On 8/18/2004 9:06:33 PM denverappraiser wrote:
“… will be stretching budget and looking at this purchase as an investment”
There are quite a few people on the forum who are smarter than me that I’m sure will jump in to talk about the merits of one cut over another. I think the above statement needs comment on it’s own. Diamonds are a terrible investment. If you aren’t in the business and buying and buying for inventory, then it’s very unlikely you will realize any positive investment return. I’m a big fan of buying quality diamonds because it’s an investment in your relationship, in an heirloom for your family and they are just plain fun to own but you should go into this with the full understanding that this is a discretionary purchase and that you should not expect to see your money again.
Neil Beaty, GG ISA
Independent Appraisals in Denver----------------