- May 3, 2003
I need some advice.... Big time.... Here''s the details. I recently bought an engagement ring for a realtionship that soon went sour. The ring we bought listed in the window (in NY''s Diamond district) for $46,000. After much discussion, we were offered a price of $27,000. We took the ring to an independent appraiser (also in the Diamond District) and we received an appraisal of $36,000 minimum.
We ended up purchasing the ring for $25,000. The ring is a full 3 carat round center stone, brilliant cut, G-H, VVS2, with 2 oval "fancy yellow" sidestones, each at .75 carats (4.5 carat total weight), in a 14 kt white gold engagement setting.
I have been pricing similar rings on Blue Nile, Ashford, Diamond.com, etc, and all sites are pricing a single 3 carat (without even including the two fancy yellow oval sidestones) consistenly at approx. $38,000 to $40,000.
OK.... so... what do I do? Anyone have any ideas as to how to get proceed. Someone suggested e-bay, but I would never buy something worth this much on e-bay, so why would I think someone else might? Help! ....please.
NYC / North Jersey
A picture of what the ring looks like is attached.