Hand Made Jewellery Launceston, Tasmania

Diamond purchasing and advice

Service

I have two different diamond purchasing services. Buying from Australian diamond merchants, or, buying online from overseas.

Buying from Australian diamond merchants

The first service is the traditional purchasing system where after finding my customer's requirements I phone one of my mainland diamond dealers who can send on approval two to three diamonds for obligation free inspection. This system is particularly useful for coloured diamonds and fancy cut diamonds such as princess, oval or marquise cuts. Or for that matter traditional brilliant cut diamonds when it is important to view the stone before committing to the purchase.

The diamond merchants will usually send diamonds using an overnight service and my clients are able to view the diamonds in my Launceston office by appointment. Diamonds over half a cart are usually independently certified. If purchasing a diamond from me there is no obligation to have a ring made and payment using cash or bank transfer is made after my client is totally happy with a chosen diamond. Of course my expertise is available at all times.

After choosing a diamond my client may go on to have a custom hand made ring. I can also supply a written description and valuation at no extra charge.

Buying from International diamond merchants

Buying online from overseas is the second service; By using my expertise in diamond grading and trustworthy certificates plus my long standing relationships with overseas diamond merchants I can import a diamond for you. The advantage of this is that there is a far greater range of diamonds available with a price advantage of about ten percent cheaper than the mainland merchants. Some merchants allow detailed photographs of the diamond but I would personally only buy brilliant cut diamonds with a reliable certificate, such as from GIA, from overseas.

Before importing the diamond I have to pay for it up front and pay the freight and importing charges also. This requires me to collect payment from my client before importing. Having said that if the diamond does not match the certificate or has a fault not previously mentioned I guarantee a full and immediate refund.

My expertise is at your service and because I have long standing relationships with diamond merchants and low personal overheads, I will obtain a diamond with no risk to my client at the best price possible. After choosing a diamond my client may go on to have a custom made ring. I can also supply a written description and valuation at no extra charge.

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