FAQ About Diamonds

1.  2-carat diamond twice the price of a 1-carat diamond?

A bigger diamond is indeed more expensive, but a two-carat diamond can cost more than twice as much as a one-carat diamond. Depending on the grade, it can cost up to four times as much. The reason is that the bigger the diamond, the rarer it is.

2. Are diamonds the best in South Africa?

Not necessarily. Won’t mark the diamond place of origin on the professional certificate, place of origin does not have any quality effect on the finished diamond, so you need to remember only that the quality of a diamond actor, the most intuitive assessment standard is 4C.

3. Will the diamond break?

First of all, diamonds are the hardest thing in the world. But that doesn’t mean the diamond won’t break! Although the hardness is very high, the brittleness of the diamond is also very high; one must avoid hitting it with sharp objects.

4. Are diamonds only round?

The round polyhedral cut is the most classic diamond cut, but diamonds are not only round; pear shape, emerald shape, oval shape, heart shape, horse-eye shape, princess square, and pillow shape are not uncommon.

5. How big is a 1-carat diamond?

A carat is a specific unit of weight for gemstones. A carat is 0.2 grams, and a one-carat diamond is roughly the size of an ordinary soybean.

6. Which of the 4C criteria is most important?

This criterion should not be generalized, and it is best to evaluate each 4CS comprehensively. If you want to get the best value for money, consider Carat because when looking at a diamond, one of the most obvious things that can be seen with the naked eye is its size. If you care very much about the sparkle of the diamond, it is recommended to prioritize cutting. Cutting is the most critical factor in determining how shiny the diamond is. However, if you are a detail-obsessed person, you are very picky about every detail of the diamond. Color can give priority in comparison to color and clarity because the naked eye can see color. However, as long as the clarity is above VS2, the defects in the diamond are invisible to the naked eye.

7. What about fluorescent diamonds?

Generally speaking, the price of fluorescent diamonds will be lower. Suppose the diamond is more significant than 1 carat. In that case, it is best not to choose fluorescent diamonds because fluorescence can make the diamond look foggy and affect its color. But for small diamonds less than 1 carat, the fluorescence has a little visible effect on the color of the diamond and can make the diamond appear whiter.

8. What does a diamond cent mean?

A cent is a unit of weight for a gemstone. Small diamonds less than one Carat are usually measured in the cent. One Carat is equal to 100 cents.

9. Are all yellow diamonds?

Not all diamonds with a yellow hue are yellow diamonds! Nitrogen is found in most diamonds and is responsible for their yellow coloring. White diamonds after H grade can generally see a slight yellow tone. The lower the grade is, the more pronounced the yellow tone will be. At this time, the yellow tone will affect the price of diamonds, the more yellow the price will be lower. It is not until the saturation of the diamond reaches a certain standard that it becomes a genuine yellow diamond. The more colorful the yellow, the higher the price.

10. Why do some diamonds get yellower over time?

It’s not the diamond turning yellow; it’s got stains! The diamond itself has hydrophilic, wear after a long time may be stained with sweat, besmear, oil stains and other reasons gradually began to yellow, encounter this kind of situation you can send to the store you buy repair maintenance, maintenance will restore as new after completion.

11. Which is more expensive, colored or white?

Although color diamond can be said to be the best in diamonds, tens of thousands, even tens of thousands of diamonds, can appear as a color diamond. However, the price of the two is still related to the level. Most stories have a small gap and the same number of carats; color diamonds are generally more expensive, but for example, the heavyweight top white diamonds weighing more than 20 carats will significantly improve the rarity, and the price will be very high. For instance, Sotheby’s 118.28 Carat D Color All-American diamond sold for HK $238.68 million in Hong Kong in October 2013, the highest price ever paid for an Asian jewel at auction. There is no comparable price for colored diamonds of this weight.

12. Which color of a colored diamond is the most expensive?

If the comparison is made with the top color, red is the rarest and rarely appears on the market. The quality of red diamonds in the market is different; they are not more than 1 to 2 carats. The price is very high, but it is challenging to set the standard because the quantity is too small. In the auction market, more see to be blue and pink diamonds, but also very rare because, in recent years, there have been many top blue and pink diamond public auctions. The price will be more reference value. Yellow diamonds are also more common in the market; due to the relatively large supply, the price is somewhat lower than the same blue and pink diamonds.

13. Will, the color of colored diamonds, get lighter the more they are worn?

No, the color of a colored diamond is formed naturally and will not change with wearing.

14. Are there any knockoffs of the diamonds?

Of course, there are fakes. There are fakes for anything beautiful, rare, and famous, and diamonds are no exception. There are two main types of realistic fake diamonds on the market that you need to keep in mind.

One is cubic zirconia, which is very similar to a diamond but also has a stronger fire color than a diamond; if you see someone wearing a diamond fire color is extremely strong, shining red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and all kinds of shades of light, then do not blindly envy, he may be wearing cubic zirconia.

Another type of fake diamond, with the pleasant name of moissanite, has optical properties that are more similar to diamonds than cubic zirconia and can cost 5 to 10 percent of the price of an equivalent visual diamond. But the most crucial difference between it and a diamond is that it is birefringent, which means you can see that it always has a double edge.

15. How can you avoid buying fake diamonds?

The most simple and direct point is to go to the formal business and brand to buy. The traditional brand of diamonds will be equipped with a professional diamond certificate for optimized processing of diamonds, and synthetic diamonds will be marked on the certificate.

16. Can diamond be synthetic?

Don’t be surprised; diamonds can also be made artificially! People use machines to imitate the temperature, pressure, and other aspects of the diamond growth characteristics so that the diamond quickly grows out. The composition and properties of this synthetic diamond are precisely the same as those of natural diamonds, which large-scale professional instruments can only identify.

17. Are diamonds guaranteed as long as they have a certificate?

It’s true, but not all certificates can trust. It would be best to take certificates issued by unknown and not authoritative organizations with a grain of salt. They have very lax rating standards and are more likely to fail to check whether they are synthetic diamonds. However, the certificates issued by several authoritative international organizations can trust.

18. Can there be a fake diamond certificate?

Can a diamond ID certificate also be faked? The answer is yes. But now, identification agencies also use every trick in the book to make anti-counterfeit signs of fighting against illegal businesses. The easiest way is to log on to the official website of the certificate and enter the certificate number for inquiry. Some certificates also have a QR code, which can scan on your mobile phone. All information about the diamond can immediately display on your mobile phone.

19. Why are the certificates of many diamonds different sizes?

Not to worry, many certification agencies have come up with a smaller version of the certificate for the convenience of consumers, which lacks only the logo of the diamond content compared to the more extensive certificate. The GIA usually provides small certificates for diamonds less than 1 carat.

20. What if I lose my diamond certificate?

Don’t worry; you can find the electronic version of the certificate on the official website with the diamond waist code. Suppose you need the paper version of the certificate. In that case, you can go to the place where you bought the diamond and ask whether the merchant can help to reapply or directly send an email to the official website of the certification agency where you lost the certificate to ask how to reapply. Currently, GIA’s diploma does not support reapplication. If it is lost, it can only be re-submitted for inspection.

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