Most people are not diamond experts. In fact, many jewelry customers have never had the opportunity to enjoy the mysteries of a diamond by peering through the 10x loupe. Have you ever been to a jewelry store that never invited you to view their diamonds with a loupe? I wonder what they did not want you to see? Then again, many jewelry salespeople are simply not properly trained on diamond qualities.
Honesty and trust are critical to every diamond merchant. In fact, trust is so vital because they realize one mistake could be the end of their business. And even though at some point in your life you might find a dishonest salesperson, I believe that people in general are honest-natured. Has anyone ever come up to you from behind and said, “Pardon me, did you drop this one-dollar bill?” (Just recently, a clerk at a local eatery made the effort to return to my store saying, “Here is your change that you left on our counter.”)
This article was published in the premier issue of The Loupe in October, 2008.
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