16 August, 2014

More bling for your buck: Sassy tries out Diamond Registry

16 August, 2014

What’s a girl supposed to do when the guy of her dreams pops the big question without a ring? Celebrate of course with lots of champagne and bubbles because you now get to commence the biggest treasure hunt of your life. But where should you start? First of all, get educated by the best in the business. Bypass the queues outside of brand name jewellers and get familiar with one word… wholesale.


Nissan Perla is the Founder of Olympic Diamond and President of Diamond Registry and has been in the business for over 30-years. Originally from Israel, he moved to New York when he was in his twenties and set up an office in Hong Kong five years ago. He travels all over the world connecting people and diamonds and is the supplier to the suppliers… so this guy knows his stuff! He works very closely with jeweller to the stars, Lorraine Schwartz, famous for creating engagement rings for Kim Kardashian, Heidi Klum, Blake Lively and many more Hollywood hotshots.

Diamond Registry Custom Engagement Rings

Convinced that the diamond industry should be as transparent as the beautiful stones he sells, he took over Diamond Registry from a dear friend who passed away. The site educates customers, simplifies the process and makes buying diamonds a lot more interactive. Instead of walking into a store and simply asking ‘how much’ a diamond is, customers can use a chart to find out the market value of stones and match their budget to the perfect diamond. The site bridges the gap between the wholesale diamond industry and the consumer and provides GIA certified loose diamonds at wholesale prices. They can also create bespoke jewellery with their team of international designers.

Diamond Registry Review Custom Engagement Ring

I went on to his easily navigable site to try out Diamond Registry’s services and started out at the ‘Diamond Education’ section. I found out about the five parameters and the importance of a certificate before moving on to the ‘Diamond Price List’. The most important thing to take away from this section is to know your budget before you begin your search. Round diamonds cost approximately 30% more than fancy cut shapes and if a certain shape is in high demand than the price will reflect that too. They stock thousands of loose stones from .05 to 20+ carats in any shape, colour and size.

Diamond Registry Review Engagement Ring

I wanted to see what would happen if I requested a free quote so I went to the super simple diamond selector and chose my dream diamond. I entered my name, email address and telephone number before submitting my query and received a quote within 24-hours. Simple, fast, effective, with a price remarkably lower than diamonds at stand-alone retailers in Hong Kong, I was suitably impressed and booked an appointment to check out the diamond and the company.

Diamond Registry Review Custom Engagement Ring

I met Nissan at his office conveniently located in Central, and after going through two security doors, was made feel right at home. The office wasn’t flash which I was comforted by as I realised money was invested into raw materials (diamonds) and not rent. Something to bear in mind when shopping in a snazzy jewellery retail store! Nissan sat down with me for an hour and showed me a multitude of stones within my price bracket. I also saw how different settings hide flaws in case I wanted a larger diamond while staying within my budget. Some were huge and others were tiny but they were all beautiful and I could have stayed for hours!

Diamond Registry Review Custom Engagement Ring

Diamond Registry offers everything from tiny specks of diamonds to enormous stones so there really is something for everyone here! I tried on different shapes and sizes of all colours and had a lot of fun. Nissan’s very chatty and has some hilarious anecdotes and amazing stories. I felt no pressure to purchase anything and was put at ease, which gave me a chance to learn a lot about diamonds. Diamond Registry and Nissan make the diamond purchasing process transparent, fun and easy. He also has some of the most beautiful stones I’ve ever seen! Definitely a business to add to your little black book, Sassy Brides!

Diamond Registry, 6/F, Eubank Plaza, 9 Chiu Lung Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2116 5311, www.diamondregistry.com

To ensure conflict-free diamonds, Diamond Registry only deals with Kimberly Certified Diamonds, certificates that guarantee conflict-free diamonds.

Back to top
We’ve teamed up with Vancouver skincare brand Harlow for a great giveaway. We have two gift baskets crammed with its all-natural, thoughtfully + aesthetically designed products for one lucky reader to win (one each for you and a friend). ⠀
To enter:⠀
♥ 1. Tag the person you would share your prize with below.⠀
♥ 2. Follow @harlowskincohk ♥ 3. Follow @sassyhongkong ⠀
The competition closes on 4 July, so hurry! But if you miss out on this prize, don’t worry, Sassy readers can pick up a complimentary skin vial sampler at the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong (limited to one per person, while stocks last). We recommend its brand new Flora toner, which is perfect for combating the HK humidity and the drying effects of constant air conditioning. ⠀
*This post is brought to you in Partnership with Harlow*⠀
#harlowskincohk #floraharlow ⠀
Ts&Cs apply. https://www.sassyhongkong.com/terms-conditions-harlow-instagram-giveaway/⠀
🧗‍♀️ If you’re looking to stay active but don’t love the idea of a traditional workout, these fun classes will be a game changer.

Check out *11 Workouts For People Who Hate To Work Out* on #sassyhongkong now.


Happy #NegroniWeek2019 Hong Kong. Kicking off today, and running until Sunday, 30 June, the international charity event showcases the classic cocktail, all while raising money for international charities across the globe.

Head to #sassyhongkong now to read *Where To Drink In Hong Kong For Negroni Week 2019*  for all the information you need on what to drink and which charities are being supported 🙌🏻 Link in bio and what’s on highlights.

#NegroniWeek2019 #hongkongcocktails
If you're looking for spices, chargrilled meats, mezzes and more? We've updated *The Best Middle Eastern Restaurants In Hong Kong* on #sassyhongkong. 

#sassytastes #doubledippers


Who's heading to the beach today? 🏖

#sassyloves the summer vibes of HK illustrator @ana.duje

#sosassy #sassysummer


Want to learn all about coffee from the experts? Enter our giveaway for your chance to win a coffee tasting masterclass with @noccoffeeco! The class will cover everything from coffee sourcing, roasting and tasting, to learning all about single origin coffees and finding your perfect brew. And you’ll even be able to take home some of NOC’s signature beans to make your own perfect cuppa after the class. ☕️

Sound good to you? Enter simply by following three easy steps - 
♥ 1. Follow @noccoffeeco
♥ 2. Follow @sassyhongkong
♥ 3. Tag the friend that you’d take with you in this post! 

All entries must be submitted by Friday, 5 July 2019. Ts&Cs apply.

*This post is brought to you in partnership with NOC Coffee Co.*⁣

🏖 Planning a beach day for this weekend? Make sure you've read *The Best Beachside Restaurants And Bars In Hong Kong* updated now on #sassyhongkong. 

Discovery Bay to Shek O we’ve rounded up the best eateries on Hong Kong’s shorelines. 


Happy Pride Month Hong Kong 🏳️‍🌈. Check out *LGBTQI+ Books You Should Read This Pride Month* on #sassyhongkong and our stories. 

#loveislove #hkpride #lgbthongkong