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Sell Diamonds: Facts from San Diego Buyers

As San Diego’s #1 diamond buyer, we here at San Diego Jewelry Buyers love all things diamonds. Those who own diamond jewelry or want to sell diamonds to a local buyer might find the following facts about diamonds interesting.

1) In 2007, a flawless 6.04 carat blue diamond fetched a price of $7.98 million, making it the most expensive gemstone per carat in the world.

2) The largest diamond ever found weighs 3,106 carats. It is commonly called the Star of Africa, and adorns the scepter of King Edward VII of England.

3) The diamond engagement ring is worn on the third finger of the left hand, because the ancient Egyptians believed that the vein in that finger led directly to the heart.

4) Diamond derives its name from the Greek word adamas, which means unable to be conquered.

5) Only about 20% of the world’s diamonds are suitable for jewelry.

6) Diamond certification does not appraise the monetary value of a diamond. It describes the quality of the diamond without putting a price tag on it.

7) Diamonds are composed of just one chemical element: carbon. When crushed to dust they turn black.

8) CZs weigh 55% more than diamonds. So, the easiest way to spot the difference between two same size stones is to weigh them.

9) The first recorded diamond engagement ring was given by Archduke Maximillian of Austria to Mary of Burgundy in 1477.

10) The world’s smallest diamond was cut by Pauline Willemse. It is 50 times smaller than the head of a ballpoint pen.

For information on how you can sell diamonds for cash today, contact San Diego Jewelry Buyers for a free, no hassle, appraisal.

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