Hi everyone, I hope you are all okay!
I recently purchased a diamond from a jeweler who is a good family friend, so I trusted his guidance and did not do much research beforehand (silly of me!). I paid for the stone and did my research after, and now I am questioning if I got a good price (he said it was an amazing deal, which I trusted as we have been friends for many many years).
I paid £8,500 GBP (equiv. to 11,638 USD). Here are the specs:
1.70 ct modified round brilliant (it is an ECHO diamond (98 facets) by Robbins Brothers)
Clarity: SI2 (a few grain lines if magnified but eye clean)
Cut grade: Very good (I was under the impression modified round diamonds do not get cut grades, but it was an IGI certification rather than GIA, so maybe that is why)
Crown Height %: 14.5%, angle: 33.0
Pavillion depth: 44%, angle: 41.9
Girdle: Medium, Faceted
It receives a HCA score of 4.8, which states 'appears larger than other diamonds of this size, but sparkles less. Does the HCA score apply to modified round diamonds? is it valid?
Do you think I paid a reasonable price?
Many thanks in advance!!!!!