Buying a bonded diamond is possibly the best diamond you can buy as it has a number of guarantees which normal diamonds and normal diamond jewelers do not give. It safeguards you money and your diamond and ensures that you are getting a quality diamond.
All bonded diamonds have the following guarantee.
Breakage policy. If the stone gets broken or chipped then the jeweler will replace it with another. This ensures that the diamond is not “treated” as treated stones have a tendency to break or crack and the jeweler is not going to chance that occurring.
There is a lifetime buy-back policy. At anytime you can sell the diamond back to the jeweler for all of your money back, this is 100 percent. It does not include any sales tax, other tax, mountings etc.
You can exchange the diamond at any time. There is also a lifetime exchange policy so if you feel the diamond cut is not in fashion anymore you can simply replace it.
There is a trade in policy for the life of the diamond also. This means that it has a fixed appreciation rate and will keep up with inflation. (A good quality diamond will actually appreciate in value about 5 percent a year)
All bonded diamonds have a market crash protection policy also. In the event (very unlikely since it is so strictly controlled) that there is a crash in the market and the diamond depreciates, the jeweler will refund the difference between what you paid for the diamond and the new value if it is less.
Importantly all bonded diamonds have a guarantee that they are natural diamonds and have not been treated in anyway.
Bonded diamonds tend to cost more of course, Nothing in life is free. But here you truly get what you pay for and having a bonded diamond is a firm guarantee in itself that you have one of the best protected diamonds in the world. Of course you will still need to insure it for the normal unforeseen events, theft, fire etc.
You can buy bonded diamonds from bonded jewelers but of all the jewelers, only about 5 percent are bonded and licensed to sell bonded diamonds, so you will need to seek them out.
Of course you can specifically ask a jeweler if he is a bonded jeweler. Some may skirt around and not give you a definite answer (which means no of course) but most will simply say no. Going to the more expensive area of the city or town may net you a bonded jeweler. Better to seek out the Gemological association and ask them.
If you are interested in having a diamond that is assured to be natural, of high quality and carried guarantees for a lifetime then buying a bonded diamond is the way to go.