on the four C’s of diamond buying, carat, cut,
color, and clarity, I ask that you visit the website
for the GIA (Gemological
Institute of America) at www.gia.edu.
Choose option “How to buy a diamond”.
Key to the diamond buying process
is working with a stone expert and someone you trust.
I have your interests in mind in finding the best
stone for you. Do your browsing for ideas. Then select
one contact to work with, letting them guide you through
this process. I hope that you allow me to serve you!
There are many independent laboratories
that grade diamonds. Not all are highly respected.
Most of the diamonds I sell are graded by the GIA, Gemological Institute
My diamond sources cut and stock
beautiful stones with very good and excellent grades,
however, any stone that looks good on paper but does
not prove its "make" or “cut” in liveliness brilliance, and fire,
will be returned. The only true way to evaluate a
diamond is to look at the stone.
A diamond cannot be bought or evaluated
properly by just looking at a lab report. One MUST
see the stone, and compare stones side by side. Yes,
there are many internet companies that will sell you
a diamond that they have not seen. They will talk
to you about the laboratory report on the stone, but
they cannot help you even by putting several stones
side by side to compare for you. In fact, many have
no diamond training. Even a trained
and experienced Gemologist would not purchase a diamond sight-unseen!
Why then would you?
Each diamond is from nature and is therefore
unique. I will not sell a stone that I would not
buy for myself. No matter what shape, color, or
clarity that you desire, the cut will be beautiful.
The stone will dance with brilliance and fire and
provide you or your loved one with thrills and compliments!
The "cut" or “make” is what gives the stone
life, making a world of difference. You will see this
difference for yourself, even on your first time looking
at diamonds. It is based on light performance, not
what is printed on the lab report.
I do not recommend stones with risky
inclusions that can jeopardize the integrity of the
stone. This goes for smaller stones as well as certified
Please contact me and let me provide the diamond or stone of your dreams!
You will not be disappointed!
“I want to
thank you so very much for all you’ve done to
make our big 15th anniversary a very special one for
us. My rings are truly something I thought I would never
have, and because of you my dreams have come true!”