GREEN HILLSDIAMOND BROKERS

When it comes to the purchase of a diamond ring, you may be tempted to turn to retail stores. After all, many of them advertise low prices; while the big name brands have, well, big names. But it might surprise you to learn that City Diamond Exchange offers all the benefits of the retail stores, plus five other surprising advantages.

Let’s define a chain store vs an independent designer. Retail stores are the retail front of the jewelry industry. The store is the last link in the chain before the consumer. The first link of the chain are the companies who buy rough diamonds from the mines.

After these companies, then it’s the manufacturer, diamond dealers, diamond wholesalers, and then the retailer. Each link adds a profit margin, increasing the price of the final piece of jewelry.

Independent designers are the original purchasers and many times are also the manufacturer. These entities then sell directly to the consumer. When you work with an independent designer you can:

The advantages of working with a diamond broker are three-fold: lower cost, higher quality and time saved.

DIAMOND BASICS

The Four C's

Cut

The cut of a diamond does not actually refer to the shape of the diamond, whether it is round, princess, oval, etc. It actually refers to how the diamond was cut from its raw shape. The way a diamond is cut affects the amount of light that is reflected through its facets and how much of that light returns back out through the top, thus affecting the amount of “sparkle” or brilliance of the diamond.

The cut also determines how big the table (top part of the diamond) appears. Two diamonds with the same carat weight (see “Carat” section below) might not always look the same. A deep cut has a smaller table while a shallow cut has a larger table.

Color

Did you know that diamonds naturally come in every color of the rainbow? The diamonds used in jewelry, however, typically fall in the white range and are graded on a scale from D to Z – the less color the better. To the naked eye, most diamonds appear “colorless,” or white, but a majority of them actually contain hints of yellow or brown.

Clarity

The clarity of a diamond refers to the amount of blemishes and marks that can be seen within a diamond. Sometimes the way a diamond is cut, can determine the visibility of such flaws,and it affects the grade given on the diamond’s certificate, which is measured by a third party organization such as Gemological Institute of America (GIA). A diamond free of inclusions is very rare. Therefore, the closer a diamond is to flawless, the better and more expensive it is.

Carat

A diamond’s weight is measured in carats and used with a point system of 100. A diamond of 25 points is .25 carats. Not all diamonds with the same carat weight are of equal value. The value is measured by the combination of its cut, color, clarity, and carat weight.

Luxury Watches

Keeping your watch in great condition is the key to selling your luxury watch at its highest value. Check up and service done to the watch can help keep it running smoothly. Be sure to include any receipts from any services the watch received to help us get you the most amount of cash possible.

The value can also be estimated using supply and demand. When a name brand watch in good condition has low supply but high demand, the worth significantly increases compared to a name brand watch in poor condition.

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Gold Coins

The Four C's

Cut

The cut of a diamond does not actually refer to the shape of the diamond, whether it is round, princess, oval, etc. It actually refers to how the diamond was cut from its raw shape. The way a diamond is cut affects the amount of light that is reflected through its facets and how much of that light returns back out through the top, thus affecting the amount of “sparkle” or brilliance of the diamond.

The cut also determines how big the table (top part of the diamond) appears. Two diamonds with the same carat weight (see “Carat” section below) might not always look the same. A deep cut has a smaller table while a shallow cut has a larger table.

Color

Did you know that diamonds naturally come in every color of the rainbow? The diamonds used in jewelry, however, typically fall in the white range and are graded on a scale from D to Z – the less color the better. To the naked eye, most diamonds appear “colorless,” or white, but a majority of them actually contain hints of yellow or brown.

Clarity

The clarity of a diamond refers to the amount of blemishes and marks that can be seen within a diamond. Sometimes the way a diamond is cut, can determine the visibility of such flaws,and it affects the grade given on the diamond’s certificate, which is measured by a third party organization such as Gemological Institute of America (GIA). A diamond free of inclusions is very rare. Therefore, the closer a diamond is to flawless, the better and more expensive it is.

Carat

A diamond’s weight is measured in carats and used with a point system of 100. A diamond of 25 points is .25 carats. Not all diamonds with the same carat weight are of equal value. The value is measured by the combination of its cut, color, clarity, and carat weight.