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Is this a good deal? Diamond off craigslist.

Grivers22

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I was offered this diamond for $420,000 on craigslist:

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GIA Report LInk: http://www.gia.edu/report-check?reportno=6177253740

The guy looks legit, but I was not sure if the price was a good one. Where do you buy settings for diamonds this large? Also, I am a little hesitant because it only scores a 3.8 on HCA.

Also, would Starbucks be a good place to view stone in person?


This is the full listing. He doesn't really say much, and just wants to sell the stone quickly. clipboard01.jpg

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/jwl/5802205535.html


















P. S. I'm kidding
 

Gypsy

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Whew. I am so happy to read you were joking.
 

OoohShiny

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Is that rock for real? :shock:
 

junebug17

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ChristineRose|1475192581|4082228 said:
Can you read the GIA cert number off of the original post?
Yes, I looked it up, apparently it's a real rock lol.

6177253740
 

kenny

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I'd send it to CBI for a recut it but try to keep it about my usual 45-carat milestone. :o :lol:

Then I'd tension set it ......... in a bracelet! :o

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Wink

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kenny|1475193268|4082233 said:
I'd send it to CBI for a recut it but try to keep it about my usual 45-carat milestone. :o :lol:

Then I'd tension set it ......... in a bracelet! :o
Sadly, I doubt you could keep this much above 40 carats with a truly fine cut. This diamond is a perfect example of just how poorly the GIA cut system is designed.

Apparently it was already recut once as the original report shown is from July 29, 2015 with GIA cut grade Ex, with both polish and symmetry as VG. Measurements of 23.63 x 23.79 x 14.70 weighing 50.38.

Then the same report number, if I am reading the screen correctly, is dated Sept 2, 2016 with GIA XXX and a weight of 50.03 so they took off 0.35 cts from a poorly cut diamond to end up with a poorly cut diamond, but now a GIA XXX with a VVS2 clarity grade. Ostensibly this clunker is now worth more money because it is VVS2, but still is not anywhere near the beauty it should have.

Really sad, I think.

I am glad this original post was a joke, what makes me sad is that someone will buy this and end up with a junker for a LOT of money. That, clearly, is NOT a joke.

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ChristineRose

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Given that it's on Craigslist, the buyer should count themselves lucky if the end up with a diamond.
 

mrs-b

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kenny|1475193268|4082233 said:
I'd send it to CBI for a recut it but try to keep it about my usual 45-carat milestone. :o :lol:

Then I'd tension set it ......... in a bracelet! :o
SMC

(spat my coffee)
 

denverappraiser

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No, you should meet in the parking lot behind the 7-11 with a suitcase full of cash. It's best to do this late at night to protect your privacy during such a sensitive transaction.
 

Texas Leaguer

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denverappraiser|1478267542|4093626 said:
No, you should meet in the parking lot behind the 7-11 with a suitcase full of cash. It's best to do this late at night to protect your privacy during such a sensitive transaction.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
 

SpencerDane

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Can we say, heart attack?! LOL When I saw the word Craigslist, I cringed instantly and had to run to this post as fast as I could. Thank God, for that P.S. disclaimer. Although this does give me some great ideas for an April Fool's post!
 
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