Just in time for the holidays. If you are looking for a gift for that special someone and as an alternative investment, then understanding grading variables known as the “Four Cs” is the foundation of sound diamond investing, explains expert jeweller Lewis Malka.
Everything you need to consider when buying diamonds
Knowing that buying an engagement ring is likely to be the third highest single purchase most people make, behind a car and a home. Likewise as an alternative investment, it’s crucial we understand the “Four Cs” of diamond grading before deciding which stone to invest in.
Diamond trading on the stock market? think again.
Understanding the Four Cs is the first step to understanding diamonds. It is however not the complete picture.
Have you ever tried to buy diamonds on the stock market? Well you can’t.
Have you noticed that you can buy anything else, such as gold, orange juice and even a football club, but you can’t buy diamonds. There is a reason for this and I’m going to share it with you.
You see it’s estimated that there are around 16,000 different varieties of diamonds based on their shapes, sizes and characteristics, and it would be impossible to keep a live market on all of these. Plus the fact that a “vs2” on one diamond will look completely different from a “vs2” on another diamond, depending on where the inclusion is located.
What are the four Cs?
The Four Cs are broken down as follows: the carat, colour, clarity and cut of the stone.