How to invest in diamonds? Part II.
So, as we found out before, diamonds are wearable portable wealth; you need to approach them wisely when choosing.
It is necessary to consider the subtleties arising from the science of precious stones. What determines their cost? Literally, on every website of a jewelry company, you will find a list of characteristics:
Is this enough to appreciate the stone? Yes and no. As we see, these are only a set of characteristics; their combination is what defines the diamond's value. Ideally, these parameters' interplay must result in a beautiful stone, whether in the jewelry piece or not. The beauty of stone! That's what it all comes down to again. Well, of course, in the end, we are also talking about expensive jewelry, a luxury item.
Here is an example:
We have two yellow diamonds weighing about 12 and 11 carats, with the same clarity as VVS1. Both of them are radiants by shape but with differences in their cuts.
The color of the first one is Fancy Yellow; the second has a Fancy Light Yellow color. Therefore, if the color of the second diamond is a step lower in the ranking of the colors of yellow stones, it may be less attractive for purchasing. But this is not always the case.
It is important to note that the diamond's color grade's boundaries are very arbitrary. For example, defined by the laboratory, Fancy Yellow color can look very close to Fancy Light Yellow. In this case, It is called the borderline. Conversely, Fancy Light Yellow can be yellow enough to look like Fancy Yellow even to a specialist. But it will cost less, and that's the beauty of it. In our case, this is precisely the situation.
So, the first stone weighs more and better in color (it shows on the certificate). And if you choose without seeing the stone, it looks like the best investment.
Yes, if you ok with paying more. No, if you are willing to pay a reasonable price for a gorgeous, attractive diamond.
There is another essential nuance.
The first stone has a Brilliant type of cut with the proportions where most of the weight of the stone is hidden in its pavilion, which is the lower, invisible part of the stone. At the same time, the visible open surface of the stone is smaller than the second stone's surface with Modified Brilliant cut. This is so because the Brilliant cut only reveals some of the beauty of a Yellow Diamond; it is only recommended if the stone is round. It has fewer facets than Modified one and, therefore, fewer opportunities to demonstrate all the shades of colored stone, their play, and brilliance.
The first Fancy Yellow Diamond appears to be visually less attractive despite the greater weight and conditionally better color. The stone's surface is almost 20% smaller; it does not shine so much. However, it will cost more. The second option is luxurious, attractive, and has a lower price per carat, but it looks like a million-dollar diamond. It fascinates and pleases the eye. Only a diamond expert can determine its exact value with the naked eye.
So, you could pay more for a less expressive yellow diamond stone. Remember, the value is in the eyes of the customer!. Your first impression can be much more accurate than a set of features. Nevertheless, you may also seek a diamond expert's advice or get an independent assessment to confirm your opinion. You may freely contact us; we will give you a helpful perspective regarding the value of precious stones.