Liu Zixing’s English was pretty good. It seemed because he was sent abroad to study for several years after high school.
“Professor Trevor, are you here alone?” Liu Zixing asked Professor Trevor to sit down quite enthusiastically, and then turned to tell his wife, “Get us some tea.”
Professor Trevor spoke bluntly, “No, I am not thirsty. Besides, I want to take a look at the goods.”
Liu Zixing was taken aback, and then smiled happily. “Professor Trevor is a forthright person… No problem, come with me.”
Liu Zixing led Professor Trevor to the study after going upstairs. He asked Professor Trevor to stop outside the door, but he closed the door and walked in.
At the position where the picture hung on the wall of the study, Liu Zixing opened the safe he kept at home. Now, he could open the safe at ease.
Everything here belonged to him legally… It was all with the help of the mysterious trader, allowing him to acquire all these despite the young age.
When the safe was opened, the lighting system in the safe was also activated. In one of the cabinets separated by several layers, there was a delicate box.
Inside it was the item of this transaction – a black diamond.
Every time he saw this black diamond, Liu Zixing felt a sense of fear from the bottom of his heart… In his memories, his father seemed to have changed a little after he got the black diamond.
He even subconsciously blamed the black diamond for some things he did not want to mention in this mansion.
Liu Zixing even summarized it as an ominous item, even the item seemed to attract him every time.
However, the feeling of disgust suppressed the attractiveness of Black Diamond… That was why he planned to sell this thing off as soon as possible. In fact, it was also a desperate move.
He had owed too many gambling debts outside. After Liu Ang’s death, he had safely and legally inherited the wealth of the Liu family at the price of the pain coming from losing someone dearly. It was a painful experience.
But, he found that even though he had already lost a family member, nothing seemed to have changed. His wife still looked the same. His mother hadn’t changed in any way.
Since he had become the only male in the Liu family, his status in the family had suddenly risen to the apex.
Sometime ago, Liu Zixing, who was drifting away, once again let loose of himself. He went to gamble, unable to bear the temptation.
“I want to quit gambling.”
Liu Zixing took the box out of the safe with heavy hands, then restored everything to its original appearance. He finally opened the door to let Professor Trevor walk into the study.
“Oh… this is the black diamond?”
Professor Trevor looked at the box Liu Zixing carried with both hands. He bent over, almost leaning forward. He even wanted to reach out, take it out and observe it carefully.
Unexpectedly, Liu Zixing suddenly put the box together at this time. “Professor Trevor, you said that there will be a price that satisfies me, right?”
“Mr. Liu, please believe that I came with sincerity.”
Liu Zixing kept hooking his client, “I wonder what’s your so-called sincerity.”
Professor Trevor said calmly, “I don’t like the pleasantry from your country. I have prepared 40 million… Of course it is your country’s currency. If you don’t want it, I can change the currency. We can talk about it.”
“Only 40 million?” Liu Zixing shook his head, “Professor, I’m sorry. 40 million is too little. Do you know how heavy this black diamond is? When my father bought it back, it far exceeded this price. I’m sorry. I can’t sell it to you.”
Professor Trevor said calmly, “Mr. Liu, I think there are some situations where we need to clarify.”
If the price was not high, Liu Zixing had no plans to speak with this foreign old man. He shook his head and said, “There is nothing to explain. The price you offered is not enough. It’s that simple.”
Professor Trevor said calmly, “The price of diamonds, especially ore, is actually not as expensive as most people see. The reason why diamonds can sell for a high price is only because they have been given too much after polishing. It’s an intangible thing. But as a jeweler, doesn’t Mr. Liu know what the selling price of diamonds in the diamond market is? Yes, this black diamond is huge, more expensive than many treasured gems in the world… But Mr. Liu, you have to know that the reason why the collected diamonds are rare treasures is because history gives them other values. For example, the gems in the crown that a certain king gave to the queen. It has the elements of legend in it… Then, Mr. Liu, what additional value can your black diamond have?”
Liu Zixing naturally knew these things. Although he wasn’t a talented businessman, he was forced to go to work in the company by his father, so he knew these common sense.
“Professor Trevor, since you can’t offer a price that satisfies me, then I don’t plan to tell you anything.” Liu Zixing still shook his head.
Professor Trevor smiled slowly and said, “That’s all right, Mr. Liu, can you issue a diamond grading report? If you can do it, I am willing to add a number that satisfies you.”
“Are you sure?” Liu Zixing was a little moved at this moment.
“How about five folds?” said Professor Trevor calmly.
Liu Zixing’s heart jumped suddenly. Five folds of 40 million… He almost wanted to agree directly with the old professor in front of him.
“That’s alright. I can give the report to you in two days.” Liu Zixing nodded and said, “Two days later, you come to my company with the money, and we will trade in person.”
“No, no, Mr. Liu, I think you have misunderstood what I mean.” Professor Trevor said calmly, “I mean. For the report, you and I must be present at the same time. For the appraiser, each of us would be hiring one each?”
“This…” Liu Zixing was angry, “Professor Trevor, what do you mean? Do you think I will cheat? If this is the case, then stop talking about this business! Apart from you, I have more buyers who can afford the price!”
“Are you sure?” Professor Trevor sneered, “I’m afraid that’s not the case, right? Mr. Liu, I don’t think there are many. I should be the only one, right? Because, your black diamond has basically no proof, because it is not a real diamond.”
“Are you kidding me!?” Liu Zixing snorted coldly, “Do you know how much it took my father to buy it!”
“Then, let’s appraise it.” Professor Trevor smiled and said, “If it is true, you will be satisfied with the price. If it is not true, then I am sorry…I won’t buy it. ”
Liu Zixing looked at Professor Trevor, then looked down at the box on the table, his eyes wandering.
What the professor said was true.
Since he had already thought about this problem a long time ago, he had found the company’s appraisal staff and performed an appraisal long ago… It wasn’t any diamond, but crystal. It was just another element! Diamonds with no carbon!
The appraisal master even said this item could be bought from the crystal market for only a hundred yuan.
“At least 50 million, it can’t work without it.” Liu Zixing stared at Professor Trevor.
Professor Trevor shook his head, “I’m sorry, Mr. Liu, I think you are not sincere. I don’t think this transaction will continue…Then, bye. I have an appointment and I am leaving.”
Seeing the Professor Trevor being resolved in leaving, Liu Zixing suddenly became anxious, “Wait a minute, 40 million! Professor, we go with the number you said at the beginning! This black diamond is yours!”
But, Professor Trevor did not stop.
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