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Inventory Drop Recently??

pokemon12

Rough_Rock
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Oct 28, 2015
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I recently scheduled to see some diamonds from Ritani and I was told my diamond and alternate were purchased by another vendor already. In checking their inventory and Blue Nile it seems that there is a drop in quantity of diamonds in my range 1.15-1.25c G VS2>. Is it just holiday/engagement season? Back to the drawing board for me... but at least i had helpful tools from reading these posts!
 

just_browsing

Rough_Rock
Joined
Aug 26, 2015
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I recently posted about falling diamond prices since I started my search, and was pointed to this Rapaport news article:
http://www.diamonds.net/News/NewsItem.aspx?ArticleID=53738&ArticleTitle=Polished%2bDiamond%2bPrices%2bSoften%2bin%2bOctober

If you read further beyond the price changes, the article mentions that there are large polished inventories but manufacturers are significantly cutting output due to overpriced rough. During my search I used the Pricescope search tool but ended up using Ritani due to the ability to preview the stone in person. While the Ritani inventory is a little more limited, I think you'll be able to find what you're looking for with a little patience. It took me over 4 month to find the right one for me! Inventory seemed to continually be added on Ritani, but the good deals probably get scooped up pretty quickly. I don't quite know how things will change during the holiday season.

I think there were a lot more options closer to the 1.15 range. For example I recently saw this diamond on Ritani which has a very recent cert date:
https://www.ritani.com/diamonds/round-diamond-1-16-Carat-H-color-GIA-certified/D-J0P7JQ

I know it is one color grade lower than what you have been searching, but I noticed there are a lot more options for H color stones which caused me to drop my search from G to H.

Here's my post on diamond prices if you're interested:
[URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/have-diamond-prices-been-falling-in-the-past-several-months.217052/']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/have-diamond-prices-been-falling-in-the-past-several-months.217052/[/URL]

PS I won't mention any specific sites, but I was able to get 5% cash back on Ritani by using one of those click through shopping portals.
 

Sphene

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Jan 4, 2015
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Over the years I have noticed that there is a sudden slump in diamond availability in the run up to engagement seasons along with higher prices then as suddenly after the season supply opens up again a miracle - thats how you get rich lol
 
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