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Kent

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I logged on to this site a few days ago, and have absorbed tons of info (H&A, AGS 0, etc.) about diamonds. Unfortunately, I don''t need or want all this info. All I want to do is buy something big, white, and sparkly. 2ct. and less than $15K What''s the solution???
 

fire&ice

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On 6/12/2003 4:37
3 PM Kent wrote:

I logged on to this site a few days ago, and have absorbed tons of info (H&A, AGS 0, etc.) about diamonds. Unfortunately, I don't need or want all this info. All I want to do is buy something big, white, and sparkly. 2ct. and less than $15K What's the solution???
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Take a deep breath Kent *and* DHS.

Everyone wants this end result. Unfortunately, the journey can be full of overload.

You need to decide your parameters for the rest of the 3 "c's".

In doing a quick "Pricescope" search, to obtain a 2carat stone under 15k, you are looking at a G/SI1 or H/VS2. Both are nice stones. Be sure to get a very good make.

Good luck. .......calling Mara to the rescue!
 

Kent

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Thanks! I think that's what I'm looking for - G/H, SI1, doesn't have to be H&A, but should be an excellent cut.

...big, white, sparkly...
 

fire&ice

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Do a search on pricescope, look at stones w/ decent parameters & start investigating. Also, find a vendor that you are comfortable working with.

The hardest & most confusing time in the process is taking the leap from reading to exercising your knowledge.
 

Giangi

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DON'T LISTEN TO DIEHARD... ADVICE!!
Don't go to the mall! You deserve sooooooooooo much better!!
A VERY quick research shows you could get a G-H VS 2-SI 1 or I VS... Now it's very late here, but I promise you that tomorrow I'll search a few very nices stones for ya!
 

69gm

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hey kent,

are you the type to buy any ol' car you see without researching it a little? is your only criteria for buying that "it looks puuurrrty"? if so, have i got a nice shiny bridge to sell you.


just kidding. in all seriousness, of course you don't. then why would you use all that hard-earned money without knowing you bought the best you could for the money. and the only way to do so is by doing your research. i know it can be a daunting task, but believe me, the rewards are plenty. it also becomes fun finding out how little those "maul" salespersons actually know about what they're selling.

one quick way, as long as you trust our opinions, is to use pricescope and enter some quick criteria. it will spit back a list of potential diamonds and their dealers. and most of them have had great reviews from the people here on the forum so i don't think you will make a bad decision.

or contact some of the dealers who have always gotten rave reviews here on the forum. these include: niceice.com, goodoldgold.com, superbcert.com, whiteflash.com. any one of them will bend over backwards to make sure you are happy with your purchase and that you are getting the best you can for your budget. let them do the legwork for you if you don't want to hassle too much. they will be more than happy to do so.

above all, enjoy the experience. it's not as stressful as you might think and can be fun!

good luck!!!
 
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