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I have been searching for and studying online diamond education resources for a few months time to help myself with the purchase of a proposal ring.
Of all the websites on diamond education I have came across, Prosumer Diamonds is simply the best in terms of way it is structured and level of detail. Vincent had made concepts that may be somewhat hard to grasp by putting them in layman terms and article by article, there are also a lot of diagrams and external references provided in case you wish to learn more.
I knew Vincent is the person I want to speak to after going through the Prosumer Basics in his diamond tutorials. And it turns out that the his service and level of expertise were way beyond my expectations.
Vincent addresses the optical performance of diamonds very systematically and analytically - and he does that very efficiently. I had received a list of 20 diamonds shortlisted for further discussion within days after I had first reached out to him.
In our second discussion Vincent and I went through the list step by step, and with the method of elimination a conclusion was drawn pretty quickly. However, I had one minor concern about possible durability issues caused by the feather inclusions of the diamond we had chosen. Vincent was able to speak to the chief gemologist and shared his feedback within hours which alleviated my concerns.
Vincent is very enthusiastic in sharing his knowledge and love about diamonds. And thanks to him, I was able to get the best diamond that fulfills all my requirements within the budget.
I would not hesitate to recommend Prosumer Diamonds to anyone who plans to buy diamonds - you can't go wrong with Vincent helping you out!
Vincent went above and beyond to make sure I got the best diamond possible for my fiance. With the overwhelming amount of information needed to find the right diamond for my engagement ring, Vincent made the whole process easy and stress free for me.From the first email that I sent him, Vincent was approachable and welcoming. He responded to all of my questions in a timely manner and I was able to get the love of my life her perfect ring after months of searching. I reached out to a few other diamond consultants, but the service that Vincent provided me was unmatched compared to the others that I contacted. Do not hesitate to work with Vincent if you need advice on finding a stone for your significant other.Thank you Vincent for helping me be a prosumer for one of the biggest purchases of my life so far!
I reached out to Vincent in an emergency and received a warm reply less than six hours later.
I had travelled all the way to Dubai from New Zealand to buy an engagement ring - twenty-two hours by plane. Unfortunately the selection of diamonds in Dubai's Gold and Diamond Park was not quite what I had expected. The Indian holiday of Diwali was imminent too: No more diamonds would arrive for at least ten days. Feeling compromised, I nevertheless made a selection. Afterwards though I was hounded by doubt. I knew I had made a big mistake.
There is the familiar saying "you don't know what you don't know." I had no experience with diamonds. Indeed, I had only begun studying them a couple of months earlier. Despite my best research efforts there was still so much I had yet to learn and appreciate. Especially ovals, whose cut is particularly tricky to judge and select.
When I belatedly stumbled across Vincent's Prosumer Diamonds website, I desperately wished I had discovered it earlier.
Fearing that my Dubai mission was on the verge of disaster, I emailed Vincent and explained my situation. He confirmed that the oval I had selected was too shallow. For a start, its depth should be greater than its table percentage. With numbers of 58% and 62% respectively, combined with a rather long 1.44 length-to-width ratio, the stone was effectively cheating it's size. Strangely, I found Vincent's honest feedback reassuring as it put me on firmer ground. I was no longer on my own.
Suffering from jetlag and uneasy sleep, I woke at 4.30am Wednesday morning. I immediately started devouring the tutorials on Prosumer Diamonds. Five hours later I had a much better idea of what to do. I arranged another appointment with the jewellers and gave them precise specifications of the oval diamond I was looking for.
By sheer dumb luck, the very last shipment before Diwali had a diamond that fitted the requirements!
Vincent suggested I send him photos and videos of the new discovery. We arranged a time when I would be in the store, and later that day I uploaded visuals from my phone. Minutes later Vincent replied with his verdict: This stone was much better, with possibly the best light performance once could reasonably expect from an oval. This was enough to give me confidence and complete the purchase. The turnaround was so swift I never even left the store.
Without exageration, Vincent rescued my Dubai trip. He saved me from a very, very expensive mistake. I cannot bear to imagine what would have happened if I had not discovered Prosumer Diamonds or reached out to him for his timely insight.
Now I am flying back to New Zealand with an amazing engagement ring, one that I know my fiance will cherish. The relief is palpable.
Deciding to take advice from Vincent was the best decision that I have made. And in result my wife has a diamond that simply blinds me with rainbows and flashes of light when sun hits the table. Working with Vincent the value you get for money is simply out of this world... Thank you Vincent!
Vincent is extremely knowledgeable and passionate when it comes to diamonds. More importantly, he's honest and unbiased. His goal is to inform the diamond consumer while also giving his opinion from a wealth of experience. The most valuable part of the dialogue is his availability to answer questions. He'll ultimately let you decide what you should do but his guidance is welcoming and appreciated!
I had the opportunity to work with Vincent while searching for an engagement ring for my fiance, I highly recommend reading ProsumerDiamonds and the education that is available. I went ahead and hired Vincent to help me search, he was extremely professional and knowledgeable about finding the best quality diamond for the best possible price. I had shopped around to other retailers before finding Vincent, but when making a substantial purchase – why not have an educated 3rd party assist you with the process. I have already mentioned him to a number of people and would not hesitate to use him again.
I'm so glad I dealt with Vincent. My diamond is amazing. Even jewellers are oohing and aahing about it. He is extremely knowledgeable and I did tune out a couple of times lol because he is so detailed and specific about the requirements for the perfect diamond. He works with you and your budget and takes his time. This is one of the most important purchases I have ever made and I have no regrets only joy when I look at my ring. Check him out!
Vincent is helpful, knowledgeable and patient. He spent a good amount of time understanding what was important to me and was able to guide me to the best available out there!
For such a big decision, there is surprisingly little information out there on exactly what you need to look out for when diamond hunting. As a Londoner, I went down the usual route of heading towards Hatton Garden to buy a diamond which I subsequently returned after realising what a mistake I had made by buying after looking only at a selection of stones that a few vendors had.
I sought help from Vincent and after an in-depth diamond analysis through various emails and Skype, I finally imported a stone from the US with confidence. I still cannot believe the difference in the diamond I bought which was better priced than the original.
Vincent has great connections and is a true enthusiast. Look no further!
I contacted Vincent about a stone I was considering. Like most people, I wanted an expert's opinion whether or not it was a good diamond to buy or not.
Vincent responded very quickly, and subsequent communication was prompt. The manner in which we spoke made me feel like we were just a couple of friends talking about a diamond, except he knew a lot more than me. We all have a friend who is "the guy" for a particular industry; Vincent is that diamond "guy".
He questioned what my concerns were, gave excellent explanations for what actually mattered, and then provided his recommendations. He took some complex or technical information and allowed me to make sense of it.
I would definitely recommend anyone on the fence to contact Vincent. After your initial communication, you will see for yourself why so many people had positive experiences.
When I started looking for a diamond, I had no idea what to look for. After few google searches I came across Vincent's site and I immediately realized he is one of the most knowledgeable diamond expert around. Working with Vincent has been great. He is always available to answer questions, he is patient and thoroughly explains everything you need to know about diamonds.
Personally, I was looking at something specific and unique. The search has been extensive and challenging but Vincent has never never rushed me. Vincent has been more than a consultant, he has been a true and honest partner to me.
The diamond that Vincent helped find is beautiful!
The value that Vincent delivers highly exceeds the minimal fee required to access his immense knowledge, connections and great advices. I cannot recommend Vincent's services enough.