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Where is the best place to buy diamonds, so you don't get ripped off

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One of the diamond factories like Gassan on Dam Square. They are not by any means cheaper than what I could get back in the States.

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Why not try http://www.royalasscher.com/ if you need someone to trust. They cut the Cullinan diamond.

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Freetown (http://goo.gl/1qv6t) and take the helicopter from the airport; it's a long way by road and the water-borne options often sink.

OK, no, I don't mean that.

I've three times bought a diamond, once retail in Hatton Garden in London (when I lived in the UK) and more recently twice from a wholesale dealer in Johannesburg. It is not possible to buy a diamond without being ripped off. They're beautiful things, but their price is a matter of pure market manipulation.

Good luck.

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There is a "Gassan Diamonds Tour", where you can visit their factory and have a look at their collections, without commitment. Of course there is a shop too...


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Also Coster Diamonds near the Museumplein---free tour also---


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Coster Diamonds is my recommendation. I have a few rings from them.

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