Diamonds

What are synthetic diamonds (man-made diamonds) and will they affect natural diamond trade or value?

Synthetic diamonds is one topic which is not going away from the news or diamond trade discussion for the last few months. Since the big announcement in early June by De beers that they are creating their own synthetic diamond jewelry line and then the second big announcement by US Federation Trade Commission’s (FTC) decision …

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Are Engagement Rings Cheaper in Thailand?

IS IT CHEAP TO BUY DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING IN BANGKOK?  How competitive is it to buy a diamond engagement ring in Thailand? Being ‘one the major traditional center for gems and jewelry trade,’  we expected diamond rings to be competitively priced in Bangkok. So, for this blog post we actually decided to check objectively how …

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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 buy ‘conflict-free’ diamonds or avoid ‘blood diamonds’ when purchasing a diamond in Bangkok, Thailand?

AVOID BUYING CONFLICT DIAMONDS IN BANGKOK, THAILAND An important issue which has been affecting the diamond trade (and many other commodities) since the beginning is how diamonds have contributed in funding conflicts like civil wars, genocide and terrorism. With the power of media and internet we can now see many articles, documentaries and famous movies …

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

BEST DEAL FOR DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING ONLINE So, you have reached the point of deciding which diamond engagement ring option you would like to buy and have received multiple quotations from online wholesalers, retailers and your trustworthy traditional jewelry shop. You have done all the background check to make sure they are trustworthy, provide genuine …

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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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Diamond as an Investment – from Thai-Indian Wholesale Dealer Perspective!

Diamond as an Investment A very common question we get asked from our client’s is, “Are Diamonds a good investment?”  As I do have some financial background, graduating with a finance degree & working in an investment bank before re-entering back to my family business, I do have a slight advantage in knowing what a good investment means. …

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Comment on Bloomberg’s News Report: Are Diamonds Now an Investor’s Best Friend?

[Video Link: Are Diamonds Now an Investor’s Best Friend?] The above video link is an interesting discussion if Diamonds are a good investment?    Key points which I got from the video was that it is NOT a good investment because diamonds prices have dropped 20% from beginning of year as compared to only 5.7% drop …

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A Real Case Example of How to Buy a Diamond in Bangkok

In our last post Where and how to buy diamonds in Bangkok, Thailand?, a list of recommendation was provided in how one should go about purchasing a diamond and also “facts” which I personally thought are reasons why a person should NOT buy diamonds in Thailand. However, in this post I am going retract my …

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Where and how to buy diamonds in Bangkok, Thailand?

ภาษาไทย Buy Diamonds in Bangkok, Thailand – Facts First, let us get the facts straight – Is it much cheaper to buy a diamond in Bangkok or Thailand compare to anywhere else in the world? Simple answer is NO! Thailand DOES NOT source any diamonds.  IS NOT major cutting center for diamonds and IS NOT …

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