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  1. AN0NYM0US


    It might have been myself that posted that some years ago. I had sold some green and blue diamonds and the buyer was "kind" enough to show me how they re-cut a .55ct Light Green Round Brilliant into a (IIRC) .46ct Fancy INTENSE Green Square Radiant. It still makes me want to throw up thinking about it lol.
  2. The biggest problem is that the diamond was not initially graded by a reputable laboratory, or any laboratory of that matter. The receipt say "H" color, but Fred the appraiser says "M". Someone at the store called it "H", not an "H" to any standard. Now if they said this is the equivalent to a GIA "H" or Fred the appraiser's "H" then you'd have a better case. Who's right? Grading is a matter of opinion, not a definitive science. If you can get your money back, do. Go buy a diamond with a GIA or AGS report.
  3. Maybe if the clarity were a bit better. A pure purple without modifiers is pretty rare. I believe the clarity is what is really working against you here, more so than the brown modifier. I was just looking at a .26ct intense pinkish purple. It only had a color only report, but I would say it would have been no lower than I1, maybe a lower SI2. The color was really nice and vibrant, almost like grape soda. The asking price was $2500. It wasn't a pure purple, but very close. It wasn't eyeclean, but very close. It was a nice stone. I hope that helps a bit.
  4. I agree with Davide. Definitely in the hundreds, not thousands.
  5. I'm not sure I follow. Are you saying that all colored diamonds (not including brown or light pink) cannot achieve their color naturally?
  6. It certainly has a deep color and looks very purple. It's always nice to add to the collection. Thank you for sharing.
  7. Yes. But no pressure. I know all too well photographing these guys can be tough.
  8. You can probably tell what I'm going to say. That question is probably the one with the least solid answer. Typically Purple is more rare, Pink is more desirable, and either can be more valuable. Everything the same (cut, clarity, carat...) the "niceness" of the color will determine value. When browsing the color diamond vendors online, search for just one kind of diamond ex. Fancy Intense Pink and you will see many different hues and values. Can you post a picture of this diamond? I'd love to see it
  9. Again there is really no golden rule, but it is safe to say more often than not the way you have them listed would be correct.
  10. Typically speaking yes Brown-Purple will be more desirable than Purple-Brown. Durability issues come from the feathers inside the diamond. If set the pressure from setting or a bump can cause the diamond to crack further. Feathers are cracks inside the diamond after all. No GIA will not mention durability issues. The reason you find color only reports is due to cost of the report or size of the diamond. Full reports cost more and provide more info. If the info isn't beneficial to the seller/sale than the owner will opt for the color only report. Often it is diamonds that are I1 or lower that have the color only report as knowing that the diamond is I1 or lower doesn't increase the value or help the sale. Actually it can hurt it. Diamonds under a certain weight, I believe .15ct can only have the abbreviated report.
  11. Sorry I typed that on my phone. Please forgive the grammar and missing word(s) lol
  12. Hello, To answer the questions about color. Brown-Purple means it is a purple stone with a strong brown modifier. The main color is always the last one mentioned. Brown-Purple would have more brown than a Brownish Purple. Conversely a Purple-Brown stone would be a Brown stone with a strong Purple influence. Regarding value. Well. That it tougher. You have a few variables that could work for or against you. Not all Brown-Purples will look the same. Some will have a more appealing color than others. Not all I3's will look the same. It is a very broad grade and some stones will look better than others. Some, maybe even, most will have durability issues. Is yours one? Fancy dark is also a tough one. Typically it us viewed as not as desirable as fancy, intense, vivid or deep. However this isn't always the case. Again Dark can vary in terms of value and desirability. I'm not how much time and money you want to put in to this stone, but a professional appraiser that knows the fcd market well might be an asset. Or Davide on this forum. I'd trust him more than most appraisers.
  13. I just want to say I love that orange halo with the orange side stones. It'd be worth it just for the orange side stones. I think David says something like "where are you gonna find these?" So true.
  14. Absolutely this. While I may not wear certain styles, I can appreciate a well crafted piece of art.
  15. AN0NYM0US

    Mark Broumand

    Any negativity towards Mark Broumand has been brought upon by himself. I have been on jewellery forums for a few years now and have personally seen the shills that come and "vouch" for him. Another issue I had was MB using EGL graded diamonds. It's his business and can use whatever lab he wants but anyone in the business knows EGL is soft in their grading and is often used to deceive uninformed customers. This is often the only negative thing I say about him. I am not "in the business" and do not have any agenda here. If anything your statement claiming so is questioning my integrity. I'll retain mine by refraining from calling you a dick.
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