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Unicornz0

Diamond Purchase Help, Please.

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Hello,

 

Please help me determine the price this diamond should sell for if purchased retail or wholesale, in the Midwest USA.

The length to width ratio is 1.960127 to 1, if I understand the measurements.

Please see the attached excerpt ffom the EGL USA diamond report.

 

Thanks,

Uni

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There is no way of answering this question sensibly without seeing the diamond.

 

An EGL report is not a reliable indication of either colour or clarity, and stones with SI or lower clarity (which is what the report indicates) may have very different prices depending on the visibility of the inclusions.

 

Similarly, a l/w ratio (or the other info available on the report) is not enough to understand whether the stone is well cut or not.

 

Which is why when you look for equivalent stones on the Diamond Finder (http://www.diamondreview.com/diamonds/?sortOrder=price&sortDesc=1&fShape=Marq&fCaratLo=1.60&fCaratHi=1.80&fColorLo=D&fColorHi=D&fClarityLo=SI1&fClarityHi=SI2&fCutLo=&fCutHi=poor&fDepthLo=50.0&fDepthHi=80.0&fTableLo=40.0&fTableHi=80.0&fSymLo=&fSymHi=poor&fPolLo=&fPolHi=poor&fCulLo=&fCulHi=vlarge&fFlrLo=&fFlrHi=vstrong&fPriceLo=0&fPriceHi=1000000&fLabEGL=1) you find that prices of those go from about $12k to below $5k. Where "yours" sits in that continuum, is anybody's guess without seeing the diamond.

 

The other aspect of your question is "wholesale or retail". Make no mistakes - if someone is selling you one stone at a time as a consumer, they are a retailer, and what you are seeing are retail prices.


Davide - Specialised Consumer Information and Assistance,
Diamonds by Lauren (http://www.diamondsbylauren.com)
davide@diamondsbylauren.com

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Is the dealer the one who decided to make an ''excerpt' from the scan of the copy of the lab report? That's a bad sign. There are two reasons for this. First is to conceal the identity of which EGL did the work. They are not all the same. You mention that it's EGL-USA but someone has carefully removed the signature and masthead. The second is to remove the report number so it's not possible to look up the stone on the labs online checking system. They are either hiding something or they want to make it difficult to shop the stone against another dealer who may be selling it. Neither is a particularly good sign.

 

 

 

As Davide points out, the range of prices is quite high. The dealers who list here (who are retailers by the way) have more than a factor of 2 and storefront dealers will move the top up another third or more. 'Wholesale' is a tricky word in this business and it doesn't mean what you think it does. a significant fraction of the jewelers describe themselves that way as if, somehow, it meant they have lower prices. 'Taint so. I tend to view it differently. You've already caught them in one like, even before you walked in the door. Get down to the details of the offer at hand but the claim of 'wholesale to the public' reduces their credibility, not increases it.


Neil Beaty

GG(GIA) ICGA(AGS) NAJA

 

There's never a crowd when you go that extra mile.

Professional Appraisals in Denver

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Can't give you a price on an EGL because of the grading variance.  EGL can be off 1 grade or 13 depending on which EGL graded the stone.  Marquse prices are very reasonable right now though, so why not get one with a GIA lab report?


Jan

For those that want to know the truth about diamonds, just ask.

 

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Hello everyone,

 

Thanks.

 

This stone is local, & I also find it appealing.

Does anyone recognize the signature on this Diamond Report?

Please comment on the Gemologist completing this report.

 

Thanks Again,

Uni

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