by lajewelman » Jan 10, 2001 my conclusion concerning my overpaying for a diamond was confirmed today. First in the downtown LA jewelry center (where there are thousands of wholesalers) and second on this fine BB of astute diamond professionals.Many hear that this sinful city is the diamond trade capital of europe and some claim it to be in the world...well, i feel it is my duty to other diamond seekers to inform them of the pitfalls of purchasing diamond in amsterdam. Simple advice, DO NOT! Now that the internet in such a short time has revolutionized the purchase of everything (including diamonds) there is no need to purchase diamonds at full retail in any store whether here or out of the country. Dont be mislead by people telling you that diamonds are cheaper overseas.If you go to amsterdam, avoid the diamonds and the windows adorned by red lights and filled with ugly women.this is a great site, BTW, i just wish i found it earlier. anyone know where i can dump a very nice overpriced diamond to attempt to recapture my error?