by rtseng » Feb 7, 2002 We have been shopping for the perfect diamond for some time now. Currently, a store approaced us with a GIA diamond that is: 1.03 in weight, F color, VS2 clarity. The asking price is about Canadian $9,300-$9,400 (depending on the exchange rate). I've made an appointment to see him next week. Can some one let me know if this is a good price and how much should we negotiate? In additon, is it safe to buy loose diamonds from a "wholesale deal" who does not have a store (maybe an office but I doubt that too). What are things to watch out?? Thank you very much for your help.