We all love sparkly diamonds. But it may happen that after wearing your stone for a while, you realize something is annoying about it. It may have too many visible flaws, the colour may be yellowish or the cut might be not that proportional as you want. Whatever the reason, what to do if you don’t like your diamond? Let’s discuss the options and find the best solution.
Exchange Your Diamond for a Different One
Depending on what you don’t like in your diamond, you can always ask at jewellery stores if they exchange diamonds for other stones with different characteristics.
Let’s assume you have a diamond that has too much of a yellowish tint. The option you want might be a colourless or a near colourless stone, but you still don’t want to pay extra money.
In such a case, you need to ask if you can exchange your diamond for a one that has a better colour grade but is smaller. You should target the stones that cost approximately the same as your diamond.
There is no guarantee jewellers will agree to do so, but it never hurts to ask.
Upgrade Your Diamond to a Higher Quality Stone
Things are different if you have extra money. In this case, you can exchange your old diamond for the one that has higher quality characteristics.
For example, if you want a stone of a higher clarity grade or a better cut, you may be able to upgrade your stone without compromising on carat weight.
Exchange Your Diamond for a One of the Same Quality
You may wonder why to trade your diamond in for a one of the same quality. This option makes sense if you bought a diamond of borderline clarity.
Clarity grades are based on a variety of criteria and determining the right clarity grade requires some judgement. This is not an exact science and there are some variations among the diamonds of the same clarity grade.
For example, one diamond may have 4 visible inclusions and another might have 7, but they both end up in the same clarity grade. Or some inclusions that can be easily seen with the naked eye in one diamond, might be less visible in another stone depending on their location.
Let’s say your SI1 clarity diamond has inclusions visible from the top. If the jeweller agrees to an even exchange, you may be able to find another SI1 stone with inclusions that are smaller and located in such a way that they are more noticeable from the sides than the top.
Return Your Diamond
If none of the above-mentioned options works for you, you may return the diamond and get your money back. This option works if the shop’s return policy covers your case.
Before making your diamond purchase, carefully check the shop’s return policy and find out what’s the period during which you can return your purchase.
It’s worth mentioning that there will be no option to return your diamond if you order a bespoke piece. That’s why pay attention to polices before you buy a stone.