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Hello I'm new to the board, I need your help knowing whether or not I'm getting a good deal.  Here are the stats:


GIA certified

Round Brilliant

Very good cut, VS2

6.13 x 6.17 x 3.85 mm

.90 carats

Depth: 62.6%

Table: 57%

Pavilion: 41 degrees

Crown: 36 degrees

Girdle: Slightly thick (faceted) 3.5%

Culet: None

Polish: Very good

Symmetry: Excellent

Color Grade: I

Fluorescence: None


I was referred to this guy from a friend and it's a very well reviewed jeweler.  He said that the diamond got an excellent rating under their proportion scope and exceptionally high on the light performance scale.  That all sounds good but I don't know if that's just jargon to make the uneducated feel impressed. 


What would you pay for this diamond?


Thanks in advance.

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"Exceptionally high" on whose light performance scale? Do you have any reason to trust them (whoever they are) and their scale?


It's a fine diamond, but not the finest make - certainly as far as it can be assessed from a GIA report - and this is confirmed by the "very good" cut.


Prices: the easiest thing to do is to use the Diamond Finder. It's free, anonymous and it doesn't commit you to doing anything, but it does have a few dozen comparables listed... http://www.diamondreview.com/diamonds/?sortOrder=price&sortDesc=1&fShape=Rnd&fCaratLo=0.90&fCaratHi=0.95&fColorLo=I&fColorHi=I&fClarityLo=VS2&fClarityHi=VS2&fCutLo=vgood&fCutHi=vgood&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=999900&fLabGIA=1&fLabAGS=1&adv=1

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Well, there's 141 comps in the database and all but about 20 of them are cheaper than that.  Some by quite a bit.   That doesn't make your's a bad deal, local jewelers tend to be more expensive and offer more 'value add' than these guys.  It's up to you to decide if what he/she's bringing to the table is worth the cost.  It might be.  



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I just can't ever recommend a very good cut. Have you searched online. Many of UA online retailers have much better options for the same price.


Super ideal option:




Why settle for a less than super high performance diamond? The answer is you don't!!


The price you got is not very fair at all here is a similar option to yours:




I wouldnt recommend your diamond at all.

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