Dear Mr. Zak.
I have received the diamond, it is beautiful, and
I am very happy with it!
PS. Also, I mentioned this previously, but
wanted to make sure you knew that I was
recommended to you by my coworker- Henry G.
Thanks again and wish me luck. (vd16101118)
We received the diamonds yesterday and they
Peter C. (vd7101030)
I did receive the diamond.
It [i]s beautiful, as advertised.
Thank you for your communications.
I will most definitely consider other purchases
with you in the future.
Curt S. (vd6101222)
Gad -- Laura's impatience paid off!
The stone arrive today, and it's beautiful!
We had a great time looking at it under the
We had it checked out and appraised at E.B.
Horn in Boston, and decided to go with
Kretchmer's Omega setting, which Horn carries.
It will be sent to [them] on Monday for setting.
Thanks again for helping me find a beautiful
diamond for my wife for our 10 year anniversary!
I know that some online businesses supply a list
of email referrals to show that their customers
are satisfied -- I'd be more than happy to write
a recommendation for your business if you like.
Steve T. S. (vd1024528)
P.S. Now she's impatient for the ring to come
back from Kretchmer.
Dear Mr. Zak:
The shipment was received late Friday afternoon
and was informally appraised by a jeweler
Saturday. He indicated that the stone was
beautiful and once removed from the sealed
plastic wrap and set in a ring revealed its
brilliance. It also was the envy of friends and
My next step is to get the diamond insured.
Thank you for your continued e-mails and
responses throughout this somewhat lengthy
Mohanjeet K. (vd219910)
My diamond arrived today! We are taking it for
an appraisal. The local jewlers are swamped and
it may take a week or more. The diamond is
beautiful and I am anxious to see it under a
Thanks for your help.
John T (vd166227)
Hello Mr. Zak
Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. You may
certainly use me as a reference. We had the
ring appraised this week. The appraiser asked
what I paid for the stone before he told us the
appraisal value. He was very surprised. He
said: "You got a gift".
Thank you again.
Mark E (vd155244)
Dear Mr. Zak,
I received the diamond last Saturday. It is
lovely! I took it to Nordstrom and had the
diamond checked against the certificate.
They have a very similar stone( F,VS1, 1.23 cts)
asking for $9900 (!) and it is does not show as
much fire as yours.
I had go to second store before they can find the
feather. It [wa]s definetely not viewable with
the plastic wrap on.
I will have it appraised and have it set on a
mounting very soon.
It is also very kind of Mr. Jacob Reichmann
to follow up with the purchase.
It will even be better if the delivery can be
experdited. I am not in a hurry to get married
since it is my 10th anniversary.
It may not hold true for other buyers.
Besides, the longer the wait, the more
suspicision people will have regarding the
company. Shopping such a big $ item on
the net is risky.
The whole experience in buying a stone locally
was a disaster.
Actually I plan to write a small article to send
to the largest Chinese Newspaper in U.S.
(World Journal) about the experience.
Of course I would name each store A,B,C.. to
avoid being sued.
The highlight of this is that I once twisted off
one setting by just rubbing the stone since it
was very dirty.
It happened in a very BIG MALL, the largest in
S[name kept w. vd] area.This is the most
"interesting" thing that occured other than my
I also appreciate your approach in respecting
people's privacy. Although I like reading email
testimonials to check out on companies,
seeing my own name in it is a different matter.
I would certainly recommend you to my friends.
Thanks and have a nice vacation,
Dear Mr. Zak:
Well, I am pleased to say that I received
the diamond yesterday evening and had it
appraised and laser fingerprinted this morning
and everything has turned out perfectly.
The appraiser (an Independent, highly
professional Lab) was exceedingly impressed at
the quality and value that I have received. He
actually thinks the price was below wholesale
due to the fact that the actual weight was .703!
Although the dimensions indicate it should be
.69, he explained the thickness of the girdle
probably accounts for the .703 reading on his hi-
tech precision scale .(I thought you might be
interested in that little tidbit).
Anyway, I must stress that I have been
thoroughly impressed throughout my dealings
with Van Daaz. Even being a seasoned internet
programmer myself, I still had some anxiety over
endeavoring in such an important purchase on-
line. But your established record and
professionalism won me over and I am very
pleased with the whole experience.
I will be sure to recommend you to anyone
thinking about buying a stone and I also intend
to put a glowing recommendation on the
PublicEye site ( I noticed you had none when I
was investigating your credentials).
Thank you again for the wonderful diamond!
Best regards, C. (vd1551055)
I received the stone Friday with no problems.
It looks fantastic. I will have a gemologist
look at it Monday.
I do not foresee and problems.
I thank you for your determination in meeting
my request and it was a pleasure doing
business with you.
Dear G. Zak,
The diamond arrived this morning -- barely 14
hours after you shipped it!
It is truly beautiful...
Van-Daaz has exceeded all of my expectations
with respect to quality,value, and certainly
Be assured that I will heartily recommend
Van-Daaz to all that I encounter.
Mr. Zak, I am extremely pleased with the gem,
and I am profoundly grateful to you.
Thank you for participating in a most cherished
moment of my life,
Michael Y (vd12111639)
***** NOTES from Larry M.
The package arrived and was opened at a local
jeweler for review of the contents. All is
fine. Looks great.
The jeweler did ask why I purchased by mail
(he didn't know it was internet). He was more
surprised with the risk than objecting to the
competition. We viewed the stone under the
scope and at 40x magnification and found the
markings indicated on the certificate.
According to the jeweler, the price would be
roughly $6,000 to $6,500. I told him what I
paid and he agreed it was a good price.
Now to find a setting. I looked in the web
address you provided and like the rings. I am
also looking locally.
In any case, I am very happy with your
service and the quick and accurate response
you provided throughout this process. It
works just like you say it does. If you need
an occasional third-party reference, let me
know and I will discuss your service via email
with other sceptics like me.
And then, the same client again:
***** NOTES from Larry M. Feel free to use me as
a referral. It's nice to know that people still do
what they say, and I would be happy to relay
my thoughts to other sceptics like myself.
I received the diamond today. I'm going to
take it to my jeweler today to have him take
a look at it. Thank you for everything! Its
been a pleasure working with you. The
package was extremely secure (double
boxed) and all the paperwork was flawless.
I commend you.
Tim S. (vd26021046)
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