How Much Are My Diamonds Worth?
The value of your diamond items is based on a variety of factors. One such factor is diamond market prices, which fluctuate regularly and vary depending on the quality of the stone.
You may also be familiar with the concept of the “four C’s,” which include:
- Cut: the shape and faceting of the stone. The number and arrangement of facets are what create a diamond’s signature sparkle.
- Carat: the weight and mass (size) of the diamond.
- Clarity: how clear or cloudy the stone looks when light passes through it. This is a measure of the number of flaws in the diamond.
- Color: the hue and richness of the stone. Certain colors, like pink and blue, are desirable for their rarity.
The better your diamonds score in each of these four categories during appraisal, the higher the price you’ll get for them. All Diamonds USA appraisers are certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), which means you’ll get an accurate, fair assessment.
In addition to the quality of the stones, you’ll also be paid for the value of any precious metals that your jewelry’s settings may contain. If you sell a diamond engagement ring with a silver band and gold embellishments, for example, you’ll benefit from the value of all three materials.