Throughout history diamonds have been valued for their strength, beauty and longevity. They are, in so many ways, forever. They have adorned kings and queens, warmed neglected mistresses and been at the forefront of industrial revolutions. They have been the ultimate gift from men for the adornment of wives and lovers. They have been sought by avid collectors who seek to own unique stones. There are individuals, trusts and superannuation funds that have invested in diamonds to secure for them a safe foothold in uncertain financial climates. Diamonds are the principal stone set in almost all the engagement rings of the world. In 2005 the retail value of diamond sales world wide was $US60 billion.

Whether for adornment or investment, buying the best diamonds at the best price is the way to maximize your appreciation of their beauty. Most diamond buyers know little about precious gems and buy from retailers at high prices without knowing their real quality and value. As a result most who buy for adornment or investment would realize significant losses if forced to sell.

There are few independent experts in any country who can advise on all aspects of the diamond industry from sources and quality of diamonds, cutting, values, settings and buying to get the best quality at an optimal price in the wholesale market. This is what Dean Knoote Diamonds can do for you.

Dean Knoote diamondsI am Dean Knoote and I have called my company Dean Knoote Diamonds.

I have spent the past 33 years grading and cutting diamonds in South Africa & Australia. For 25 years I was a principal cutter for Argyle Diamonds specialising in the most expensive Pink and Colored diamonds. Many of the Diamonds assessed, cut and sold by me have exchanged hands for up to $1 million dollars per carat. I also spent many years driving in-house diamond sales for the Rio Tinto Group of companies in Australia. While acting for personal clients I have sourced diamonds worldwide, for adornment or investment, to meet their exacting specifications through my international network of contacts in the very closed diamond community.

To make my experience and expertise available to a wider group of clients I started trading as Dean Knoote Diamonds. It's a one stop professional advice and personal diamond broking business.

Whether buying diamonds to include in settings or as an investment I can advise on all aspects of the diamond market and act as your broker to buy stones to meet your needs, specifications and budget. Assess the value of a particular ornamental arrangement or evaluate the sense of investing in specific stones, search worldwide for unique diamonds and advise on the correct settings for your chosen stones.

My service is professional, personal, private and confidential. Fees and/or brokerage will be discussed and agreed before I act as your broker or diamond advisor.

If you want your diamond to retain its sparkle Dean Knoote will help you choose a gem that really will be forever.

Click here to find out more about Dean Knoote's quality rough diamond assessment and special stone cutting services.