- Oct 30, 2002
Texas nice shots! That baby is a stunner!!! Very clean pictures as well. I am hoping once our ring is done I can snap something equally as nice. Congrats!!
On 1/19/2003 1049 AM lacina wrote:
True,... You can find a deal anywhere, If you look for it,...
I am in the business of supply to the retail industry and I can tell you there is not a lot of money to be made on diamond sales IF the seller is trully legit or offers legit diamonds.
The brick/mortar stores need to make a larget proffit than the internet sellers. At least 30% more this is what brings their prices to different levels. If I loose an account, witch rarely happens, there is allways something fishy behind it.
The good deal may turn out to be not as clean as you may think it is,...
I know a store manager that was fired for selling diamonds under the table for cash. Investigation unrevieled that the diamonds were broad into the country thorough illegal channels.... Sure this is where you get a great price, because someone is in need to sell for cash even with a loss . Can you be proud of buying such item??
For that matter I think it is safer to look for certified stones that surely are comming from reputable labs and legit cutters/ dealers.
Ig you find a stone on the net from a reputable dealer, it does not mean the price advertized is final,.. Try to Make an offer! If you buy durring the slowest times of the year and find someone who is over stocked, you just may be lucky to get a clean deal! This ofcourse applies to all diamond sellers carrying stock. Timing is everything!
On 1/19/2003 11:39:12 PM Mara wrote:
Yes definitely keep us posted. Also, I would use this extra time to further educate yourself on the ins and outs of a diamond makeup, so that when he comes back to you with another stone, you will know enough to call him on things if he tries to pull the wool over your eyes. Did you specify to him that future diamonds should come with crown and angle pavilions? If you give him time on this request he should be able to accomodate. You will need these to plug into the HCA to see what it says, if it is of interest to you.