How to Buy a Diamond

How to Buy a Diamond

Insider Secrets for Getting Your Money's Worth

Fred Cuellar


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Buying a diamond can be one of the most important and intimidating purchases you ever make. Whether you're getting engaged or buying for an anniversary, investment or "just because," How to Buy a Diamond will take the pressure and uncertainty out of getting the best diamond for your money.

Newly revised and updated, How to Buy a Diamond is the only book on the market to include wholesalers' secret pricing charts that you, the public, never get to see! The charts are broken down by carat, clarity, and color —including the various types of color within each color grade.

This eighth edition includes:

  • Matching your funds with the perfect diamond
  • The four Cs explained: clarity, color, cut and carat size
  • Ring styles and settings
  • Grade bumping: what it is and how to spot it
  • Picking the right jeweler
  • Jewelers' tricks of the trade
  • Wholesaler' secret pricing charts!

Praise for How to Buy a Diamond:

"Finally, one of the top diamond experts breaks the silence and demystifies the world of diamonds for regular folk like you and me." —Gregory J.P. Godek, author of 1001 Ways to Be Romantic

"Whenever anybody asks me about buying a diamond, I give them this book." —Rob Bates, National Jeweler


Fred Cuellar:
Fred Cuellar is founder and president of Diamond Cutters International and is known as one of the world's top diamond experts. Cuellar is accredited in diamonds by the Gemological Institute of America. Cuellar is the official diamond expert for MSNBC, Men's Health, AOL's and The Wedding Network, and Icon magazine. He has been featured and discussed on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC's Today Show, CBS Morning News, CNN, ESPN, the Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, US Weekly, In Style as well as over 100 other news and talk shows. He lives in Houston, Texas.