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rtseng

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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.
 

pricescope

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Hi Rtseng,

There are other factors affecting the price: proportions, polish, symmetry, fluorescence... Price can vary from US $5k to $7.5k because of this (CAD $8k-12k).

to chek the cut of your diamond.

When you'll get all this info and find out how much similar diamonds cost in the web, you'll see whether you have a room for negotiation.

As for whether it is safe, yes it is if a dealer has legitimate business, has good reputation and trustworthy credentials. If you unsure, don't hesitate to inquire about it. Buy only if you feel comfortable.

But most important: educate yourself, read tutorial and other articles on this site and search for more info in the web.



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rtseng

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thanks leonid.

just one more question, how does the AGIS' cut grading correspond to GIS's? for example, I think the diamond is a "good cut". Would that be 2A-2B by GIS?

thanks again.
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pricescope

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On 2/8/2002 8:36:03 AM

thanks leonid.

just one more question, how does the AGIS' cut grading correspond to GIS's? for example, I think the diamond is a "good cut". Would that be 2A-2B by GIS?

thanks again.
:))
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I'm affraid there is a confusion... What are AGIS and GIS? Do you mean AGS and GIA?

GIA doesn't have cut grading system. There is David Atlas, AGA, cut grading system that has 1A,B-2A,B etc grades.

By the way, what is the diamond shape you're looking for? I assumed it was round...
 

rtseng

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sorry, it was a typo . i meant AGA. i took a look of your "price stat" and was just wondering which pricing on cut i should use . as you mentioned, GIA does not have a grading sysem on cut (they do tell you if it's an ideal, excellent..etc, don't they?)...

and yes, i am looking for a round diamond.

thanks for your help!!::)
 

pricescope

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Rtseng, I personaly never use the price stats :)

You'll get much better picture if just compare the prices for the similar diamonds (including cut and finish).

AGA 1A class is very strict and very close to Tolkowsky proportions.

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