coutrWhen you are the owner of a diamond or precious gem you must take special care in order to protect your investment. The majority of jewelers are honest and legitimate business people. However, it takes only one dishonest person to switch your stone with a fake one. It is of the utmost importance for you to have the knowledge of the uniqueness of your stone, so that independently from any jewelers, you are able to identify your own diamond.
If you are the proud owner of a diamond and would like to learn how to identify your stone we will teach you over the phone how to do so. Even if you have not purchased from Blaze Diamond we want you to be protected. Other than a laser engraved serial number, identifying an inclusion is the best security as it will never change or go away. If you do not own a jewelers loupe, we are willing to send you one for free, if you pick up the shipping costs.

Checklist that every diamond buyer should know:

When purchasing any kind of goods or services, it is best to get the whole purchase agreement in writing.


When purchasing a diamond, buy only stones that are independently certified as from G.I.A.,sss A.G.S, H.R.D, etc. This will help to prevent dishonest jewelers from selling you a diamond that has either: No “legitimate” certification, no certification or “hidden” inclusions under prongs. Also, when your diamond is handed to you, make sure that what you get is actually what you have bought. Does the certificate match the actual diamond’s finger print?

 

Whenever your diamond is taken out of your sight, make sure to inspect the unique inclusions or serial number of your diamond before it leaves your possession. Immediately re-inspect the diamond the moment it is returned to you. Your precious diamond can be easily switched with a Cubic Zirconia, a less valuable diamond or a Moissanite.

Diamond testers can be used as a tool to trick people. It is important to know your own diamond and not havsssse to rely on others. Wen your diamond is being tested, make sure that a Moissanite tester is being used along with a diamond tester. Understanding the difference between Moissanite and a diamond is very important. A Moissanite is made from compressed carbide and was originally found in the crater of a meteorite impact. The most dangerous aspect of Moissanite is that it 'passes' standard Diamond Tester tests, which check for Thermal Conductivity. The way a Diamond Tester works is to heat up a small probe and touch it to the stone. Diamond absorbs heat at a very specific rate, while a C.Z. reflects heat. The Diamond Tester measures the time it takes to cool this probe from one temperature to another, in a very specific period of time. Diamonds have a 'rate' of cooling that is different than a C.Z. However, Moissanite has this exact same rate of cooling, so a standard Diamond Tester is fooled into producing a false reading of "Diamond." An actual Moissanite Tester checks both properties.  A tester should have an indicator for both Diamond and Moisannite, if both testers are in one machine.

 

Always make sure that the probe from the tester only touches the center of the stone and not the metal prongs of the ring. If the tester touches one of the prongs and Cubic Zirconia at the same time, the tester can be tricked and give out a false reading of ‘diamond.’

When comparing prices from different jewelers, you must check that they have the same Certification and "Standards of Grading." This will ensure the accurate comparison of products as VS1 does not always equal VS1 depending on the certification. The same grading standard are used by high-end labs such as G.I.A. (Gemological Institute of America) , H.R.D. (Diamond High Council) or A.G.S. (American Gemological Society). Many other Certification Institutes are a "for" profit lab and their aim and marketing is distinctly different- which means that they give diamonds better ratings than what they are worth.

 

Please feel free to call us any time. We are glad to help in any way to educate people and help to protect them from fraud. Knowledge is Power and Safety.

Determining a Ring Size
1There are many ways to give a person a ring that fits perfectly.  You can learn their ring size without them ever knowing it, thus keeping your gift a complete surprise!  It will create a moment that will never be forgotten by either of you.
Helpful Hints for determining an accurate Ring Size:
- Call us 24 hours a day if you have questions or need help.
- Measure warm hands at room temperature. Cold fingers are smaller.
- The “dash marks” following every other number on the Ring Set indicate “1/2” sizes:   “6-”   =   6 ½

Determine ring size in any of the following ways:

  1. Request a free Ring Sizing Set from us!
  2. Ribbon Method
  3. Candle Method
  4. Their ring, Your Finger
  5. Mom-Sister-Friend Method
  6. Trace Method
  7. Impression Method
  8. Ship it

Request a free Ring Sizing Set! Click Here.
4a>2This is the most accurate way to determine a ring size. It is also is the first step in many of the next methods, to determine a ring size without them knowing it!                                                                                                    

You will have a choice of the blue “Ring Set” or the “Multi-Sizer.”
The blue Ring Set (pictured on the left) has “1/2” and “Full” sizes marked on each plastic ring. Every ring easily pops out of the sheet for accurate feel and fit.
The Multi-Sizer works like a belt. It is marked with “1/2” and “Full” sizes marked across the length of the band and you have the ability to estimate “1/4” sizes as well. It is especially useful for people with knuckles which make it difficult to get an accurate ring size. Let us know if you would like both.

String or Ribbon Method (Can be used on a person taking a nap!)

  1. Take a ribbon or string or a strip of paper, about same width as the future ring, and wrap it around the finger where the ring will be worn.
  2. Tighten the ribbon so it is comfortable.
  3. Take a pen and draw a thin “line” where the string/ribbon/paper overlaps and makes a complete circle.
  4. When unwrapped, the single line will become two marks.
  5. Use the Millimeter scale (most accurate) or the Inch scale (second choice) on a ruler and measure the distance between the two marks.
  6. This measurement is the Circumference. Compare it to the Millimeter (MM) column on the chart below to determine the U.S. “Standard” Ring Size.

 

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Finger Size -- Show Chart [+]

Candle Method
5Place the ring on any “tapered” object such as a candle, marker, etc. Mark the bottom of where the ring touches candle as shown in the adjacent picture.
Then request a free Ring Sizing Set, click here. Slide the different rings from the Sizing Set down the length of the candle, until you find the one that reaches the same point. Read the size that is stamped on the side of the Ring Set.

 

 

Their ring, Your Finger
This is similar to the “Candle Method.” Place their ring on your finger. Mark the bottom of where the ring stops on your finger, like shown in the Candle picture.
Then request a free Ring Sizing Set, click here. Slide the different rings down the length of your finger, until you find the one that reaches the same point. Read the size that is stamped on the side of the Ring Set.

Mom-Sister-Friend Method
Friends and family of your loved one often already have this information. It is common for their friends to ask each other about ring and clothing sizes out of curiosity.

Trace Method
Carefully trace the inner diameter of the ring on a piece of paper. Then request a free Ring Sizing Set, click here. Place the different rings on the paper, until you find the one that has the same diameter of the circle you made. Read the size that is stamped on the side of the Ring Set.

Impression Method
Take the ring and press it into a bar of soap, piece of bread, clay, etc. Then request a free Ring Sizing Set, click here. Place the different rings from the Ring Set around the impression, until you find the one that has the same diameter of the circle you made. Read the size that is stamped on the side of the Ring Set.

Ship it
You are always welcome to mail a ring to us. Send it fully insured. We will measure it the moment it is received and ship it back to you that afternoon, fully insured.

Regardless of the method you choose, call us 24 hours a day if you have questions or need help. When you present your gift, everything should be perfect. It will be an occasion that is remembered forever!

What if I made a mistake and the ring is the wrong size after I get it?
Simply ship the ring back to us, and we'll resize it immediately.