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Guidelines To Assess An Alternative Investment In Diamonds

When considering an alternative investment in diamonds, there are certain things you have to look for before purchasing them. Expert jewellers and collectors will not buy just any diamond. There are guidelines to follow beforehand when inspecting the diamonds to determine how well the return of the investment would be. One set of guidelines to follow is called the 4 C’s.

When referring to the cut of a diamond, we are talking about the shape the diamond is formed. Different cuts include princess, emerald and sunburst. The value of the different types of cuts depends a lot on what’s popular at the time.

The colour of a diamond is another big factor. The rare blue diamond is probably the most valuable of them, especially if it’s authentic. Pink and red diamonds are also popular too. The value of diamonds is affected by the colour and how well defined the colour actually is.

The carat weight of the diamond is a phrase most of us have heard before. It refers to the weight of a diamond per 200 grams. If the diamond is 4 carat then it is equal to 800 grams. The carat is one of the main deciding factors towards determining the value of a diamond.

Clarity refers to if the diamond is real or not. Fake diamonds are definitely a better means of investing if you don’t have a lot of money in your budget. They are nice to look at but a professional will spot the difference very easily on examining diamonds.

By following the 4 C’s, you’ll be able to effectively judge how well an  investment in diamonds will be for you. The best thing about diamonds is that they are in high demand so, their value will never lower enough to hurt you. If you do not know how to use the 4 C’s to identify good diamonds from bad, then you’ll have to hire someone that does. This extra expense would have to be factored into the planning phase of your investment.

Choosing the best alternative investment can be difficult, so careful consideration is crucial. Your questions on best alternative investments will be answered by our industry experts, free of charge. 

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