- Jun 29, 2006
While I was downtown today I stopped in an "estate jewelry" place and asked if they had any OMC or OEC stones and he said he did but he couldn''t sell it yet and it was huge so I begged to look and it was a 2.5 VS K-L OEC in a plat setting with side bags or something and it was GORGEOUS!! I''d guess it had no bigger than a 50% table but not the highest crown out there - maybe 15-17%? Guessing - it''s shorter than mine which is 20 but taller than most rounds by a little. and it had gorgeous patterning in it!! Just a beautiful stone. So I asked him how much he would get for it and he said not much, probably going to recut it and I was like NOOOOOOOO don''t do that and he said he couldn''t get anything for it and I said what are you asking and he said 10-12k and I was like holy moly.... even if it is a K or L (which it looked to me like an I - whiter than my GIA J) for a 2.5 carat OEC only 10k?? with a ring??? I wish I had the money to plop down... this guy has no idea what he has - in fact he kept calling it an old mine cut and I tried to correct him but he had no freaking clue what he had - my friend and I shook our heads all the way home thinking this guy is supposed to be clued in on estate pieces and yet here I am little nobody off the street and know more about the diff between an OEC and and OMC than he does!! God I hope he doesn''t recut that....