(Closed) Help….Is it a good Price?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@maidepqua:  Hmmm sounds a bit too good to be true actually.. A good way I do to check if the diamond price is good or too overpriced (or too good to be true) is to check against a diamond of a similar spec on Blue nile (www.bluenile.com). $3200 for the one you described actually sounds like an INCREDIBLE deal as most seem more expensive than that… Does it have a GIA certificate to confirm the specs?

 

Btw, it’s probably worth for you to have a look at the following link about diamonds. I wish I’d seen it before I bought mine.. I have a G, VS2 good cut but turns out the colour and clarity doesn’t matter as much on a round (you can probably get to I or even J for something just as nice), but the CUT is the most important thing..

So if doing it again, I’d look for a I-J, SI1, excellent cut.

Sorry if I’m adding any confusion.. site is: http://www.thetruthaboutdiamonds.com

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

That sounds like a really good price!!!!

Is it GIA rated? If it’s not, that sometimes skews the stats. (Like a G color GIA rated, could be a E EGL rated).

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I’m also in Texas and I would believe that price.  🙂   But definitely check for GIA or AGS certification, or else have an independent jeweler give you an idea of what it really is.  On the other hand, if it looks good to YOU and you’re okay with it, then buy it.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

That sounds too good to be true for me as well. I would definitely ask to see the GIA certificate.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

A great place to get diamond advice is http://www.pricescope.com

Hard to say if the price is good without knowing who graded the diamond, as others have mentioned. Also, many experts will tell you that Cut is the most important of the 4 C’s for a bright and sparkly diamond. I would not buy a “good” cut, but it is definitely a personal preference. I would stick to excellent or ideal cut in a round.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

woah!delayed double post!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@maidepqua:  It’s a good move to ask for the certificaqtion.. the reason I say this is that you don’t want to over pay and the certification is the only way to be sure it’s good value (as it’d say that to the naked eye a diamond that’s G, H, I, or maybe even J colour cna look very similar). So I’m not saying the diamond is not a good price or worth it, but a certificate is the only way you have of know you are getting what you paid for 🙂 Hope it is what it says bc if so it’s an amazing deal!!

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Too good to be true. Is it GIA?  Are you buying it wholesale? 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I would prefer a smaller stone with an excellent cut. Cut is everything!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Make sure it’s not clarity enhanced. I have seen a lot of those at that price. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MrsElopement:  Oh, that is a great point, I didn’t think of that. 

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@serenitea:  I bought my stone and setting from a jewelery store and it was a stone they were planning to sell to a wholeseller to get it off their books at the end of the year.  They sold it to me at the price they were planning to sell it to the wholeseller at – which was 5k cheaper than what they would have sold it in the store and 9k less than what it appraised for.

 

My jeweler said explained that there can be a price difference if you by wholsale and encouraged us to look in the diamond district for a better deal.  He said if you buy wholesale it is cheaper because there is no middle man.  Jewelery stores buy stones from wholesellers (who up the price) then up the price again to make a profit.  

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