Buying Advice

White Gold vs Platinum - What Jewellers Wont Tell You

June 6th, 2013

Last week I received brochures from both The Platinum Guild and World Gold Council, espousing the benefits of their respective metals. However, during the purchasing process many consumers take advice from a jewellery sales person and end up bereft of any useful facts on the subject.

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How to Buy Diamonds Safely Online

October 31st, 2010

With the collapse of Diamond Exchange this week, many people are doubting whether or not it is safe to buy diamonds online.

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Don’t Pay The Ferryman Until He Gets You To The Other Side

May 13th, 2010

One of the benefits of buying an International Selection diamond from us, is that you don’t have to pay in full until the diamond (or ring) is ready to be shipped or collect.

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Current Gold Price and The Cheapest Way to Buy Gold

September 15th, 2009

There’s been quite a bit of hoopla in the American media lately about the price of gold reaching US$1000 per ounce.  However, as this article explains, it has really dropped about 25% in Australian dollar terms from its highs in February.

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Why Visual Diamond Comparisons are Passé

June 15th, 2009

Even with huge progressions in diamond technology, a lot of jewellers still say that a prospective diamond buyer must view a diamond prior to purchase. Of course, not trading online means that they are completely biased, but is it a really valid assertion?

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Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Rings

August 20th, 2008

In the past year, princess cut diamonds have considerably more popular than in past years, selling at the rate of approximately 70% of round diamonds.

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Buying A Diamond Engagement Ring Online vs In A Jewellery Store

August 6th, 2008

Up until a few weeks ago, there was a very good (not necessarily correct) article about buying a diamond engagement ring online vs in a jewellery store. The article, is still available here (archive.org) and was featured on the QReport website.

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Handmade vs Cast Engagement Rings

July 28th, 2008

To complement the quality diamonds that we sell, we also sell a range of engagement rings, as well as diamond ear studs. For years, we have been hand-making our rings in our Perth workshop, however, due to demand, we will soon we will begin offering cast engagement rings at a lower price.

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How to Sell a Diamond Engagement Ring

May 19th, 2008

Judging by classified ads like those in The Trading Post, there are always people selling diamond engagement rings. The most common cause is that the engagement or wedding was called off, leaving the would-be bride or groom with an expensive ring, along with all the emotional baggage attached to the ring.

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Cheap Loupes & Professional Jewellers’ Supplies

April 23rd, 2008

Walk into any jewellery supplies store (we have two within a block of our office) and you’ll most likely be greeted with over the top prices compared to prices overseas.

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