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  1. Emerald_city
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    by Emerald_city » Apr 18, 2019
    hello knowledgeable pricescopers! I recently bought a pair of uncerted earrings off Etsy and was curious about the likely total carats without having to pay to get them appraised. They are 9 mm each (pic below) and have a 14k gold and 0.38 ctw stamp on each earring. Am I correct in assuming that each stamp likely refers to an individual earring making the ctw for the pair likely 0.76 (rather than the stamp applying to both halves of the pair together)?

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  2. OoohShiny
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    by OoohShiny » Apr 18, 2019
    The seller from etsy might be best placed to confirm for sure? lol

    Either way, I think they look pretty cool with all the different cuts on them :)
     
  3. Emerald_city
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    by Emerald_city » Apr 18, 2019
    Thank you! The seller couldn’t say. The only thing she knew was that they had tested as diamonds. I took the risk because the price was good, I needed them quickly to wear to my wedding, and they’re a very neat style of cluster where the effect is not trying to pretend to be a larger stone which I thought was super pretty.
     
  4. OoohShiny
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    by OoohShiny » Apr 18, 2019
    I think they're a great find, good hunting :))
     
    


    


  5. oldminer
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    by oldminer » Apr 18, 2019
    When each is stamped ctw it nearly always refers to each individual earring. These are often made in large groups of individual earrings and carefully monitored for the exact weight in each item. Then a quality control team makes reasonably matched pairs and they know the exact total weight for the pair. It is simply faster to make such pairs up visually after the diamonds are set than to attempt to make perfect pairs before they are set.
     
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  6. Emerald_city
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    by Emerald_city » Apr 18, 2019
    Thank you so much for that interesting bit of insider knowledge! Makes total sense to me to do it that way :)
     

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