Let's find you the perfect diamond. 

Here's how; 

99% of jewellers in South Africa don’t own more than 5 diamonds. The stock lists on their websites? Not their diamonds.

They list a compilation of local diamond dealer's stock to which they've added a nice margin. Although everyone claims to have the best prices and be free from the dreaded "middle men" - they're not.

With the vast majority (99.9%) of diamonds being cut in countries other than South Africa the supply chains looks like this:

International Diamond Cutting Factory (India, China, Botswana, Russia) -> International Diamond Dealer (India, Belgium, Israel, New York) -> SA Diamond Dealer -> Jeweller -> You.

Factor in that jewellers return most of their consignment stock to diamond dealers and you’ll understand why diamond dealers rely on generous margins on the diamonds that do sell through jeweller’s channels. It’s resource (capital, time and effort) intensive. There is nothing "direct" about this model. Typing “direct” on your website doesn’t shorten your supply chain.

At Poggenpoel we spend hours per day sourcing parcels of diamonds from the largest diamond cutting factories in the world. We are able to drive down prices with the volume of our purchases and through relationships we’ve been building for 19 years. I’m not saying we’re one of the largest buyers in the world but we do buy at a level factories see as “bulk”. We never return stock. Factories get immediate payment. We don’t buy on terms.

This is direct. This is how we get these amazing deals directly to your screen. 

Basic tips in this under R15 000 price bracket; 

  • Round Brilliant and Cushion cuts offer the best value. 
  • There is no real benefit to go for top clarities (IF, VVS1, VVS2) in this size/price range. 
  • Propoerly graded (GIA/DIA) J/K/L colours are surprisingly white. You're more than welcome to visit us and take a look. 
  • Focus on getting to a decent size but never compromise on proper diamond certification. 
  • If you buy your centre diamond from Poggenpoel Diamond Jewellers you'll always receive 100% credit when you upgrade in the future so don't lose too much sleep...

Currently these are my top picks in the up to R15 000 range;

Shape Weight Colour Clarity Cut Lab Cert. # Price
Round Brilliant 0.18ct M VVS2   DIA 11030884 R1,700
Round Brilliant 0.24ct Lt Fancy Yellow VS2   DIA 11071101 R2,990
Round Brilliant 0.30ct H VS1 VG GIA 7248880446 R10,230
Round Brilliant 0.31ct G SI1 VG GIA 7203506229 R7,480
Round Brilliant 0.32ct L VS1 VG GIA 2227339662 R6,170
Round Brilliant 0.35ct I VS1 EX GIA 6241902158 R10,390
Round Brilliant 0.35ct Q VS1   DIA 11030869 R3,860
Round Brilliant 0.37ct J VS1 EX GIA 5176682051 R8,190
Round Brilliant 0.40ct J SI1 EX GIA 1243611507 R10,810
Round Brilliant 0.40ct J VS1 VG GIA 6241704523 R11,490
Round Brilliant 0.40ct I SI1 VG GIA 1243546533 R11,790
Round Brilliant 0.41ct I SI1 EX GIA 5243770324 R11,650
Round Brilliant 0.44ct R VS1 Good DIA 11061304 R8,310
Round Brilliant 0.50ct Y-Z SI2 VG GIA 6157156627 R9,130
Round Brilliant 0.50ct L VS1 VG DIA 17030219 R10990
Round Brilliant 0.50ct K SI1 VG DIA 17030220 R12560
Round Brilliant 0.53ct N (Light Brown) SI1 Good GIA 2141534045 R8,120
Round Brilliant 0.63ct M VS2 VG DIA 16100136 R14,230
Round Brilliant 0.64ct S-T SI2 Good GIA 1156078842 R9,070
Round Brilliant 0.67ct U-V SI1 Good GIA 5141634835 R11,490
Round Brilliant 0.67ct N VVS2 EX GIA 5186653616 R14,480
Round Brilliant 0.68ct U-V VS2 Good GIA 1156078499 R12,750
Round Brilliant 0.73ct R SI1   DIA 10040924 R14,640
Round Brilliant 0.78ct Q SI2 EX DIA 110511477 R14,730
Princess Cut 0.38ct Light Fancy Yellow SI1 N/A DIA 09100462 R5,900
Princess Cut 0.56ct P SI1 N/A DIA 10040879 R7,080
Oval Brilliant 0.25ct R SI1 N/A DIA 040490620 R1,550
Oval Brilliant 0.30ct I VS2 N/A DIA 17020314 R4,720
Oval Brilliant 0.45ct G VVS2 N/A DIA 17020313 R13,850
Oval Brilliant 0.50ct I VVS1 N/A DIA 16100140 R13,060
Oval Brilliant 0.51ct I VS1 N/A DIA 16100142 R13,410
Oval Brilliant 0.90ct R SI2 N/A DIA 08101089 R12,590
Marquise Cut 0.19ct G SI1 N/A DIA 09080600 R1,660
Marquise Cut 0.21ct E SI2 N/A DIA 09080601 R1,890
Marquise Cut 0.22ct H SI2 N/A DIA 09080595 R1,890
Marquise Cut 0.23ct J VS1 N/A DIA 11020654 R2,840
Marquise Cut 0.24ct J VS1 N/A DIA 9040031 R2,680
Emerald Cut 0.22ct M VS2 N/A DIA 08010652 R1,480
Cushion Cut 0.50ct H VS1 N/A DIA 17020319 R14,640
Cushion Cut 0.50ct I SI1 N/A DIA 017020024 R10,610

*Diamonds are only removed from list once invoiced. If a diamond is placed on hold for 48h it will still appear in this list. Should you be interested in a diamond that is currently on hold or on its way to be invoiced we will do our best to find a substitute diamond at the same price. 

If you're looking for something very specific please reach out. You'll be amazed at the quality of the options we can source for you internationally.

Feel free to browse the other budget brackets;

Kind Regards

Johan Poggenpoel



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