http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rZzprhjYtA In this post, I decided to do a video tutorial explaining how I will go about determining the value of a blue sapphire. The method I use to determine the value of a particular sapphire (or any gemstone) is by first categorizing the stone based on 4Cs + OT method, which are the six … Continue reading How to Determine a Value of Blue Sapphire? Based on 4Cs plus OT – A Buying Guide [Video]
How competitive is it to buy a diamond engagement ring in Thailand? We would expect being ‘one the major traditional center for gems and jewelry trade’ that diamond rings will be very competitively priced. So, for this blog post we actually checked how much it costs to buy an engagement diamond ring in Bangkok and … Continue reading Is it competitive to buy a diamond engagement ring from popular retailers (in-store or online) in Bangkok, Thailand?
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 are also very unique in terms of being like a diamond – same hardness, tough & adamantine luster … Continue reading How to Buy or Value a Fancy (or multi) Colored Diamond?
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 third party certification and the person you … Continue reading Step by Step Comprehensive Guide: How to get the best deal for your diamond engagement ring
With the internet now being our source in buying multiple consumer products like smart phones, clothes, computers, watches, etc., it should now be a lot easier to buy a colored gemstone online as well. We now have the power of the World Wide Web giving us pictures, videos, certificates, other specification etc., which should help … Continue reading How to buy a colored gem or gemstone online and why it is still not possible without a trustworthy eye?
Buying a diamond 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 with a simple click of a … Continue reading How to buy a diamond online in Bangkok or anywhere else?
Telling the difference between a natural, no oil emerald from the one which has been “enhanced” with oil or resin or dye is a very important skill any emerald buyer should know before going out there to buy one. Depending on the level of treatment and/or type of treatment, there are significant different price points … Continue reading Natural emerald buying & treatment guide – How to buy and tell the difference between 100% natural, no oil, minor, moderate and significant treatment emeralds?