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: Kumar story #1

Oh Kumar. He is so sweet. Last year one of my friends wanted a navaratna ring made. Kumar loves making navaratna rings because they are auspicious and very powerful. It means nine precious stones and each stone represents a different Indian god and a different planet, all aligned perfectly to help the wearer in their life.

My friend gave me an old ring she had, she wanted to use the gold for her new ring, but she said, please give the diamond to Kumar as a gift. When I told this to Kumar (see story from last year here), he could not believe it. He said, “Samia, someone from America is giving me a diamond?” As a hardworking goldsmith, this is a grand gift. He was very happy. He took it home, showed it to his family, his friends. He thought for weeks about what he was going to do with it. He didn’t know if he would sell it, or make a piece of jewelry for his wife or what? Several weeks later, he said to me, “Samia, I am thinking I will make one gold pendant with the diamond placed in the middle and I will give it to the Saraswati temple as an offering.” Here he is, he could have done so many things with this diamond and he chose to give it to the gods.

Saraswati is the Indian goddess of wisdom, music, arts and science. She is very revered throughout India.

When I saw Kumar the other day, he said to me. “Samia if you would have arrived a few days back you could have seen the pendant I made for Saraswati.” He made the pendant and on the auspicious day of the Goddess during their yearly festival of Dasara, Kumar went to the temple and offered the Goddess the pendant of gold and diamond. It was beautiful (if only I had a photo). He was so happy.

The temple in return gave his wife a handwoven silk sari. A sari that had been blessed by the priests and had been worn by the Saraswati Statue at the Temple. A very auspicious gift indeed.

In the end, everyone is happy. I asked Kumar why he decided to give it to Saraswati versus other Indian goddesses. He said, “Because she is the holder of knowledge. I want my children to have much knowledge so they can live a life of happiness.”

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Advice: diamond earrings or pendant?

by _Tofu

Friend of mine wants to buy a nice gift for his wife for their anniversary. He's trying to decide between diamond solitaire earrings or a solitaire pendant.(spending about $1,000 so these won't be large stones)
I said pendant because it's less likely to be lost.(i'm SO practical, must be the Chinese blood) ;)
Whaddya think? No flames about diamonds k? He has already made up his mind to go the debeers route.

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FAQ

JellyBean
How much do you think this diamond pendant is worth?

Http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/product/exclusive-18ct-gold-050ct-brilliant-cut-diamond-pendant-12140856
This is from a reputable shop. I bought it for £719 online but in their shop they've put it up for £1200

Hard to tell with the scant information on the page...what is the grade of the diamond?
Based on 7 years pawn experience not being able to tell grade of diamond or weight of gold..I would guess 200 for a PAWN value not the actual value..that was probably 900 retail.

JellyBean
Did I get a good deal with my diamond?

£712 for a diamond white gold 18ct pendant with chain. I got it from Goldsmiths online and when I went to the shop to check it out it was a different price in store £1200

http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/product/exclusive-18ct-gold-050ct-brilliant-cut-diamond-pendant-12140856

Yeah a really go one

Reddy
What are the 21 gems on this necklace?

Http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/product/9ct-white-gold-diamond-set-heart-pendant-12141301

It's called a diamond heart pendant, but at £250 there is no way those are 21 diamonds on it. So what are the gems and how many diamonds and other gems are there on the pendant?

Um... diamonds? there arn't any other gems on this pendant...

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