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Diamond And Jewellery Blog | Poggenpoel

Engagement Ring Prices - A Guide (2016 Edition)

Posted by Johan Poggenpoel on May 18, 2015 12:38:00 PM

 

 

The ever weakening South African Rand has caused engagement ring prices to increase quite a bit over the last few years. By “a bit” I mean they have pretty much doubled. Whatever your friend paid 5 years ago – you’ll be paying double that today.

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Topics: Diamond Buying, Engagement Ring Advice, Custom Engagement Rings

Not So Independent Diamond Grading Certificates

Posted by Johan Poggenpoel on Mar 27, 2015 9:11:27 AM

Welcome to one of the touchiest subjects in the world of diamonds!

OK - lets do it…

Most engagement ring shoppers are first time diamond buyers with a very limited knowledge of diamonds. Although most buyers insist on only buying “certified diamonds” these days that’s pretty much where the checks and balances end. At the end of the day - everyone just wants a great deal… 

So, a customer buys a diamond ring from a jeweller and rests assured since he received a legitimate looking Post-it™ note sized “independent diamond grading certificate” with his purchase. 

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Topics: Diamond Investing, Diamond Buying, Diamonds

Buying Uncertified Diamonds (A Bad Idea)

Posted by Johan Poggenpoel on Jan 26, 2015 1:18:00 PM

 

Whether you like curves or not, there is one curve you can’t avoid: The Buyer’s Learning Curve. 

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Topics: Diamond Buying

Should Diamonds Be Considered An Investment?

Posted by Johan Poggenpoel on Jun 24, 2014 3:49:00 PM


Knock first, walk into my office, open my safe, pick any diamond and I'll give you a price on it. It's all for sale. Diamond dealers and jewellers trade in diamonds - no one is investing for the long run. Why then are diamonds being marketed as the greatest investment of all time? Sales talk. 

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Topics: Diamond Investing, Diamond Buying