- Diamond studs are as valuable as they are a curse
A morning shopping trip turns tragic for a 59 year old woman in Ascot Berkshire after thieves attack her at her own doorstep. As they grab her by the neck, they demand that she releases her jewellery. The woman does not give in to demands and instead puts up a fight but eventually looses. The jewellery the thieves escape with is worth £40,000. These include three rings, a designer piaget watch and golden bracelet. The first ring has a band of diamond studs. The second ring has three diamond studs. The third ring has diamond studs. Furthermore, her bracelet has a golden heart with diamonds. This attack leaves the 59 year old lady with a gash requiring eight stitches. From this scenario, we question ourselves as to whether diamond is of such high value that one can easily lose their life for it. To understand why diamond is of high value, it is important to highlight factors that affect its prices.
Diamond studs come in any color. The most common are yellowish and in fact diamond ranking rates from colorless to naturally yellow. The most expensive diamonds come in their natural colors which may be blue, pink or red. Additionally, these diamond colors are very rare. This is the reason harmless radiation treats diamond by enhancing its color. However, this method of coloring makes them cheaper. For this reason, the color of diamond in its natural form determines how valuable it is. Diamond studs utilize this color aspect to play tricks on the naked eye by turning yellow in some instances.
This is the most important factor affecting the value of diamond. Cutting of diamonds is done by human hands and in doing so a cutter has various factors to consider. These include its size, the final shape and number of imperfections visible after finishing. This is the craftsmanship that determines how much sparkle the final piece will create. Any mistake along the way will dramatically decline its value. A properly cut diamond stud will reflect all the light that enters through it.
From the cutting, comes another important factor affecting pricing. Diamond studs can be cut into any shape making them more fanciful. Moreover, diamond studs cut in a fancy way are attractive and present a unique way of identifying one. Celebrities are known to market different designer jewellery through their unique shapes. Most of the jewellery have diamond studs.
This refers to the number of inclusions inside a diamond and is used in fingerprinting which is a form of identification. Under 10 times magnification, the visibility of these inclusions grades the value of a diamond piece. No two pieces of diamond studs are identical due to these inclusions.