Keep in mind that these once brown diamonds, now close to colorless but treated by HPHT, have little market demand. Nearly every dealer will refuse to buy them. Buying one of these properly would take a lot of effort to get to a price that could be justified, as they have nearly no residual value. While there is not much reason for this prejudice against them within the trade, this prejudice is not well understood by potential retail consumers. Being aware of this might help to properly balance your desire to buy what initially may appear to be a bargain unless you know about their very weak market that does does not support the usual asking prices. You have to research before making even what you think is a "low" offer. It might still be way too high, in some instances. Caution is called for.
Why is it so bad to buy them?
Does anyone know where to buy HPHT mined diamonds? White, around 1-1.5 ct. I’d be interested
What a great point!!But the market is not always logical.