Top 20 Diamond Scams

The 20 most common scams in stores
and 13 precautions to avoid them.



Why Do I Do This?

I would like to tell you a true story.

In 1980, after many years of saving from his modest salary, a hardworking Master Sergeant with 22 years in the U.S. Army spent $5,000 to buy a diamond and fulfill a 20-year promise to his wife. About three years later, during his training as a diamontologist and gemologist, his son noticed that the stone was showing signs of wear on the ridges between the facets, something that a diamond should never do. A jeweler confirmed that this Master Sergeant had spent his savings on a cubic zirconia worth only $5.

He was heartbroken as much as embarrassed and angry. Legal prosecution of the dealer followed — many people had been cheated — but this man’s wife never received a real diamond because the savings were already spent.

The rest of the story? That Army sergeant was my father, who passed in 1993. And I was the son who had to tell his father he had been cheated.

I created this site, with all the diamond tutorials, list of scams, precautions, and diamond deals, to help you avoid the scams and find the best deals.

I am here to make sure this doesn’t happen to you.

We can help you save money on the diamond of your dreams and avoid the diamond scams that threaten to spoil one of the most precious moments of your life — the day you show your commitment and love to that special lady in your life.

Because we don’t sell diamonds, we can offer the expert advice and information you need to please both your sweetheart and your budget.

We offer everything you need to know without the complicated technical mumbo-jumbo, unless you ask for it. I don’t skip the important details, but I make it simple so you can learn this stuff, make your decisions, and move on to enjoying life and love!

I am not here to impress you with our expertise. I am just here to inform you, with exactly what you need for an intelligent buying decision. When it comes right down to it, you want to feel confidence as you lay the money down, and I think I can help you get that feeling, by sharing all the knowledge I collected during my 12 years of gemological training combined with my experience selling thousands of engagement rings to loving couples.

Good luck, enjoy the hunt, and keep it romantic whatever you do! I look forward to helping you find the perfect diamond at the perfect price.