Post # 1
I recently inherited a sizeable diamond that I am going to reset for my engagement ring. the cut isn’t bad but it lacks a little brilliance and our jeweler recommended getting it recut in a more modern proportion. It’s not an old mine or anything, just haso too large a table. The color of the stone is on the warmer side and he said this would help combat that a bit as well.
I’d love to hear about your recutting experiences, namely what you all paid. It’s a 3.5 carat and i just got a $2000 quote. Is that a rip off?
Post # 2
Wow! That’s a rock. I have no experience with this, but I would take this question to Pricescope, lots of jewelers on there. I also know, that I’d go to the very best person even if it was a bit more $$ because cut is everything! The looks and value of the stone are at stake.
Post # 3
I agree with MrsBuesleBee. Pricescope is probably your best bet. I would also get quotes from other jewelers in your area and see what they say.
Post # 4
brosie: I paid $700 to recut my diamond last year. My stone went from 1.08 to 1.01. It is an Emerald cut that had been chipped by an incompetent jeweler and fixed by an awesome cutter and master jeweler at a different location. I was overjoyed that not too much carat weight was lost!
Post # 5
brosie: Can you post a pic of the original stone? I’m curious to see what the cut is now.
Post # 6
Contact Brian Gavin Diamonds. They are amazing and do fabulous re-cuts!
Post # 7
I would say, whatever you do, Either insure the stone before sending it to cutter and make sure insurance covers cracks or make sure the cutter has insurance policy to cover the loss of the diamond if it were to crack. Stuff happens and if setting sometimes can crack stones, recutting can be risky too. Not too usual but can happen. I already read about two threads of cracked stones and the nightmare of dealing with jeweler afterwards and trying for him to pay.
Some of the cutters will only do recuts for members of the trade for this very same reason. All the parts involved in the transaction are aware of the possible consecuences and most of the time have an insurance policy that will cover a potencial loss. Good luck And I for once can’t wait to see that rock! 🙂
Oh! And agree with PPs go to Pricescope and ask. They know their stuff around those boards! Lol