(Closed) Is this a good deal on a DIAMOND?!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

The cut is one of the most important aspects.  Its what makes sure the diamond sparkles the best it can.  I’m assuming it was an Ideal cut. 

I personally wouldn’t get an I1 diamond. SI1 or SI2 is the absolute lowest i would go.

The price seems reasonable.  BUt you’re only paying for the carat and cut there.  I would rather have a ring that is good across the board that poor in clarity but good in cut. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

BlueNile usually has close to wholesale prices – why not plug the specs in there and see what similar diamonds are going for?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 1993

I think this is a crap price for an average diamond.  I wouldn’t touch I1/2… I wouldn’t even want a SI1/2, especially at the 1 carat size.  

My stone (loose) is E, 1.1, VS1 and it came in at $6k.  There are better diamonds to be had for your money.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

What shape is the stone?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would never buy anything less than GIA rated to Excellent cut.  I don’t know what the AGS equiv. is.  Also, where the feathers are is important.  Some impurities can later result in the diamond chipping?

I don’t think $4,700 is a good price for an I1 stone, tbh. 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Definitely plug the specs into blue nile to compare like a pp said. It’s the best way to compare and see if the price seems reasonable. But to me it sounds okay.. although I am no expert. And yes cut is the most important feature!! We spent all the $ on cut and color and I have no regrets 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Also, I think that is a high price for a diamond of such low clarity.

For $4,700 you can get a 1c, G color, SI1 or VS2 diamond depending on cut. 

ETA: I would never buy a stone that wasn’t GIA rated. The other rating agencies are not as stringent on their ratings.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Don’t do it! That isn’t a good price for the diamond at all. Check out James Allen or White Flash.

ETA: Also, take a look at Good Old Gold and Brian Gavin Diamonds. You can call them and ask the in house experts to tell you whether or not it is eye clean. Usually, they won’t take anything in which is not. Blue Nile will not be able to tell you whether the diamond is eye clean or not since they are in warehouses and drop shipped when ordered.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 1993

@halolover:  I personally wouldn’t buy any diamond I haven’t seen in person, but I do know people have had good luck with Blue Nile.

 

The diamond in my ring is from a local jeweler, The Diamond Cellar.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It seems high to me for this stone.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@halolover:  I get what you mean. I have a diamond that was EGL cert. Which frankly, really doesn’t mean much to me since I’m not selling it. I saw it in person and under the scope and it was gorgeous, so we went for it. And it was priced right. So I don’t care about the cert. To me, it simply affects the price. And the local gemologist agreed that the report was spot on. So my point is that I would have a hard time buying any diamond site unseen, but some people don’t mind and end up getting a good deal. I think if the diamond you saw is eye clean and you are happy with it, that’s all that matters. Though that price does seem steep for an I clarity stone.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You can do better for that price, good luck!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@moderndaisy:  Agreed. Put it into Blue Nile or another diamond website and you will have your answer. 

I only remember off the top of my head….a 1 ct, VSI, Good cut, H(?) colour was around $5000 when i was looking. 

So now that i think about it, DONT pay that price. 

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