Good deal? .72 ct G ideal cut SI1 clarity – $1400?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

What shape of stone are you considering? GIA certed round stones of similar specs are running $2200 and up on Blue Nile. If the certification is not GIA, though, be very careful because it’s hard to know what you are buying without a GIA or AGS cert.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Who graded it?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

Definitely beware of an EGL certification. They can be significantly off in clarity and colour, and sometimes their cut angles aren’t great,  compared to GIA. Sometimes they are close to a GIA certification, and sometimes they are very far off. Their prices reflect the chance you are taking. You pay more for a GIA certified stone, but you can also be sure of what you are buying.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Do you have the opportunity to see the stone in person? If you don’t beware of egl.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It may or may not be a good deal. I would feel more confident if it were GIA graded, to be honest.

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