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T1NS

Rough_Rock
Joined
Feb 1, 2020
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So much back and forth and going back on my decision over and over. The more I spent time reading on these forums the more I got confused about what I wanted. Seems as if I took everyone’s opinions and tried to make them my own, instead of formulating my own desire based on the knowledge of your opinions.

With that being said, it is official ... deposit is in for a CBI diamond. Specs will be 3.01 carat minimum, J color, VS2. Obviously hoping it comes out better, but they run a tight ship so not getting my hopes up. Just hoping for a high J and a “cleaner” VS2 at this point.

For everyone in a dilemma I will share why I took the plunge. Yes there is a premium, but for me it was the buy back policy and lifetime upgrade. Obviously I don’t plan to sell or trade any time soon but I am an accountant and a high purchased item not depreciating more then 20% is great to me. It comforts me in spending the premium. Started off on a shakier foot with HPD but all has been cleared up and they have been great since. I try to not annoy them too much even though I’m confident they won’t mind.

I will do my part and post pics as soon as I get it. I’m anxious to see what I end up getting. The mystery does kill me but I am holding them to a high standard since they seem like they can handle it with their reputation. I have a family friend who is a gemologist and who’s store has an internal lab where they grade all the diamonds they receive which are already graded. He is excited to see it as well and will check it out in an unbiased way so I may see how the grade lines up. No worries there :)

Will update everyone soon!

In the meantime, show me some of your CBI diamonds to hold me over.
 

lynahs1295

Rough_Rock
Joined
Nov 17, 2015
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90
congrats! i am sure you will not be disappointed! i am excited to see the finished stone :kiss2:

any idea what the wait time is?
 

kenny

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Apr 30, 2005
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Jealous here.
I'm sure you'll LOVE it!

CBI diamonds are absolutely superlative!!!!! :kiss2:
 

cflutist

Ideal_Rock
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Jul 12, 2004
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Congratulations and welcome to the CBI family.

Here is a thread on CBI diamonds.

 

chamois

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Jul 15, 2008
Messages
394
Many congratulations on your great choice.

if and when I upgrade, I will hopefully go for a 3ct. J, at least that’s my plan. I currently have a J CBI and adore it, I just wish it was bigger (more finger coverage).

Very excited for you:appl:
 

matt_k

Rough_Rock
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Jan 1, 2020
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You will NOT be disappointed, I'm sure of it. And you're right--- in addition to a best of the best cut, the 80% lifetime buy-back AND totally flexible upgrade policies at HPD are 2nd to none.
 

T1NS

Rough_Rock
Joined
Feb 1, 2020
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Many congratulations on your great choice.

if and when I upgrade, I will hopefully go for a 3ct. J, at least that’s my plan. I currently have a J CBI and adore it, I just wish it was bigger (more finger coverage).

Very excited for you:appl:
Does it face up white ?? The warm J was concerning but when taking my gf to the store to compare colors she said G and J looked the same so she has no sensitivity to color it seems like
 

missy

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Jun 8, 2008
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So exciting! I do not think you will be disappointed from what I see on PS and hear about CBI diamonds. Good luck and please come back with lots of photos and thoughts to share with us.
 

natasha-cupcake

Brilliant_Rock
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Nov 16, 2017
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996
I'm very excited for you. This will be a spectacular diamond. I've owned two CBIs and they are amazing. I've always said that buying a CBI from HPD was the best non-essential purchase I've ever made. I can't wait to see your actual diamond.
 

chamois

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Jul 15, 2008
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Does it face up white ?? The warm J was concerning but when taking my gf to the store to compare colors she said G and J looked the same so she has no sensitivity to color it seems like
Yes, mine does face up white. I traded a K CBI for my J CBI and even the K I had faced up white.

Do you have a setting in mind for your girlfriend?
 

coda72

Brilliant_Rock
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Mar 1, 2005
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Oh lol!!! Those aren’t mine but are from the Boise get together last July. Speaking of which, I need to update that post as we are doing it again this July.
I just posted in that thread!
 

headlight

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Nov 2, 2003
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1,862
I'm confused... Why did you get a J when you sound concerned about the J?
 

headlight

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Nov 2, 2003
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I understand the economics of it lol, but it just didn't seem like OP was totally solid on the color.
 
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