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#1

Well I’m mainly a lurker here at orchid but I have a question to
pose. Actually it is a personal rather than professional matter.
I work mainly in silver and cabochons strictly low end. But I
have recently been contemplating purchasing a diamond with my
boyfriend for my engagement ring. I go to gem shows but never
look at the expensive stuff cause I don’t use it. My question is
where do I find out how to buy a diamond? Is there a book or
website? Will I get a good price at a gemshow?


#2
Well I'm mainly a lurker here at orchid but I have a question to
pose. Actually it is a personal rather than professional matter.
I work mainly in silver and cabochons  strictly low end. But I
have recently been contemplating purchasing a diamond with my
boyfriend for my engagement ring. I go to gem shows but never
look at the expensive stuff cause I don't use it. My question is
where do I find out how to buy a diamond? Is there a book or
website? Will I get a good price at a gemshow?

There are numerous websites that have on diamonds,
their value, and what to look for and how to buy them. My site
has that or you can just do a search under diamonds.
At my home page you can scroll down to the free drawing hot
key. It will take you to a page that has on alot
of the birthstones.

Barry Hansen
Hansen Designs
http://www.hansendesigns.com


#3

Hi. My name is Robby and I own and operate Renaissance Jewelers
in Gainesville Florida. We have some excellent about
diamonds on our website. We also link to the DeBeers sitewhich is
terrific. Once you have visited the sites give us a
call. We have acess to any type of diamond you may be interested
in. Looking foward to hearing from you. Thanx Robby


#4

I am a student at john Moores University

I have a few questions

  1. What are the forces which effect the demand for diamonds? 2.
    What are the advantages and disadvantages for De=Beers branding
    diamonds, is it a good idea? 3. What other strategies could
    De-Beers use to increase/maintain demand for diamonds?

#5

Diamonds are not rare,there infact one of the most plentiful
gemstones on earth!De-Beers lets a certain amount of diamonds onto
the market every so often,this way they keep the demand high and
the price is high,personaly i think that diamonds ar very pretty
and no other stone is as nice as diamonds,but they could not just
put diomonds on the market as they make them cause that would drop
the price so low that they would go bankrupt.that is what De-Beers
is doing,but everyone would do the same to make money!!!Bye-Bye

Sincerely:Matthew Johnson


#6
    Diamonds are not rare,there infact one of the most plentiful
gemstones on earth! 

Hello Matthew,

Really! All so the gemmological courses tell us,
require three attributes to be classified as gemstones : beauty ;
durability and rarity. Therefore your statement cannot, according
to these courses, be an accurate one. There are always exceptions
to every rule though, take for example, black opal when comparing
it against these three attributes. Black opal is beautiful, it is
rare, however it is not particularly durable, however because it
has silica within its chemical composition it passes as being
durable enough and the other two attributes compensate to a
degree. When talking about diamond, it meets all three of these
criteria. However, there are industrial and gem quality diamonds
and if you consider them together perhaps your statement may be
near the truth, but if you are talking of just gem quality this
might be considered to be rather exaggerated by many gemmologists.

De-Beers lets a certain amount of diamonds onto the market every
so   often, this way they keep the demand high and the price is
high.......

Most jewellers and non-jewellers would probably agree with this
statement. It is often said that De Beers is considered to be a
monopoly and this has been stated in several international
newspapers over the years. It is worth considering the lengths to
which companies such as De Beers go to discover diamond deposits,
whether pipes or alluvial etc… and the cost that is involved in
finding, sampling, mining and then marketing the rough. As you say
"everyone would do the same to make money" and De Beers is a very
successful business with many shareholders (I am not one) to make
happy.

Anyway, thanks for your post and it will be interesting to see if
anyone else responds with their opinion. Finally, what do you, the
trade, think of De Beers’ new plan to market and brand ‘De Beers
Diamonds’ ?

best wishes to everyone and I hope all have a great Easter or have
had a good Eid (Middle East)

Nick (Bahrain)


#7

Hi Nick,

 Really! All so the gemmological courses tell us,
require three attributes to be classified as gemstones : beauty
; durability and rarity. Therefore your statement cannot,
according to these courses, be an accurate one. <<

I think you missed the point.

Although mother nature has produced a plentiful quantity of
diamonds, man ‘s (DeBeer’s) intervention has controlled the
’availability’ of them to the public at large. This is the way in
which the rarity has been achieved.

Dave


#8

nick sturman

i was not saying they were having a monopoly over the diamond
industry,i was just saying that is probobly what is going on,it is
most likely what is going on,i agree that top quality diamonds are
somewhat rare,and colored diamons are rare,sorry if i insulted
anyone,hope i didnt.

Sincerely:Matthew Johnson


#9

I am looking for 16 matched .25 carat, VS1, G-F color diamonds and
also for a pair of .35 carat, trillions, also VS1, G-F color. Does
anyone know of a supplier who might have these?

Thanks,
Joel Schwalb


#10

Try Amgad Inc. 1212-719-4111. They specialize in color diamonds. Ask
for Samantha.


#11

Joel, you might try IBN @ 800-446-0068; I have had very good results
with them, ask for Neil. Bill Navran


#12

Hey Joel:

You may want to try The following suppliers in Chicago Willian Levine
29 East Madison, Gotlieb & sons 55 East Washington, Ruven Gitter 55
East Wasington, Specialty Diamond 5 South Wabash or Global Diamond 29
East Madison.

Best of Luck


#13

Dear Joel,

Did you get my message about the diamonds? You should call Amgad Inc.
They are located on 47th Street and they have both colored diamonds
and white, GIA certs. They are a good source for what you need.

Elise


#14

You might contact Gary W. Wright Co. 800-428-0700. They specialize in
fine makes and are members of both the Diamond Dealer’s Club (New
York) and the Belgian Diamond Bourse. A very reliable source for
quality stones.

Michael David Sturlin, jewelry artist @Michael_David_Sturli
https://www.ganoksin.com/orchid/sturlin.htm

Michael Sturlin Studio, Scottsdale Arizona USA


#15

Dear Joel,

I found for Trillions to use Marvin & Sass Finker of Trillion 800 874
5546. Marvin’s Father invented the cut and his stones weight less for
M.M. size. For brillance and size per weight, I find them very hard to
beat. You can find Trillions from Isreal for less per carat but
generally the Isreal stones are 25% heaviere and do not have the
brillance. Plus. . they are very very nice people.

On the rounds, you are limiting your suppliers on the VS FG color.
Marvin can find these goods in the market for you. This quality is
above “the best price houses” the Indians. AsianStar is the third
largest Indian exporter and has computer cut nice make. GH and VS is
usually the best quality from the rough coming from India and the
price much better than the Israel goods. Try Mehul or Axshay at Asian
Star 888 354 0666 and I think you will be very pleased. I do 6 figures
a year with Asian.

Good Luck!!!
Dan Dement


#16

Someone wrote a recommendation for a good source of trillion
diamonds–would they please repeat the source, I deleted it in error.
Thank you.