Diamond valuation is the process of determining the value or worth of a diamond. There are several factors that go into the valuation of a diamond, including the quality of the diamond, its size and shape, the clarity and color of the diamond, and the type and quality of the metal used in the setting.
To determine the value of a diamond, a professional appraiser will carefully inspect the diamond and use specialized tools and techniques to evaluate its characteristics. They will then use this information to determine the diamond's quality and value, taking into account factors such as the 4 Cs (cut, color, clarity, and carat weight), the diamond's rarity and demand, and the overall condition of the diamond.
The final value of a diamond will vary depending on these and other factors, and may be influenced by market conditions and other external factors. Ultimately, the value of a diamond is determined by its ability to sell for a certain price in the market.
We understand customer concerns over sending valuable and sometimes sentimental items. We have considered all the necessary operational issues such as insurance and postal services to ensure a professional secure service. We use a highly secure Royal Mail service and it is incredibly rare that we experience any delays using the service, ensuring your items arrive safely in a timely manner.
We buy GIA, HRD & IGI certified diamonds. You only need to supply the certificate number and we can use that information to send a quote to you.
In addition, we buy non-certified diamonds. While an approximate valuation in such cases can be made using information such as the carat weight, colour, clarity and cut of the diamond, we can deliver a precise quote if you visit us in our Hatton garden office. This is where we will analyse and asses the diamond in your presence and while you wait.
Please note that we only purchase diamonds from 0.50ct and above for the centre diamond, whether that may be in a ring or other pieces of jewellery.
The value of your diamond is largely determined by what is known in the trade as the four Cs
CARAT: The weight of the diamond
COLOUR: The whiter the diamond is, the rarer it is, and this drives value higher
CLARITY: The cleaner the diamond is, the higher any valuation will be
CUT: The way in which the stone reflects light, giving it the characteristic diamond sparkle
Yes. We will pay you the best price for the gold / platinum and that will be included in our offer to you.
NO, we are not currently buying LABGROWN diamonds.