Don't need that engaement ring anymore? Want a larger diamond, but want to trade in your old stone. Diamond buyers in CORPUS CHRISTI, TX are ready to pay you for current stone. Many buyers in CORPUS CHRISTI, TX will also allow you to upgrade your stone to a better quality. Most dealers in CORPUS CHRISTI, TX will buy your current stone on the spot for cash. Make sure the buyer in CORPUS CHRISTI, TX is licsensed by the state. Below we have listed FAQs regarding diamond buying and selling. Review these faqs to help educate yourself regarding buying or selling a diamond. Once educated with this information, contact various buyers in CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, and find the best quoted price. Most buyers or sellers in CORPUS CHRISTI, TX are honest, but be careful, many will try to take advantage of sellers who are not educated on the topic.




  Automatic Pawn
  2203 Leopard St
  Corpus Christi, TX 78408
  (1 miles away)

  Cash America Pawn
  2110 Agnes St
  Corpus Christi, TX 78405
  (1 miles away)

  First Cash Pawn
  2104 Morgan Ave
  Corpus Christi, TX 78405
  (1 miles away)








Diamond Certificates

A diamond certificate is also known as a Diamond Grading Report. This report comes from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), and you should require this report when you are purchasing a diamond.With a diamond certificate, you can verify the color, cut, carat, weight, and clarity of the diamond. You don’t have to worry about a diamond dealer telling you anything less than the truth, because the certificate comes from the GIA – not the dealer. You may be required to pay for the certificate, but the cost is usually low, and in many cases, it will help you negotiate a better price on the diamond – or keep you from purchasing a lower quality diamond altogether.If you buy a high quality diamond, and then later decide to sell the diamond, you will need to have the certificate, or you will have a hard time selling it to someone else. Furthermore, you can use the Diamond Grading Report to look up the wholesale value of the diamond in question. Use the guide that is used by the diamond cutting industry.With the Certificate, or Diamond Grading Report, there won’t be any doubts when you are trying to purchase a diamond. You can easily find out what the diamond is worth. This will prevent you from overpaying, and it can prevent a seller from under-charging as well. A copy of the Diamond Grading Report should be given to your insurance company as well, when you insure the diamond. This provides absolute, unquestionable proof of the value of the diamond should it be stolen in the future. Insurance companies cannot argue with the report.Avoid diamond dealers who seem reluctantto provide a certificate! Also avoid sellers who tell you that a certificate diamond will cost you more – the only additional cost should be the cost of the certificate, which is low. If the dealer doesn’t want to provide a certificate, then you don’t want to do business with that dealer.Don’t accept certificates from Gemological Laboratories other than GIA. There are many fly-by-night Gemological labs these days, but in the end, GIA has been established as the most respectable and trustworthy – not to mention oldest – of the lot. So avoid dealers who don’t want to use GIA for certification purposes as well.Don’t buy an expensive diamond without paying the extra cost of the certificate. If a dealer tries to convince you to make the purchase without the certificate, or if they want to use a company other than GIA, you can be sure that the dealer has probably greatly inflated the price of the diamond – they have something that they are hiding from you. Hardness Diamond is the hardest natural material known, where hardness is defined as resistance to scratching.[7] Diamond has a hardness of 10 (hardest) on Mohs scale of mineral hardness.[8] Diamond's hardness has been known since antiquity, and is the source of its name. The hardest diamonds in the world are from the Copeton and Bingara fields located in the New England area in New South Wales, Australia. They were called can-ni-fare (cannot be cut) by the Cutters in Antwerpt, when they started to arrive in quantity, from Australia in the 1870's. These diamonds are generally small, perfect to semiperfect octahedra, and are used to polish other diamonds. Their hardness is considered to be a product of the crystal growth form, which is single stage growth crystal. Most other diamonds show more evidence of multiple growth stages, which produce inclusions, flaws, and defect planes in the crystal lattice, all of which affect their hardness.[9] The hardness of diamonds contributes to its suitability as a gemstone. Because it can only be scratched by other diamonds, it maintains its polish extremely well. Unlike many other gems, it is well-suited to daily wear because of its resistance to scratching—perhaps contributing to its popularity as the preferred gem in engagement or wedding rings, which are often worn every day. Industrial use of diamonds has historically been associated with their hardness; this property makes diamond the ideal material for cutting and grinding tools. As the hardest known naturally-occurring material, diamond can be used to polish, cut, or wear away any material, including other diamonds. Common industrial adaptations of this ability include diamond-tipped drill bits and saws, and the use of diamond powder as an abrasive. Less expensive industrial-grade diamonds, known as bort, with more flaws and poorer colour than gems, are used for such purposes. Diamond is not suitable for machining ferrous alloys at high speeds as carbon is soluble in iron at the high temperatures created by high-speed machining, leading to greatly increased wear on diamond tools when compared to alternatives. (C) Wikepdia