There are a plethora of articles and advice available but whether this is online or offline, be aware of the opportunities to be misled!27 January 2018
Research online and on the high street is a great way to get a feel for what you really like or what you don't, it can inspire you and build the excitement too. However, when it comes to parting with money, the most important thing is to make sure that you are making a wise investment.
There are a plethora of articles and advice available but whether this is online or offline, be aware of the opportunities to be misled! Here are a couple of examples.
Which of the 4C’s are important?
Scenario: You read up on the 4C’s, the online advice says colour and clarity aren’t important as the difference can’t be seen by the naked eye, it’s the cut which is important. With that you decide to focus on the cut and the size, and as if by magic an advert for an online jeweller who has an amazing ‘signature cut’, even pops up whilst you are reading. Great, you find exactly what you want, and you are really proud that you did your research, invested your money wisely, and chose the best ring you could get for your one true love. Didn’t you?
Just stop a moment and reconsider. Have you ever viewed a range of diamonds to make a comparison on the whole colour grading spectrum, or seen clarity differences? If there really is no visible difference to the naked eye, then why is there even a grading system for these features, and why does it affect the price so much.
Our advice service gives you the opportunity to view the whole spectrum of diamond gradings together, so that you can form your own opinion of the perfect balance of 4 C’s for you, with the help of our expert.
We always encourage you to view a diamond before you commit to it, because as a natural stone, every diamond is different.
Your perfect ring is right here in the window!
Scenario: You go into a high street shop and are greeted by a sales person who welcomes the opportunity to offer you advice on their range. They seem knowledgeable and point you in the direction of the perfect ring just there in the shop window.
Was it coincidence or luck that the right ring just happens to be there? Or is it really the right ring? How much do you really know about it and what did you have to compromise in design, style, detail and most importantly quality to get it?
If you put your sensible head on, and contemplate the store’s offering (a limited range of products) and the motive of the individual advising you (a sales consultant) does this make you question the reliability of the information?
This is why at Custom and Co we are so proud of our core values, Personal Service, Quality and Expertise. You will not be greeted by a salesperson, instead you will be welcomed by a qualified Goldsmith who will give you the advice you need to make a decision which is right for you.
Everything item is custom-made so there is no need for compromise and our obligation free “Perfect Match” advice service will ensure that our advice meets your exact requirements. We will help you decipher the facts from the fiction and make sure that when you are ready to purchase, you will have the peace of mind that it is right for you and an investment that will last a lifetime.
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