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Lowest Diamond Prices in Years???!!!

May 7th, 2009

From early 2007 till mid-2008, the Australian dollar was riding high – at one point it nearly reached parity with the US dollar. At that time, many in the industry, including myself thought that diamond prices in Australian dollars were at their lowest point in years.
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DCLA Certificates Now $20 (For Diamonds with Auscerts)

March 18th, 2009

According to a good source of mine, DCLA is now offering their certificates for stupidly low $20 – provided the diamond has already been certified by Auscert.
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Traditional Retailers vs Internet Traders

February 22nd, 2009

In the February 2009 edition of Jeweller there’s yet another article about seemingly evil “internet diamond traders”, ruining the industry for everyone. Although the article is primarily about why internet traders shouldn’t be allowed to join the JAA, the focus is about the argument against internet traders.
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More GIA Grading Results

January 12th, 2009

Just before Christmas, we sent nine diamonds to the GIA for grading. As per usual, the results are below.
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Lower Diamond Prices for The New Year

January 8th, 2009

Due to the recent increase in the value of the Australian dollar and diamond prices going down in US dollars, we have lowered the price of a few diamonds.
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Online Shopping Now Available!

December 7th, 2008

One of the most requested features that we encounter is for an online payment page where people can simply order diamonds, diamond engagement rings and diamond earrings online without the need to phone us.
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AGS vs GIA – More Grading Results

November 29th, 2008

Last week, we sent two GIA certified stones to the AGS lab. The reason being was that the GIA both gave them a “very good” cut grade, despite them being what we thought top stones deserving of a higher cut grade.
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Hearts Pictures Now Available!

November 26th, 2008

For about six months now, we’ve mostly been selling hearts and arrows round diamonds, as opposed to non-H&A round diamonds. Now that we’ve made our Crossfire round diamonds H&A only, we thought it time to introduce hearts images to complement our Ideal-Scope arrows pictures.
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Proper Care for GIA and AGS Certificates

November 2nd, 2008

One thing that amazes me about diamond vendors in Australia is that lack any respect for GIA or AGS certificates, or any overseas certificate for that matter. By certificate, I mean the actual paper, that in the case of it being lost, stolen or damaged means that the actual diamond needs to be sent back to the lab overseas.
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How To Make A Loss On A $23000 Pair of Earrings (Australian Dollar Devaluation)

October 14th, 2008

Last week, we sold a $23,000 pair of earrings. They were nice, 1.21ct each, one was hearts and arrows and the other ideal cut.
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