Diamond Values Falling Sharply READ ARTICLE
Our customers bring us loose and mounted natural diamonds of all shapes, sizes, and qualities, including treated, and man-made/naturally colored diamonds. We use nondestructive state-of-the-art technology to authenticate your diamonds. In addition, our highly trained staff assesses your diamonds according to the “4 c’s.” Each of these four categories contains a range that jewelers use to determine a diamond’s value:
- Cut refers to the way the diamond is shaped. Round, princess, oval, marquise, pear, cushion, emerald, asscher, radiant, and heart are the most common diamond shapes.
- Color, of course, refers to the diamond’s hue, from buttery yellow to chocolate brown and everything in between. Classic, “colorless” diamonds actually come in hundreds of shades of pink, blue, and yellow, many of which are impossible to discern with the naked eye.
- Clarity is used to describe the degree to which small imperfections or “birthmarks” are present in the stone.
- Carat is an actual unit of weight, although most people tend to think of carats in terms of size, especially with regard to diamonds.
If you still have any original packaging or paperwork related to your item, please bring it in with you. This aids in our assessment of your item and may increase the value of our offer.
We do not purchase lab grown diamonds at this time based on their relatively very low resale value.