Buy A Diamond in Israel Tour

Buy-A-Diamond Tour

Galilee Travel offers a specialized Buy-A-Diamond Tour to Israel as a stand alone event or one that can be combined with any other Israeli travel itinerary.  

How Does It Work?

Galilee Travel has robust connections to Israel’s Diamond industry and to highly regarded and qualified merchants and artisans who manufacture the stones and the jewelry in which they are set. Our Buy-A-Diamond program provides an opportunity for buyers to witness first hand the purchase process and then the selection and manufacture of the jewelry in which the diamond will be set. In effect we offer an opportunity to purchase a “one-of-a-kind” piece of jewelry in which the customer guarantees originality and uniqueness through a highly customized, individualized and directly witnessed buying, manufacturing and setting process.

We offer a highly customized and personalized agenda for prospective diamond jewelry buyers in Israel that includes the following:

Why Buy a Diamond in Israel?

The Israeli economy excels in many areas from conventional industry to hi-tech ventures, and from agriculture to sophisticated electronics. One of Israel’s leading exports is diamonds and jewelry. Israel is home to one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated diamond exchanges, a self-contained center offering every service required by an Israeli diamond trader. The Israeli Diamond Industry is one of the most important and largest diamond centers worldwide. In addition to its status as a leading polishing center, the Israeli Diamond Industry has developed into an international trade center through which rough and polished diamonds pass regularly and subsequently adorn a significant volume of the diamond jewelry sold all over the globe.

The Israeli Diamond Industry is based on a tradition that goes back hundreds of years. It prides itself on its skillfulness and uniqueness as well as its unprecedented creativity and cutting-edge technology. It adheres to a strict ethical code and offers buyers a wide variety of merchandise and services all under one roof. Both the Israel Diamond Exchange, which represents Israeli diamond merchants, and the Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association, which incorporates Israeli diamond manufacturers, act in various ways to strengthen and improve the status of Israeli diamantaires vis-a-vis governmental bodies and international organizations.

Common Diamond Buying Criteria

BRILLIANCE: The intensity of white light reflected through the top of the diamond.CROWN: The top part of a diamond, from the girdle to the table.CULET: The bottom facet at the tip of the diamond.DEPTH: The height of a gemstone, from the culet to the table.DIAMETER: The width of the diamond, measured around the girdle.DISPERSION: The result of white light splitting into all the colors of the rainbow.FACE UP: The diamond viewed from the top of the stone.FACET: The flat, polished surfaces on the diamond.FLAW: Any external or internal imperfection in a diamond. PAVILION: The bottom part of a diamond, from below the girdle to the tip of the culet.

SCINTILLATION: Flashes, commonly referred to as sparkle, of reflected light from a diamond when it is moved.

FIRE: When moved, rainbow flashes of color reflected from within a diamond, resulting from dispersion.

GIRDLE: The narrow band encircling the widest part of a diamond. It may be faceted or non-faceted.

TABLE: The largest, flat facet on the top of a diamond.

POLISH: The smooth, shiny finish on the facets of a diamond. Polish is critical for maximum diamond brilliance.

FLUORESCENCE: The blue luminescence exhibited in certain diamonds when exposed to ultraviolet light or strong sunlight. 

EYE CLEAN: A term meaning no flaws are visible to the unaided eye when viewed from 12 inches away, with the diamond face up.

INCLUSION: An impurity within a diamond. Inclusions may or may not be visible with the unaided eye. Fewer inclusions ensure a finer clarity grade.

PROPORTIONS: The cutting quality relative to the depth percentage, table percentage, girdle percentage, symmetry and crown and pavilion angle.

SYMMETRY: The overall uniformity of a stone's cut, which can range from poor to "ideal". The symmetrical alignment of facets makes for a more stunning diamond. 

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