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dskk4

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I recently made a purchase and I'm wondering if it was a good buy.

Round Brilliant
1.02 carat
SI1 Clarity
G Color
6.54 6.40 x 3.74
57% Depth
60% Table
Med Thick Faceted Girdle
No Cutlet
Very Good Polish
Good Symmetry
$5,000.00
 

pricescope

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This might be a nice stone, Dskk4.

Try to run price comparison for 1.02-G-SI1 from Pricescope.com front page.

I'm afraid you'll see that you could find many nice stones for about $1,000 less in the internet from different vendors. Sorry if it upsets you :(
 

Serg

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On 12/4/2002 9:24:06 AM

I recently made a purchase and I'm wondering if it was a good buy.

Round Brilliant
1.02 carat
SI1 Clarity
G Color
6.54 6.40 x 3.74
57% Depth
60% Table
Med Thick Faceted Girdle
No Cutlet
Very Good Polish
Good Symmetry
$5,000.00


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57% Depth
60% Table
sorry, it can be bad diamond
 

dskk4

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I'm not too sure about buying online. Is this still a good buy from a retail jeweler? Also, I was told that this diamond was ideal cut, how do I know this is true?
 

dskk4

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The diamond is beautiful. We compared it side by side to a GIA Cert 1.03,VS1,E for $7,000 and could not tell them apart. We decided to save the $2,000 for the GIA Cert.
 

pricescope

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I'm not too sure about buying online.
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You might want to scan through this forum and check consumers' posts about their experience.


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Also, I was told that this diamond was ideal cut, how do I know this is true?
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It can be if you mixed Table and Depth. Does the diamond has a grading report? From which lab (e.g. GIA, AGS, EGL, etc)? Whould it be possible to get crown and pavilion angles for the diamond (Saring or Ogi measurements)?
 

pricescope

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Leonid,
Table and Depth is not mixed.
6.54 6.40 x 3.74
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Got it. Then we need more data...
 

dskk4

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It does have a Diamond Grading Report, but it is from the store itself. The gentleman I delt with is a graduated gemologist, if that means anything. The ring came with an appraisal for $10,000.
 

pricescope

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It does have a Diamond Grading Report, but it is from the store itself. The gentleman I delt with is a graduated gemologist, if that means anything. The ring came with an appraisal for $10,000.
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Not a very good sign :( Rockdoc loves these stories...

You would be safer if could arrange an independent appraisal to verify the stone is as represented.

Besides, overinflated appraisal is not good - higher insurance premium.
 

dskk4

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I agree. How and where can I get an independant appraisal? I'm in the Boston, MA area.
 

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How and where can I get an independant appraisal? I'm in the Boston, MA area.
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, Brookline, MA[/u]
 
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