Buying Diamonds

Unique expertise, direct access

If you are considering buying a diamond, know that Laferrière & Brixi has developed a unique expertise for identifying and sourcing exceptional diamonds with an emphasis on quality and value.

We make certain that each diamond meets the most stringent selection criteria. Fire, life and brilliance are the main criteria’s at the hearth of our selection process. It is this rigor and consistency that ensure the beauty and sparkle of all our jewellery. We apply the same rigor for the purchase of rubies, sapphires, emeralds or any other fine stones.

Whether a particular stone is in Antwerp, New York, Tel Aviv or Mumbai, our reputation and extended network of dealers and manufacturers enables us to outsource diamonds at the most competitive prices.

Each diamond sold comes with a gemmological certificate from a reputable international laboratory like GIA, AGS or HRD insuring its classification. Our company subscribes to the Kimberley Process and we guarantee that the diamonds we purchase are not conflict diamonds.

Unique Expertise

Louis-Alexandre Laferrière is recognized as one the country’s top diamond buyer and importer of large and rare stones.

A graduate in Finance of H.É.C. Montreal he studied Polished and Rough Diamond Grading at the Montreal’s School of Gemology.

He co-founded 20 years ago, Laferriere & Brixi Diamantaires Inc., a company that is specialized in buying and selling diamonds and custom-made jewelry.

Amongst only a handful of Canadian Jewelers admitted to the New York Diamond Dealers Club, he is a trusted adviser to several leading Insurance companies, Private Banks and Diamond Collectors.

Having developed a special expertise for colored and antique cut diamonds, Laferriere & Brixi recently acquired the largest rough diamond in Quebec.

“There is rarely a diamond I see that I don’t like. The brilliance and scintillation as the same effect on me today than it did when I first started in the industry many years ago. But, as diamond buyer, this emotion needs to be counterbalanced by deep product knowledge and market understanding in order to deliver true value for my customers.”

“Diamonds are a commodity, but they are also a miracle of nature that unites us to earth like nothing else can.” – Louis-Alexandre Laferriere

Gemological Institute of America, New York NY

GIA is the world’s most trusted name in diamond grading and gemstone identification. With objectivity and expertise as its hallmarks, GIA ensures the integrity and accuracy of every report it issues. GIA tests every material submitted to determine whether it is natural or not, and discloses any known treatments discovered during analysis.

Diamond High Council (HRD)

HRD Antwerp's primary shareholder is the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC). The AWDC is a private foundation established in 1973 as the Hoge Raad voor Diamant (HRD) or Diamond High Council and represents the Belgian diamond industry.

The HRD Antwerp diamond lab is the largest diamond lab in the world that issues reliable diamond certificates, grading and jewellery reports fully compliant with the rules for grading polished diamonds set by the International Diamond Council (IDC). We are the only international lab that strictly adheres to these rules, which have been approved by the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA), the industry's two leading representative bodies.

American Gem Society (AGS)

The AGS Laboratories is the only diamond grading laboratory focused on consumer protection and satisfaction. Because the Laboratory is associated with the retail members of the American Gem Society®, a group of over 1,200 jewelry retailers in Canada and the United States, and is responsible to its founding principles, the AGS Laboratories is set apart and, we believe, set above other laboratories. The veracity of this statement is proven by the recognition granted to the AGS Laboratories for accurate and consistent grading of diamonds by knowledgeable professionals at both the retail and manufacturing levels of the jewelry industry.


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Laferriere & Brixi is opened by appointment only. Call us to discuss the purchase or sale of your diamond jewelry, or fill the form and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Laferriere & Brixi Diamantaires
1117 St-Catherine W. (corner Peel) suite 714
Montréal, QC, H3B 1H9
(514) 296-3611
50 West 47th Street, Floor 11
New York, NY 10036, USA
(212) 790-3600
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