Diamond Ring

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Factors to Consider in Selling a Diamond Ring

There are different factors to consider in selling a quality diamond ring. You’ll need to understand the 4C’s, the different diamond shapes and cuts, metal characteristics, types of settings, and the cost of the diamond ring before selling it.

I’m pretty sure you want to get the most from the diamond ring that you want to sell. So, let’s discuss more about these factors in how to get a fair deal out of your diamond ring.

The 4C’s

The first factor to consider is the 4C’s: Color, Cut, Clarity, and Carat Weight.

  • Color:  The color refers to how clear or yellow the diamond is. The highest quality diamonds are totally colorless. D-to-Z diamond color grades rate a diamond’s lack of color.
  • Cut: The diamond’s cut determines how well it unleashes its light.
  • Clarity: This refers to the absence of inclusions and blemishes.
  • Carat Weight: A diamond’s carat weight determines a diamond’s apparent size.

The 4C’s depicts the quality of the diamond. You need to evaluate which C is the most important to consider in selling your diamond ring to determine which pricing ranges it falls in.

Diamond Shapes and Cuts

You need to understand the difference between a diamond shape and a diamond cut.

  • Shape: A diamond’s shape describes its outline when viewed face up. There are plenty of fancy shapes like marquise, pear, oval, rectangle, square, heart, and the most popular diamond shape, round.
  • Cut: Cuts or cutting style refers to how the diamond’s facets are arranged. Standard brilliant cutting style is the most common facet arrangement for round diamonds with a specific arrangement of 57 or 58 facets. There are other cutting styles like the emerald cut and radiant cut which suit for square and rectangular shaped diamonds.

Metal Characteristics

The metal band in your diamond piece is very important. The metal band affects the overall look of your diamond ring. The color of the diamond and the metal band should complement each other, and it should highlight the diamond piece.

There are three types of metal that are widely used for diamond rings. Platinum which is good for diamonds that are graded in the colorless to near-colorless ranges-D through J in the GIA color scale. Gold with white metal prongs and bezels integrated to create a contrast with the diamond. And, rose gold that has a warm, soothing appearance, and complements any skin tone.

Types of Settings

The setting holds the diamond in place, and it has two jobs: to protect the diamond from damage, and to highlight its beauty. There are three different settings that offer different degrees of protection.

  • Prong: Prongs are used to secure the diamond, they hold the diamond in place. Usually, there are four to six prongs holding the diamond. If the prongs secure only a one stone, it’s called a solitaire.
  • Bezel: This setting provides an excellent protection for the center stone because a thin metal strip is pushed and hammered around the diamond to hold it in place.
  • Halo: The center stone is surrounded by tiny diamonds, and it adds more sparkle as well making the center stone appear larger.

Cost

You should know by now if the cost of the diamond ring is worth enough for its value since you have learned the different factors of selling one. Also, see to it that you have a certificate from GIA or AGS for your diamond ring, it helps your buyers check the legitimacy of the diamond and for you to demand a fair price from your ring.

How We Evaluate Diamond Rings

There are a few things we take note in evaluating diamond rings. We always make sure that you’ll get the fair deal from your diamond ring. So, this is how we evaluate your diamond ring:

  • Certification: This is very important in the evaluation process because we would likely search for a certificate from GIA or AGS laboratories. This provides as proof of the diamond’s quality.
  • Quality: The qualities of the diamond should be listed in the certificate. For example, the 4C’s, we will evaluate the diamond ring using 4C’s, and determine each qualities that make up a specific diamond ring and base the pricing for it.
  • Pricing: Pricing is hugely affected by the 4C’s of the diamond ring. For example, the price of a one carat diamond ring can range from just $1,500 to $16,000 depending on the diamond’s shape, cut, color, and clarity. We also use a Diamond Price Calculator to calculate the expected range of prices for different diamonds.

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