Post # 1
Hey all! I found a ring that I like just for a pretty right hand ring, but it doesn’t come with a GIA grading report and as we all know, the “appraisal” it comes with is waaaaaay inflated, so 2 questions:
1. Do you think this looks like a quality diamond just based on the pictures (I know it’s hard to really tell just from a picture, but…it’s all I’ve got!)
2. What amount do you think is reasonable? (The weight of the gold is worth about $115 & the diamond is .39 cts)
Post # 2
I have no clue other than that is looks pretty! 🙂
Post # 3
Are there any details on the appraisal other than the value? I don’t see anything obvious wrong with the stone, but I would want proof that it’s actually a diamond.
Post # 4
Oh I love the setting it’s in!
Post # 5
What CBee said.
something about that stone looks hazy or lifeless – but it could be the photos or camera.
if the diamond is average – If I liked that ring and it was a diamond I might pay $350. At that price, I wouldn’t be disappointed when it arrives as a i1 L.
edit – if it’s vintage though, you’d want to make sure that diamond isn’t chipped as so many vintage pieces usually are. And if the diamonds more like an i2 I’d probably pay less
Post # 6
When it comes to an old ring and that size I would just decide what your ok paying if it turns out to be way off. If the appraisal says it’s a g/h si1 and it’s being sold by a person / store that didn’t make the appraisal I wouldn’t think it’s way off, normaly just the price is way off on them. With this size stone they won’t bother pushing a big difference in stats because it’s just not worth it.
I would pay $350-$800 for this ring depending on what it’s made of and how much you love it.
the diamond looks eye clean if a little hazy (but the pics overall look hazy so idk) and the facet pattern in the last pic looks clear and sharp.
Post # 7
I would pay around $300 tops based on comparable rings on Ebay. There are a lot of rings from this time period priced in that ballpark for this carat weight. The stone itself looks eye clean so I would put it in the SI range or better. I don’t think it looks hazy, I think that’s the lighting. It presents best in the first image. I would ask them to confirm it isn’t chipped to their knowledge before purchasing though as a standard part of buying site unseen. I love the engraved detail! With these vintage finds you are paying for the character and if you fall in love with it. Side note: the prongs will probably need to be retipped, they look very well worn so factor that into the price. Some jewelers charge as much as $25/prong to retip.
Post # 8
Is this from CandyBLady? I did not look, but the photography/shots look like hers.
In my experience, her prices are usually reasonable and she represents things quite accurately (i.e. if it is eyeclean, etc). If you ask her questions, about chips, or the setting, or whatever, she will tell you.
She won’t have done the appraisal herself, it would be from someone else, so I would trust it for the stats as good as you can when the diamond is set and everything. Not for the appraisal value as I am sure as many are it is overinflated, but for the general specs knowing the limitations “in the setting”.
I definitely would not be concerned with her that it is “not a diamond” or whatever. She’s not a one-off seller and at .39ct it’s not a size you tend to need to fake!
The stone does not look hazy or lifeless, to me. It looks like how diamonds tend to photograph in macro and that type of low lighting.
You can easily blow up the images yourself for any concerning concerning inclusions or flaws, recognizing of course it will be WAY bigger than actual real life viewing. She will also likely send you more images if you ask.
As for paying, eh, I am Canadian so my range would differ from yours as the Canadian dollar isn’t so strong right now 🙂
Post # 9
bibbithebee : cbee2017 : heputaringonit : roseyflowercup : NEAM2014 : GemmaBella : RayKay :
Thanks ladies! All very helpful thoughts! I ended up realizing that part of what I really love in older pieces is not just the style, but the cut of the stone so I decided to pass.
Then, I came across one of the prettiest OEC diamonds I’ve ever seen and bought it in a ring that is way more than I was looking to spend, but was worth it to me!
Here she is:
Now I will be selling my Davis Klass rose gold OEC moissanite ring because I have no need for 2 solitaire OECs, lol and plus, hopefully it will offset some of the cost. Here’s that one for reference. Wish me luck!! 😊
Post # 10
Good luck! Love the diamond you chose!
Post # 11
Wow!! Very stunning piece, it’s worth it!
how big is it compared to the current piece
Post # 12
I messaged the seller about the one you bought too! It is stunning! If I hadn’t just bought a couple of rings, I’d have jumped on it. So glad it went to another bee! Looking forward to seeing more pictures of it when it arrives!
Post # 13
Where will you be listing your mossy for sale? I drool every time I look at it
Post # 14
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
Great choice! I was drooling over that ring on LoupeTroop! So glad a bee bought it so I can see more of it 😀
Post # 15
Hello! When you say current piece I’m assuming you mean the rose gold solitaire that I already own? If I’m mistaken, please correct me! 🙂 That one is a 1-carat equivalent and is 6.5 mm and the one I purchased is .76 cts at 5.8mm
GemmaBella : FutureDrAtkins : beckib :
Thanks ladies…I’ll be sure to post a zillion pictures when I get it on Friday!
It’ll be on Diamond Bistro. I’ll also be selling a gorgeous loose OEC moissanite…I’ll PM you when I post them if you’d like!