Clarity

How to Determine a Value of Blue Sapphire? Based on 4Cs plus OT – A Buying Guide [Video]

I decided to do a video tutorial explaining how I will go about determining the value of a blue sapphire. The method I used to determine the value is by first categorizing the stone based on the 4Cs + OT method. The six criteria I have summarized in bullet form below: HOW TO DETERMINE A …

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How to buy an opal - white opal diamond ring rose gold ring

Natural Opal buying guide – How to check and understand difference between different opals?

Opal is one of the most popular phenomena gemstones. They display very unique characteristics like ‘play-of-color’ or different background fire colors. They are quite abundant but also rare as well depending on the quality grades. Different quality has different price levels which we will explain below. HOW TO BUY AN OPAL – OPAL CLASSIFICATION  In …

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How to Buy or Value a Fancy (or multi) Colored Diamond?

HOW TO BUY FANCY COLORED DIAMONDS? – FANCY DIAMONDS ARE RARE Buying fancy colored diamonds is not easy.  Colored diamonds are one of the rarest and most fascinating gems in the market.  As there are so few of them available, it is very difficult to evaluate what should be the fair market price. These gems …

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How to get good deal for your diamond engagement ring? Check the quality of the side diamonds use in ring setting

Step by Step Comprehensive Guide: How to get the best deal for your diamond engagement ring

Best Deal For Diamond Engagement Ring Online Decision time! Picking and choosing the best deal for your diamond engagement ring online can be agonizing. Even if you have done your research, learned about ‘4Cs,’ and decided what you want, how should you check you got a good deal? Nowadays you can now get many price …

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How to buy a colored gem or gemstone online and why it is still not possible without a trustworthy eye?

BUY GEMSTONES ONLINE With the internet now being our source in buying multiple consumer products like smart phones, clothes, computers, watches, etc., it should now be a lot easier to buy a colored gemstone online as well. We now have the power of the World Wide Web giving us pictures, videos, certificates, other specification etc., …

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How much does no oil emerald cost? Five No Oil Emerald Comparison

How much does it cost to buy a 1 to 3 carat untreated, no oil, 100% natural emerald from Zambia?

Continuing with the series in how much a particular gemstone should cost, today I will try to tackle another common question I get asked which is – “how much does a no oil, untreated, 100% natural emerald cost? Can you forward me a price list for these type of emeralds from 1 carat to 3 …

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How to buy a diamond online in Bangkok or anywhere else?

BUYING DIAMOND ONLINE IN BANGKOK Buying a diamond online today has never been easier.  There are now multiple websites providing free access to diamond inventory search lists, actual GIA (or other certificate) copies for each choice and beautiful finished ring images. Therefore, you can now just search and browse your ring choice and then buy …

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How much does it cost to buy Natural Burma Ruby in Bangkok, Thailand?

Another common question which always comes to us is “How much does it cost to buy a Burma ruby in Bangkok?” “ Shouldn’t it be cheaper to buy the rubies at the source in Myanmar like at Mogok or Mong Hsu instead of coming to Bangkok?” “ Why will the rubies be cheaper in Bangkok?” …

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Diamond Basic 101: The Diamond’s 5Cs

ภาษาไทย Diamonds are easier to classify and buy then colored gemstones. This is due to being white in color plus having standardized 4Cs criteria. Diamond’s 4Cs are color, clarity, cut and carat weight. For this post, I added one more “C” as a certificate. Certificate quality is also relevant in determining how much a diamond …

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