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What is a Celebration Cut Diamond?

August 26, 2019 - Diamond Articles
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While perusing the internet for your perfect diamond, you may have come across Celebration cut diamonds. But what is a Celebration cut diamond? Celebration cut diamonds are exclusive to one of the major big box jewelry stores and are crafted with unique faceting. Keep reading as our gemologists take a close look at Celebration cuts, discuss their features, value and the best places to buy and sell them.

Get the answers to the following questions:

 

What is a Celebration cut diamond?

Celebration cut diamonds are one of Zales’ signature collections and have a specific faceting style. All Celebration diamonds are cut to Zales’ ideal standards with select round diamonds receiving unique modifications to further enhance their glamour.

Celebration Cut Diamond?While the Celebration collection mainly consists of engagement rings, there are several diamond earrings, pendants and ring enhancers for those who cannot get enough of the Celebration’s style.

 

What is unique about Celebration cut diamonds?

Why would someone pick a Celebration cut diamond over a traditional diamond? In addition to offering an array of settings and diamond shapes, the Celebration collection contains three subseries with their own benefits:

  • Celebration Ideal:The majority of the Celebration collection is comprised of Celebration Ideal jewelry which feature diamonds of various shapes cut to Zales’ ideal standards. When diamonds are poorly cut, light escapes from the sides and bottom from the diamond, making the diamond appear dull. Conversely, diamonds that are well cut better reflect light and appear more vibrant.
  • Celebration Grand: Zales’ Celebration Grand diamonds closely resemble traditionally cut round diamonds but are formed with a larger surface area to capture and reflect more light.
  • Celebration Lux: Lastly, Celebration Lux diamonds are modified round diamonds cut with 102 facets, as opposed to round diamond’s standard 58 facets. Zales does this to maximize the diamond’s sparkle.

 

Where are Celebration cut diamonds worth?

As Celebration cut diamonds are exclusive to Zales, there is a limited market willing to buy these diamonds. Unfortunately, branded cuts from big box jewelers are not as saleable on the second-hard market in comparison to unbranded diamonds or specialty diamond cuts from premier luxury brands such as Tiffany & Co.

Celebration Cut Diamond?

Zales sells their jewelry at premium prices due to high marketing costs coupled with premium store locations. But the truth is that you can find superior diamonds elsewhere at cheaper prices. As diamond buyers are not able to account for the substantial markup’s jewelry stores place on their diamonds, they can only offer on the diamond’s secondhand market value. The value of your Celebration cut diamond will be dependent on its 4C’s which are universally used diamond grading criteria. The 4C’s include:

  • Carat Weight: Denotes how much your diamond weighs in carats, commonly abbreviated to ct. If your jewelry features multiple diamonds, be sure to include the total carat weight as well as the weight of the largest diamond.
  • Clarity Grade: Refers to the amount of internal and external flaws in your diamond, graded from a scale of FL (flawless) to I3 (visibly flawed).
  • Color Grade: Indicates how much color your diamond displays from a scale of D (colorless) to Z (light yellow).
  • Cut Grade: Details how well cut and symmetrical a round diamond is on a scale from Excellent to Poor. Keep in mind that fancy cut diamonds (i.e. any shape other than a round), do not have official cut grades.

You can find the 4C’s for your Celebration diamond on the paperwork that came with the jewelry when purchased, such as a report from a diamond grading lab. If you do not have any paperwork, you can meet with a local jeweler to get a rough idea of your diamond’s characteristics.

Complete our quick online form to see how much your Celebration cut diamonds are worth.

 

Where can I sell Celebration cut diamonds?

Now that you know the realities of selling Celebration cut diamonds, you will want to work with an established, reputable and expert diamond buyer. WP Diamonds was established in 2012 to provide a simple and modern solution for selling diamonds and diamond jewelry. Our team of GIA trained gemologists have decades of industry experience and always work to get you the highest prices for your diamonds. We pride ourselves on delivering not just strong prices, but unparalleled customer service and a discreet, streamlined, high-end selling experience.

As international diamond buyers, we have the necessary connections and buying power to pay you outright for your diamonds. Unlike other diamond buyers that auction or list your jewelry on their site, which can be a lengthy process with no guarantee of a sale, our entire service can take as little as 24 hours. Customers love our free, secure and painless selling process, as is reflected by our A+ rating with the BBB andhundreds of 5-star reviews.

How it works:

  • Get your bespoke price quote: simply complete our online form. Your dedicated client manager will be in touch to explain how we calculated that price and information on next steps.
  • To get a final offer: you can either schedule an appointmentat one of our offices or use our free, tracklable, fully insured and overnight mailing service to securely send in your diamond.
  • Accept and get paid: We will notify you once your diamond arrives where it will be opened on camera. Your client manager will then provide you with a final offer which you can accept by wire or check. There is no obligation to sell however and you can request to have your diamond returned to you for free. 

At WP Diamonds, we make selling Celebration cut diamond jewelry simple. Click the button below to start selling to the experts today.

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Bio: Written by one of our diamond, designer jewelry or luxury watch experts. With over 150 years of combined experience, our experts are able to comment on trends, share industry knowledge and provide diamond, designer jewelry and luxury watch education.

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