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Buying Diamonds: Consumers’ Problems and a Solution

Buying Diamonds:  Consumers’ Problems and a Solution By Sergey Sivovolenko, Janak Mistry, Garry Holloway and Dr Yuri Shelementiev The Next Diamond™ cycle Abstract: Next Diamond™ enables diamonds to be cut and polished in a way that solves problems for diamond cutters, retailers and consumers. Cons...

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Do the pavilion mains drive light return in the modern round brilliant?

Article by Karl K. On many websites you will see it said that the pavilion main facets drive light return. Top labs and many grading systems use the pavilion angle as a basis for assigning a cut grade. Is this correct? We will be using computer generated Ideal-Scope images created in DiamCalc for this discussion. h...

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India: International Distribution Problems

The Internet has bought the world a click away. Shoppers are now offered a huge number of diamond and jewelry options from different parts of the world. A lot more information and the specifications are available today and price and quality comparisons can be made thanks to our consumer advocate website Pricescope.c...

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The Internet and Sales Tax – A Free Ride or Not?

Can you save the sales tax by shopping on the Internet? In nearly every case the answer is no. Shoppers are accustomed to the idea that when they buy something at a store, the merchant will add a little bit at the end that will be identified as sales tax. It ranges from a few percent up to as high as 10.25% in C...

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A consumer’s guide to reselling diamonds.

Know what you have. For most individuals, selling a diamond that they no longer want is a frustrating and sometimes eye opening process. If you’re like most people, you aren’t an expert in diamonds yourself and you don’t happen to own a jewelry store or diamond outlet so you are going to be relying on experts to as...

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Searching for rainbows and perfection in an imperfect world.

To Vent or not to Vent and Venting Etiquette Let’s face it…we live in a fast paced world. We want it all. We want it right now. And we want it done right. That’s not asking too much….or is it??? Our days begin and end at different times and within different time zones. Yes, Pricescope is indeed a global commu...

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Selling Gold and Platinum Jewelry for the Melt Value

How to know what you are doing Recently I have been seeing a LOT of commercials on the TV about turning your old gold jewelry into a mound of money. “Send us your address and we will send you a shipping envelope and soon after we will send you money.” It seems that every few weeks I see a full page ad, or even a ...

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Virtual Facets and patterns, a Discussion about step cuts.

This is the next article in the discussion of step cut diamonds. The main goal of this article is to show how virtual facets form patterns in diamonds. This is just a small part of the incredibly complex subject of virtual facets as virtual facets define every aspect of a diamond’s appearance and a large part ...

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