Tips for buying a pink diamond

Tips for buying a pink diamond

It is very important to buy a pink diamond precious stone in daylight , a day of good weather and with exposure to the north. It is in these conditions that the true color of the diamond will appear.

In the absence of these conditions, it will be preferable to use a lamp than a daylight nearby. In all good jewelry you can find lamps that are equipped with special lamps, called cold light lamps , which are used for the selection of diamonds. Fluorescent tubes are not recommended.

It must be issued by an internationally renowned gemology laboratory that has an excellent reputation . A list of these laboratories can be found on our page: diamond certificate .

This gemological report includes all the main pink diamond characteristics of the diamond, it is a true identity card of the diamond and cannot be confused with another.

If you want to have more information about the reputation of a specific gemology laboratory , about the certificate or if you have any questions, contact several professionals to get their opinion .

The characteristics of the pink diamond should always be checked . Indeed, there may be quite important price differences between two diamonds of equal weight but of slightly different colors or purities. Take an example , we propose a 1 carat diamond that has no certificate, we say that this diamond is classified as F in color and VS1 in purity, theoretically this diamond would cost approximately (retail price) : jewelry, jewelry, etc). It would be enough that this diamond had a purity value less , that is to say it was VS2 , so that its price was€ 11 136.00 , or about 9.94% less (), which is not negligible at the time of such purchase.

Hence the importance of the certificate , the pink diamond true identity card of the diamond. Thanks to him you can truly know what you buy. But, attention , a certificate is not a guarantee of quality because, in effect, a diamond can have a certificate but be of poor quality (bad purity, colors, proportions, polished, symmetry, fluorescence, etc …). 

Hence the importance of knowing how to “decipher” a certificate and read it carefully . A small phrase in the certificate, of the Clarity enhanced or Color enhanced type , should make you react immediately . It is in the presence of a diamond whose purity or color have been artificially modified and the price of such a diamond falls sharply (from 60 to 80%). If you know the 4 C ( weigh, color , purity , size ) you have only to know the price of this diamond in retail. For this you can access our ” diamond price ” section to compare the price set on the jewelry and the price set on our page and, if you find a difference that is too large against you, it is up to you to see …

It is not necessary to take into pink diamond account only the 4 main criteria of the diamond (weight, color, purity, size) when buying a diamond. Indeed, the proportions of the diamond, its fluorescence or its finish are as many important criteria . A diamond of very good purity and very good color, but which has a very strong fluorescence or a proportion rated as “Poor” (Poor in Spanish) will see its price reduced significantly:

  • Choose a “None” or “Slight” fluorescence diamond and avoid “Strong” fluorescence diamonds.
  • Choose a diamond of “Very good” or “Good” proportions.
  • Choose a finishing diamond “Very good” or “Good” and avoid finishing qualified as “Medium” or “Poor” (Imperfect).
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Require a purchase invoice . If you buy a pink diamond without an invoice you run the following risks :

  • Unscrupulous sellers can sell pink diamond you Masonite (or a diamond substitute ) instead of the diamond and you will not have any recourse to get reimbursed , your money will be lost.Buying a diamond without an invoice you buy that diamond in the black market , the illegal market, and there is a high probability that you indirectly finance with your gesture the purchase of weapons in certain African countries where there are armed conflicts. These diamonds are known as diamonds of war , diamonds of shame (exchange of diamonds for weapons).

Buying a diamond without an invoice also implies not paying VAT , this is strictly prohibited and punishable . Tax services and customs have special brigades to prosecute fraudsters and fines and convictions can be of significant consequences (both for the buyer and for the company that sold that diamond): an agenda, a phone call, an account statement , the tracks and trails left are numerous to reach the fraudsters.

Buying a diamond without an invoice risks that the seller sells a diamond that comes from a theft and that that society is in fact a cover up of diamonds and stolen pink diamond gemstones: how to prove your good faith in the face of justice without proof of purchase (without invoice)?

Do not let unscrupulous people or certain speeches abuse you if you come to Antwerp to buy your diamond , you can pay it “without VAT” : it is false and illegal! An individual who buys a product in one of the member countries of the European Community must pay their product with VAT included (there are some exceptions for certain products, but the diamond is not part of them).

Do n’t transform that magical and unique moment into a judicial or criminal hell , under the pretext of having wanted to save some euros!

If after reading these lines some of you are still “tempted” to buy a diamond without an invoice, we fear that we cannot be useful . Otherwise , we will be happy to accompany you in that unique moment , to advise you and to help you choose “the diamond” that best suits you .

Are there significant reductions pink diamond and discounts? Answer: very rarely … Beware of companies (or certain websites) that offer diamonds at extremely low prices; If a quality diamond could be liquidated, that would be known. Can you buy a new car, a new computer or a new house with 30 or 60% less than its value?

We will advise you to choose diamonds whose purity is between IF and SI2 and color between D and R . Diamonds (D- IF ) are rare and consequently expensive. The notion of purity and color has been invented by man in order to classify diamonds, do not forget that even a warned professional will have difficulty in distinguishing between a color D or E, and it is impossible to define at a glance the difference between a purity VVS and a VS. As regards the VVS diamond, the microscope is essential to see the inclusions. Our advice :

The eternal white (colorless) pink diamond are best known by the general public, but know that there are diamonds of all colors : blue, red, pink, green, yellow, black, champagne, cognac, etc … The diamonds of certain Colors are cheaper than the same colorless diamonds . Conversely, other colors (red, pink, blue, green and certain intensities of yellow) are much more expensive than colorless diamonds. 

All this is just a matter of fashion and personal taste . There is, therefore, for a certain clientele , a whole range of diamonds that go out of the ordinary, an original gift that the coworker or friend will not have. We always marvel at a colorless and very beautiful diamond, but we can assure you that the interest and effect aroused by an intense pink, blue or yellow diamond is not comparable at all. The originality of the product and the color of the stone always attract more attention and arouse curiosity .

Two diamonds of equal weight pink diamond and qualities , but with different sizes , do not have the same financial value . In fact, let’s take as an example two diamonds with a different size (a round-brilliant diamond and an oval-shaped diamond) of 1 carat each, of color D and IF purity :

  • The round-brilliant diamond will have an approximate value (in jewelry) of the order.
  • The oval diamond will have an approximate value (in jewelry) of the order.
  • At equal weight and quality there is therefore a difference of between these two diamonds.

There is therefore a quite significant pink diamond difference in value between round brilliant diamonds compared to other forms of carving (princess, pear, radiant, marquise, etc …). But apart from this criterion of value (of price), the choice of the form of size in the purchase of a diamond is very often a matter of personal taste .

Mayur Bhatt