If you have any experience with Polygon and would care to
comment I would greatly appreciate it.
Michael, Polygon is a great tool for us. As a small "Mom and Pop"
store, we don't stock major items like fancy colored diamonds or
ultra-high-end colored stones, except for a few consignment or
My best example is the couple who wanted to make a "promise ring"
for their 15-year-old daughter (the promise being that she'll remain
a virgin until after post-grad school, and settled into her chosen
vocation...somewhere around age 30, I guess). Anyway, they wanted a
pink diamond around 0.25 ct. A quick message on Polygon yielded
several results, and we chose five stones from two dealers to be
sent to us on memo for them to look at. The result was a nice, Fancy
Intense Pink that sold for a bit over$40k/ct (that's around $10k for
the 0.23 stone they bought.
They recently returned for a Fancy Intense Yellow for the mother.
Unfortunately, none of the five stones we received were right for
her, but the feelers are out on Polygon, and I'm sure we'll have
just the right one soon.
The best part of Polygon is the searchable database. You can input
the "four Cs" along with table percentage, depth percentage, etc.,
to cut down on the number of hits, and also the number of lousy
cuts. Also, you can add your markup and print the page to show your
customer their exact cost, shipping, etc. It also allows you to
explain to them why cheap Internet deals aren't worth it. By showing
them how you refused stones with large tables and lousy proportions,
they'll have more confidence in spending more money on a better
stone instead of taking their chances on eBay.
James in SoFl