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snapplecat07

Rough_Rock
Joined
May 12, 2016
Messages
11
Hi,

I went there to appraise an fcd. They did not seem to understand what they were looking at. A round yellow fcd. GIA great color.
I dont put much into appraised value, as its many times just a an over the top number that makes you feel good about your purchase.
But really needed for insurance. They were so off on the appraisal, yes maybe I way overpaid, but after a bit of more intense questioning, they looked re-looked, called a few people and bot the value up to my purchase price. What the ? how do you have faith in that ?
ok, they said they dont see these often, or basically havent seen one in a long long time and because of cut, its rare, low supply , hard to find comparables, but really I expected better. A bit frustrated being there, didnt expect such an empty experience. Any suggestions for
a better appraisal ?
 

chrono

Super_Ideal_Rock
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I am sorry you had a poor experience. As you've noticed, some appraisers are better than others. Since they did such a poor job, can they discount the fee or do something to make up for it? I would not trust their appraisal to be fair and accurate after reading what your wrote.

These were pulled up by the Pricescope Resource but I would guess that they might be more biased towards colourless diamonds. I am not familiar with businesses in the NYC area.

Barry S. Block 320 Old Country Road Suite 103, Garden Cit, NY, US; 516-248-8130
Deb 1295 Northern Blvd, Manhasset, NY, us; 516-365-0888
Gail Brett Levine P.O. Box 7683, Rego Park, NY, US; 718-897-7305
James Naughter 855 Central Ave. #102, Albany, NY, US; 518-438-8872
Joseph Clifford 8 Roseland Plaza, East Moric, NY, US; 516-680-4965
Joyce Panitch 3 Computer Drive West, Albany, NY, us; 518-438-1200
Just Appraisals 608 5th Avenue Suite #706, New York, NY, us; 212-315-0750
Justin Krall 580 Fifth Ave, New York, NY, us; 917-387-4473
MJGabel-Diamond 710 State Route 104, Ontario, NY, us; 585-598-1090
Robert Mark Bunda 608 Fifth Avenue (701), New York, NY, US; 212-489-6553
Theresa Beltrani 191 EAB Plaza, Uniondale, NY, US; 516-222-1999
Travis Lejman 10 West 47th Street, Suite 200, New York, NY, US; 212-382-2888
 

snapplecat07

Rough_Rock
Joined
May 12, 2016
Messages
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Thanks chrono. I guess the nature of what I bot isnt helping. If I bot a yellow cushion cut where there are many more comparables, it would be less of a problem.
 

chrono

Super_Ideal_Rock
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I am curious but why can you not insure it for the amount you bought it for? The GIA lab report should be sufficient as to its lack of treatment and colour quality. The insurance company will either pay you what they believe they can replace it for (usually much less than it would cost a consumer) or find a comparable FCD (based on your GIA lab report).
 
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