In order to buy diamonds one should have a good knowledge of the stones and their values, or good judgement in selecting a dealer, and confidence in him. It is owing to the lack of these in transactions in which the general public takes part that so many poor stones are sold at unreasonably high prices.
examining diamonds there are a great many things which befog the
judgement of inexperienced buyers. It is impossible to see a diamond at
its best in some stores. One must know the light and surroundings to
judge the stone properly. In other stores, the light is so strong that
the brilliant reflections hide faults. Often the strong sunlight will
make a false color stone appear so blue that one could hardly believe
it to be the same stone when seen under another light.
diamond is probably one of the most lasting investments that can be
made today. It does not wear out like the sealskin coat, nor go out of
fashion as all clothes