The Hope Diamond – A Short History

Did you recently try to sell your diamonds and were disappointed in the price you were quoted? Believe it or not, this happens to many individuals. While it may be frustrating, determining how much a diamond is worth depends on much more than just its size. Two similar sized diamonds could be sitting next to one another and be worth two totally different prices.

It’s important, therefore, to have confidence in your own judgment. Is the diamond beautiful? Will it give you years of pleasure to own it and look at it? Is the diamond color attractive to you? If you can answer yes to all these, and the diamond is priced appropriately for the grade it is given by a certified assessor, then it could be the diamond price for you.

The price of the diamond jewelery depends on three things – the purity of the diamond price, the cut of the diamond and the metal it is set in. Generally Platinum set diamonds are costlier then the ones set in gold.

Regarding the recommended color range of the Marquise diamond, one has a bit more flexibility with the Marquise. As always, it is difficult to give an objective guide to the preferred color level of a diamond, as it is a very subjective rating. Some people like the colorless or near colorless look more, and others prefer the “warmer” look of a tiny tinge of color in the stone. The generally accepted preferred range though for Marquise is that the best colors are up to the G-H range, with many actually preferring the side of the warmer G and H colors levels more so than the cooler and more “icey” level of more colorless levels.

Next is the clarity. The most valuable diamond is a ‘flawless’ diamond. Next is the ‘internally flawless’, then comes ‘very very small inclusions’, ‘very small inclusions’ and ‘inclusions.’ ‘Inclusions’ being the least valuable diamond, with noticeable blemishes.

For this category, the diamond contains extremely minor flaws which can be observed from the pavilion, or you can see a few flaws on its surface. The difference between VVS2 and VVS1 is that the diamond of VVS2 contains minor flaws on its surface.

As with anything else, the simplest thing you can do to protect yourself when shopping for a men’s diamond ring is to shop informed. Knowing what to look for is the first step to avoid being scammed.

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