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mike04456

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If any of you guys read Men's Health magazine, there's a short bit in this month's issue about buying an engagement ring. Among other gaffes, they recommend bonded diamonds and that you insist on a GIA cert that shows make grade 1 or 2.

Ugh. I feel like writing them a letter except that part of me thinks that people who take advice on diamonds from consumer magazines deserve what they get.:devil:
 

rsilvers

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There are people who would say that someone who buys a stone off the internet deserves what they get. And they do! They deserve a fantastic stone for a good price!

I told some people at a party that I bought the stone "off the internet" and got some funny looks, so maybe I should say "I searched the entire country and the stone for her was at a jewelry store in Oregon so I had it flown in by next day Fedex..."
 

mike04456

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On 11/20/2002 12:21:52 PM

They probably haven't read anything but Fred C.' book or just had him as diamond advisor...:read:
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I got that impression. They recommended DCI as a source for information on bonded diamonds. :rolleyes:
 

rsilvers

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That MAXIM article says to search for price here http://www.wherethediamondsare.com/diamond_search.asp

I put in a round/VS1/D/1.02 and it said $8600. This is about $400 more than I paid for my stone through a pricescope dealer. And my stone was an AGS000. Now I am certain the stone that place will sell you for $8600 is not an AGS000 stone and probably is available for more like $7500 if it had a so-so cut.
 
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