Buying Advice

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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Are Diamonds Cheaper in The USA Than Australia?

March 26th, 2008

Sometimes, we see people buying a diamond from the US, rather than locally. Whilst some may say you can save money by buying from the US, which is the biggest diamond market in the world, some say it’s just plain absurd.
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Thinking About Buying A Diamond in a McDonald’s?

January 16th, 2008

I’m sure most people would think twice about buying a diamond (or two) from a stranger in a McDonald’s.
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Those Evil Online Jewellers

January 3rd, 2008

One of the perils of selling jewellery online is that at some point in time, the customer will need the ring resized, polished, claws tightened and so on. A ring, like a car, isn’t maintenance free. So, they will take it to a local jeweller, who will use the opportunity to try and drum up some business and badmouth online jewellers.
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Virtual Diamond Lists – There’s More To Them Than You Think

December 30th, 2007

Everyday it seems that another diamond website offering thousands of stones. Conversely, everyday it seems more and more jewellers and diamond retailers complain and even slander these websites.
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Wholesale Diamonds?

September 12th, 2007

It’s a catch phrase that is becoming increasingly popular nowadays – “wholesale prices, direct to the public!” But what does that mean?
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Diamonds As An Investment

September 8th, 2007 is reporting on how diamonds aren’t exactly the best investment you can make. That might be true, but if you buy carefully, then at least the diamond will hold its value.
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10 Factors To Consider When Choosing an Online Diamond Merchant

August 8th, 2007

With an increasing number of online diamond websites popping up everyday, and diamonds being viewed more and more of a commodity, most people overlook the importance of the actual dealer and what to look out for. As the old saying goes “Choose your jeweller or diamond merchant before you choose your diamond!”
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What’s The Purpose of A Jewellery Valuation?

July 30th, 2007

It’s common practice for a jewellery retailer to give a “free valuation”. Whilst this is, in a lot of cases beneficial to the customer, what meaning does it has, and what is that piece of paper useful for?
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Top 10 Mistakes Made By Diamond Buyers

July 18th, 2007

1. Looking for the cheapest price. The cheapest price will almost always result in the “cheapest” diamond. In addition to that, almost anyone can be undersold. When buying a diamond, it is best to look beyond the price and look at the overall value offered by the vendor.
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