A serial number inscribed on the circumference of a loose diamond is seen as something that makes the stone more secure. People assume that the number’s presence there makes it difficult to swap or steal the gemstone. However, many others wonder how useful the inscription is.
Customers are more aware of the possibility of certified loose diamonds being switched in the resetting or repair process than before. The usual situation involves an unsuspecting person leaving their precious stone in the custody of a jewelery person to have it reset or repaired. After they come back and collect it from the jeweler, they would usually have it appraised to discover whether it was swapped with an inferior diamond. What to do if no evidence that another diamond was set in its place exists?
People feel that the inscribed serial number comes in handy in this situation. The average diamond owner feels the inscription makes the situation of swapping less likely because they can verify it before leaving it with a professional and after it. This may be the case, but you can confirm the same in other, more reliable ways.
First, remember that the inscription is not foolproof in that it is possible to alter or remove it. Secondly, know that a diamond does not have any tracking system. The inscription may simplify identifying a retrieved stone, but the feature does not considerably support the process of retrieval itself.
Perform these things to make the certified stone safer. Some diamond experts say that this way, no third-party may even dare to swap the stone, let alone doing so.
Store the certificate that came with the product at home. Avoid leaving the certification with another person; if you must do this, provide him or her with a duplicate certificate. It is the proof of your diamond’s weight, nature, and position of internal flaws, plus dimensions.
- The weight, width, and length considered as one make for an almost one-of-a-kind combination. Add to this the fact that you know what and where the most easily noticeable internal flaws are, and then there is a group of unchangeable and unique identifiers.
- When you leave the stone with anyone, ask for a receipt noting its inscription, dimensions, shape, weight, and a drawing of an easily identifiable inclusion. When you go to collect it from them, be sure that all of the things you noted are in order.