Tagged: Diamond Buying

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Videos

  1. News 10 on falling diamond prices at local jeweler Arden Jewelers

    News 10 Falling Diamond Prices Interview

    A reporter for News 10’s morning news show contacted Arden Jewelers to get the inside story on decreasing diamond prices just in time for Valentine’s Day 2015. Our gemologist, Dan, was able to explain some of the reasons for the pricing trend and how jewelry buyers can take advantage of it. By shopping at local jewelers like Arden Jewelers who can quickly react to changes in the diamond market, customers can save on their diamond engagement ring and general diamond jewelry purchases. Thanks to Dina Kupfer for thinking of us... read more »

Fine Jewelry University (Show All FJU Articles)

  1. Learn Secret Diamond Buying Skills From a Professional Diamond Buyer

    One of the most valuable memories in life is the look of your love when she sees that shining diamond ring on her finger for the first time. If there are any magic moments in life, that is one. Nothing expresses love and commitment like a diamond. This rare natural stone’s history and lore of romance makes all who receive one the center of their universe. A diamond’s beauty energizes the whole person with a light show unique in the gem world. Diamonds are unique, just like the love it... read more »

  2. Fake Diamonds: The Great Diamond Attack

    A popular game show would have three people all say that they were someone and the contestant would try to find out who was the real person. Technology has created many new diamonds and diamond lookalikes. “What is a real diamond?” is a difficult question these days. And the problem of separating a fully natural diamond from all the modern possibilities is quite demanding. So what is a real diamond? Let’s start with the older diamond look a likes, (CZ, GGG, YAG, Synthetic corundum and spinal, Glass) or simulants are... read more »

  3. What are “Blood Diamonds”?

    Conflict diamonds are diamonds illegally traded to fund conflict in war-torn areas, particularly in central and western Africa. The United Nations (UN) defines conflict diamonds as “…diamonds that originate from areas controlled by forces or factions opposed to legitimate and internationally recognized governments, and are used to fund military action in opposition to those governments, or in contravention of the decisions of the Security Council.” These diamonds are sometimes referred to as “blood diamonds.” In July 2000, the global diamond industry made clear to the international community its zero tolerance... read more »

  4. Understanding the Diamond Buying Game

    How would you feel if your favorite soft drink tasted different in every can you drank? You expect a coke to taste like coke everywhere. In business, this is called a commodity. The soda is the same and you can shop based on price or convenience; the product is the same. People like shopping this way. I like it this way. Diamonds are not this way. The four C’s of diamonds are not that old, less then 100 years. Before that system every business and diamond seller had their own system... read more »

  5. The 4 Cs of Diamonds

    Diamond Buying Guide: The 4 C’s

    Learning the 4 C's of diamonds is the first step in making a good buying decision for your diamond. This basic introduction to diamonds explains Color, Cut, Clarity, and Carat Weight with graphics and visual aides to help you understand each concept. If you know how diamonds are graded, you're well on your way to finding the perfect diamond for you... read more »

  6. Diamond Brokering

    Serving you is our passion. Making our expertise available to you coupled with our value hunting system makes the diamond buying experience a positive one. Please feel free to ask any questions and explore what we can do for you. Using a gemologist diamond broker to guide you through your diamond purchase insures the mastery of the minute details in diamond evaluations. Did you know diamonds of the same grade could be thousands of dollars different in price? A subtle difference in a diamond impacts the price significantly. Our expert... read more »

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  1. How much should I spend on an engagement ring

    How Much to Spend on an Engagement Ring

    You may have heard the rule of thumb that you should spend three months’ salary on the engagement ring. This could be extreme overkill, or it could be too small to meet the goal of exceeding her expectations. We will help explain some of the issues involved in deciding how much to spend, so you can make the right decision. First, let’s consider how the three month rule came about. Where did the three months’ salary rule come from? The simple answer is: marketing. In much the same way that... read more »

Blog Posts

  1. Lab grown loose diamonds

    Lab Grown Diamonds

    Today, we're announcing an exciting new choice you have for your diamond engagement ring. Lab grown diamonds have been around for decades, but only recently have they become available in high enough quality to be used in jewelry. We'll tell you all about them and explain why you might consider one for your engagement ring. We're also very excited to unveil our new line of eco-friendly lab grown diamond engagement rings called Balance... read more »

  2. Shop local to take advantage of falling diamond prices

    News 10, Diamond Prices, and Shopping Local

    When News 10 interviewed Arden Jewelers' expert gemologist Dan on diamond pricing trends, we were able to explain some of the contributing factors and highlight how customers can take advantage to save money. Believe it or not, shopping at a local jeweler like us can actually save you quite a bit over a big retail chain. We'll explain how... read more »

  3. Diamond Selection – 4C’s and an F

    Diamond buying is hard enough. First you have to understand the 4C’s, and then you have to try to judge if diamond certifications are accurate. So, adding one more aspect to the decision making process is too much for some people. But then, here comes fluorescence. The natural response is to keep it simple: if it has fluorescence it’s bad, and if it doesn’t it’s good. Unfortunately, simple does not work here. What is fluorescence? Fluorescence is a form of lumination that is created when a diamond is exposed to... read more »

  4. Fancy red diamond

    Fancy Color Diamonds

    When we think of diamonds, we often imagine brilliantly white gemstones. But every so often, a diamond will come out of the ground in vivid color. These diamonds are extremely rare, accounting for only 0.001% of the total number of rough diamonds that are mined. Because of this, they are often far more expensive than normal diamonds. The range of colors in hue and intensity takes most people by surprise. The intensity of color in fancy color diamonds is described using the following terms: Faint, Very Light, Light, Fancy Light... read more »