from the companies that you contacted and then use all the information gathered to choose which company to use for your purchase.
Buying your gemstones wholesale from a reputable dealer can give you a massive saving on what your average high street jeweller would charge you, allowing you to choose a more elaborate design when commissioning custom made jewellery with the money that you have saved.