Experts say that one of the greatest diamond myths is that they are a good form of investment. A very renowned and professional writer who is also an expert on diamonds has mentioned a number of things which should be read before going to sell a diamond. It might be confusing as to why should one think of selling when he or she is looking for buying. But after the charm and the attraction of the stone wears off (in several years), the selling of the stone can take quite some trips. Practically stated, the diamonds are similar to all other forms of retail products and like all others it goes through a number of distribution and productions stages which include mining of the stone, its polishing, the distribution, sellers and then to the real user.
As the diamond changes parties, the participant of each hand takes his or her cut. By the time the end product reaches in the hands of the customer, the price of the stone is so inflated that chances of selling it back without the prospect of losing money is impossible.
This is a common calculation that cars lose around fifteen percent of their value the minute they are out of the car lot whereas the diamonds are seen to lose around thirty to forty percent of their value once they have left the stores. One of the major mistakes that a lot of people do when making a purchase for diamonds is that they go for those stones which have high diamond clarity.
Their belief is that going for a grade that is high enough to be appreciable would always be a good investment.
Before understanding the why of the diamond grading system, it is important to understand the scale at which the clarity of the diamond is rated. There is the IF or the internally flawless which is the best and then there is VVS1 (very very small inclusions 1), VVS2 (very very small inclusions 2), VS1 (very small inclusions 1), VS2 (very small inclusions 2), SI1 (Small inclusions 1), SI2 (Small inclusions 2), I1 (Inclusions 1) and I2 (inclusions 2).
Those who have been working in the diamond industry for several years say that they need several minutes with a ten X powered lens to pinpoint the imperfection in VVS2 kinds. The VS1 can be fined in lesser time but they are very marginally bigger than the VVS2. The SI1 and VS2 can be found easily with the scope but they are still invisible to the laymen’s eye. Moreover, the SI (which is the last and the least clear grade) grade of diamonds don’t have visible inclusions in them.
Now, practically stating again, if the diamond is seen to be a product that the user is going to benefit from (only from its beauty), it is crucial not to pay for the features that the user won’t benefit from.
In a diamond, all the characteristics make a whole feature. if a user overspends on a particular feature then the spending on another one is going to be a lot less than what he or she had desired. This makes it important to apportion the best parts of the money or the budget to the features which the user is going to actually benefit from.
The thing which should be made sure in other significantly less important features is that they still have some worth to the wearer and the buyer. However, it is very difficult to make the choices as compared to the ease at which they are mentioned in the aforementioned lines. The thing to know is that the inclusions aren’t created equally and some of them are clear whilst others are shiny. Some of the inclusions are stark black whilst others are dead white.
Some are unnoticeable because they are pushed in the farthest corners of the diamond whilst others are dead in the center of the stone. The grade of the clarity simply mentions the size of the inclusion and almost never considers the position, opaqueness and the color of the inclusion.
Some last ditch recommendations which should be checked by the user are mentioned below. The best thing to do is go for the least clarity diamonds which can still be called clear and beautiful with the naked eye.
This thing is almost impossible with almost all the vendors over the net but several websites provide tools on their page which includes the possibility to view the diamonds at around twenty times the magnification.
If the user still remains unsure as to whether the picture seen has a clean eye diamond then the image can be downloaded and mailed or posted on online forums so that the experts can check and comment on it for free.