Diamonds 101: A Diamond Buyers Guide, Dirk Rendel

Do you know what it takes to buy diamonds, or diamond jewelry, at the right price?

Do you know the tricks that unscrupulous sales people will use to overcharge you?

In Diamond 101 – A Diamond Buyers Guide, the Author (accredited by the Gemological Institute of America and with two decades of experience in buying and selling diamonds) will teach you insider secrets on everything you need to know about buying diamonds.

In this entertaining guide you will learn:

  • tricks retailers use to create the illusion of value
  • how to recognize someone trying to take advantage of you
  • tips to spot value
  • the terms (and their meaning) that will make the retailer think, you’re a diamond expert
  • the 6 C’s of diamond grading (everyone else only talks about Cut, Clarity, Color, and Carat, we add Cost and Confidence)
  • and much, much more

Pick up your copy and enjoy a stress-free and entertaining diamond buying experience.

Diamonds 101: A Diamond Buyers Guide is a book that has dazzled me! Pun intended! Diamonds 101 is a book I am surprised that I have not read before. Actually, I am frustrated that I have not read this book before! As a woman who adores jewelry and the sheer beauty and elegance of it, a book like this is perfect for me as it is a book designed to inform the reader on diamonds and your guide to buying them. Diamond 101 may be a reference guide but in no way is it ever lackluster, Dirk Rendel, the fantastic author of this wonderful book, has made sure of this. Diamonds 101 is an informative, entertaining incredible book that will teach you things you will surely not know anything about. There are a lot of diamond reference books, but when I looked at the rest, I found them to be slightly dull and not energetic. That is why Diamonds 101 truly is the best guide out there because it is entertaining and never once lacks momentum. What is so great about this book also is that it is written by a man who is accredited by the Gemological Insitute of America… in other words, Dirk Rendel knows his stuff! He has a vast amount of knowledge on diamonds and two decades worth of knowledge in the industry of buying and selling diamonds so book lovers, you are in great, capable hands!

Diamonds 101 is an informative, in-depth guide that is a joy to read. Dirk Rendel has included many chapters in Diamonds 101 – 16 to be precise! – And all of them are informative and include an expansive amount of knowledge. My particular favorite chapters were titled ‘Gift Ideas for Your Loved Ones’ which has knowledge on how to buy diamonds for women, tricks, and tips such as going shopping with her and looking through her jewelry box to know her tastes as well as how to surprise your female partner! I mean, how can this not be one of my favorite chapters! I will definitely be leaving this book open on the table on this chapter to drop a few hints for my husband! However, this chapter is not just about women but instead, about men also as all of this applies to men and men like diamonds too! Another favorite chapter of mine was titled ‘ Confidence & Certificates – Prove It!’, this chapter is one of the most important chapters in this entire book. When you buy a diamond… which are very expensive, it is important to know that what you are buying is legit. A buyer needs to have confidence in their purchase, and I adore how Dirk Rendel stresses the importance of this. It is a great chapter which will guide readers on how to make sure your diamond is real and the best quality, it is a chapter that has made me think twice about when I buy expensive jewelry again, I never once thought to ask for certificates or knowledge but I do now, and that is all thanks to the magnificent Dirk Rendel!

Dirk Rendel is a talented man and a gem. He is not only talented within the diamond trade but he is also a talented writer who has expertly written a phenomenal book that is informative as well as entertaining. I was surprised by how fast this book is, with most reference guides they can be slow as you have a lot of knowledge to soak up and although this book is packed full of knowledge, it is in no way ever slow. Dirk Rendel has ensured that his book moves at a fast pace continuously. His incredible book dazzled me and made me turn the pages like a frantic woman; I adore learning, learning is a passion of mine so to be well informed by a man who is accredited to do so is utterly brilliant to me, and so I am madly in love with Diamonds 101.

Diamonds 101 is a book which should be in every household and every jewelry store. Buyers need to be well informed on the practice of diamond selling, the different stones, and cuts, the insider secrets in the diamond trade as well as how to make sure your diamond is legit. Because I adore this book so much and think it is a brilliant book which covers a wide range of topics, I have no choice but to award Diamonds 101: A Diamond Buyers Guide Five Stars!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers, I appreciate it so much and love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please, comment below and let me know your thoughts on Diamonds 101; do you see yourself reading this book? Let me know all of those brilliant thoughts of yours below! Thank you so much again for reading!  

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon U.S.! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for the Amazon U.K. I have also attached some links about the author and this wonderful book! Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this book!   

Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Goodreads / Author Facebook

Thank you so much again for reading!

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Thank you so much for the lovely review. As I said in my email, it was important to me that you truly enjoyed reading it.

Your observation that the information flows nicely was the entire point of me writing this book. As you mentioned, there are other works out there, but I could not find a single one that wasn’t putting me to sleep after only a few pages.

I hope your readers find as much joy in reading “Diamonds 101” as you did and I’d be happy to answer any question that might come up.

Dirk Rendel


Hello Dirk,

Thank you for your kind comment and kind words! Your book truly is a gem and I adored it so much. Keep up the wonderful work!
READERS – Please feel free to comment any questions you may have for Dirk, I am sure he will be happy to answer them when he is not busy writing fantastic books!

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