Consumer Guidance

Should I Get An Engagement Ring In Dubai Or Antwerp?

Antwerp is well known as the city of diamonds while Dubai is known as the city of gold. Both are famous cities in the world where the rich flock to purchase exquisite jewelry pieces. If you are hunting for a engagement ring, where is the ideal place to do your shopping? This was the question that one of our readers posed to us.

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Hi Paul, I found your online guide a very useful read. Great work! I am in the market for an engagement ring and wanted to gauge your thoughts on whether it is best to buy one in Dubai or Antwerp? I currently live in London and will be in Dubai for a holiday till end of this week. Are there any particular stores that you would recommend? (more…)

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Valentine’s Day Diamond Gift Ideas

Valentine’s day 2014 is just a couple of days away and this is the time of the year where many people look for symbolic gifts for their loved ones. In a recent survey done by the National Retail Federation, it is estimated that the average consumer spends around $133.91 and close to nineteen percent of consumers buy jewelry for the occasion. The NRF estimates that people in the United States alone spend a whopping $3.5 billion dollars on V-day jewelry!

We all know diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Thanks to De Beers, diamonds have become the symbolic representations of love and desire. If you happen to fall into the 19% group of people and you need suggestions or ideas for diamond jewelry, this is an article you definitely need to read. (more…)

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Need Help In Buying a Yellow Gold Diamond Engagement Ring

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Classic Tiffany Style Half Round

Hello Paul,

I stumbled across your website and was wondering if you could help me find the best value possible for a $8000 engagement ring purchase. I’d like to get something around 1 carat and round.

I have also been reading up about information on hearts and arrows diamonds online and am extremely interested in this cut for its beauty.

If you could give me a couple of suggestions around that price range and carat size, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks! I hope to hear from you soon as I want to make this purchase within the week.

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Purchasing a 1.50 Carat Diamond for 10th Year Anniversary

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Sweet And Elegant Ring…

Hi Paul,

I would like to commend you for an excellent article you posted online. I am looking for a diamond ring for my Mrs to celebrate our 10th year anniversary but the prices here (in Singapore) are ridiculous.

A pair of 1 TCW earring from XXXXXXXXXX (local store) costs about 15k. As I was pouring through all the online forums, I was already pretty set on BlueNile until I chanced upon your article. (more…)

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Student Seeking Proposal Ring for $1600

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Budget Proposal Ring For $1600


Great website you have here. It’s very informational and helped me gain a better understanding of diamonds.

I have a budget of around $1600 for a proposal ring that I want to surprise my girlfriend for her upcoming birthday. Currently both of us are students doing our final year of undergraduate studies at Ohio university. I’m a physics guy while she majors in biological sciences.

Though I have a small budget (took me a while and tons of part time jobs to save that up), I would still like to get the biggest and brightest stone possible. Following your advice that cut is of utmost importance when choosing a diamond, I narrowed my selection down to the following diamonds. (more…)

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