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  1. Gloria
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    by Gloria » Oct 4, 2000
    Would you be so kind to recommend to me some of the most reliable places where I could purchase a quality diamond at competitive prices?I am looking for a GIA cert., radiant diamond, aprox. half carat, with great cut and color. It will be on a solitaire setting.Also, do these companies accept trade-ins?
    I have an almost new, beautiful 18-karat yellow gold ring with a 0.25 ct., certified brilliant diamond, with appraisal certificate. It comes on a tension setting, from Stern Jewelers, International. I never wear it, and would rather someone else enjoyed it. Plus it would help lower the price of the radiant one I am looking for...I really appreciate any expert advise.Thank you very much!
     
    


    


  2. lawmax
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    by lawmax » Oct 4, 2000
    Hi Gloria,Are you looking to buy in a local store or on the internet? Have you done a search on Pricescope or tried the diamondcatcher (check the menu bar)? There are some great companies out there offering excellent prices. When you search, look at the stones listed and click on the websites to check them out. Take a look at the dealers' histories, services, return policies, etc. and give them a call if applicable. As far as trade-in, I guess this is something you will have to discuss with each dealer.Check out http://www.gemappraisers.com/chrt3.htm
    for the best proportions for a radiant cut diamond. They will also check out diamonds you may want to purchase before you pay for them if the seller will cooperate. So will Bill Lieberum (rockdoc), http://www.diamondclearinghouse.com
    These guys are independent appraisers who will evaluate/appraise your diamond without bias (they don't sell stones to consumers). Then you will know if the stone matches the cert, if you are being asked a fair price, and if it really looks beautiful. It is harder to evaluate fancy cuts by the numbers than it is with rounds.
    Good luck, feel free to ask more questions, and keep us posted! [​IMG]lawmax
     
  3. Gloria
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    by Gloria » Oct 4, 2000
    Dear Lawmax:Thanks for all your tips.
    I will follow your advise and do more research.Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  4. Gloria
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    by Gloria » Oct 4, 2000
    Dear Lawmax,
    Thanks for the tip. I will e-mail Steve.
    Thanks.
    Gloria
     
    


    


  5. lawmax
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    by lawmax » Oct 4, 2000
    You're welcome! [​IMG]lawmax
     
  6. StevL
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    Gloria,
    Bill and I have worked together to find the perfect princess cut for someone else. If I can answer any questions, or help in any way, please let me know.
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  7. lawmax
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    Hi Gloria,You can send email to Steve at [email protected] husband bought my diamond from him and he is the greatest! [​IMG]lawmax
     
  8. Gloria
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    by Gloria » Oct 4, 2000
    Dear SteveL,Thanks for your reply.
    I am also looking for the best radiant cut in a 0.50 to 0.65 ct. diamond.
    Any recommendations you can send will be appreciated.
    Thank you
     
  9. StevL
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    by StevL » Oct 5, 2000
    Thanks for the kind words, but the consumers are the best people. They talk honest and open, with no hidden agenda.Have a great day!------------------
     
  10. RockDoc
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    by RockDoc » Oct 8, 2000
    And I thought Muhamed Ali was the greatest!LOLrockdoc's hunor dept. :razz:
     
    


    


  11. RockDoc
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    by RockDoc » Oct 8, 2000
    ALl kidding aside...
    SteveL is a quality jeweler, and extremely ethical.He won't steer ya wrong...
    rockdoc
     
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    by lawmax » Oct 9, 2000
    Hi rockdoc,I'm not a boxing fan but I am a diamond fan! Ali just doesn't have what I'm looking for! [​IMG]Mr. Steve on the other hand-well, he's got every kind of diamond you could want, he knows his stuff and he's trustworthy-what more could a girl want? [​IMG] [​IMG]lawmax
     
  13. Gloria
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    by Gloria » Oct 10, 2000
    Dear Lawmax,Where is your famous Mr. Steve located?
    What city/state?thanks. [​IMG]
     
  14. StevL
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    What more could a girl want? A full day at a "day spa", and for dad to take care of the children(child) while she(you) enjoys yourself [​IMG]------------------
     
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    Hi Gloria,Steve is in Columbia, SC, but he works with customers from there to England. Email him.He's StevL who posted to you above. [​IMG]lawmax
     
    


    


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    ok, maybe you know me too well! I *was* just talking about the diamond situation though. A purchase from Mr. Steve does come with excellent follow-up service-are you offering trips to spas and babysitting now too? Sign me up! [​IMG]lawmax
     
  17. Gloria
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    by Gloria » Oct 11, 2000
    My boyfriend bought the diamond last weekend.
    I want to thank you all for your kind replies and advise.
    I'll be logging off permanently now.
    Thanks again,
    Gloria.
     
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