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Is this a good buy? I have less than an hour to commit.

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  1. winnietucker
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  2. ac117
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    by ac117 » Aug 6, 2019
    Calling the eBay queen @Niel - hopefully she sees this in time to help you!
     
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  3. winnietucker
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    by winnietucker » Aug 6, 2019
    Thank you! It take me such a long time to make decisions to buy stuff on my own :(2
     
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    by D&T » Aug 6, 2019
    from a person who detours an awful lot and if you have extra funds for this... then its a project ring, but if you are limited in funds or play money I would keep my eyes on the prize. ;-)
    Also the auction ending without a bid, and if you are really really interested in it, you can always contact the seller to list as Buy it now (BIN)
    I personally don't like feeling rushed into an auction later to find out that I just didn't want it... I've done this several times, and you'd think I'd learn, but its the thrill of "winning" takes over sometimes.
     
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  5. Lykame
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    by Lykame » Aug 6, 2019
    I'm terrible at these types of things, but I have a few thoughts that may help you make a decision:

    Firstly, I do think the pictures look quite pretty. I can see why it is appealing to you.

    However, I have a few concerns:

    That's not an insignificant amount of money for something that cannot be returned.

    There does not seem to be a formal appraisal, just what is in the comments section. There's then a risk that that is all an over-estimate, and you've already got diamonds that are declared as SI2 but with chips... that makes me suspicious.

    Those photos are under very very bright lighting.

    I would agree with @D&T ... rather than making an impulsive purchase under a significant time crunch, keep your eyes on the goal!!!
     
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  6. LisaRN
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    by LisaRN » Aug 6, 2019
    The seller does not have any negative reviews on Toolhaus so he/she probably believes their assessment of the ring is correct. With that said- the seller does not take returns. If you have a spare 1k for a project ring it doesn't seem like a bad deal. Projects usually cost more than we originally plan so there's that to think about.
     
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  8. Niel
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    by Niel » Aug 6, 2019
    I don’t think the color is right and I don’t think the clarity is either.
     
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    by StephanieLynn » Aug 6, 2019
    Not an expert but just wanted to say that I LOVE the center stone on that, looks really pretty.

    ETA: Just noticed that @Niel posted before me, ignore my comment and listen to her, she has a lot of experience with EBay
     
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  10. JPie
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    by JPie » Aug 6, 2019
    I wouldn't purchase without a return policy or a shot of the center stone straight and facing the camera. Every photo is at an angle, which makes me wonder what we're not seeing.
     
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  11. SimoneDi
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    by SimoneDi » Aug 6, 2019
    I wouldn’t purchase this ring. There are better deals to be found on eBay and even DB/LT.
     
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    by ForteKitty » Aug 6, 2019
    I have GIA S/T and U/V oecs. They face up whiter than expected, unfortunately, as I was hoping for more color. Even GIA light fancy yellow oecs are lighter facing than I expected.
     
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    by D&T » Aug 6, 2019
    if you want color without the price bump, I would recommend diamonds shapes other than rounds, otherwise you'll need a fancy color graded (not LIGHT) but when I had my W-X Oval it was much more yellow than my GIA Fancy Graded yellow.
     
  15. winnietucker
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    by winnietucker » Aug 6, 2019
    @ForteKitty
    Well that’s disappointing.

    @D&T I’d really like an OEC for this project. I feel like it really matches.
     
    


    



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