Faye Rodgers and Lori Blagg of Faye’s Diamond Mine in Clinton recently returned from a buying trip to the Diamond Capital of the World…Antwerp, Belgium—where two-thirds of the world’s diamonds are traded. While there, Faye and Lori had the unique opportunity to examine huge inventories of exquisitely cut diamonds to find the very best selections for their inventory. Pictured here louping a diamonds. Faye said “we hand-select each and every diamond that comes in to our store. Some people think one can look at a piece of paper on the internet and select a stone, but there’s no way to tell if that stone has fire, has life-I need to see it to say something to me. If I’m going to put my name and my reputation behind a diamond, I’m going to be certain it’s the quality for which Faye’s Diamond Mine is known.” Faye’s Diamond Mine has direct access to several of the world’s finest suppliers because we are the ares’s exclusive Master IJO Jeweler member of the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO), an international Buying Group and Educational Organization for retail jewelers. IJO has 850 members in the U.S., Canada, Great Britian, Australia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and maintains buying offices in Antwerp for the use of its members. “It is generally out of reach for a single jewelry store or small chain to buy direct in Antwerp, said Faye.“One of the benefits of our IJO membership is that we become a direct importer of Antwerp diamonds and can save our customers the normal middleman’s fee. We are excited about being a part of the international diamond world and look forward to making some diamond dreams come true for our customers!” According to IJO President & CEO Jeff Roberts, “Due to what’s happening globally with newly-acquired wealth in certain countries, the cost of diamonds has increased more than 40% in the recent past. I’m proud to be able to give our members an edge in their market areas by offering the ability to buy directly from the diamond cutters themselves, and to continue their tradition of the finest quality available.” Faye’s Diamond Mine has access to an array of diamonds to fit anyone’s occasion, taste and budget. Stop by Faye’s Diamond Mine in Clinton today to take a look at the most beautiful diamonds in the world at exceptional values.
Master IJO Jeweler Goes To Great Lengths For Best Diamond Values
November 13, 2012 By Leave a Comment