Are all stores on diamond row (NYC) trustworthy?
, 11:52 AM
This is my first post on the forum.
I am looking for an engagement ring in New York. I went to fancy stores (Tiffany, Cartier...) to check the rings and the prices, and also visited a couple of small specialists stores on diamond row.
One of them, managed by Russians, offered me great prices for a round brillant diamond in a Lucida setting:
- G VS2, 1.2 carat, VG/VG GIA certified, $8,500 (with the platinum setting)
- G VS2, 1.5 carat, excellent/excellent, GIA certified $11,000 (with the platinum setting)
This suprised me because 1.5 carat diamonds of comparable quality were between 25k and 30k at Tiffany, Cartier etc. and between 15k and 20k in other stores on diamond row.
How come that there is such a difference in price? Are these prices even possible?
Are all stores located on diamond row trustworthy? If not, what should I pay attention for??
Thanks very much for your answers.
Re: Are all stores on diamond row (NYC) trustworthy?
, 01:50 PM
Originally Posted by diamondsbylauren
Welcome to DT.
In general, NYC's "diamond row" stores make shopping very 'interesting"- in a bad way.
There's so many bad sellers on the street, extremem caution is warranted.
Well... so where should I go if I don't want to spend $$$$$$$$ at Tiffany??
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