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EGI certificate / Too good to be true?

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Oct 17, 2015
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Hi,

I have recently come across a private seller of an diamond engagement ring that perfectly fits my partners needs. However I am a bit put off by the price (significantly down from around 21k USD apparently) as well as the diamond having an EGI (European Gemmological Institute) certificate (which i have uploaded). The seller seems really keen to sell and I am also quite keen, however have been struggling to find a jewellery valuer that is independent and willing to travel to value the ring for me. Any thoughts/cautions would also be really appreciated as I think this might be the one, yet I am still having second thoughts.

Cheers

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canuk-gal

Super_Ideal_Rock
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HI:

Clarity enhanced diamond. Estimated weight--by formula (no dimensions present). Unheard of lab therefore grading is erroneous.

Is this something you want?

cheers--Sharon
 
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Hi Sharon,

Thank you very much for the reply! From your description that is definitely something that I would not be looking for. As I expected it must have been too good to be true I guess.

Cheers
 

Wink

Ideal_Rock
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I will not speak to this specific diamond as it would be a violation of forum rules. However, in the trade there is virtually no resale market for used clarity enhanced diamonds. If you need to sell for any reason, you will end up like the current prospect trying to get any kind of an offer.

Throw in a second or third tier laboratory for the grading report and basically you have a situation, to quote Ralph Nader that is, "unsafe at any speed."

It looks like you have already come to a wise decision.

Wink
 
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