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A diamond is one of the three largest purchases most couples ever make : a house, a car, and a diamond. The house and car we all experience and learn about as we grow up, while the diamond remains a mystery until it’s time to buy one. I am here to help with that. Let’s get to it.

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Diamond 4 C’s Guide… explains ::

Cut (shape and make)
Carat Weight
How to Decide the Four C’s in a Flash
How to Decide the Size of Your Diamond
And the test…

Diamond Four C’s

Beyond the 4 C’s Guide… explains ::

Why diamond certificates
Date of the cert
The plot
Diamond shape
GIA cut grade
AGS cut grade
EGL cut grade
Crown angles
Pavilion angles
Laser Inscriptions
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Beyond the Four C’s

Diamond Pricing Guide… explains ::

Diamond databases
Rapaport Diamond Report
How shape affects price
How carat weight affects price
How color affects price
How clarity affects price
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Diamond Pricing

Diamond Scams Guide… explains ::

Top 20 scams in fine stores
Diamond simulants
Diamond synthetics
Diamond treatments
Fake lab certs
How to avoid most scams
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Diamond Scams

Choosing A Jeweler Guide… explains ::

How to choose a jeweler
Deciding to buy local or online
Finding an online jeweler
How I rate online jewelers
Test reports for online jewelers
Finding a local jeweler
How I rate local jewelers
Test reports for local jewelers
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Choosing a Jeweler

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The Most Important Tutorial

If you do not take any other tutorials, at least take the last one, about choosing a jeweler. If you choose the wrong jeweler, they will charge you too much or cheat you, no matter how MUCH you know. If you choose the right jeweler, they will give you a good deal, no matter how LITTLE you know!

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