Purchased Diamond Ring Without Certificate
(Surat, Gujarat, India)
Here I will share my experience when I was simply screwed-up by a jeweler who sold me inferior quality diamond.
It was our 5th anniversary and I thought to surprise my wife with a diamond ring. It was the first time that I was buying diamond on my own without my wife being involved (she is the one who asks several questions to jeweler while buying :-)).
I told the jeweler about my budget and accordingly he showed me several rings. Finally, I selected a ring with a big round diamond in center surrounded by smaller ones. Jeweler told me ring had diamonds with VVS2 clarity and ‘F’ color shade.
My wife really liked the ring but was surprised to know that I didn’t ask the jeweler for diamond certificate. Frankly speaking, due to my lack of experience I completely forgot to get the diamond certificate.
Anyways, we decided to get it certified from IDI (Indian Diamond Institute). Contrary to what jeweler had specified, IDI certificate mentioned that diamond actually had SI clarity and 'I' color shade.
So, we went to jeweler and showed him the IDI certificate. Unexpectedly, he reacted by saying certificate was false and we don’t trust him. But, we were firm on our stand. After all, diamond was certified by a reputed institute.
Finally, after much argument and to avoid creating any scene, he returned our money back.
Now, I have understood that it is better do your homework before buying jewelry or take your wife along :-).
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