Sell My Diamond: Does Size Really Matter?

Many people see a big gem and instantly think that it’s worth a lot of money. However, that’s not always true. Sometimes a small diamond can cost more than its bigger and seemingly more grandiose counterparts. If you’re planning to sell your diamond jewelry, then you should be aware of this fact.


And if you weren’t aware of it up until today, don’t worry. The Gold ATM is here to help you learn more about it. We understand that selling diamonds isn’t as easy as going to the nearest diamond buyer. That’s why we’ve decided to tell you about the evaluation of diamonds and how to discover their true worth.


So, we’ve established that size doesn’t really matter. Well, what does?


The 4Cs of Diamond Quality

When professional gemologists review a diamond in order to determine its quality, they look at and carefully examine and grade the carat weight, clarity, cut, and color of the diamond — a.k.a. the 4Cs.


Carat Weight

As its name says, carat weight is used to describe the diamond’s weight. One carat equals approximately 0.0075 ounces (or 200 grams). Carat weight is expressed in points (usually from 0 to 1, but some high-quality diamonds manage to surpass 1).


And obviously, the larger the carat weight, the more expensive the diamond is. However, we must not forget about the other Cs.


Color, Cut, and Clarity

In short, here’s what makes a diamond valuable:

  • transparency and lack of hue
  • precise cut that makes the diamond interact well with light
  • lack of imperfections


So, the closer your diamond is to the perfect color, cut, and clarity, the more it’s worth. And when you add carat weight to that equation, you’ll get a true estimate of your diamonds’ value.


Why It’s Important to Have a GIA Grading Report

Before you sell your diamond, you should definitely get a 4Cs grade report from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). This report will serve as an undisputable confirmation of your diamond’s worth wherever you go. That way, nobody can undervalue your precious diamond jewelry.


Keep in mind that there are other certifications you can acquire (IGI, AGS). Still, GIA is by far the most popular because of its strict nature, and constant technological advancements. Thanks to its accuracy, as well as its popularity, we can compare, price, and grade every diamond with precision and certainty.


About The Gold ATM

As Atlanta’s #1 diamond buyer, we care about your possessions. We know exactly how important it is to evaluate diamonds correctly. If you visit our main office (400 Galleria Parkway), we can help you determine the worth of your diamond jewelry for free. In addition, there’s no need to make any appointments.


You make all the calls. We will never pressure you into selling your diamond. You can opt out whenever you want, without any consequences whatsoever. Also, we buy GIA diamonds at a fair price, and sell them only to trustworthy customers.


So, if you ever decide to sell your diamond, you know you can count on The Gold ATM to help you do so.