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Getting the real scoop about diamonds isn’t easy.  Who can you trust?  Certainly not the salesperson trying to sell you a more expensive diamond.  You also can’t trust the website that wants to sell you the diamonds that they specialize in.  You can trust me.  I’m not trying to sell you anything.

I worked in the diamond industry for about 6 years for one of the world’s largest manufacturers.  I have worked in New York, Israel, Dubai, India, Belgium, Spain, Russia, France, Thailand, and all over the USA.  I’m here to tell you the Truth about Diamonds.  I’m here to tell you the things that nobody else wants to tell you — my goal is to teach you how to spend the least amount of money possible while buying a diamond that looks just as great (if not greater) than the more expensive stone they want you to buy.

Please enlighten yourself by reading the following articles.  As always, I welcome and encourage comments.

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  1. Chris

    Hi Mike,

    Great site, very informative and seems to cut the a lot of the rubbish!..

    Looking to get engaged (first time, so obviously new to this game!), but looking for something a bit different such as a Radiant cut.. My budget is about US$5500, but as im new to this it seems tricky to get the best combination of everything (cut, carat etc), to get the best deal.. For the type of stone im looking for, would you consider a VSI, H colour, very good cut a wise compromise? Im looking at a white gold setting..

    Thanks for your advice in advance



    1. Mike

      While you could drop in clarity, I happen to love this diamond:

      Its a great cut (will look much larger than its size) and the medium fluorescence is an added bonus (it will lighten up the diamond half a shade).

  2. Chris

    I have a loose princess cut black diamond 1.46ct. How much do you think I can get for it. Thanks.

    1. Mike

      I’m sorry, we would have no idea.