Loose Diamonds

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aa471
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24 Aug 08 01:17:45 am
Hi guys,

I am looking for a supplier of loose diamonds at low prices, and I was wondering what you think of the sellers on ebay who sell natural diamonds for very cheap. They sell 1 ct white diamonds, granted not as flawless as GIA certified diamonds, for just a few hundred dollars. I bought a .4 carat yellow diamond, slightly included, for $30. The seller was from Thailand and has 100% feedback. Indeed, most of the sellers are from Thailand or India, they have close to 100% feedback, and there have been no reports of these being fakes. What do you guys think about the likelihood of them being fakes? And assuming they are real, how do they get them so cheap?

The only way I can think of is that they source massive rough diamond crystals - possibly conflict diamonds - and cut and shape them in Thailand itself.

Any input would be greatly appreciated,

James

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akdave
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28 Aug 08 08:27:41 am
I will check with a friend in Thailand and post a second response in a day or two.
Thanks, Dave

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lsenechal
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1 Sep 08 06:34:49 am
Hey James, Try Link hidden: Login to view. They deal in Diamond jewelry and have loose diamonds on sale pretty often. I have purchased from them a few times and have no complaints. Leo

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akdave
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19 Sep 08 06:45:14 am
Sorry for the long delay. I have a talked with him. He says that it is it true that they cut and sale large amounts of diamonds.

He also said to watch for fakes and never buy from an uncommitted/verified source or long term source unless you see the product in person.

The online purchase of diamonds was from Thailand not advised. He speculated that a large percentage would be fake or not the quality expected.

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bayericlowe
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13 Feb 09 04:46:00 pm
The seleon.ca place is good, but don't buy diamonds from thailand...

Think about places like firemountaingems before ever buying from someone in thailand, because thailand is like China. It's high risk that your diamonds will not be official diamonds.

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