“The 4 c’s” are the criteria jewellers use to grade diamonds. They are:
A good cut gives a diamond its brilliance.
When a diamond is well-cut, light enters the stone and reflects from one side to the other before reflecting back out of the diamond to the observer’s eye. This light, and its flashing, fiery effect is what makes diamonds so mesmerizing.
In a poorly cut diamond, the light ‘leaks’ out from the sides or bottom of the diamond rather than reflecting back to the eye. Less reflected light means less brilliance.
Natural diamonds are created under an incredible amount of pressure and most diamonds have flaws.
A diamond’s “clarity” is all about the flaws. There are two types:
“Inclusions” are flaws such as air bubbles, cracks, and non-diamond minerals found within the diamond.
“Blemishes” are scratches, pits, and chips (some blemishes occur during the cutting process, most often at the girdle).
Because they are less common, diamonds with no or few inclusions and blemishes are more highly valued and priced.
When jewellers speak of a diamond’s colour, they are usually referring to the presence or absence of colour in white diamonds. Colour is a result of the composition of the diamond, and it never changes over time.
Colourless diamonds allow more light to pass through so have more sparkle. Very few diamonds are truly colourless and they are more valuable.
Coloured diamonds do not follow this rule. These diamonds are very rare and expensive. They can be any colour, from blue to green to bright yellow. They are actually more valuable for their colour.
Fluorescence is a glowing effect seen in some gem-quality diamonds when they are exposed to long-wave ultraviolet light (such as nightclub black lights). Most gemmologists prefer diamonds without this effect, but it’s a matter of personal taste.
A carat is a unit of measurement used to weigh a diamond. One carat is equal to 200 milligrams, or 0.2 grams.
The word “carat” is taken from the carob seeds that people once used to balance scales. The seeds are so uniform in shape and weight that even today’s sophisticated instruments cannot detect more than three one-thousandths of a difference between them.
Large diamonds have a greater cost per carat and the price of a diamond rises exponentially to its size (e.g., a 2-carat diamond will cost more per carat than a 1-carat diamond of equal grade).
Perhaps you have been given or inherited a diamond ring that is just not your style? Right now is a good time to have your diamond rings valued by EzyCash Gold Buyers.
The team at EzyCash Gold Buyers are knowledgeable high-end vintage and second-hand diamond ring appraisers, so you can be sure that you’ll receive a fair appraisal and the best price in Auckland for your unwanted diamond rings.
EzyCash buys your dated diamond rings, luxury watches, gold and precious metal jewellery. You’ll get cash, instantly.
EzyCash’s diamond ring buying service is straightforward, discreet, fair and fast. To sell your unwanted diamond rings in any condition – from antique to broken to brand new – call EzyCash gold buyers today, and get Auckland’s best price!
Do you like a bit of bling with your jewellery? How about $30million worth?! That’s how much a flawless 118-carat diamond recently sold for at auction with Sotheby’s. The egg-sized diamond was discovered in 2011 in a mine in South Africa and was originally a whopping 299 carats before it was cut.
This price, supposedly at the low-end of its estimated price, beats a previous auction-price record for a white diamond of $26 million just six months earlier. However this record-breaking gem may not hold its top spot for long, with Sotheby’s putting a 60-carat pink diamond on the block in November this year, which is expected to fetch more than $60 million at auction.
While this giant stone may have been an exceptional record-breaker, smaller collectible diamonds are also currently achieving big prices as markets see large jewels as portable stores of wealth.
So if you’ve got diamonds sitting around at home, they really might just be your new best friend as they may be worth much more than you realise. However diamond prices and vary widely, depending on size, colour and quality, so it’s best to only have your diamonds valued by a reputable dealer.
Bring your diamonds, both loose and jewellery-mounted, into EzyCash Gold Buyers for a valuation and we’ll make you an offer. Our valuers are experienced, and only offer fair and reasonable valuations based on real market prices.
It’s time for a spring clean, so while you’re clearing out those drawers and wardrobes, why not dig out those old diamond rings and engagement diamond rings and bring them in for a valuation at EzyCash Gold Buyers? It could help you free up a little cash for Christmas or help clear that credit card debt that’s been niggling at you.
Or have you been thinking that your own diamond ring is looking a little dated or worn now, and perhaps it’s time for an upgrade? Instead of leaving them to sit unworn in your drawer, bring them in to EzyCash Gold Buyers and exchange them for cash – many of our customers are often surprised at the high price they can receive in exchange for their gold, jewellery and watches.
Whether you’re in need of some quick cash, or just curious to find out the value of your diamond jewellery, we offer fair valuations and wholesale cash price for your unwanted diamond rings and diamond jewellery, even if they are dated, worn or damaged.
We pay top price for diamonds and we are always on the lookout for both loose diamonds and ring-mounted diamonds to buy, in particular stones over 1 carat.
Don’t let your diamond rings just collect dust – bring them in for a valuation and we’ll make you an offer – we promise to pay the best possible market price.
We have just launched our new website with an all new look and feel and hopefully giving our potential clients more information for selling their Gold or Silver jewellery, Diamond jewellery or Swiss Prestige watches.
We have worked very hard to provide our customers with a better website to make selling their valuable items an easier and clearer process.
So who is Ezy Gold Buyers ?
Established over 15 years ago, Ezycash is a small but professional licensed business operating from Panmure, East Auckland and has been providing its clients with short term loan solutions and the best Gold Buying price consistently for years. We are dedicated to providing our clients with the best service and the best prices for their products.
We have added more video footage tutorials to explain our Cash Loan process in a clear and easy manner, as the price of Gold goes higher and higher the market sees more and more new so called “best price Gold Buyers” come into the market trying to make a quick profit.
At Ezycash we say “why sell your appreciating Gold or Diamond asset, why not get a short term cash loan against it and still own your precious goods”.
As always if you want to sell we can still offer one of the best cash prices around town.
We our always striving to improve our service and wish to give our clients the best advice for their potential business , we will always explain in clear plain English our buying system and price to insure customer satisfaction.
We have also added our store front highlighting some of our more Prestige items for sale, all items come with up to date Independent valuations from Gemlab laboratoriesAuckland’s most professional and well known jewellery valuers.
These valuations are not for insurance purposes (which are usually over inflated) but real valuations giving current market prices.
So if you’re in the market for a Prestige Swiss watch or Diamond ring check us out, all items can be viewed in store or on line.
We value your custom and appreciate any and all enquiries about Buying or Selling your Gold or Diamond Jewellery.
We hope you enjoy our new website and look forward to hearing from you soon.
For all Phone enquiries call Nick or Joe on 09 570 1511.
EzyCash Gold Buyers
Phone: (09) 570 1511
Fax: (09) 570 1527
30B Jellicoe Road
Panmure, Auckland East