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Independent Gal

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In case anyone is interested, I was looking in Graff yesterday and was curious how much their prices were inflated compared to online. Just for a sample:

1.25 tcw eternity band with F / VVS / ideal cut diamonds, costs about $900 less at Facets than at Graff.

2.15 ct G, VVS ideal cut RB costs about $7000 less on Blue Nile (taking into account the setting).

However, I got the distinct impression that Graff was a place where people negotiate. So presumably those prices could be brought closer with a little effort.

Just FYI!
 

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Hi Independent Gal. That''s interesting. Which Graff did you go to?

When I was looking in October 2006, Graff NYC prices were double the online vendors. Comparable to DeBeers.

However when I was casually shopping in London in November 2004, I remember thinking that once I got the VAT back, the prices in USD weren''t that bad.
 

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This was in the US, and without taxes! Also, these were not the ''list prices'' which were much higher, but the prices the man quoted on the piece of paper he gave us, which he said were the ''assuming you''re serious'' prices. That''s probably the difference!
 

starryeyed

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Interesting - they gave it up quickly for you!


How''d you find the cut of their diamonds? The ones I saw in NYC had rather large tables, like 60%. They still looked fabulous, but I can never really tell with all of those special glitzy lights.
 

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Yes, that was exactly what we found... the tables were a little too large AND they still looked fab-o under those lights. Nonetheless, every time I''ve seen something that made my heart stop at Graff it has tended to be a fancy shape. But not sure they''d be my first choice for an RB. They have some fab settings too. Especially one with channel set pink diamonds in pink gold.
 

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I definitely agree with you! I think their strengths are in fancy shapes and colored diamonds. Man, what''s not to love??
 
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