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blackwave

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After way too much time spend reading PS and every other resource I could get my hands on, I finally went for it and bought a round brilliant 0.85 G VS2 AGS0 diamond from Whiteflash. I''m pumped! Here is the stone if you''re curious: https://www.whiteflash.com/hearts_arrows/Whiteflash-ACA-cut-diamond-2095770.htm#

The second step was the setting and I just confirmed with Mark Morrell for a classic Torchiere with accent diamonds. I think this thing is going to be beautiful


Now for the question.. Mark only accepts diamonds shipped from appraisers or vendors. If I approach an independent appraiser saying I would like the ring appraised once it comes back from being set, do you think they will be willing to ship the diamond initially for me? I want the final ring appraised for insurance purposes. Is this a job best for an independent appraiser, or will a local b&m work?

Thanks again for your help,

Chris
 

K9

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I would for sure use an independent appraiser and just call to make sure that they will ship the stone. I did this very easily when I had Mark do my Sunset a few years ago. My appraiser did an appraisal on my loose stone first (even though I have an AGS cert), sent it off to Mark, and upon receipt he confirmed the stone was mine, checked for damage and completed an appraisal of the finished product. I was just charged extra for the shipping charges to Mark Morrell.
 

diamondseeker2006

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If you don''t have an independent appraiser handy, I''d send it back to WF and have them send it.
 

gwendolyn

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Date: 4/18/2009 10:09:01 AM
Author:blackwave
After way too much time spend reading PS and every other resource I could get my hands on, I finally went for it and bought a round brilliant 0.85 G VS2 AGS0 diamond from Whiteflash. I''m pumped! Here is the stone if you''re curious: https://www.whiteflash.com/hearts_arrows/Whiteflash-ACA-cut-diamond-2095770.htm#


The second step was the setting and I just confirmed with Mark Morrell for a classic Torchiere with accent diamonds. I think this thing is going to be beautiful



Now for the question.. Mark only accepts diamonds shipped from appraisers or vendors. If I approach an independent appraiser saying I would like the ring appraised once it comes back from being set, do you think they will be willing to ship the diamond initially for me? I want the final ring appraised for insurance purposes. Is this a job best for an independent appraiser, or will a local b&m work?


Thanks again for your help,


Chris
My favourite! YAY!!!


I''d definitely send it to an appraiser too. How exciting! Woohoo!!!!! How long did Mark say it''ll take to finish it?
 

Rhea

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Send it back to WF and have them ship it to MM. WF would be familiar with the situation and the need to do this.
 

blackwave

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I hadn''t thought of using WF.. what a glaringly obvious solution! I wanted to physically see it before sending it, so that''s why I didn''t have them send it directly. I''ll check locally for an independent appraiser first though, so I can skip an extra degree of shipping.

gwendolyn, he said we''re looking at about 6 weeks to finish. I think that''s a little longer than typical right now because he has to make a prototype for my particular diamond size. I think it''s a little smaller than he''s used to.. oh well!

On a side note, I just picked up my diamond from the local FedEx and it looks amazing! I used my loupe to give it a good look-see and there''s a something-or-other right down in the culet area that is not plotted or mentioned by the appraiser (AGS cert, VS2, WF appraiser.) Should I be concerned? Maybe I can manage a magnified photo of it later. It''s invisible at 10x from the top, but I can clearly see it from the side/bottom. It looks feather-ish maybe? I''m not too versed on inclusions.
 

blackwave

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Okay, disregard. I''m a paranoid first time diamond buyer. This "inclusion" wiped off. Yeah yeah, laugh it up
I took it directly from the wax paper to the tweezers, so I didn''t think of that as a possibility.

I''m back to blissful happy diamond owner now!
 

LadyBlue

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Date: 4/18/2009 5:06:39 PM
Author: blackwave
Okay, disregard. I''m a paranoid first time diamond buyer. This ''inclusion'' wiped off. Yeah yeah, laugh it up
I took it directly from the wax paper to the tweezers, so I didn''t think of that as a possibility.


I''m back to blissful happy diamond owner now!
Hahaha!!!
Your diamond looks gorgeous. Don''t forget to show us when the diamond is finally set in the ring
 
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