How much did your large diamond cost?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: If you have a 2ct+ diamond, or have seen one in a store, how much was it?
    Less than $5,000 : (3 votes)
    3 %
    $5k-$10k : (20 votes)
    17 %
    $10k-$15k : (23 votes)
    20 %
    $15-$20k : (22 votes)
    19 %
    $20-$25k : (12 votes)
    10 %
    $25k+ : (20 votes)
    17 %
    I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU'RE ASKING : (17 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
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    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @PromiseRooster:  you should check out bluenile.com to see the price and sizes of diamonds.  those prices are pretty accurate.

    Post # 4
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    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I think it depends on the quality of the diamond, but if you want a high quality diamond it would cost you over $20,000.  As the PP suggested, bluenile is a good indicator.

    Post # 5
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    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @PromiseRooster:  we found good deals from referrals right here in the diamond district.

    Post # 6
    Member
    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I don’t have a 2+ Carat Diamond… lol

    So I didn’t vote in your Poll.

    But I agree with @mypinkshoes:  check out one of the on-line Diamond Merchants that list loose Diamonds on their Website (Blue Nile – Pricescope etc) I find their numbers to be pretty accurate (when I punched in the stats for my own 0.80 Feature Diamond after we got it… we bought from a Family Run Independent Jewellers / Goldsmith)

    — — —

    As a Jewellery Lover… and it being the Christmas Season and all…

    Out of curiosity I went over to Blue Nile and took a look… on your behalf

    As of right now they are listing 12,247 Diamonds (all Shapes) in the above 2 Carat Size * (1.95 to 16.38)

    *NOTE – When a Diamond is sold as 2 Carats… it is actually a range… (based on a Decimal) so anything from 1.95 to 2.05 is considered a 2 Carat Stone.

    http://www.bluenile.com/ca/diamond-search?elem=text&track=diamondsearchbar

    The 12,247 Diamonds that Blue Nile currently are listing range from:

    a 2.01 Carat – Emerald – Very Good Cut – J Colour – VS-2 Clarity = $ 8,151

    So you CAN FIND a 2 Carat Diamond for well under $ 20 K

    BUT Blue Nile also lists… Diamonds into the MILLIONS

    a 14.69 Carat – Round – Ideal Cut – D Colour – Flawless = $ 3.11 Million (aprox)

    The LARGEST Diamond the 16.38 Carat that they list is just slightly cheaper

    16.38 Carat – Round – Ideal Cut – E Colour – VVS-1 Clarity = $ 2.83 Million (approx)

    So there you go…

    Ho-Ho-Ho… Have you been a GOOD GIRL in 2013, maybe Santa can leave something nice under your Christmas Tree this year…

    Then again, if you’ve been a NAUGHTY BUT NICE GIRL in 2013, maybe Santa will leave you an “old chunk of coal” that sparkles even more brightly in your stocking !!

    Wink *wink*

     

    Post # 7
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    83 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    A 2 carat round diamond of high quality (meaning ideal cut) starts at around 20k. Ideal cuts with high color and clarity can be significantly more. You can also check out whiteflash to see some examples. 

     

    Ideal cut diamonds look bigger/brighter than their less well cut counterparts, and when you’re going for size this definitely matters!

     

     

     

    http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3026835.htm

     

    http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3009311.htm

     

    http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3007544.htm

     

     

     

    Post # 8
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    3442 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @PromiseRooster:  My dad bought his ex-whore (I mean, ex-wife) a 2ct princess cut solitaire with great specs (I think it was something like an H, VS2, Very Good Cut) for $8k. He told the sales person that he had 8k in cash in his pocket and that he was willing to buy it right that moment, but he wouldn’t pay a cent more. He give them his phone number and said “If the manager reconsiders, call me by tomorrow.” He got a call about a 30 minutes later from the manager saying that if he purchased in cash that night, he would accept the offer.

     

    Post # 9
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    795 posts
    Busy bee

    @MrsSkeletonKey:  Awesome!!!!! It definitely pays to do your research and know how much diamonds are actually marked up. I know for a fact, I could get my dream ring, around 2 carats, hearts and arrows for about 12k. I went to a chain in the mall just for fun, (knowing better than to buy from them) and they had a 2 carat for 25k. Lemmetellya……..that thing was horrible! It was cut so deep, it faced up like a 1.20 approx. It was J in color, and I don’t remember the clairity, but it was eyeclean. I asked to see the specs and the depth was close to 80%!!!! I feel so bad for people who fall for crap like that. Carat size means next to NOTHING. 

    Post # 10
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    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    It kind of depends on the cut you have.  My diamond, which was an heirloom, thank God, appraised for $17,000 and its a round, ideal cut, 1.64 carat, h color VS1 clarity.  I know that round is significantly more expensive than other cuts.  My friend was looking on blue nile and you can get a 2 carat oval cut, good cut, color, and clarity, for around 8k.

    Post # 12
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    748 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Yes, $25K. It is Canadian. 

    Post # 14
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    1992 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I have a 2.4 carat center stone. I traded in some jewelry (worth probably 1500) and bought a diamond the store had for some time, and the ring was marked down.

    It is H color, SI2, and we paid around $8K for it. We never ever thought we could get a stone that size for that amount, but we certainly weren’t going to ask them to re-check the price tag. It came GIA graded and we felt like it was the steal of the century.

    Post # 16
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    11001 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I do not have a two-carat diamond either.  However, if I enter the same specs (cut, color, and clarity) as my own smaller diamond into bluenile.com and specify a carat size of 2-carats, the prices ranged from $19.4K – $27K.

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