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What's the difference between EGL and GIA certificates? We get asked about GIA vs EGL USA certificates a lot by our clients: Dan Moran of Concierge Diamonds breaks it down for you.
Dan Moran of Concierge Diamonds in Los Angeles explains why designing your custom engagement ring is not only a better alternative than buying a pre-made engagement ring but potentially a less expensive option.
I created this guide because there is a lot of misinformation on the Internet: people are getting taken advantage of by online jewelers and it’s bad for everyone in my industry. So I wanted to help guys that are in your situation.
Dan Moran of Concierge Diamonds, Inc. in Los Angeles discusses how to design the perfect engagement ring.
Dan Moran of Concierge Diamonds, Inc. discusses the current top engagement ring trends.
Dan Moran of Concierge Diamonds, Inc. discusses the advantages of buying a diamond from a metropolitan area with a diamond exchange and how you can get one even if you live out of state.
Dan Moran of Concierge Diamonds, Inc. in Los Angeles discusses the right way to get an accurate ring size.
Lab-grown diamonds: what's the deal? Why are they targeting millennials? Cheap alternative or bad investment? We break it down for you. The conclusion: a natural diamond is an investment while a lab grown diamond has zero value after purchase and is barely insurable. That's not just my opinion. That's what we were told by people who produce lab-grown diamonds. Don't do it and watch for more reasons why.
If you're thinking about getting engaged, watching this short video could save you thousands. Here's why you shouldn't buy diamonds online.
Dan Moran of Concierge Diamonds tells you how to clean and care for your engagement ring to keep it just as sparkling and shiny as the day they proposed.
Dan Moran of Concierge Diamonds interviews emergency room physician Marco Fossatti about the dangers of tungsten & titanium engagement rings.
We speak with Moshe Barzilai, Dan's uncle and one of the top diamond experts in the world, about the advice he'd give to anyone looking to buy a diamond online. Knowledge is key and the advice is priceless.
Direct from JCK Las Vegas, we bring you the top engagement ring styles that are in fashion right now.
Our designer sketching out our clients' ring per their specific direction. Each ring we make is hand drawn before being designed in the CAD system. We help the client select the kind of stone and type of band they want. We then draw it by hand and send them the sketch before rendering it in the CAD system. Not only does this allow us the ability to save time and money for the client by sending the files electronically and ensuring we have the right design before we make the ring, it's kind of a cool thing to watch and gives each ring another layer to its story.
There are four standard categories that affect the value of a diamond. They are carat (weight of the diamond), the cut of the diamond, the clarity of the diamond and the color of the diamond.
Treated diamonds, or "enhanced diamonds," started as natural diamonds that after cutting, someone looked at it and said, "There's a pretty major flaw in here that I think we can correct". In other words, sometimes a diamond will have a big piece of graphite right in the middle of it. A big black dot.

And we can correct that by drilling a hole in the diamond with a laser. A very small hole and then bathing that diamond in a solution of very strong acid under high pressure and high temperature. That acid goes down into that little hole and bleaches that black dot white, which improves the appearance of the diamond.

I've done many, many engagement rings for people who don't live in the Southern California area. I will show diamonds with photos, with videos, on Skype, or with other video conferencing. You can get a pretty good idea of what you're looking at on an extended video of a stone. Then, we'll do ring design back and forth by email, SMS, etc., and then once the ring is finalized, I send it to you via insured courier.
Dan Moran of Concierge Diamonds explains how he takes his customers through the custom engagement ring process of choosing a diamond, designing a ring, manufacturing it and delivering it to you at a price that is half of what you'd pay in a jewelry store.
A diamond is the hardest thing in the world. That means I can't break it right? No, it does not mean that. You can, in fact, break a diamond. If you take a diamond and you smash it with a hammer, you're going to break it. Now, a diamond is the hardest material naturally occurring in the world. That means you can't scratch it. The surface of a diamond is incredibly resistant to scratching. That's what the hardness scale really implies. It doesn't mean you can't shatter it. You can.

So how do you cut a diamond? Watch and find out.

From $2,000 engagement rings, to $500,000-plus engagement rings, Dan Moran has worked with many, many diamonds. There are a few stones that stand out. He's worked with a 10-carat round diamond, the GVS2, that sold for $625,000, an intense pink diamond, a vivid blue diamond and a chameleon diamond, where the crystal of the diamond has some malformation in it such that it actually changed color in the sun.
There are two categories of diamond cuts: brilliant cut (including round, princess, pear, oval, cushion) and step cut (including emerald and asscher). The cut of the diamond determines how light is reflected and refracted. The most expensive diamond is the round cut due to its many facets.
There are many places you can buy a diamond. Unlike traditional jewelers who handle diamonds, and rubies, and sapphires, and emeralds, and tourmaline, and topaz, and turquoise, gold, and platinum, and silver as well as watches like Rolex, and Brietling, and Cartier, Concierge Diamonds deal only in diamonds. With this specialization comes cost savings which Concierge Diamonds passes on to their customers.
The process of creating a custom diamond pendant or necklace is basically the same as creating a custom diamond engagement ring except you don't necessarily need as clean a stone in a set of earrings as you do on a ring. Here's why.