Appraisal for the blue diamond rings
The elusive blue diamond rings have been found! Everyone envisions a certain type of ring for themselves or for their loved one. Looking for it and getting one exactly like it is a cause to celebrate. But one has to do a few things before letting that eye-catching sparkler loose on the streets. We definitely don’t mean to tell you to stop taking to the streets.
Get the blue ring appraised and insured.
Many of us covet a diamond ring, and the blue diamond has been in popular imagination since 1940 after the Hollywood star Shirley Temple’s father gifted it to her. It was a 9.54 carat blue diamond bought for her just after her film “the Blue Bird” premiered. In the movie, she played a bratty daughter to a German father and in a fantasy journey she sets out to walk with her family dog, cat, and lantern to find her blue bird of happiness. Her father had found an unusual blue bird but didn’t part with it for the cause of a sick friend.
What does a diamond ring appraisal mean?
The appraisal will contain the facts about that special ring you just paid a handsome amount of money for. This piece of paper is not same as the diamond grading report you got from the jeweler. A diamond grading report contains information about your diamond (like the exact size). But the jewelry appraisal assigns a value to your entire ring, so it takes the diamond (and other stones) as well as the metal into consideration.
Why get an appraisal for your ring?
The appraisal is a kind of the second receipt if the ring happens to go through a bad lot. This appraisal is necessary to get insurance for the ring. If you plan to add a rider to the homeowner’s insurance policy, an appraisal will stand in good stead. In case the ring is stolen and found later by the police, you can claim it from them using the appraisal as proof of ownership.
Since we are talking of the blue diamond ring as an engagement or wedding ring, we would ask that you get the appraisal done as soon as possible. It will free you for other jobs as the special day nears.
Where do you get an appraisal from?
A gemologist can look at the ring and verify the facts. An appraiser will assign a value to it. Someone who is both can do it for you too. The jewelry store you bought the ring from will have one, in case they don’t find one from The American Gem Society who lives in your area. The gemologist you choose should have the required expertise to perform the job which implies a formal education in gemology and specialized appraisal training. This will ensure that the professional ethical standards are met.
Usually, the appraisal is done in front of the customer to prevent the stone from being switched. Sometimes this may not be possible in which case take note of the stone’s measurement and other characteristics.