Media Mentions

We're always available to give an authoritative quote about diamonds in general, jewelry trends, or engagement rings (trends, prices, etc.).

Likewise, we are available to offer commentary about celebrity engagement rings (see examples below).

If you're a journalist, please don't hesitate to reach out to us!

Company News

The Diamond Pro launches the first artificial intelligence diamond buying tool to let consumers ‘see’ true diamond quality online before making a purchase. Read the official announcement, or, access the media kit.


Anderson Cooper Video for Website

Back in February 2012, Ira Weissman, was invited to take part in an episode of the now defunct Anderson Cooper daytime talk show. Ira provided the ring for a flash-mob proposal that happened on-air. Ira also recorded this video which was posted on their website in an article entitled 5 Tips for Buying Diamonds (which is no longer available since the canceling of the show).

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The Capitol Forum

According to Mr. Weissman, Signet has major incentives for selling a low quality product: the company focuses on sustaining high profit margins, has high fixed infrastructure costs, and a target market of middle-to-low income Americans. Mr. Weissman noted that quality issues are more of an issue at Kay and Zales, and less of an issue at Jared.

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MarketWatch

The Truth About Diamonds website, which is run by former diamond industry worker Ira Weissman and says it aims to help consumers by giving them advice about buying diamonds, has written that The Rapaport Price List is only the beginning stage of pricing a diamond.

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Anderson Cooper

TruthAboutDiamondscom is chock-full of helpful information on how to buy the perfect engagement ring.

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The Week

The main reason you think diamonds are valuable, according to expert Ira Weissman and renowned journalist Edward Jay Epstein, is that De Beers has been working very hard for almost a century to convince you that they are.

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The Seattle Times

To limit returns, try buying from a website that features high definition photos. This will better enable you to clearly see any imperfections in the stone, says Ira Weissman, the founder of diamond shopping guide TruthAboutDiamonds.com.

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The Huffington Post

Ira Weissman is a diamond industry veteran with nearly a decade of experience at one of the world’s largest diamond polishers. He has traveled the world buying and selling diamonds and now dedicates his time to helping consumers make the most of their diamond buying decisions.

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The Village Voice

“Most men are clueless when it comes to diamonds and end up paying much more than they need to because the industry talks them into features they don’t need. Remember, diamonds are not commodities in the same way that gold is traded. Ultimately, a diamond is a retail item.”

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