Blue Nile is known to sell OK diamonds but they are not saving you
$$$ that they once did in the beginning. The are listed on NYSE and
must show profits to their investors. It was said before–they make
look the same in color and clarity on paper but I’ll bet you that
either the cuts aren’t so good, the diamond has florescence, it’s an
off make, or some other factor that leads to the supposed saving.
The diamonds all trade within a tight margin.
When I used to work at a jewelry store, the owner usally gave some
kind of savings to employees for personal sales. But, be aware that
there is not the big profit margin that therewas back years ago. So,
maybe they can’t give you much, either.
There are dealers out here but they usually like to work with
locals. Have you tried Stuller
Jo-Ann & John D. from foggy SF