The revolution is underway !
Finally, transparency is taking place in the diamond and jewelery sectors.
Some professionals take full advantage of the ignorance of individuals.
The world of diamonds and jewellery is a secret world, opaque and sometimes even fearsome.
There is a high risk of being ripped off if you do not know about the 8 quality criteria !
Indeed, the price of a single diamond or mounted jewel depends on these 8 diamond quality criteria that are:
|weight in carat||clarity||color||degree of fluorescence|
|shape||proportions||symmetry||degree of polishing|
For example, a round diamond of one carat can be worth 4 000 € up to 25 000 € according to the gradation of these 8 criteria.
For other colored gemstones (rubies, sapphires and emeralds) it is even easier to be fooled by unscrupulous sellers since color gradation is not possible.
Fortunately laboratories allow you to verify the authenticity of diamonds and jewels. They are few worlwide knowed in the world: Antwerp HDR Antwerp, GIA New York and IGI Antwerp.
On the other hand, individuals rarely consult them, preferring to rely on salespeople, while the 8 criteria are written in full on these internationally recognized certificates.
Beware, however, of certificates of convenience and systematically refuse the certificates of which the issuer is judge and party. This is the case of some jewelers. Mistrust !!!
It is high time to be totally transparent :
- origin of precious stones
- quality of diamonds and colored precious gemstones
- certificates of authenticity
- quality of the metal of the settings
- prices charged
The Private Diamond Club of Antwerp distributes directly to the public, without intermediaries or point of sales, around 400 jewelry models, exclusively via internet, in many countries.
This live sale of antwerp workshops allows us to offer you our diamond jewelry, of equal quality, at prices 40% lower on average compared to those found in traditional high-street jewelers in the countries concerned..
This direct production mode also allow us to send you a quotation for jewelry on demand and made to measure. Just submit a drawing or a picture of the desired jewel for a free study.
The diamonds in jewelry or sold alone from the Private Diamond Club of Antwerp are all of ultra superior qualities and include:
- a zero degree of fluorescence (the rarest!)
- an excellent degree of finish (no trace of rough on the facets)
- an excellent symmetry (the best refraction of light)
- an excellent proportions (the best transparency)
If one of these criteria is average or bad the diamond is declassed thus devalorised from 10 to 20%. If two criteria are bad the devaluation is twice as much as 20 to 40%
The diamonds of Private Diamond Club of Antwerp are all certified (starting from 0,30 karat) by the best laboratories of authenticity in the world quoted above : the HRD of Antwerp (Hoge Raad Voor Diamond) or the GIA of New-York (Gemological Institute of America) or the IGI of Antwerp (International Gemological Institute).
The worlwide reputation of the manufacture and the settings quality of Antwerp is not to be made anymore !
The manufacture of mounts and the settings of precious stones are handmade by artisans-jewelers with a long tradition of antwerp that is passed on from generation to generation.
The diamonds of the Private Diamond Club of Antwerp are all conflict-free diamonds.
The rules of the « Kimberley Process » are strictly adhered to, particularly as regards the traceability of diamonds from the mine to the cutting-shops.
All our frames are full and not hollow contrary to practices too widespread.
Our frames and our crimps are handmade by our artisans-jewelers with 18K white, yellow or pink gold and are provided with an official hallmark which guarantees the respect of the legal norms. On request, our jewelry can also be made in Platinum on which the official punches are affixed.
The Private Diamond Club of Antwerp : your diamond jewelry of ultra-superior quality is 40% cheaper than in the traditional high-street jewelers of the concerned countries !