(Closed) Hello Bees I need help with a diamond purchase!!!!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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owls :  I have a very good cut graded diamond, but it looks like an ideal cut and scores very well on HCA. The facets look exactly like the ideal cut diamond that PP posted. This particular stone you shared on the other hand, the facets meet at a sharp point at the center and I have never seen a diamond do that, I have however seen Moissanite do that. The fire you see from the stone also makes me hesitant…just make sure you don’t overpay for it and you check the GIA inscription on the stone matches the cert! 

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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owls : I also want you to know I’m not trying to rain on your parade, I too have dealt with budgets and understand having to make sacrifices! If you want to private message the details/cert, I could give you a ballpark of what you should be paying.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

I agree with PPs facets and fire look more like a moissanite to me than a diamond. Does GIA grade it a very good cut?

Post # 22
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Honey bee

I do think the cut is off.  It’s really deep for a round stone.  I’d love to know the specs though because it still faces up pretty large.

i guess depending on the price, I’d still consider buying it if you loved it in person. 

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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owls :  have you been able to see it in natural light? Lights in jewellers can give a false impression 

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 1999

It looks beautiful but the lights in jewelry stores will make anything look good. Ask to look at outside or in different lighting. If you still love it, go for it! Best wishes cool

Post # 25
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Busy bee

Keep in mind,OP, jewelry store lighting is designed to make all diamonds look great. Even those with subpar cuts.  But take those same diamonds out into the real world and you will see a vast difference.  So don’t be fooled by jewelry store lighting. GL

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Has it tested as a diamond? Is this from an online vendor (new) or a preloved stone? Or is it from a brick and mortor store? Cant say what a good price is without the specs. You can pug the pecs into Pricescope or JA and see the comparables. If you KNOW it tests as a diamond, and the size is what you want (and it is in budget) and you like the visual it gives you, why ot buy it?  Again, please make sure this is indeed a diamond. Ihave never seen one photograph like that. But again, if it pleases you and it is in your budget then I dont see a problem with it.

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

After looking at the pictures again, I have to say it looks very much like a Moissy. Please have them show you the number under the scope AND watch them test it with a tester that also tests for moissanite.

Post # 29
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Bee Keeper

That cut doesnt look diamond-like to me. It’s very splintery, not unlike moissanite. And there’s a greenish cast in a couple of the photos that would concern me, but I am not seeing the stone in person. 

I am guessing that it’s attractive to you because of the price. My advice would be to save up more money and buy an excellent cut.

Post # 30
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

Hard pass because of the cut.

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