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Diamond Ring

san jose, California
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Diamond Ring

Would it be more affordable to buy a diamond ring in the states or Hong Kong?

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1. Re: Diamond Ring

Yes, Generally prices in HK are better than US. Also great selection too.

Shop around at the big jewelry chains to check prices - Chow Tai Fook, Chow Sang Sang, Tse Sui Luen, Luk Fook. Lots of branches in Causeway Bay (near Sogo Dept Store) and Mongkok or Tsim Sha Tsui sections of Nathan Road. Also in Central Queens Rd - has the big chains and also smaller jewelers but also well known and reputable.

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Yes, definitely HK. Not only does HK have better prices (tax free shopping city in the world!), but also it has a lot more ring designs and varieties of diamonds. The colour of diamonds are usually on a higher scale, from D colour to J, whereas in the States, the colours and clarity of diamonds tend to be on the lower scale. You will also get generally better service in HK as competition amongst jewellers is fierce so you will get the Asian type of services than in the States.

In terms of shops, the big shops are not where most people get diamond rings in HK. The big chains mark up their jewellery and diamond prices tremendously which are most often frequented by Mainland vistors who drive up retail prices. In order to find a really good quality diamond with excecllent services at market value, you have to go to those diamond wholesalers in Central. They are usually located in high rise skyscrappers due to security reasons, there are a couple in The Center, Lane Crawford House, New World Tower. You will have to do a bit of googling to find their names. They are really the ones who can offer you the best of the best, and a wide range and variety of diamonds in a private setting with 100% completely attentive services by their gemologists. Some of them are award-winning too, just have to ask around. :) Good luck with your search!

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"tax free shopping city in the world!" ?? Only one? No! One of the best? Yes!

If HK is a place to buy jewelry, it is about diamond rings again and again. Other rings with limited availability of choice and very special designs I find. Prices for diamonds seem to be good, for other jewellery I found it expensive for the quality I saw.

Edited: 31 December 2012, 10:05
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