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 Post subject: Looking to buy some cheap big diamond rough
PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:18 pm 
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The chamber of commerce I belong to is having their 50th anniversary this year. I was thinking that it would be pretty awesome to get each of the attendees a crappy, non-gem grade cheap pretty diamond rough, hopefully a few mm in size, then get a "decent" diamond from Stuller or similar for a random special "winner". Market the hell out of it, put my logo on the packaging, little write up on what a diamond is, etc...

But.. I don't ever deal with diamonds so... I don't know where to get some crappy rough (2-300 pieces at least 3mm in size, hopefully more) at a cheap giveaway price ($100 to $200 ish).

Looking at eBay, and see lots that look great, then read the description and "50 to 75 rough stones and you'll have a carat"

Is there a better contact or way to get legal non-gem grade but pretty diamond rough at an affordable price, or am I just nuts?

Thanks!

Gjeret


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 Post subject: Re: Looking to buy some cheap big diamond rough
PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:12 pm 
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Manak usually has quite a few...I'm not sure of their prices as I've never been in the market for them.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:03 am 
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Thank you Barbra, I will contact them and see if they can help me! :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:41 pm 
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Contacted them, but they never responded, wound up getting some really small gray cubes off of FleaBay.

Thanks tho!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:17 pm 
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I'm sorry about that referral. I have always been pleased with their follow through in the past. :|


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 Post subject: Re: Looking to buy some cheap big diamond rough
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:28 pm 
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Try the Diamond Council in Antwerp, I can't just lay my hands on the address or phone number (I'm not as neat, tidy and organised as Barbra), but you should be able to google it. I have always found them very helpful and they can usually find an English speaker at a moments notice.


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