I left home last Monday. Since they work six days a week here, today is a welcome break!
Most people don’t realize how far we travel to bring you the best-quality diamonds and coloured gemstones. About 25 years ago my dad, the founder of Creative Goldsmiths, and I took our first big trip to what was then the Diamond Capital of the World: Antwerp, Belgium. Since then the whole world has changed dramatically – and that includes the diamond world. Today, an estimated 90 percent of the world’s diamonds are cut and polished in India. Yes, that includes Canadian diamonds.
Here in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), I personally view and inspect the diamonds, selecting only those that meet our standards – and yours! It’s this personal inspection that enables us to bring you diamonds of great beauty and value. But am I only buying “perfect” diamonds? No. We buy diamonds in a wide variety of grades, because people, like diamonds, are all different. But I do compare hundreds and hundreds of stones, often lining them up in a row, to select the very best sparkle for the money.
Tomorrow will be another busy day at the diamond bourse. Once again I’ll be visiting each of our main suppliers, as I do every day here. Each morning the suppliers have a fresh batch of diamonds polished the day before, 100-200 per supplier. And each morning the excitement of viewing these diamonds is just as great! I get to view fresh stones, never seen by another buyer. Trust me: You do not want the leftover stones – the ones rejected by all the other professional buyers.
Creative Goldsmiths is proud to sponsor:
Shine up your boots, gentleman don your denim, ladies put on the glitz and join us for an elegant evening at our Denim & Diamonds Gala, presented on Saturday, June 7th, 2014. This year’s event will take place at the prestigious High Point Equestrian Club under the glass‐enclosed splendor of their 16,000 sq. ft. indoor riding ring.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation, their loyal donors and hospital supporters to High Point Equestrian Club for what is sure to be a fabulous evening. Our members are proud to support the Foundation’s efforts to meet the healthcare needs of the growing Langley community”, says Scott Hayes, General Manager, High Point Equestrian Club.
Your support of this very special event will help maintain the high quality of healthcare provided by the physicians and medical team at Langley Memorial Hospital. Proceeds from our Denim & Diamonds Gala will support urgent and life‐saving equipment needs.
Do you have a morning ritual? Something you always do when you get to your desk in the morning?
Mine is checking the price of gold. This affects our business daily. But it also affects you . . .
The fluctuating gold market can have a significant impact on the value of your jewellery collection. The same is true for diamonds and other gemstones. When was the last time you had your pieces appraised for insurance purposes? You could be under or over insured.
Once a month we have a qualified jewellery appraiser on-site to do while-you-wait jewellery appraisals. So very convenient if you just have just a few pieces to appraise and don’t want to be without them. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment.
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