Lately I felt a little ‘Crazy Ladra: attractive to all that glitters. After all, Marilyn Monroe said, “Diamonds are the best friends of a woman.” Yes, but if the diamond is less than 3 carats it is not true love, I say. That’s why I thought it was useful to tackle the topic of how to evaluate a diamond and everything you need to know before selling a jewel.
How to evaluate a diamond, quality features called 4C and the Rapaport list
Diamond is the most precious and desired gem in the world and its quotation is given by specific physical properties. In order to objectively declare price, classification and value, reference must be made to world-recognized quality features, called 4C. In particular:
1. Carat, that is, the weight. It is calculated in carats that is the unit of the stone. One carat corresponds to 0.20 grams.
2. Clarity, that is, purity. The internal feature of the diamond corresponds to its clarity. Less impurities contain and more is worth it.
3. Color. Color is an index of its value and may vary from white, synonymous to perfection, to yellow.
4. Cut. Judged by sanding, symmetry and proportions.
Lastly, to decide on the cost value, we also rely on the international Diamond Exchange, called Rapaport List. This is a world-class benchmark for everyone, from workmen to simple enthusiasts.
All that is good to know before selling your diamond
And in case we want to sell our diamond?
Certainly, although it is a good starting point, we do not know in our small the 4C evaluation criteria and the market trend with the Rapaport list. Neither can we entrust the certificate they provided with the jewel. It may have been purchased at a wrong price as well as the certificate itself may not be recognized internationally. So there is only one way to be able to act with the utmost degree of security, without taking the risk of dazzling. Engage in skilled gemologists who are able to properly evaluate our diamond at the real market price. As in the case of the leading company in Italy, Banco Diamanti specialists in diamond evaluation. With their multi-year experience in the field, besides being up to date, they are undoubtedly the most reliable in evaluating, certifying and retrieving diamonds and jewels, both new and used. It is synonymous with guarantee and seriousness not only for us, but also for our most important treasures. And if a diamond is forever, Banco Diamanti is a certainty. Our certainty of authenticity.