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pyramid

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I was told by a jeweller when looking at two diamonds that one was a drier coloured stone. What does this mean? Can a jeweller judge the colour of a diamond by just looking at it and not comparing it to a master stone set?
 

RockDoc

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Some jewelers think they can. Usually the ones without master stone sets.

But to your question, generally speaking is NO!


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dimonbob

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Somebody that works with diamonds all day every day can get very close to color, clarity and cut grade in a matter of seconds with a 10x loupe, tweezers and north sunlight. Very close is good enough for these guys that have big $$$ riding on buying a lot of diamonds is a very short time. If they had to check each one with a master set, they would never get their job done.
A jeweler does not work with diamonds all day every day. They have a business to run, inventory to handle, phones to answer, bills to pay and a million other things to do. If he is lucky he will have time to look at a couple of diamonds a day. Like Rockdoc says, they think they can, which isn't good enough for a retail jewelry store these days.
 
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