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7 Ways and Ideas You Can Set Your Diamond Budget and Stick to it

7 Ways and Ideas You Can Set Your Diamond Budget and Stick to it

When making any big purchase it’s important to set a budget, and that’s just as true when shopping for diamonds. But it can be difficult to know where to start, and how to find something beautiful within the budget you’ve chosen. Here are 7 tips on choosing a budget and sticking to it. Shop around […]

What is the Rapaport Diamond Price List, How to Read it, and Use it

What is the Rapaport Diamond Price List, How to Read it, and Use it

The Rapaport Diamond Price List is the jewelry industry standard for diamond pricing. Jewelers use it as a guideline when determining diamond prices. It is produced weekly, and is available only to subscribers (roughly $180-$250/year at the time of this article). The Rapaport Price List is produced only for round and pear-shaped stones. However, the […]

How to Properly Price a Rough Diamond

How to Properly Price a Rough Diamond

According to the World Diamond Council, there are two main uses for diamonds: jewelry and in industry. Only about 30% of rough diamonds go to expert cutters for jewelry manufacture while 70% are sold for industrial applications. Rare and beautiful gem quality diamonds have always been used throughout human history to express love and commitment, […]

Avoid High Prices and Inferior Diamond Quality with these 6 Diamond Budgets

Avoid High Prices and Inferior Diamond Quality with these 6 Diamond Budgets

Why a Budget? Shopping for a diamond engagement ring without a budget is like going into a jungle without a map or personal protection. You are exposed to hundreds of choices: Diamond:quality, shape, size Ring: white gold, yellow gold, platinum Brick and mortar:retail, wholesale Financing choices:cash, credit Having a budget assures you have done your […]