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As the leading jewellery buyers in Johannesburg, we at Liquid Finance make it our job to know about the history of diamonds and other jewellery so that we can understand the value of your precious items and therefore, give them an accurate valuation.
Did you know that diamonds were first discovered in India around 3000 years ago? Or that ancient Romans and Greeks believed that diamonds were splinters that had broken off from falling stars? The history of the diamond is rather romantic and even today, the quixotic association with them remains in many cultures and traditions around the world. Indeed, from jewellery buyers to little boys and girls in a number of cultures, people all around the globe know that men give women diamond engagement rings upon a proposal to marry. However, what most people don’t know is that this tradition began with Mary of Burgundy, when the Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave her a diamond engagement ring in 1477.
Furthermore, as a South African, you probably know that our mines make our country one of the largest suppliers of diamonds in the world, but you may not know that, upon discovery of the first South African diamond in the 1850s, the world saw the biggest diamond rush that has ever occurred.
If you would like to know more about diamonds, their discovery and their increasing appeal to human beings throughout history, have a look at the infographic below:
If you’ve recently looked through your jewellery collection and have wondered about where to sell silver, a diamond ring or any other valuable items, you’ve come to the right place. At Liquid Finance, selling a diamond ring and other jewellery couldn’t be easier and the process is entirely safe.
As expert jewellery buyers in Johannesburg, you can rely on us to provide you with a market-related valuation on any of your items. Contact us today to arrange to sell jewellery for cash.