Trading In Diamonds

Even though the information you need to gather when you are about to purchase new diamonds is digestible, there are a few topics that pop up more often than not. For example, should you start investing your money into diamonds as a form of portable asset?

There are numerous reasons why someone might decide to trade their diamond in and the arguments for and against trading in have to be evaluated carefully in every single case.


Because diamonds do not only represent business when they are sold for the first time, but also when they are on either side of a deal. Let us take a look at different situations when trading in a diamond might be useful for you and some situations when you might even lose serious sums of money by engaging in such a trade.

When you are first starting to plan on acquiring a new diamond, a lot of unexpected questions might arise. One of these is the question of buying a mounted diamond versus a loose diamond.

Mounted diamonds are essentially set in a certain piece of precious metal kept in their place either by the tension exerted by the open ends of the jewelry or by a number of prongs installed on the setting. Such jewelry often come bundled with their setting and is indicative by its price.

Whenever you decide that you need the diamond on its own, you have the option to have it removed from your jewel, but the setting might go to waste – do you want that to happen or can you allow yourself for that to happen?

Loose diamonds, on the other hand, are gemstones on their own – and contrary to some beliefs, they are not diamonds kept in place by loose prongs.

Be Wary of How And Where The Diamond Was Graded

Such documents could also list the different grades the diamond has (think of the four C’s), the origin, the previous owners or even the information about the cutter of the stone. As a consumer, one of the most important documents that you need to get hold of is the grading certificate. This ensures you are getting what you are paying for.

With the new terminology, consumers now have a clear description to separate diamonds that had undergone intentional laser treatments and diamonds that simply had unintentional markings left behind during the entire manufacturing process.

Only the biggest labs in the world possess the proper equipment to correctly identify any artificial treatments that are not disclosed by unethical dealers.

The grading report is just part of the equation. If you are buying diamonds online, make sure you can examine the diamonds with a virtual loupe or at least obtain magnified pictures of the diamond.

Buying Modified Rounds For Business Purposes

Generally speaking, if you are willing to trade diamonds to make a profit on the buy-sell margins, you should probably stick with traditional pieces.

Unless your gemstone really stands out and you are sure that you can find someone who will probably pay an insanely huge amount of money for it, you should not invest in exquisite gemstones without any exit strategy.

Even when the latter is the case, going for it is probably not the beat idea. If you want to make profit, you should avoid fancy diamonds like Solasfera or Star 129. Instead, stick with full cut round brilliants weighing between 50 points and a carat of medium quality. These have the largest market. Keep the Solasferas for your bride.