All across the country, many people can be found who own diamonds. Some women wear them on the forth finger of their left hand to indicate that you shouldn’t ask them out; others sport large versions of the stones, hanging from their ears, as an alternative to “spacers”; certain gentlemen, who recite lyrical words for a living into microphones, have diamonds embedded into miniature avatars of themselves that hang from gilded chains around their necks. Then there are the people that have diamonds hidden in their attics, in tiny treasure chests, saving them in the event of a complete economic breakdown where we must resort back to a pre-civilized barter system. Of all the multitude of the diamond hoarding human classifications, there is one thing that unites them: they all should sell their diamonds ASAP.
1 – Walking around with valuable pieces of glittering, sparkling glass fragments on your body is a surefire way to draw the attention of criminals looking to make an easy score. Just look at what happened to Batman’s parents. Ditch those pricey pieces post haste, before you become the prime target for a malicious mugging/horrendous hugging.
2 – In the same way that you become the pièce d’ résistance for professional bandits, you make yourself ready bait for bothersome relatives and deadbeat friends. They won’t rob you in quite the exact aggressive manner as the aforementioned gem-snatchers, but they will bombard you with nonstop requests for monetary assistance. The ugly, glittering truth is that they are not even to blame; by wearing diamonds you turn yourself into a walking billboard for ostentatious luxury and arrogant opulence.
3 – You work hard every day at your job. You put in extra hours, you follow up with all business leads that may benefit the company – you even attend the damnable Holiday Party every year with a warm (however forced and obsequious) grin on your face. Think you’re due for a raise, right? NOPE. Not with that huge rock on your finger/ear/nose. You look like you have too much money already. Sorry, you can email HR though – who’ll promptly delete your complaint, for all the same gem encrusted reasons.
4 – Diamonds are very hard, and in some cases, very sharp. Now, what do you think happens when you lose weight? Your digits shrink and your rings become loose. The harmless activities of every day life can cause your ring to droop down, and when you go to close your hand around a plump orange or send a hilarious (in your mind) tweet – OW! Your backwards set diamond has just stabbed ye, and it’s off to the E.R. for an afternoon of agony.
5 – Let’s paint a similar scenario: you’ve dropped some pounds and all your clothes are now hanging on you. You casually attempt to hail a cab and – whoosh – your ring goes flying off your slender finger and into the night. Oops. You are not even aware of this until later, when you realize you’ve just lost an item that cost thousands upon thousands of greenbacks.
6 – You may be grinning to yourself at this point, thinking “Ha! I never lose weight – in fact, I’ve been steadily gaining girth for years!” Well, touché. Oh, you may want to consider this though; those who have amassed extra poundage and have rings that are now permanently stuck on their fingers are at a great risk of losing circulation entirely and, ultimately, needing to have their finger amputated. Won’t be so funny anymore, when you’re walking around giving people ‘High Fours.’
7 – Diamonds are forever. That is, until you can’t find them anymore. If you happen to fall into the grouping of people who squirrel away your diamonds in remote corners of your cellar, attic or furnace, there may come a day when you are ready to remove said stones and: WAH? They’re missing! From actual squirrels (and other pesky varmints) that just love to burrow into tight places and pilfer shiny things to similarly rodential children and grabby roof shingle repairmen, there’s a whole host of creatures/people who can get to your gems before you do. Sell those rocks before they get their grubby little mitts on them first.
8 – For every old diamond that doesn’t get sold, a “new” diamond must be excavated from the ground to meet diamond consumer demand. This endless stream of terrestrial destruction has anything but a positive impact on the environment; in fact, it wreaks havoc on certain sensitive ecosystems, which can ultimately lead to the decimation of endangered species and worldwide environmental devastation. So, essentially, every time you don’t sell your old diamonds, the air we breathe becomes poisonous and a baby seal dies.
9 – Owning a diamond engagement ring leads to divorce. Statistics show that out of all divorced couples, over 80% of them had a diamond engagement ring exchanged (well, this documentation refers to ‘married coules,’ but all divorced couples were married at one time, so whatever). The numbers don’t lie. Sell your diamond engagement ring right now, or the chances are highly in favor that you will get divorced. Already divorced? Well, there you have it then. Best to sell any residual diamonds before they can do any more damage.
10 – Finally, we have the most substantial (and serious) reason. While diamond demand has not waned dramatically in the U.S., international diamond prices have seen a significant downward spiral. This is no passing trend; it’s just the way things are. Take a gander at what some of these news sources have to say on the matter: Forbes, Time, MarketWatch. The smartest economic decision you can make in this very moment is to sell your diamonds now, before things get exponentially worse. The good news here is that at Diamond Lighthouse we can help you recover the absolute highest value for your diamond jewelry (typically any piece that features a diamond 1 carat and higher). Our unrivaled open bidding platform will get you the best price for your diamond, every single time. Find out more, right…NOW!