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Are you an in-town or out-of-town buyer?

If YOU are located in the Washington D.C. area, we are happy to be near you! Give us a call for an appointment or just drop in. We will prove to you that you will be HAPPY when you visit us.

If you are an out of towner, purchasing a diamond may not be as easy as it is for someone from in town. But, we will make this problem as minor as possible. The biggest problems are shipping the diamond and receiving payment. Before tackling these problems, the following steps are what we recommend:

1. Learn as much as possible about diamond grading so that we can quote you prices that you can compare to other dealer prices.

2. Shopping for GIA certified diamonds is the one and only way. Considering diamonds with EGL certificates may or may not work, because there are some 8 different EGL companies in the world and it is well known that some EGLs are more lenient in grading than others. Hence, why bother with different grading labs other than the GIA when everyone agrees that GIA is the best ?

3. Because we work on small profit margins, we can not take a chance on any mistakes on shipping or receiving payments. Internet sales of jewelry have been far less than what was anticipated primarily because of the risk involved with the transferring of goods and reception of payments. Because of the high values associated with such small items, the potential incidences of fraud is great. As an extreme example, how can you prove that you did not receive a diamond when you open a registered package that was empty? Or, what happens when you returned the diamond to the store, only to hear the store received an empty box?

Let's stop right here and go to possible solutions. After deciding which diamond for what price, we should choose one of three following options:

a) You can come here or we can come to you. This would be the most desirable solution if this could be justified economically.

b) We will send the diamond to a reputable jeweler near you, so that you could go there and inspect the diamond and purchase. We will take care of all the other details with the store in your area .

c) You designate someone who lives in the Washington, D.C. area to come here so that he/she can mail the diamond to you after the verification of the diamond is completed.

We have used the above three methods many times, and they have worked successfully each time. If you can reduce the risk of potential loss, we can deliver the diamond at a very low price. After all, isn't that the reason why you are browsing on the internet ?

Let us help you purchase the best diamond you need at the lowest possible price.

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