Diamonds Really Are Your Best Friend


The History of Diamonds

Diamonds are a precious stone which are characteristically transparent, colorless crystalline forms of pure carbon, which is the hardest natural occurring substance. The first diamonds were mined along the Krishna, Godavari, and Penner rivers in India over 4,000 years ago. The Greeks and Romans considered the stone to be the tears of Goddiamond and even splinters of the stars. Spanning to even later times Hindus placed diamonds in the eyes of the statues of their deities, believe they held boundless power. Plato even believed and wrote about them being living beings that personified celestial spirits.

Diamonds Today

While the myth and folklores placed on diamonds may not exist in the same form today, they are still a very value precious stone. Diamonds are used in everything from jewelry, decorations, statues, and ornaments. Though we see diamonds everywhere you would be surprised to find out that using them as decorative pieces or gems is the least of their use. Since diamonds are the worlds hardest natural occurring substance they are used a lot by the industrial industry for cutting and grinding metal, stone, ceramics, and other hard materials.

The Value of Diamonds


The value of a diamond depends on its grade, certification by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), and the diamonds cut. If you have GIA certifications make sure to hold on to it, as it is held to a higher value than almost any other certification. The next item that will be evaluated is the cut. Diamonds are cuts consist of round, cushion, marquise, heart, emerald, asscher, radiant, pear, oval, and princess. The most popular of these cuts are round at the top, followed by marquise, cushion, and then emerald.
Diamonds are all appraised by the 4 C’s which are:

  • Color: colorless diamonds are worth more than ones that have bits of color in them.

  • Clarity: the fewer natural marks and visible blemishes a diamond has, the more it will be worth.

  • Cut: the cut of the diamond determines its symmetry, proportion, and its ability to reflect light.

  • Carat: the higher carats weight the rarer and more expensive a diamond becomes.

Taking your Diamond to a Pawn Shop

Since a gemologist is generally not staffed at pawn shops, your pawnbroker will assess your diamond with a tester to make sure it is real, measure the size and weight, and then offer you an amount of payment to sell or loan the diamond. When you want to sell it you will generally get more cash in hand that day. If you put it on loan it will allow you to go back to the pawn shop, pay off your loan with interest, and take the diamond back. Most pawn shops will take diamond rings, earrings, and even loose stones as
17020617-nube-palabra-abstracta-para-pawnbroker-con-etiquetas-y-terminos-relacionados long as they are genuine. Selling your unneeded diamonds to a pawn shop is a great way to get some extra cash in hand the same day. You don’t have to worry about waiting weeks for an appraisal, if they will buy it or not, and then waiting for your payment. If you walk into your local pawn shop your pawnbroker will be knowledge about your type of diamond and be able to offer you the best price available. You will be able to walk out of the store happy and with confidence that you have made a smart choice. Plus, all of that money in your pocket won’t hurt either!Taking your Diamond to a Pawn Shop



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