Premier Diamond Group on Knowing Basic Characteristics of a Diamond before Buying or Investing19 Mar 2018
Understanding basic requirements for investing in diamonds are key
(EMAILWIRE.COM, March 18, 2018) Toronto, Ontario -- Many people buy diamonds for occasional use, for example, for a wedding; while others buy for investing. Whether the buyer is an investor or a lover, understanding the fundamental characteristics of diamonds are essential. These characteristics based on 4Cs - Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat explains Mr. David Metcalf of Premier Diamond Group (North America) Ltd (http://premierdiamondltd.com/).
The cut is the most important of the 4Cs. It is not only how a diamond is shaped, but more importantly how a diamond interacts with light - its sparkle and beauty. Experts or connoisseurs appreciate the cut of a diamond based on the Gemological Institute of American (GIA)'s color range -- its brilliants from D-to-Z. This range is based on seven components: brightness, fire, scintillation, weight ratio, durability, polish and symmetry.
This C is the second most important of the 4Cs because of the color grade -- the absence of color or colorless. The value of a diamond is based on its absence of color. The less color, the higher the value. According to GIA, the "color-grading scale for diamonds is the industry standard. The scale begins with the letter D, representing colorless, and continues with increasing presence of color to the letter Z, or light yellow or brown."
The third C is clarity - the absences of inclusion and blemishes. The absence of inclusion means the degree of less birth marks within the diamonds. Blemishes are the absent of external marks. GIA has assigned "clarity grade that ranges from flawless (FL) to diamonds with obvious inclusions (I3)."
The fourth C is the carat; it is the standard unit that is divided into 100 points. One carat is the equivalent of 100 points. The unit carat derived its name from the carob seed. However, today's metric carat equals to 0.2 grams according to GIA.
The investor, however, must look beyond the characteristics. Each investor, reports Mr. David Metcalf of Premier Diamond Group, should consider the basic requirements for diamond investment. These requirements are price transparency, resale liquidity, market access, quality certification and expert guidance.
Investors need guidance from experts. Premier Diamond Group (North America) Ltd. has experts for consultation. For example, Mr. Metcalfe is “a pioneer in the branding of natural colored diamonds as a hedge against excessive market volatility brought about by speculation and government credit excesses.” For more information, go http://premierdiamondltd.com/contact-us .
About Premier Diamond Group (North America) Ltd.
Premier Diamond Group specializes in the purchase and sale of natural colored diamonds for wealth accumulation and estate planning purposes and holds membership in the International Colored Gemstone Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. For more information, go to http://premierdiamondltd.com/ .
Premier Diamond Group (North America) Ltd.
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