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Start from the Diamond Finder here... http://www.diamondreview.com/diamonds plenty of diamonds on offer by reputable sellers. However, you would probably benefit from defining your request a little more tightly... what does good quality mean? Have you seen diamonds in different colours, clarity and cut grades? Can you tell the differences?

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Thank you Davidelevi for your reply. im a newbie in diamond. it will be my 1st purchase i cant decide which diamond will i buy.

can you suggest me some diamonds. my buget is US$8,000.00 i want it to be White in color (G or I?) and brilliant ( Ex or H&A?) in naked eye. and value for money thank you in advance..

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Hum. The diamond is fine. Direct link to GIA report http://www.gia.edu/cs/Satellite?reportno=7172112197&childpagename=GIA%2FPage%2FReportCheck&pagename=GIA%2FDispatcher&c=Page&cid=1355954554547

 

It is priced close to the top of similarly graded stones offered by competitive internet sellers: http://www.diamondreview.com/diamonds/?sortOrder=price&sortDesc=1&fShape=Rnd&fCaratLo=1.00&fCaratHi=1.05&fColorLo=I&fColorHi=I&fClarityLo=VVS2&fClarityHi=VVS2&fCutLo=&fCutHi=poor&fDepthLo=0.0&fDepthHi=100.0&fTableLo=0.0&fTableHi=100.0&fSymLo=ideal&fSymHi=exc&fPolLo=ideal&fPolHi=exc&fCulLo=&fCulHi=vlarge&fFlrLo=none&fFlrHi=none&fPriceLo=0&fPriceHi=999900&fLabGIA=1&fLabAGS=1&adv=1

 

The real question is why are you going for an I/VVS2? You are paying a premium for something you won't see (very high clarity) and you may instead see a bit of a tint to the diamond.

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Go out and look at things first. There is no point in trying to spend money without understanding what you are buying (or: a fool and his money are soon parted, if you prefer). Get an idea of what you can and cannot see - most people can't tell the difference between D and H, or between an SI1 and a VVS1, without training and tools; same for differences in size and cut.

 

At the least, read through the tutorials on this site (and others), read through the forum threads to get an idea of what people are looking for and what they consider important in their search.

 

There is little point in anyone recommending something without you having clearer ideas on what you are looking for and willing to trade off: for $8k, you can find a 0.8 D/IF, or a 1.50 J/SI2. Both have their market, yet I wouldn't buy either for my engagement ring. It doesn't make those that buy them "wrong".

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  • 1 year later...

sharayaroy:

 

1) The thread is - as usually when you post on them - dead. In this case by nearly 2 years.

2) The OP has not even mentioned a setting

3) "Less than half the price" - that is taurine excrement. Custom making jewellery is pretty much by definition more expensive than items manufactured in large series.

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  • 11 months later...
I did a lot of research when I tried buying my engagement ring. I visited pawn shops and few local jewelers and the price they offered me was too low. After doing further research, I found Rose Estate Jewelers (roseestatejewelers.com) in the Jeweler's Row of Chicago.

 

They evaluated my price range and gave me the best options based on its design, aesthetic value, and original maker. The payout was more compared to other jewelers I had approached. It also helps that their website had a blurb about how Forbes used them as a source on how to sell estate jewelry.  They’re also conveniently located in the Loop.

 

Best of luck with your selling process,

 

-A friendly Chicagoan

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I did a lot of research when I tried buying my engagement ring. I visited pawn shops and few local jewelers and the price they offered me was too low. After doing further research, I found [a store that pays me to come over here and spam the forum] in the Jeweler's Row of Chicago.
 
They evaluated my price range and gave me the best options based on its design, aesthetic value, and original maker. The payout was more compared to other jewelers I had approached. It also helps that their website had a blurb about how Forbes used them as a source on how to sell estate jewelry.  They’re also conveniently located in the Loop.
 
Best of luck with your selling process,
 
-A friendly Chicagoan

Mister, you buyin' or sellin'?

 

Ah, no, I get it, you are spammin'.

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