When most people buy a piece of diamond jewelry, they look for the best deal, or the lowest price; however many overlook quality and condition of their pieces, and discover years later that their jewelry does not have the value that they expected. For an item to hold its value, it has to have to meet very high standards, and it is important that buyers understand what qualities to look for in jewelry so the important pieces they own do not depreciate. While not many people plan to pawn to sell their jewelry, Beverly Loan and their clients know that sometimes it’s the best course of action, and having quality goods greatly increase the amount allowed to borrow. “Clients are sometimes not aware of what they do or do not have,” Said Jordan Tabach-Bank, owner and CEO to both Beverly Loan Company and New York Loan Company. “Our staff has been asked repeatedly what to look for when buying jewelry, as to not be duped again.”
In order for a piece of jewelry to hold its value, it has to have these things: Quality diamonds and/or gemstones, excellent craftsmanship, and if possible, a signature.
Quality Diamonds. In many pieces of diamond jewelry, melee (diamonds smaller than .18 carats) are used. Because these diamonds are so small, sometimes jewelers will use stones with low clarity and color. If you have a piece of fashion jewelry that uses quality melee, the value will stay with the item. In addition to the properties of the diamonds, also be aware of the shapes. Round, square, asscher, emerald and cushion cuts are considerably more valuable than marquis, baguette or pear shapes. And of course, any jewelry with certification from GIA or another gemological lab, will have a much higher value than those without.
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