Quotation of diamonds: the factors affecting their value | Economy

Diamonds continue to represent a real safe haven: something in which it is still worth investing today since their value remains stable over time and is not subject to the changes that occur in the financial markets. Unlike gold therefore, the diamond allows you to make a safe investment.

Make a quote that is as accurate as possible however, it is always important, both if you intend to buy and if you want to sell a diamond. So what are the factors that most affect the value of this precious stone? What do expert gemologists consider when making their assessments? Let’s find out together.

Quotation of diamonds: the aspects that affect their value

To carry out an evaluation and an estimate of the value of diamonds, gemological institutes and professionals from all over the world use the 4C method which is now internationally recognized but not only. are also taken into consideration other characteristics, considered fundamental in determining the value of a diamond. Let’s see which ones.

# Diamond clarity

The purity of the diamond depends on its imperfections, i.e. the presence inside the stone of darker spots, grains and so on that were trapped in the diamond during its formation. Generally, the rule states that the fewer impurities present in the gem, the more pure it can be considered. The higher the purity, the higher its value will also be.

# Color of the diamond

Even the color is a feature that is considered to carry out the quotation of a diamond, because these precious stones can have several shades and each of these is assigned a standard of value.

# Diamond Weight

The carat is the unit of measurement of weight of the diamond and this is also a feature that is taken into consideration when making the quotation of the precious stone. Of course, in principle we can say that the greater the weight of the diamond and the greater its value, but there are also other details that are considered.

# Diamond cut

Another feature that is considered when evaluating a diamond is the cut. There are different varieties of cut and the most famous ones are the brilliant, pear, heart, oval and radiant cut. It should be noted that the diamond cutting operation is quite complex and must be carried out by an expert and particularly skilled professional. Usually, the greater the number of facets and the higher the value of the precious stone but not only: the precision of the cut also affects from this point of viewwhich must be free from any imperfection to be considered perfect.

# Diamond Waist

The characteristics of the belt are always taken into consideration by the gemologist, who analyzes the thickness but also the state, the finishes and the possible presence of laser engravings which would certify its authenticity.

# Diamond treatments

A diamond may have been treated, for example to fill small cracks, improve its clarity or color. Naturally, the presence of treatments lowers the value of the stone therefore it is important to carry out a check to obtain a reliable and precise quotation.

# Diamond fluorescence

It is good to specify that higher value diamonds must not have fluorescence: otherwise the quotation will inevitably suffer.

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