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FAQ's

TDM is a substantial rare color diamond wholesale dealer globally.  By using its buying power to purchase directly from mines or it’s extensive network of industry professionals, TDM is able to provide color diamonds to both jewelers and private clients alike.  TDM has numerous satisfied customers, a proven track record, and only sells fancy color diamonds (FCDs) certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).


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The Diamond Market has been selling Fancy Color Diamonds (FCDs) since 2010.


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Most diamonds are purchased by the owner directly from mines.  Other diamonds may be purchased in bulk from wholesalers or purchased through a private transaction.  Rough diamonds are cut and polished by carefully selected craftsmen in Tel Aviv and then delivered to the TDM home office where designers and master jewelers create the custom jewelry for our clients.


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Worldwide demand for FCDs has been steadily increasing, especially over the last 5 years due to strong demand from China and India.  Auction houses attest to the popularity of fancy color diamonds and routinely offer FCDs to the public in hundreds of auctions throughout the year.


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TDM’s main office is just outside of Miami, Florida, and has affiliate offices in New York, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tel Aviv, with over 100 sales associates located in 28 states throughout the United States.  TDM has no retail stores.


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TDM provides inventory for resale and to private parties for discreet purchases.  For the latter, it uses agents with financial backgrounds to assess each client’s situation and recommend appropriate acquisitions. TDM has no retail stores for the general public.


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FCDs are the rarest form of natural diamonds, found only in about 30 mines around the world.  For every 10,000 carats of diamonds mined; usually only one carat is graded as fancy color.


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Yes, however for safety purposes the inventory is strategically stored in different places around the world.


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  1. Appreciation
    • 100 year history of steady appreciation
    • Double-digit appreciation over the last 40 years according to Departures Magazine
    • Increasing demand and scarcity
  2. Safety
    • Tangible assets can often offset disadvantages of paper assets
    • All color diamonds are certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
    • Track record of customer satisfaction
  3. Liquidity
    • Client takes possession of diamond(s) and controls time of sale
    • Hundreds of auctions each year
    • Auction sales can be finalized in any standard currency
    • Less liquid than stocks or bonds, often more liquid than real estate
  4. Portability
    • Transportable throughout the world
    • Most concentrated hard asset wealth
  5. Privacy
    • Discreet purchases
    • Client information remains private and secure
  6. Warranty
    • 7 day money-back satisfaction policy

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All TDM Fancy Color Diamonds include GIA certification. They are delivered to your home or bank, where you may retain physical possession.


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The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is the premier diamond certification organization in the world. When you buy or sell your diamond, the certificate is the best way you and others can be certain of its authenticity.  All of TDM’s diamonds include a GIA certificate.


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TDM utilizes master craftsmen to both design and set your diamonds in a setting that will bring you maximum satisfaction.  Many of them have been in the industry for decades.


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We encourage independent appraisals; however, many jewelers offer appraisals without the proper training, credentials, or real-world experience to properly assess the value of your color diamond.  Even so, many qualified appraisers have only occasionally appraised FCDs due to their rarity.  Ask for their credentials and experience before engaging their services. Qualified appraisers for FCDs will typically hold the GIA Graduate Gemologist designation.


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TDM does not project rates of return for the diamonds it sells.  Appreciation of fancy color diamonds increase at variable rates, depending on demand and the size/color/rarity of the jewelry.  Just as a stock or bond’s value can change depending upon the market, the value of a FCD is impossible to predict at any given time in the future.


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Auction houses keep careful records of sales, which are online and available for anyone to peruse.  Since TDM supplies retailers, we know we are offering color diamonds significantly under current retail value, but each diamond is unique.  Our clients must evaluate for themselves the best hold time before resale and may contact TDM or its agents for guidance.  We generally suggest a 5-10 year holding period, though diamonds that are the “rarest of the rare” have great potential to experience dramatic appreciation.  Of course, past performance does not guarantee future results.


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  1. Consult with your personal agent on your financial goals and requirements.
  2. The agent will

    • help you fill out your customer profile
    • submit this information to TDM to begin the selection process of your diamond
  3. Send your funds to TDM.
  4. After receipt of your funds in TDMs account

    • TDM completes the selection process
    • your purchase is custom designed to maximize its value should you elect to sell it in the future

    Note: All purchases are selected to be the best possible value for you at the time of purchase no matter how large or small your financial commitment based upon availability.

  5. The diamond is sent to you by insured carrier or armored car delivery, for your enjoyment.

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Unless there are special requests or an additional report is separately purchased, the diamond will be delivered in 7-10 days after funds are wired. Delivery is usually made to your house, but upon your request delivery may be made to our office or your bank.


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The 7 day free look begins the day you receive your diamond.  You may return the jewelry within the 7 day period for a full refund, including shipping, if you are not satisfied excluding special order pieces which may not be returned.


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The master craftsmen at TDM can create a piece or set your jewelry to your personal desires or requirements.  Because these are custom and specific to your order, the 7 day free look would not be available.


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TDM has all diamond colors available, and many unique combinations, in hues from light to vivid to deep.  To meet your needs, we have access to the finest FCDs, stored at various locations around the world.  Consult our website’s “Products” tab and “Collection Photos” tab for examples.


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Due to the very high value of the stones, they are not shipped before funds are wired.  Pictures of significant purchases above $150,000 and accompanying GIA certification are usually available in advance.


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Though color diamonds are available for a minimum purchase of $20,000, the more attractive auction results are usually realized for purchases of at least $30,000-$50,000 and above.  Exceptions to this rule, however, have been known to occur.


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No.  FCDs are not permissible for IRAs or other retirement account.  Since a FCD is not considered an investment, you must purchase your diamond outside of an IRA or other retirement accounts.  Most all other forms of ownership are permissible.  Consult with your tax advisor for guidance on your particular situation.


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If you are seeking costume jewelry for stepping out on the town, there are many synthetic stones that have appeal.  If you are seeking an asset to potentially diversify your portfolio, reduce volatility, or appreciate in value over time, only natural color diamonds have historically fulfilled these goals.  To reason by analogy, you can buy a print of a Picasso or a Rembrandt at a fraction of the price of the authentic painting, but it has very little value in comparison to the original.


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Color Diamonds are often sold through international auction houses for a fee.  Sotheby’s and Christie’s, for examples, conduct approximately 200 combined auctions a year.


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International auction houses are the easiest way to liquidate your asset.  With hundreds of auctions happening annually, there is likely to be one whenever you are ready to sell.  The process is simple and instructions may be found online when you are ready.


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