We often hear the saying that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. The saying generally refers to diamonds in general and not the red kind. Its unique color makes this diamond, a rare kind of gem. Some diamonds are found in abundant large sizes whereas red diamonds come in smaller sizes. These diamonds are available in shades of purple, brown or orange reds. The greatest find is said to be those that are super brilliant Fancy Red. Judging from its name alone this diamond is something that is said to fetch a higher price than the diamonds of this hue.
Only 20 percent of mined Diamonds are cut and sold as whole diamonds The rest of the diamond shape that are mined are crushed into powder which is used in the metal of drills, saws and knives. The best sandpaper cover is diamond powder.
Have your diamond items appraised by a qualified appraiser. If you do not know any appraiser, simply approach and seek help from the Appraisers Association of America. They will be more than happy to send you a list of appraisers in your area that you can contact and discuss about your diamonds in the fastest possible time.
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.
A diamond seen in a jewellers shop, in earrings or on a solitaire ring, is often transparent, or slightly yellow. The whiter the diamond, the more valuable it is. Diamonds with a strong blue or pink colour to them are called fancies, and are very rare. However, diamonds are available in almost any colour.
Never be in a hurry while selecting diamonds, as you know it’s something which is really very precious and expensive. So take your own time to select the apt and beautiful diamond or diamond ring for yourself or your spouse. Moreover when you’re selecting a diamond ring, make sure you check the four important C’s of diamonds. It doesn’t mean that you have to check it in a professional manner but the basics of the 4 C’s, which a normal man can check and analyze. The four C’s include color, carat, cut and clarity.
Clarity is measured by being FL or Flawless or I3 which means the diamonds has a lot of inclusions. Last would be Carat Weight, meaning that the diamond will be put on a diamond scale. Of course these are only the basics of diamond grading. At least now you already have an idea on how the business work should you pursue a career to sell diamonds.