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Mamabean

Ideal_Rock
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Wink

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I am reminded of when I first came back to Idaho with my brand new GG from GIA. I went to work for a very fine store, Sexties, in Boise. The owner told me about a store in Salt Lake City that had caused some kind of a ruckus in the trade by creating a local market for the very rare and expensive Salt and Pepper diamonds that he was selling for about the same price as a D-IF. (About $4,000 retail at that time.)

These are priced less than what it would cost us to have them cut if we were somehow stuck with the rough.

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moneymeister

Brilliant_Rock
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I am reminded of when I first came back to Idaho with my brand new GG from GIA. I went to work for a very fine store, Sexties, in Boise. The owner told me about a store in Salt Lake City that had caused some kind of a ruckus in the trade by creating a local market for the very rare and expensive Salt and Pepper diamonds that he was selling for about the same price as a D-IF. (About $4,000 retail at that time.)

These are priced less than what it would cost us to have them cut if we were somehow stuck with the rough.

Wink
All those poor folks with "rare" diamonds. The Etsy salt and pepper diamonds are low enough to indulge if someone wanted one (but why!?).
 

moneymeister

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I can see this appealing to someone out there!
Great news - the natural and the chip on the girdle was able to be successfully pronged!
You know, if someone wanted that diamond, this actually made it palatable. You have done a great job here :)
 

AV_

Ideal_Rock
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I understand them as one of the stones appreciated for patterns of inclusions - the moss agates & the jaspers & such, except these diamonds are very hard & very small.
 

LightBright

Brilliant_Rock
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48AC6A98-D445-496E-AFAD-228D040ECE7A.jpeg
I can see this appealing to someone out there!
Great news - the natural and the chip on the girdle was able to be successfully pronged!
Rfisher, you are a design genius. TBH, I love this and wouldn’t refuse it if someone wanted to buy it for me.
 
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Jujeh

Rough_Rock
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Eh. I find that one in the OP to not be that bad. One man's trash is another man's treasure and it's not that costly.

However, I think some of the prices people are charging for these 'salt and pepper diamonds' can only be described as highway robbery.

il_794xN.1872576087_hacc.jpg
$5,295.00
il_794xN.1943329063_1s39.jpg
$10,295.00

I know vendors can charge what people will pay but it makes me kind of sick that some people may think this is a fair price. Normal engagement rings hold their value poorly, but I'd be surprised if people could sell these for 5% of the purchase cost. :angryfire:
 

Starfacet

Brilliant_Rock
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Eh. I find that one in the OP to not be that bad. One man's trash is another man's treasure and it's not that costly.

However, I think some of the prices people are charging for these 'salt and pepper diamonds' can only be described as highway robbery.

il_794xN.1872576087_hacc.jpg
$5,295.00
il_794xN.1943329063_1s39.jpg
$10,295.00

I know vendors can charge what people will pay but it makes me kind of sick that some people may think this is a fair price. Normal engagement rings hold their value poorly, but I'd be surprised if people could sell these for 5% of the purchase cost. :angryfire:
Those prices are ridiculous!!
 

Rfisher

Brilliant_Rock
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Eh. I find that one in the OP to not be that bad. One man's trash is another man's treasure and it's not that costly.

However, I think some of the prices people are charging for these 'salt and pepper diamonds' can only be described as highway robbery.

il_794xN.1872576087_hacc.jpg
$5,295.00
il_794xN.1943329063_1s39.jpg
$10,295.00

I know vendors can charge what people will pay but it makes me kind of sick that some people may think this is a fair price. Normal engagement rings hold their value poorly, but I'd be surprised if people could sell these for 5% of the purchase cost. :angryfire:
See now, you are comparing apples to non apples here. This right here is a galaxy diamond. Not just a simple salt/pepper!

:twisted2:

But yes. Pricing what the market will bear is a fickle thing.
To each their own.
 
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