5 BENEFITS OF
PURCHASING A DIAMOND
Nature has been creating diamonds for hundreds of millions of years and is unlikely to ever repeat this experience. Moreover, each diamond is unique; two identical gemstones simply do not exist in nature. Diamond stockpiles on the Earth are gradually waning, because they are mined every day. While the demand on them is growing alongside with the size of the middle class in developing countries. The uniqueness of natural diamonds is a guarantee of the rise in their prices.
ALROSA is the world leader in diamond mining by volume, independently manufacturing finished products from rough diamonds – cut and polished diamonds. Due to this, we can tell you everything about diamonds and guarantee the authenticity of the origin: the diamond does not fall into the wrong hands during the production process, and it cannot be replaced by a synthetic one or the one mined with harm to nature or people. You can continue the story of your diamond after purchase.
As a physical asset valuable at all times, a diamond allows you to avoid currency risks that are present when investing in most financial assets. It can be bought in one currency, and subsequently sold in another. And only a bank card occupies less space than a polished diamond, in comparison with any other alternative assets – art, gold or real estate.
Polished diamonds weakly correlate with other assets and are completely independent of, for example, oil or gold prices, stock prices or the movement of stock indices. This makes them an attractive tool for investment risk diversification.
All over the world, a polished diamond is a family relic and heirloom handed down from generation to generation. Firstly, because it is a convenient tool for preservation of family capital and its subsequent inheritance. Secondly, because it is a memory that people leave to their descendants.
The history of your diamond, compiled in a unique passport, can be supplemented by the name of the diamond and a personal message to a loved one to whom the gift is intended.
At your request, initials, a name or an important date can be applied on the girdle – the side of the diamond, to which the facets converge. The inscription is done with a laser and is visible under the microscope. In the process of engraving, neither the color nor the clarity of the diamond changes.
The diamond will be given to you in a gift box along with all the necessary documents: a certificate and a passport.
According to the requirements of the Russian legislation, the certification of a polished diamond in a Russian gemological laboratory is mandatory for selling it to an individual.
The diamond certificate contains information on its main parameters, such as:
- carat weight
In addition, some measurements of a diamond are to be done, which are:
- minimum diameter;
- maximum diameter;
- length and width (for fancy shaped diamonds);
- total height;
- table size;
- crown angle and pavilion depth;
- girdle thickness;
- culet size;
- symmetry and polish grading.
Diamonds certified in a Russian laboratory are placed in a transparent plastic package, which is sealed in such a way that it damages at the moment of opening.
Transparent plastic blister
The mark of conformance with the Gemstone Certification System is depicted above sealing. A label with the name of the gemological laboratory, the System's conformance mark, the main parameters of the diamond and the certificate number is inserted inside the package.
Diamond conformity certificate
Diamond conformity certificate The certificate form is printed on A4 stamped paper with watermarks and other additional security features. The filled in certificate form is laminated. The certificate also contains a detailed schematic of a polished diamond with all its internal and external inclusions/blemishes.
At your request, the diamond can also be certified in GIA international laboratory. Certificates issued for the same diamond by different certification centers of the world may differ. This occurs due to specific comprehension of the Western criteria for polished diamond evaluation in the Russian grading system.
- online checkout up to 100,000 rubles;
- saving selection parameters and diamond order history;
- consultations with a personal account manager online.
- prompt order processing for an amount exceeding 100,000 rubles;
- exclusive offers of a range of polished diamonds;
- access to participation in electronic auctions.
Large diamonds and fancy-colored diamonds are sold at domestic auctions in Moscow and abroad. The rights to participate in an auction are provided only on condition of the identity authentication. The registration procedure will require the provision of passport data.