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Buy Like a Guy

Buy Like a Guy

The tools you need to buy an engagement ring or other important jewelry with confidence.

Third generation jewelry store owner and diamond expert, Andy Koehn, will take you from confusion to confidence by opening his playbook of simple secrets, so you can get a ring that’ll knock her socks off.

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March 23, 2023

Ep. 18 - The 4 Cs of Diamonds: Exploring Clarity, Carat Weight, and t…

In this episode, we delve into the last two of the Four C's of diamond quality, Clarity and Carat weight. While the 4C's may seem boring, they play a significant role in determining the price you'll pay for a diamond, …

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March 16, 2023

Ep. 17 - Diamond Color Grades: Which is the Best "Color" for You?

Did you know when we're talking about the 'color grade' of a diamond, we're actually referring to the lack of color? Did you also know that the top grade a diamond can achieve is a 'D'? Did you further know …

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March 9, 2023

Ep. 16 - How to Present a Gift You're 99.9% Sure She'll Love

So, what should you do when you've found the perfect gift for someone and the salesperson is assuring you that it's a no-brainer, or "she's gonna love it!" but you still have a little doubt? Too often, guys ruin the …

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March 2, 2023

Ep. 15 - Unveiling a Diamond's Beauty: The Role of Choices and Talent…

In this episode I'm going to explain why not all diamonds are cut for maximum fire, brilliance, and scintillation. I'll be talking a little about my quest to be a tennis pro, and how it relates to diamond cutting. Spoiler …

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Feb. 23, 2023

Ep. 14 - Diamond Cutting: Setting the Angel Free

In the last episode I discussed how “Cut is King” when it comes to diamonds, and how a better cut can make a diamond look brighter, bolder, bigger, and more beautiful. But what exactly are the visual properties that contribute …

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Feb. 16, 2023

Ep. 13 - Why Cut is King: The Magic Behind a Diamond's Sparkle

The way diamonds come out of the ground, (or growing chambers in the case of lab grown diamonds) is far different than what we see in jewelry stores, engagement rings or other fine diamond jewelry. Before they're cut, natural diamonds …

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Feb. 2, 2023

Ep. 12 - 6 Simple Questions That Make Choosing a Diamond Easy

This is the 2nd part of an interview I did with my friend Adam Fried, a third generation diamond professional who teaches me something every time we talk. We'll go a little more in depth about how the Cut of …

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Jan. 26, 2023

Ep. 11 - How Much Do You Really Need To Know to Buy Diamonds?

When you’re in the market for an engagement ring or other diamond jewelry it’s natural to do some research. The trouble is, there’s so much information, a guy can get stuck. So the big question is: how much do you …

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Jan. 19, 2023

Ep. 10 - Diamonds and Jewelry: The Best Investment You'll Ever Need

Jewelry is most often thought of as a luxury item, but I think people look at it the wrong way. I’m gonna get pretty deep in this episode, but I need to, because I think it’s the best investment you’ll …

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Jan. 12, 2023

Ep. 9 - The Four C's of Diamond Quality, And Why They Exist

You probably know a little about diamonds but in this episode I'll explain what "The Four C's" are, and why this scale exists. You might be surprised about what you should actually be looking for in your next diamond purchase. …

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Jan. 5, 2023

Ep. 8 - How Much Should You Spend On An Engagement Ring?

One of the most common questions I get is, how much does an engagement ring cost? Or how much should I spend to get a decent ring? Now there is no single answer to that, but today I'll share some …

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Dec. 29, 2022

Ep. 7 - What Rare Bourbons Can Teach You About Buying Diamonds

In my quest to learn more about bourbons I recently ran into a scenario that I didn't think would happen to me that I think will be insightful to you. If you want to talk with me personally you can …

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