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$40,000 For This? I Just Don’t Get It.

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SallyB

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I understand what everyone is saying. But wouldn’t a CZ of the same size and and cut look identical to the naked (layman’s) eye?

It doesn’t capitalize on the unique properties of a diamond (aside from hardness) IMO. It seems like something that costs as much as some BMWs should.
 

Horsegirl76

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I was lucky enough to to view the Jewels of the Maharaja in San Francisco last year. There were many diamonds cut just like this. They must have valued them in that fashion, but, I too, thought it looked like glass. Then again, the men wore long strands of pearls, so certainly different than our current culture jewelry trends.
 

LisaRN

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I see it as a collector diamond. Perhaps for somebody who has a collection of diamonds and is looking for something unique. If I had multiple diamonds in different cuts, and money was not an option, I could see the appeal of this diamond. I would wear it as a pendant on a very long chain, and gaze at the world through it.
 
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I was lucky enough to to view the Jewels of the Maharaja in San Francisco last year. There were many diamonds cut just like this. They must have valued them in that fashion, but, I too, thought it looked like glass. Then again, the men wore long strands of pearls, so certainly different than our current culture jewelry trends.
Are you sure those weren’t polki diamonds? Because I know that polki as a cut (the flat uncut diamond) was extremely popular in India traditionally (have attached a picture of a pair of polki earrings to show what I mean). They are almost like rose cuts I believe but even less faceted (in the pic they have closed foil backs which is how almost all polki is/was set).

Though, polki is a lot cheaper than this diamond in the pic by OP, the diamond in the original post is obviously of super high clarity and a lot of work has gone into it to make it look like a mirror. I’m not tempted to buy though - I think 39k could buy me a whole lot of things I want much more :D



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Horsegirl76

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Are you sure those weren’t polki diamonds? Because I know that polki as a cut (the flat uncut diamond) was extremely popular in India traditionally (have attached a picture of a pair of polki earrings to show what I mean). They are almost like rose cuts I believe but even less faceted (in the pic they have closed foil backs which is how almost all polki is/was set).

Though, polki is a lot cheaper than this diamond in the pic by OP, the diamond in the original post is obviously of super high clarity and a lot of work has gone into it to make it look like a mirror. I’m not tempted to buy though - I think 39k could buy me a whole lot of things I want much more :D

No, I saw a few that “looked” maybe not “cut” exactly like the OP’s photo. Either way, my mother and I both commented that they looked exactly like glass. But, perhaps my memory evades me. It was just what I was immediately reminded of when I saw the picture.

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oldminer

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Things which are very scarce may have asking prices which depend on their rarity Even in spite of rather light demand, for the few who want something totally different, there may be a willingness to pay for the unique character of something most of us would just not be bothered with. If you search for similar quality and type items, you won't find any ready supply. It might take days or years to find a home for such an item. I have owned a few similar ones, but never such a large and high quality one. Being inventive on how to use it. That's going to be a big challenge.
 

dk168

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It's not for me, however, each to their own.

DK :))
 

Mayk

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It seems as the cut is becoming more popular. I see someone shared this too.. :D

My choice would certainly be this over some of the "salt and pepper" diamonds I've seen lately. I think the Single Stone setting is stunning. Different isn't for everyone.
 
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