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Canadian Diamonds, your experience, hot or not?


#1

Whether you’re a retailer or consumer, do you care that your diamond
is of Canadian origin or not? Do you get any calls for certified
Canadian diamonds?

We used to get many calls from clients, and I did very well with
Canadian diamonds (my store was in Canada though).

What about the USA?

Regards,
Gerald Aubin
www.geraldaubin.com


#2

For a brief while some time ago, and still very occasionally I get
calls for Canadian diamonds. But very rarely these days. And here’s
the biggest problem: Often the young people looking for them don’t
have the money for anything of significant size and most Canadian
diamond suppliers don’t have small goods. All of the melee is cut
elsewhere and mixed in so there is no way to guarantee origin on
that, and quite frankly, the people I get asking for it rarely have
the money for a larger high quality Canadian stone. But then I only
deal in top color and clarity so maybe it’s just me. I think that
there will always be a niche market for it, but I think that is all
it will ever be.

Daniel R. Spirer, G.G.
Daniel R. Spirer Jewelers, LLC
www.spirerjewelers.com


#3

Daniel, I would think it’s (was) the PC choice ‘de jour’, related to
publicity related to movies about ‘blood diamonds’.

KPK


#4

i would rather sell canadian diamonds. its difficult to get them at a
reasonable price here in ohio i only know of a couple of dealers that
i can call but i think they look better than others of other origin
they seem to have more scintilation & dispersion. i am going out on a
limb here with these opinionated comments but then even a diamond
certification is is just an opinion within guidelines

goo


#5

Goo,

they seem to have more scintilation & dispersion. 

I can assure you that there is no scientific basis for your thoughts
about Canadian diamonds, but it might help you sell them if your
enthusiasm about them is stronger.

Daniel R. Spirer, G.G.
Daniel R. Spirer Jewelers, LLC
www.spirerjewelers.com


#6
I can assure you that there is no scientific basis for your
thoughts about Canadian diamonds, but it might help you sell them
if your enthusiasm about them is stronger. 

It might be, though, that the Canadian diamonds he’s seen have a
better polish or cutting proportions, or something like that. It
would not, as you say, be a difference in gemological properties, but
it could indeed be a difference in workmanship. This is not to say
that Canadian diamonds always would be better, but from what I’ve
seen, they do tend to get proper handling in the cutting department,
as befits a stone that’s going to be sold at somewhat of a premium
price. You can, of course, also get very high level cutting in
diamonds from other sources, but it’s also possible to get stones
that are more poorly cut, or more spread, than is the case with most
of the Canadians…

Peter


#7

Hi Peter,

It might be, though, that the Canadian diamonds he's seen have a
better polish or cutting proportions, or something like that

You may be right. My problem is that I only sell ideal cuts in top
colors and clarities (including the Canadian ones I’ve sold) so they
all look the same to me. But if he isn’t handling that merchandise
normally they might look better. Although I have to say, that the
few times I did go looking for Canadian diamonds, I still had the
usual limited amounts of ideal cuts (although again, this might be
because of the range I sell) available to me so I’m not really
certain that most of them are better cut than elsewhere (percentage
wise).

Daniel R. Spirer, G.G.
Daniel R. Spirer Jewelers, LLC
www.spirerjewelers.com