I have a question that relates to a few posts I have seen. I am very
curious about the beads being advertised as diamond beads. I am just
starting to see these in trade magazines and am wondering what kind
of diamonds they are.
I am an experienced bead buyer, but not in this area. There was a
post yesterday about selling stones and making sure they are
represented correctly. I would never want to misrepresent anything to
my clients. Many of them are also friends and my reputation of being
honest means everything to me.
That said, I would like to learn more about the buying aspects. Can
anyone point me in the direction of a source of learning? They don’t
seem to be high quality diamonds as one might set in a ring for
example, but should they be coming with certification? Does anyone
know of reputable suppliers? I saw an add advertising diamond beads,
diamonds in the rough, and “cheap” diamonds.What does this mean?
Lastly, are they all they are cracked up to be? If I spend a lot of
time to track these down, they have to be worth it.
I know my question if loaded with land mines, but I am intrigued.
Thanks very much,