Weighing the Facts: The “True Weight*” of Diamonds One-carat diamonds offered for sale rarely truly weigh one carat if cut correctly. Let me explain. Diamonds are a lot like people. They come in all shapes and sizes, and just like people, they can carry a little extra weight. In fact, in the community of diamonds, …
The Kimberley Process and World Diamond Council are a sham. Severe human rights violations, including murder, rape and forced labor, have taken place in the diamond fields of Marange, Zimbabwe. Recent reports from Human Rights Watch (HRW) indicate that these horrific conditions continue to take place. Blood diamonds from Marange, Zimbabwe, have been issued Kimberley …
You see or hear the ads all the time “we sell only GIA, AGS, EGL etc. certified diamonds with a certificate to back it up.” Thanks for telling me? RUN! “Certified” is a word that is supposed to put you at ease, make you relax, so you put your guard down. But it is meaningless. …
In the last two and a half years one out of every seven jewelers has gone out of business!
Ninety percent of all jewelry sold in the United States is prefabricated. Let’s see what Webster has to say.
The glittering diamonds are almost gone and as the lustre fades on South Africa’s Diamond Coast, desperate ghost towns are left clinging to the last signs of life.
Yesterday’s diamond could only be a diamond—one that depreciated with time like a used car. Today’s fully bonded diamond is ready to be whatever you want it to be.
If you are looking for a big diamond, the savings are off the charts! If you followed my advice from May of last year when I recommended to hold off on making your diamond purchase (reference the Great Diamond Crash) you are in the money now!! You can actually buy a good beautiful, sparkly, gorgeous diamond without going to the poor house!
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De Beers, the world’s largest diamond producer, will reduce the amount of rough gems offered to customers by about 50 percent until April after U.S. retail sales slumped over Christmas.