Five things to know about buying or selling your diamonds
When we started this session, we thought: there will be nothing we had not heard before. Were we wrong!
If you, or know someone you know, is planning to buy or sell a diamond ring or diamonds….pass this on to them to read!
Mr. Y. Tourgeman, Director of Gold and Watchbuyers is one of Montreal’s most respected gold and precious metals and jewelry brokers–with a long history in the trade. He explained to us what you need to know.
Do you know what kind of diamond it is?
It may seem like an easy question, but the answer may not be as easy, or obvious. The best and most reliable way is to have a certificate from the GIA. No, it’s not some secret government agency.
According to its website, ‘’It’s the most respected, non-profit gemological institute in the world’’. Based in Carlsbad, California (no downscale neighborhood there!) it grades diamonds and offer certificates of authenticity and type.
Just as Mr. Tourgeman informed us, you need to know the ‘4Cs’, which are are right there on the G.I.A.’s website: http://4cs.gia.edu
Carat (With a ‘c’ is a weight measure, not to be confused with ‘karat’ as in ‘24K’ for determining the purity of gold)