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tlett

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I'm in the market for princess diamond earrings. I was talking to a wholesaler, and he told me a few things that I wouldn't mind some feedback on. Here they are:1. You don't need GIA (or other) certification for earrings - it's not worth it and he hasn't sold a pair in 20 years2. Quality is not nearly important in earrings as it is in a ring.3. 1.0 karats on each ear is huge, and will look funny on a fairly petite woman.Any thoughts?Thanks
 

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Originally posted by tlett:
Oh yeah, one more:He said he can get me approx. 1.70 tkw (0.85 each), G, SI1 for total cost of approx. $4k


Price sounds good if diamonds are as represented, i.e. indeed G and SI1. It may be a good deal but you will be safe if check them with independent appraiser/gemologist.BTW, about quality. Well-cut diamonds look larger (better spread) for its weight and more brilliant and fiery of course. Princess diamonds are mostly cut for the weight. Check www.gemappraisers.com/chrt4.htm for recomended proportions for the princess diamonds.Ask the jeweler to provide you with proportions for the diamonds: depth, table, girdle, etc.
 

tlett

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Oh yeah, one more:He said he can get me approx. 1.70 tkw (0.85 each), G, SI1 for total cost of approx. $4k
 

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Originally posted by tlett:1. You don't need GIA (or other) certification for earrings - it's not worth it and he hasn't sold a pair in 20 years
Depends on the price of the diamonds. GIA report would cost about $200/diamond hence if your diamonds cost only $1000 it is not worth it but if you are paying $10,000 you might think about it.
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2. Quality is not nearly important in earrings as it is in a ring.
This is what usually people think but it's upon you to decide what quality you wish to have.
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3. 1.0 karats on each ear is huge, and will look funny on a fairly petite woman.
He might be right but again it's a matter of taste and completely up to you (or your lady) to decide.
 
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