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sparkleloo

Rough_Rock
Joined
Aug 23, 2012
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Hi Everyone,

I could really use your expertise. I have a 0.71 I VS2 Signature H&A from BGD. I was hoping to upgrade with them, but have run into a tangle.

Does anyone have any insight into why BGD's 1.2-ish J VS1s are so much more expensive -- thousands more -- than those from Whiteflash, James Allen, etc.? I am trying to talk to BGD directly, but feel like I'm getting a little bit of the runaround... :confused:

Examples of BGD's prices:

$9,246
http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/1.230-j-vs1-round-diamond-ags-104071675022

$9,103
http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/1.209-j-vs1-round-diamond-bfg-19840

$9,291
http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/1.234-j-vs1-round-diamond-bfg-19841

$9,306
http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/1.235-j-vs1-round-diamond-bfg-19842


Examples from Whiteflash (ACAs):

$7,158
http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3635963.htm

This 1.4 J VS1 is priced similarly to BGD's 1.2s?
$9,617
http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3586217.htm


Examples from James Allen (True Hearts):

$6,670
http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.20-carat-j-color-vs1-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-608816

$6,990
http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.23-carat-j-color-vs1-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-969552

This is quite a disappointment as it really kills the possibility of an upgrade for me. Wishing I had gone with WF from the beginning...

:(


Thank you so much for any insight you can offer.
 

telephone89

Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Aug 29, 2014
Messages
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I'd previously heard that it could be impacted when/for how much the stone was acquired. Ex, you buy a stone 1 yr ago for $1000, and are selling it for $2000. Last week I buy a similar stone for $500, sell for $1000. Diamond prices have gone down recently (apparently?! I haven't noticed much with the Canadian dollar in the toilet), so that might be a factor.
 

tyty333

Super_Ideal_Rock
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sparkleloo

Rough_Rock
Joined
Aug 23, 2012
Messages
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Wow, that is incredibly helpful! I never would've thought of that. Thank you so much!!!
 

Alex8879

Rough_Rock
Joined
Mar 29, 2015
Messages
11
Yes, assuming the diamond meets certain requirements, Whiteflash will offer a trade-in credit for your current diamond when you purchase a new diamond from them. I just went through it myself and it was a relatively easy process.

I emailed WF my GIA certificate. They gave me an estimate by email so I know the range to expect. Then I mail them my diamond for the final appraisal where they will give me a final price/credit. I will say WF's offer was better than other places I went to. But still, the trade-in value will not be as good as where you purchased it, BGD. I would say to get an initial estimate over the email first to see.
 
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