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Help Me Please Buying Gia 1.52 F Vs1 Diamond


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I live in sydney Australia and I am looking to upgrade my .7 diamond to a diamond around 1.5 in size

I have found one diamond dealer that is considerably cheaper than another approx by $4000 (on same size, colour, clarity etc) the only thing is they don't stock the diamonds they are in Hong Kong, so I would be buying sight unseen. Is it ok to get a diamond from there? They take credit card so I should be covered with my purchase, are you please able to check out the gia certificate and let me know about the inclusions? I am not sure about the indented natural and what that is

I haven't got a price yet on this diamond but I'm guessing around $19-$20k

Thanks so much

The gia certificate number is 2165271290




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At first glance there does not seem to be anything wrong with the diamond and the indented natural is nothing more than a finger print on a VS1 quality stone.  Using the diamond finder, you can see numerous similar stones for less money although these would be in USD and you might be talking AUD.  I think the bigger concern you might have is the return policy from the vendor.  Especially if you are agreeing to purchase sight unseen, make sure they have an unconditional money back guarantee and not just some kind of store credit only policy.

here is a link to the search I performed on the Diamond Finder: http://www.diamondreview.com/diamonds/?sortOrder=carat&sortDesc=0&fShape=Rnd&fCaratLo=1.50&fCaratHi=1.56&fColorLo=F&fColorHi=F&fClarityLo=VS1&fClarityHi=VS1&fCutLo=exc&fCutHi=exc&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&fLabGIA=1

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Thanks George

Yes I'm talking AUD and with those prices on the diamond finder I would also need to add our sales tax of 10% GST and of course convert them into AUD

The lady has given me a list of available diamonds, I had a look and choose the one I asked about above as it didn't seem to have any inclusions in the table part of the diamond, but I'm not a diamond expert so I'm not sure which is best are you able to see which one you'd prefer out of the below list please? Sorry I don't know why the links aren't coming upblue, so you can just click on them







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Of the selection above, my top pics would be 2165271290, 2161149053 and 2161334184 primarily because the crown/pav angle combos are more along the lines of what I prefer.  As you say though, with triple Ex, F and VS1, you are not risking too much.  I tend to stay away from stones with 36° angles.

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Ok thanks George I've sent them a message asking then for the best price on those 3 diamonds, I'll let you know what they say when they reply :)

This is my ring atm with a .70 I'm planning on keeping the same style, maybe changing the style of mount

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"Although the GIA specifically claims that there are no sets of proportions that are "Ideal" Diamond Ideals obviously disagrees. Finding a GIA triple excellent and using a Hearts & Arrows scope can considerably narrow the field. Also insist on seeing pictures of the diamonds to make sure you are getting a great performing diamond."


Hi George I got the above information from your website, are any of the diamonds I'm looking at ideal?

With your diamonds do you post to sydney Australia? If so are you able to let me know what best diamonds you have with what I'm looking for? Bearing in mind the exchange rate and the fact I have to pay 10% GST to our government, so total cost $21k and under

I also saw that your family has set up cutting factories in Antwerp, my friend is on holiday in Europe at the moment and will be in Antwerp in a few weeks to buy a diamond, do you have a place there I can recommend to her? She is also looking at around a 1.5 but probably a cushion or Assher cut

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Also being a GIA certified diamond with good colour (f) pretty good clarity VS1 , no fluorescence and triple x

Hypothetically what could be wrong with it that I wouldn't like it when I saw in in person?

Thank you


The invoice, for one.


You're just over the line where there's a big increase in price-per-carat.  If you search instead for a diamond just under 1.50 carats, it may be hard to tell the difference in size ... but the slightly smaller stone could be 15-20% cheaper.


That price difference could buy you a nice pair of solitaire diamond earrings, perhaps a carat each (depending on the quality you choose).

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