What Are Rapaport Prices, How Should I Use Them?

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 10:41

A common question from customers wishing to buy a loose diamond is something along the lines of "Are your prices above Rapaport?", or "What discount to you give compared to Rapaport prices?". These types of questions reveal a fundamental misunderstanding of the purpose of the Rapaport price list, and how it is actually used in the diamond industry.

Does An Inscription Make A Diamond More Secure?

Fri, 08/02/2013 - 17:50

In the last several years, laser inscriptions on a diamond's girdle have become a popular security enhancement. The assumption is that the presence of an inscription makes a set or GIA loose diamond more difficult to steal or switch. But how effective are they?