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The cut of a diamond affect its price

30 Sep 21
  • What factors determine the price of diamonds?
  • Cutting a rough diamond

Het spreekwoord ‘ een ruwe diamant ‘ gebruiken we niet voor niks in de volksmond. Een ruwe diamant is een onafgewerkt product en vrij laag in waarde. Het bewerken van de diamant zal de diamant zijn schittering pas tot uiting brengen, en ook zo de waarde doen stijgen.

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First and foremost, we need to take a couple of external factors into account, such as the global economy. The price of a diamond is always the result of supply and demand. The diamond supply is stable, but the demand is mainly affected by emerging countries such as India, Brazil, Indonesia and the Middle East.

Also the weight of the polished diamond is an important factor that determines the price of a diamond. The weight of diamonds is expressed in carat. Diamond prices rise exponentially as the diamond becomes heavier.

In addition to the weight, the purity of the diamond also has an influence on the price. This clarity is determined by the number and size of inclusions or imperfections in the diamond. While most diamonds seem to be colourless, they almost all have a slight hue. Pure colourless diamonds are, just like diamonds with a very intense colour, extremely rare and therefore precious.

Cutting a rough diamond

The last factor that affects the price of diamonds is the way the rough diamond is cut. Its light reflection depends on the correct proportions, the attention to detail and the shape in which the diamond is cut. This is the only human factor that affects the price of diamonds.

The cutting process of diamonds is based on mathematical formulas with different angles and surfaces in order to optimize the brightness and the brilliance of the diamonds. With coloured diamonds, this is even more important and more difficult than with colourless or white diamonds. Therefore, the intensity of the colour also plays an important role when determining the price of diamonds.

BNT Diamonds always recommend high quality diamonds based on carat, colour, clarity, cut and the certificate. Feel free to contact us for more information.

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With this article, BNT Diamonds strives to inform you thoroughly about investing in diamonds. No investment can be guaranteed to be without risk or fully according to your expectations. That is why we recommend to research the risks and aspects of investing in diamond properly to ensure that you make the right choice for your portfolio.