McTear's Auctioneers, Glasgow: Free Diamond and Jewellery Valuations


Posted in: Jewellery
Posted on: 04 February 2015
McTear's Auctioneers, Glasgow: Free Diamond and Jewellery Valuations Diamonds are known to have been found in India approximately two thousand years ago and were believed to have supernatural properties. Pliny also recorded the existence of diamonds in the first century but they held little value to Roman culture as they lacked the knowledge on how to cut what is the hardest natural substance on earth.

Diamonds have a perfect crystal form and are highly symmetrical. Uncut, diamonds can appear rounded but when cut or broken the diamond shaped faces revealed provide a high lustre. It is this nature of the stone that gives it its fiery brilliance when well faceted, particularly when in a brilliant cut. The modern brilliant cut was perfected in the mid twentieth century and features a flat wide table (top to the stone) and reflects the most light possible through the table. In addition to the brilliant cut diamond’s propensity to sparkle, their wider, flatter shape makes them appear larger than those diamond of older, taller cuts.

Perhaps you have inherited some diamond jewellery that you would like valued for insurance, tax or auction purposes? Just come to McTear's salerooms weekdays, office hours for a free valuation. You can make an appointment if you wish or discuss items over the phone or email then please contact 0141 810 2880, sarah@mctears.co.uk  elaine@mctears.co.uk 


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