Anxiety is the first and foremost thing that haunts any diamond buyer who had opted for online purchase. A less satisfactory outcome will be the result by quite a many factors, like that of the lack of knowledge about the product to be purchased, high value and infrequency of this kind of purchase.
However, to some folks out there, the photos given in various diamonds buying websites have proven to be helpful for them to shop for the exact precious stones they wish to buy. Moreover, referring to images well before buying a diamond online reduces the level of anxiety in the shoppers.
The prime concerns of purchasing diamonds online are centered on its value and security. Return policies along with fine print, the integrity of the dealer, fraudulent charges and the safety of the order are the issues incorporated in the security factors.
A diamond buyer must ensure that the stone that he or she is purchasing online is matching with the expected diamond in terms of their clarity, cut and color. Such concerns around the value must be in line with the paid price of the diamond. One of the most reliable and simple methods for confirming the characteristics of the diamond will be via its photo. Even the certification provided by the GIA is deemed less important than its real picture when buying a diamond online.
Furthermore, a photo of the diamond conveys significant characteristics of the stone rather than its shape.
Obviously, the capturing capability of the camera is directly linked to the quality of the picture of the diamond. For example, say, the translation process of the photo via the camera will be passed on through the photo editing equipment and later on the final monitor of the viewer. In most often cases, the photo is color calibrated too. Even very subtle differences in color will be affected in the grading color of the diamond. However, relying only on the photo of the diamond will also prove to be imprudent.
While discussing some other effects on the photographing of diamonds, one should not miss the alterations it might make on the cuts of the precious stones. Some unprofessional snapping can distort the cuts of the diamond. Besides these, the brightness and brilliance of a diamond can be artificially enhanced with the aid of any editing process. Certain clarity characteristics will be disguised along with the distortion in the photographs affecting even its clarity.