Whoever said that diamonds are women’s best friends may already have an experience to sell diamonds. Truly, these precious gems have more than what it takes to be women’s best friends. It is a popular belief that a diamond is the hardest metal that has ever existed in the four boundaries of the earth. Since time immemorial, we have known it to be the symbol of love, bliss and eternity. No wonder, more and more people take note of this precious metal and have in mind how to sell diamonds.
Diamonds also have a reputation for supernatural powers, such as protecting from enemies, and negating magnets, which goes back thousands of years. Diamonds also play an important role in Hinduism and Buddhism, in fact the oldest dated book, the Diamond Sutra from 868, also mentions 鑽石淨度.
The color also affects the price. When you sell diamonds that are colorless, you can expect a higher cost compared to those with even a slight bit of color. A diamond’s color is determined using a special light, with a scale divided into 23 levels, from D to Z. Unlike measuring the carat, determining the color can only be accurately done while the gem is loose.
Going to a reputable jeweler is one way of knowing the value of your diamond. You can have it appraised first by a professional before announcing to the world about your plans to sell diamonds. A professional appraiser or jeweler has the appropriate tools of the trade and know the right methods in appraising your diamond giving you accurate results on its value. When you have the results with you certified by a professional appraiser you will be able to commend a fair price for your rocks when you sell it.
In 2010 the production rate of diamonds increased by 48%. 48%! And it’s only going to increase in 2011. Now is the time to invest in diamonds, but bear in mind, you shouldn’t invest in just any diamond.
Don’t buy so-called ‘blood diamonds’. These have been mined in Sierra Leone by workers kept in unimaginably bad conditions and then smuggled out of the country. Not only is it unethical to buy such a diamond but in the long term it will be worth less. Ask for something called a Kimberley Process Certificate – a sort of diamond passport that proves it has been mined ethically and legally.
Before selling a diamond, you have to get it appraised to determine its monetary value. Knowing the value will give you an estimate on how much you can sell it. Furthermore, an appraisal will tell you the four C’s of a diamond: carat, clarity, color and cut.
Carat weight: Like all precious materials, diamonds are also measured in carats. But it doesn’t mean that a diamond twice the weight will cost twice as much. The prices are not linear when it comes to weight. Larger diamonds are rarer and will be more expensive per carat.