Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 
1877 posts

Uber Geek


  #1897463 8-Nov-2017 11:42
Send private message

Batman: WHat does it mean if you bought a diamond ring but the diamond doesn't have a certificate? (was a long time ago, say 1999, shop has closed since, was a reputable shop, sourced diamond from Antwerp but didn't give me a cert)

 

You can get the diamond checked and they'll give you a diamond report. They have little machines that measure all the parts of the diamond with lasers to calculate the exact dimensions. Might be handy for insurance purposes if you don't have a report.


1877 posts

Uber Geek


  #1897465 8-Nov-2017 11:43
Send private message

networkn:

 

Batman: ok good. just in case there's the international police of black diamonds coming after me.

 

After 18 years? Somehow I doubt it. How would they find you? Does it have a tracking beacon?

 

 

Many diamonds these days have a microscopic number etched into them for tracking purposes.


 
 
 
 


5507 posts

Uber Geek


  #1897470 8-Nov-2017 11:50
Send private message

If you are jewellery shopping in for example Dubai - how do you know whether you are dealing with a trustworthy business and genuine merchandise?  It's not like you can rely on the CGA (or do much at all) when you are back in NZ.





Mike

2788 posts

Uber Geek


  #1897471 8-Nov-2017 11:53
Send private message

Batman: WHat does it mean if you bought a diamond ring but the diamond doesn't have a certificate? (was a long time ago, say 1999, shop has closed since, was a reputable shop, sourced diamond from Antwerp but didn't give me a cert)

 

Go to 5 different valuers and you'll get 5 different valuations. You don't always get a certificate even when buying raw stones. About all you can do is get it appraised and hope you got a fair deal.

 

Values change over time as different cuts, materials and designs go in and out of style.

 

 





2788 posts

Uber Geek


  #1897474 8-Nov-2017 11:56
Send private message

MikeAqua:

 

If you are jewellery shopping in for example Dubai - how do you know whether you are dealing with a trustworthy business and genuine merchandise?  It's not like you can rely on the CGA (or do much at all) when you are back in NZ.

 

Dubai, like NZ, makes a point of avoiding conflict diamonds, so prices in theory should be comparable for a like-for-like stone at the wholesale level. At the retail level, you can easily be paying >1000% markup.

 

You'd have to get a certification which is authorised by a known governing body most likely, whoever that might happen to be in the UAE.

 

 





809 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


  #1897714 8-Nov-2017 18:29
Send private message

Perhaps a females perspective?

If you want to buy it as a gift to the loved one, and the loved one likes it, and you have the money, well fine.

 

But because they have a perceived value?
No.

 

The price is artificially inflated, they are not rare, they just release a certain number each year.

 

 

 

Personally I would not want my partner to buy a diamond anything, except perhaps drill bit.

 

 

 

They're boring.  OK they refract colours, but so does a crystal.

 

I'd prefer something a bit more interesting.

 

 

 

And go into a pawn shop and buy one, you'd get it far cheaper, the used value is far, far less.

 

 

 

 


5507 posts

Uber Geek


  #1898105 9-Nov-2017 10:08
Send private message

pctek:

 

And go into a pawn shop and buy one, you'd get it far cheaper, the used value is far, far less.

 

 

Can one trust a pawn shop?  Most seem rather dodgy.  What protection do you have.





Mike

 
 
 
 


14250 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1898469 9-Nov-2017 18:47
Send private message

Hatton Garden in London if you're going that way. Buy loose stones and have a jeweller mount them.





4120 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1898475 9-Nov-2017 19:02
Send private message

I used Brian Gavin Diamonds to buy the diamond and platinum band. Used a diamond advisor online who picked up the specific diamond from Brian Gavin's portfolio. Was seamless process and shipping came via Fed Ex.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

1 | 2 | 3 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Vodafone and Imperial College London invite smartphone users to help fight diseases
Posted 9-Apr-2020 11:09


Unisys Always-On Access Powered by Stealth provides fast, encrypted remote access for workers
Posted 9-Apr-2020 10:00


Intel introduces 10th Gen Intel Core H-series for mobile devices
Posted 2-Apr-2020 21:09


COVID-19: new charitable initiative to fund remote monitoring for at-risk patients
Posted 2-Apr-2020 11:07


Huawei introduces the P40 Series of Android-based smartphones
Posted 31-Mar-2020 17:03


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip now available for pre-order in New Zealand
Posted 31-Mar-2020 16:39


New online learning platform for kids stuck at home during COVID-19 lockdown
Posted 26-Mar-2020 21:35


New 5G Nokia smartphone unveiled as portfolio expands
Posted 26-Mar-2020 17:11


D-Link ANZ launches wireless AC1200 4G LTE router
Posted 26-Mar-2020 16:32


Ring introduces two new video doorbells and new pre-roll technology
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:59


OPPO uncovers flagship Find X2 Pro smartphone
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:54


D-Link COVR-2202 mesh Wi-Fi system now protected by McAfee
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:00


Spark Sport opens its platform up to all New Zealanders at no charge
Posted 17-Mar-2020 10:04


Spark launches 5G Starter Fund
Posted 8-Mar-2020 19:19


TRENDnet launches high-performance WiFi Mesh Router System
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:48



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.