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Opinions on this 2.85 round please!

Gypsy

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No. They do not negotiate.

Is the stone tilted in the images? I would ask about that.
 

Passion4diamonds

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Gypsy|1467258970|4049957 said:
No. They do not negotiate.

Is the stone tilted in the images? I would ask about that.
Thanks for the reply Gypsy. I will ask them if the stone is tilted in the images. Ok so if they don't negotiate would you say this is a comparable price compared to other similar online vendors or can I find similar elsewhere for less?
 

Gypsy

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You pay for the great service GOG provides. I can't say if that is worth it for you. But if I were buying such a large stone, I would personally PREFER to have GOG vet and help me rather than go off on my own. And it would be worth 1000 bucks (relatively since your stone is so expensive) to me.
 

flyingpig

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Also ask if the stone is backed by their lifetime policy including trade up and buy back. (This is one of the reasons for GOG's high price premium)
I thought all platinum select diamonds come with their lifetime policy, but this particular stone only comes with 10 Day Return Policy.
 

Passion4diamonds

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flyingpig|1467270463|4049995 said:
Also ask if the stone is backed by their lifetime policy including trade up and buy back. (This is one of the reasons for GOG's high price premium)
I thought all platinum select diamonds come with their lifetime policy, but this particular stone only comes with 10 Day Return Policy.
Good catch thanks! So I put the #'s into the HCA and it only came up as Very Good. Is that a warning sign?

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flyingpig

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If you are seriously considering this stone, I highly recommend you to ask GOG for GIA report, AGS PGS report and GIA faceware report, and possibly helium report and gem advisor virtual model. For some reason, all these are missing from the listing. Lastly, a video comparing this stone against other platinum select diamond and Ascendancy H&A under different lighting conditions. . You have every right to make such request for a $35k purchase. These reports and video should give you a better idea on the diamond's performance.

AGS PGS report shows any deduction in light performance, proportion, and finish.

Also, I expect this stone to come with 30 day return window with their full lifetime policy. This needs to be clarified.
 

Passion4diamonds

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flyingpig|1467316346|4050215 said:
If you are seriously considering this stone, I highly recommend you to ask GOG for GIA report, AGS PGS report and GIA faceware report, and possibly helium report and gem advisor virtual model. For some reason, all these are missing from the listing. Lastly, a video comparing this stone against other platinum select diamond and Ascendancy H&A under different lighting conditions. . You have every right to make such request for a $35k purchase. These reports and video should give you a better idea on the diamond's performance.

AGS PGS report shows any deduction in light performance, proportion, and finish.

Also, I expect this stone to come with 30 day return window with their full lifetime policy. This needs to be clarified.
Ok thanks will look into all of this!
 

diamondseeker2006

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You don't really need to use the HCA when idealscope and ASET images are provided. It shows great light return.

Always try to negotiate price with every vendor other than sellers like Blue Nile or James Allen whose inventories are more virtual and the sales reps are not able to do it.
 

Passion4diamonds

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diamondseeker2006|1467378800|4050427 said:
You don't really need to use the HCA when idealscope and ASET images are provided. It shows great light return.

Always try to negotiate price with every vendor other than sellers like Blue Nile or James Allen whose inventories are more virtual and the sales reps are not able to do it.
Good to know about the light return!Thank you I will do that if I decide to move forward!
 

fair75

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Based on what I can see on their website, it does seem like it is a decent stone. In one of the photos, a dark crystal seems to be around the center of the diamond, which would require an in-person examination of the diamond to see if it's eye clean. Did you see the diamond in person? If it's impossible for you to do that before making a purchase, did you ask GOG to see if the diamond is eye clean? SI1 diamonds, and even some SI2s, can be eye clean but each stone needs to be examined individually.
 

Diamond_Hawk

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diamondseeker2006|1467378800|4050427 said:
You don't really need to use the HCA when idealscope and ASET images are provided. It shows great light return. .
A very important point, often missed by newer members!
 

Passion4diamonds

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fair75|1467409660|4050581 said:
Based on what I can see on their website, it does seem like it is a decent stone. In one of the photos, a dark crystal seems to be around the center of the diamond, which would require an in-person examination of the diamond to see if it's eye clean. Did you see the diamond in person? If it's impossible for you to do that before making a purchase, did you ask GOG to see if the diamond is eye clean? SI1 diamonds, and even some SI2s, can be eye clean but each stone needs to be examined individually.
Thanks for the reply! Yes I did see the dark inclusion in the center which could pose a problem if not eye clean. Unfortunately I do not live anywhere close to NY so if I proceed I'll need to trust their eyes. I'll keep you all posted of I decide to look into this stone more.
 

Passion4diamonds

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Diamond_Hawk|1467419822|4050641 said:
diamondseeker2006|1467378800|4050427 said:
You don't really need to use the HCA when idealscope and ASET images are provided. It shows great light return. .
A very important point, often missed by newer members!
That's comforting to know! Thanks!
 
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