When it comes to selling your diamond engagement ring in San Diego or your loose diamonds, you should consider the following:
If want to sell diamond in San Diego, you should know many diamonds are certified by certifying agencies, such as Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
If you have a diamond that is 1 carat or more in size and you do not have a GIA certificate, you should consider getting your stone tested by GIA labs.
GIA has facilities in Carlsbad in San Diego and in New York City. By sending you diamond to GIA labratories, for a fee, they will provide you with a certificate detailing the cut of the diamond, the color of the diamond, the clarity of the diamond, the carat weight of the diamond and other specifications unique to your diamond.
The price of diamonds can vary significantly based on the color, clarity, cut and carat weight. Even for diamonds that have the same carat weight, the color difference can mean thousands, tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars difference. If you have a large enough diamond, it is a good idea to get all the specifications and parameters by having your diamonds certified by GIA so you can get maximum value for your engagement ring or loose diamond.