Diamonds are the best possessions you could have. They are also an investment in the long run, as the value appreciates with years. You could capitalize on this if you sell your diamond when the market price is high. These precious stones should always be kept in a secure place, preferably in bank vaults to prevent loss or theft. Carrying them around is not at all a good idea, especially if you are traveling to another place on vacation or business.
Until and unless extremely necessary, diamonds must not be flaunted anywhere and everywhere. In case you are fond of diamonds and love displaying them, then the best option would be to wear imitation jewelry instead. Inexpensive diamond jewelry is available easily and is excellent in terms of appearance, at least, when new. In case you have to carry diamonds with you while travelling then certain precautions need to be taken.
- To ensure the safety of your diamond jewelry while travelling, the best option is to have it insured. This insurance is to be done by experts and not novices.
- It is advisable to take pictures of the jewelry you are carrying and keep it stored.
- In case your jewelry gets lost while travelling, then the pictures could become handy in recovering your diamond.
- Make a list of jewelry pieces you are carrying and make a few photocopies. Keep a couple of copies at home and carry a couple of copies along with you.
Evaluating the diamonds you carry
When you take your precious stone to an assessor he would conduct certain tests before deciding a price. These tests pertain to 4 C’s: color, clarity, cut, and carat. The price of a diamond is always based on these four factors. Here it needs to be noted that all these four factors are equally important in determining the price of a diamond. Let us examine what each of these factors indicates and how they are important in determining the price of your gemstone.
Color – Colorless diamonds demand the highest price while those with maximum tint are relatively lesser priced. Grading of coloration for diamonds start with D and go up to Z. However they occur in groups such as: D, E, and F; G, H, I, and J; K to Z. The first group, i.e., D, E, and F is colorless; the next group G, H, I, and J is white or ‘near colorless’; the last group is tinted from yellow to brown.
Clarity – The clarity of a diamond is determined by its transparency to light. A buyer would judge the clarity of a diamond on a magnification scale of 10. The best quality diamond would allow free passage of light even when it is viewed under the highest magnification level of 10. A completely clear diamond is free of any inclusion in the form of other minerals or impurities.
Cut – This is the most difficult of the 4 C’s and takes highly trained eyes to judge. The brilliance of a diamond varies with its cut. The finer the cut, the greater is the brilliance of your diamond. This cut is basically the angle with normal. The best cut diamond has an angle of 41° with the normal and allows total internal reflection. The brilliance of a diamond depends on the light that is internally reflected.
Carat – This is the easiest of the 4 C’s to comprehend and basically is the weight of the stone. The bigger a diamond the higher is its price. Rate per carat goes up as the size of your diamond grows bigger.
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