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Buying Advice

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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Is Buying A Diamond Online Absurd?

July 9th, 2007

In the past two months there have been a couple of reports on Today Tonight – one about buying diamonds online and one about buying meat.
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Making The Case For Re-Certification or Verification

July 2nd, 2007

Re-certification or verification refers to taking a certified diamond to an independent appraiser or laboratory to double check the gradings on the laboratory certificate.
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Cut Is the Least Important of the 4Cs

June 29th, 2007

It’s true, all these tools such as the Ideal-Scope, BrillianceScope and proportion analysers are completely over-rated.
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Engagement Rings A Contract

May 20th, 2007

News.com.au is reporting a court case in which the judge decided that an engagement ring is a “conditional gift” in return for marriage.
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Sale! 1ct E/SI2 Diamond – $1350

May 17th, 2007

A common question we get is why are our 1 carat diamonds more expensive than other 1 carat diamonds from another jeweller. Read the rest of this entry »

Your Options For Buying A Diamond Engagement Ring

May 2nd, 2007

When buying a diamond engagement ring, consumers are faced with three main options.
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So You’ve Been Given A Valuation With Your Engagement Ring. What About Insurance?

April 23rd, 2007

It’s fairly common nowadays for valuations to come with engagement rings and other jewellery, but usually they have some huge, seemingly meaningless value on them.
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How A Higher Australian Dollar Means Lower Diamond Prices

April 12th, 2007

With the Australian Dollar buying well above 80 US cents, now has never been a better time to buy a diamond.
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