January, 2009

Internet Diamond Price List and Index

I have compiled a table of diamond prices.  I researched the diamond prices for common sizes and quality combinations of GIA or AGS certified diamonds from leading diamond websites, including Blue Nile, Amazon.com, Union Diamond, Abazias, Mondera.com, Adiamor, and others.  This list is an up-to-date price that you should pay for each respective carat size, color and [...]

Designer Spotlight: Mark Patterson

Mark Patterson creates beautiful jewelry in colored gems and diamonds.  I worked with his designs for a number of years when I was with a couple of independent jewelers.  The first designs I fell in love with were mostly colored gemstones that were used with varying intensities and pave-set into designs that showed off the amazing [...]

Virtual Purchase: 1/2 Carat TW Round Diamond Stud Earrings

Several times a month, I am going to do a “virtual purchase” of a piece of jewelry.  I will  articulate a jewelry purchase scenario, and go through the decision-making process of what, how and where I choose to “purchase” the item. What:  This week’s virtual purchase will be a pair of 1/2 carat tw (total weight) [...]

Virtual Purchase: 1 Carat Round Diamond

Several times a month, I am going to do a “virtual purchase” of a piece of jewelry.  I will  articulate a jewelry purchase scenario, and go through the decision-making process of what, how and where I choose to “purchase” the item. What:  This week I am looking for a 1.00 carat round diamond, loose.  My “customer” wants [...]

Cellini Asscher Cut Diamond Ring

Santa, I think you forgot this… Regards, platinumgirl PS: I have been VERY good this year Updated 4/9/2009:  Considering how much traffic this page gets (a LOT), I thought I should get some more information about these rings.  I spoke to Danielle at the Cellini store in the Hotel Waldorf-Astoria in NYC (Cellini also has a [...]

Diamond 4 Cs, Version 2.0

It seems that most jewelry sites have almost the same diamond education information out there, verbatim.  There is a difference between providing technical information versus explaining how to interpret and use the information practically when shopping for diamonds.  Here is an abbreviated primer, with my notes based on helping customers select the right diamond. Cut:  I [...]