I am new to Pricescope, although I have been using it to do some research. It seems like a great place for info and answers. What brings me here is I am looking to buy my girlfriend an engagement ring sometime within the next few months.
I am looking for a 1 carat princess solitaire F-G color and clarity of VVS1 to VS1. Also AGS or GIA certs. I am a little uncertain of buying sight unseen off of the internet, but I do like the prices and selection that are available. My price cap is about $7000 mounted.
Also, the other issue I am dealing with is trading in or selling a .92 carat round brilliant solitaire ring that I have, set in 14K yellow gold. It is not certified, but 2 independent jewelers said it is around J in color and VS2-SI1 with excellent brilliance. I paid $4400 for it a few years ago.
I have been searching online dealers and also the local jewelers in my area for just the right stone. I found one local jeweler that seems more willing to work with me than others. He got in a few stones for me to look at and I would like any opinions or input that you may have on one stone in particular.
The stone is a 1.00 princess cut: GIA cert# 14755156. It is G color and VVS2 clarity. Depth- 73.1% and Table- 72%. 5.69x188.8.131.52mm. Polish- good. Symetry- good. Fluorescence- none. The stone looked amazing compared others I looked at. It just had a certain sparkle that caught my eye.
The price is $6950 including mounting in a 14K white gold cathedral setting. Also, I am getting $3500 trade in for mine, which is more than I have been offered before. I would appreciate any thoughts or comments on this stone and deal I was offered.