to buy a diamond
to read a certificate
How to Link
Diamond Ring Buying
Guide by Renee Newman
Consumer-oriented book filled with useful information, drawings &
pictures for 1st time diamond buyer.
Photo Masters of
Diamond Grading by Gary Roskin
Photo Masters is a compilation of 244 extraordinary photomicrographs,
suitable for students or experienced diamond graders.
Blood Diamonds cost torture & death for Sierra Leone residents. Conflict
Diamonds finance civil wars & terrorists, including al Qaeda.
Antique Price Guide
By Judith Miller, author of more than 80 books on antiques, including "How
to Make Money Out of Antiques."
to Sell Your Jewelry
to sell your Jewelry? You may have had the experience of trying
to sell to places with signs, "Highest Prices Paid for Your
Diamonds!", "Free Appraisals!". Was the offer price
in a whole different category of prices than what you bought it
for? Why do you think those appraisals are free? Because the appraisers
are biased, and want to buy your stone for the least possible.
Just as you shouldn't
rely on an appraisal which was done by the same place you are buying
your Jewelry from, we wouldn't recommend getting a free Appraisal
at the same place that you are selling your Jewelry to. It
is best to go somewhere impartial to the sale.
Many people want to know
where the best place is to sell their Jewelry. While there are many
options, in order to maximize the selling price, we would suggest
either bringing your Jewelry to an Auction House, or listing it
in a Classifieds
section or online Auction.
If you need to sell immediately and want an offer right away, then
it may be worthwhile to go to a Jewelry Store. But make sure you
find out first, through a totally independent appraiser or gemologist
what your Jewelry is worth in order to get the best offer.
DIAMONDS TUTORIAL NAVIGATOR
Lesson 1, The 5Cs:
Lesson 2, Shapes:
Lesson 3, Articles:
to Buy a Diamond, How
to Sell Your Jewelry,
to Read a Diamond Certificate, GIA
vs AGS Cut Grade,
the difference between a Diamond Certificate & a Jewelry Appraisal,
Largest Polished Diamonds, World's
Largest Rough Diamonds,
is the SI3 Clarity Grade?, Diamond
Lesson 4, Shop Around:
Lesson 5, Talk to the pros:
Ask a Diamond Question, Diamond