SEEING THROUGH THE HONESTY GAPS
UNDERSTANDING the falsehoods in the diamond industry in hawaii
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Welcome to our website. As our client, pleasing you is the most important priority of our business. We have focused on giving you the highest value and satisfaction for your jewelry purchases since we began our business in 1986. Avoiding expensive media advertising and relying instead on the Internet and a positive word-of-mouth reputation have allowed us to keep expenses to a minimum. The savings are passed on to you. Our prices for beautiful and extremely well cut diamonds that are strictly graded and with GIA and AGS Grading Reports are often less than half of other retailers in Hawaii. And our prices for comparable diamonds are less than those of companies that mislead the public and pose as "wholesalers" while offering bogus grading certificates.
Our success in serving you is based on our recognition that each individual is unique. YOU are unique and so are the desires, needs and priorities for the jewelry you purchase. Our approach has been to fully share all of the knowledge that we have of the product you are interested in to allow you to determine what would be best solution for your situation then to provide you with a high quality and great looking product at the lowest possible cost. We can help whether you are in the market for a 5 ct GIA certified D color and Internally Flawless clarity Round Super Ideal Cut diamond or a 0.30 ct GIA certified J color and SI2 clarity Round Super Ideal Cut diamond. Or for any diamond of any size, shape, color and clarity all with legitimate GIA or AGS grading.
Please feel free to read the pages in the "Diamond Education" section of this site. If you are in Hawaii we invite you to arrange a free, comprehensive and hands-on diamond education session using our diamond grading equipment. You will learn about diamonds and what makes a diamond beautiful and valuable and be able to see what the different color and clarity grades really look like. And we share with you which diamond grading certificates (GIA and AGS) can be trusted for stricter color and clarity grading and why they can be trusted. However, just because a diamond comes with a GIA grading certificate does not make it a "good" diamond and one that you would want to own. We also let you know which diamond grading certificates you should avoid. This knowledge will save you money and will enable you to purchase a diamond and ring that you will be pleased with.
We also share with you the full information of the "Honesty Gaps" or deceptive practices that are found in the diamond and jewelry industry in Hawaii. Some companies or sellers will give you some information but not all the information that you need to make good and informed decision. Some sellers will actually deceive you. The information that we share will allow you to better choose among the companies that are competing - fairly or unfairly and to your benefit or not, for your retail dollar.
As Hawaii's premier custom jewelry designer and manufacturer we can help you to wear the engagement ring that you dream of. The design aspects of the ring, the metal content and the sizes, total carat weight and quality of diamond melee used can all be adjusted to your desires and needs. Our engagement rings, wedding bands and other jewelry pieces are of the highest quality.
For the men we carry an extensive line of wedding bands in many different types of materials, widths, thicknesses, sizes, designs and prices. We are confident that we have bands that will work well for you.
Please look through our website. We welcome your contact, inquiries and feedback through email or phone. Or visit us at our office at the Rooftop of The Kahala Mall. For your best experience appointments are suggested.
Wishing you the best,
Russell Oshita and Staff,
The Diamond Specialists, Inc.
SHOPPING FOR A DIAMOND? BEWARE OF OVER-GRADED DIAMONDS!
Is it ethically alright to sell a diamond as a G color when the color is really an N? What if the G was really an I color? Is it alright to sell a diamond as a VS2 clarity when the clarity is really an SI2?
Shockingly, many people in the diamond and jewelry industries feel that it is fine to use third-party diamond grading reports to overstate the color and clarity of the diamonds they sell. They accomplish this this by simply offering you diamonds with EGL International or other over-graded diamond laboratory reports.
We recommend that consumers avoid diamonds with EGL- I reports and only trust diamond grading certificates issued by GIA and AGS.
Do not be fooled. - read this.