(Closed) Is this a good deal for this diamond?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@MsMadHatter:  it sounds too good to be true. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Whether it’s a good deal or not depends on more than the color and clarity, IMO.  Who graded the diamond?  I know that there are several labs that grade diamonds, but when we were shopping, my Fiance was only comfortable looking at GIA graded diamonds. You need to know if it’s a very good to ideal cut (more light reflects back up) whether it has any flourescence, and any cutlet.  By the looks of it, it is a pretty diamond, but without additional specifications, I’m not sure you could make an educated decision as to how good the deal is.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I agree with Serey.  It sounds too good to be true.  If buying online, make sure they have a good return policy and have it graded by a licensed gemologist when you receive it.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

It sounds like it could be too good to be true. Diamonds with those specs usually sell for around $3,000-$9,000. If someone were offering it for $900 I’d want to know why…

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

I agree with PPs. Is it certed? Cut? Is it clarity enhanced or any other enhancement?

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

@MsMadHatter:  I think it’s an awesome deal. I would look into the exact measurements and get the exact length to width ratio. This will tell you if it’s well cut or not. Do you know it? Usually non certified diamonds can be cheaper. It looks pretty in the pictures but a bit long and that can cause a bow tie.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I’m curious what they will say!  This sounds way to good to be true.  It also looks nearly see through, almost clear, which isn’t s great sign.  It should face up whiter instead of clear like that.  If it’s real, untreated and well cut, this is the most amazing deal I’ve ever seen!  Very curious…..

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

That sounds really low. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

If I were you, I would have them send me the stone (he didn’t say if it was certified, if so, defintely get the lab report!) and take the diamond to an appraiser and have them look at it to be safe.  And if you get a green light from the independent jeweler/apprasiser, go for it!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My husband is a jeweler in the jewelry district in downtown Los Angeles. I sent him this thread and his reply is “to good to be true, way too good”

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