(Closed) Diamond HELP!!

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should I buy it?
    Yes : (11 votes)
    26 %
    No : (22 votes)
    51 %
    Sounds too good to be true : (10 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 2
    2153 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    irukandji24:  Is the diamond certified? Or is this the jewelers estimation? I would personally not buy an uncertified diamond, or even a GIA certified diamond with those specs. If you love the optics of the diamond, then yes it’s an incredible deal for that size. In terms of clarity, many SI1 diamonds have visible inclusions, so it seems reasonable that it could be an SI2. The question becomes, is it an SI2 compared to whose standards? And is the stone fragile and prone to chipping? 

    Post # 3
    320 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    If you like the way it looks…then I say go for it.   Everyone has different tastes and as long as you look at it and love it, that’s what matters.  Mine is a J…I love it.  I don’t notice any color…and it sparkles like crazy.  I believe mine is a VS1 but no one really asks for the specs (and if they do—Rude!)

    No one is going to know what the color, specs, size, etc. is unless you tell them.  They’ll just see sparkle. 

    Post # 5
    361 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    It costs around $100 to certify a diamond through the GIA, I would ask to see if the jeweler is willing to do this, as this is a large purchase and you want to make sure you’re getting what youre paying for. Also – for appraisal reasons as well, you will need that information certified if you want it insured. 

    Post # 6
    2875 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

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    irukandji24: agree with PP. for the relatively small money, he should get it certed. My sister looked at a diamond that was supposedly a I, SI1, 1.2 ct diamond for what looked like a great deal. Like $500 less than any comparable certed diamond of that spec. 

    She said she’d buy the diamond if the cert came back with those specs or better. It came back J, SI2 1.2 ct. She would have overpaid for that diamond if she bought into the inflated specs. 

    Get it certed so you know what you’re dealing with. 

    Post # 7
    840 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Did you look at it in natural light? Everything looks amazing in jewelry stores. IMO if it sounds too good to be true, it is. Especially with diamonds.

    Post # 8
    502 posts
    Busy bee

    Why don’t you look for a certified diamond with the same specs and compare prices? For $2300 you could get a certified diamond. 

    Post # 11
    578 posts
    Busy bee

    I’d ask if it’s been treated/enhanced in any way. 

    Post # 13
    1241 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Don’t buy it without the certification. Tell him that if it comes back I/SI2, you’ll pay him the asking price plus what it costs to certify it.  If it comes back anything else, don’t buy it.  Honestly, it’s probably NOT what the jeweler says it is because if it were that great a stone, the jeweler would have already sent it to be certified as that increases the price significantly.

    Post # 14
    502 posts
    Busy bee

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    irukandji24:  Are you near NY/NJ because I would love to recommend a few places. 🙂

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