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bewildered

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we've been looking around for a diamond engagement ring and we've these qns. sure'd appreciate it if you could help us with them!

1) heard from a local dealer that diamond prices will be raised by 10% real soon. is that true?

2) are HRD's certification standards generally lower than GIA's? we came across a dealer who's of the opinion that HRD's actually more stringent than GIA but that doesn't appear to be the opinion of many others... so who's right?? :))
 

larry

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This is what Cut Nut had to say about top Certification order: AGS=GIA, then HRD, then a fair way to AGL Israel especially and IGI
 

bewildered

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thanks larry for your quick reply! think i'll wanna stick with a GIA-certed diamond...

what about the 10% price increase? heard anything about that? or was it just a pressure tactic? :))
 

Babylon1023

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I wouldn't trust anything besides GIA or AGS. I've seen a few IGI's in the mall and so far I've found a few "I" grades that look noticably yellow compared to an F (which it really shouldn't, not to the degree I noticed anyway), and an SI1 with a pretty obvious inclusion when viewing its side (SI1 inclusions should be practically undetectable to the untrained). If you can't see it first hand, go with GIA or AGS.
 

lawmax

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On 6/1/2002 12:20:06 PM

we've been looking around for a diamond engagement ring and we've these qns. sure'd appreciate it if you could help us with them!

1) heard from a local dealer that diamond prices will be raised by 10% real soon. is that true?

2) are HRD's certification standards generally lower than GIA's? we came across a dealer who's of the opinion that HRD's actually more stringent than GIA but that doesn't appear to be the opinion of many others... so who's right?? :))
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I think I did read something about a DeBeers price increase.
 
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