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What do you guys think of this diamond??
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I have read all of the diamond education pages, and I would like to thank you all for the great resource that this website is. I still feel somewhat lost in all of this, but that is better than totally clueless.

Here is what I am looking at for $1350.

GIA cert
.50 carat
round brilliant
laser inscripted
5.15-5.19x3.07mm
G color
VS2 clarity
Excellent cut grade
clarity characteristics = feather
polish and symmetry are both very good
no flourescence
cullet = none
thin slightly thick faceted girdle
61% table
59.4% depth ( I may be reading this part wrong.)

How good of a deal am I looking at?

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Re: What do you guys think of this diamond??
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Hi randyvm1, have you seen it in person yet? How does it look to your eyes ?

It's really not possible to tell if a diamond is "good" or not so good by just numbers. And I'm not an expert, but, having said that, the information you posted makes me think it's got a good start! And if all the info is correct, I think the price is pretty fair for that size, color and clarity.

Can you post any pics of it?


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Re: What do you guys think of this diamond??
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Hi randyvm1, have you seen it in person yet? How does it look to your eyes ?

It's really not possible to tell if a diamond is "good" or not so good by just numbers. And I'm not an expert, but, having said that, the information you posted makes me think it's got a good start! And if all the info is correct, I think the price is pretty fair for that size, color and clarity.

Can you post any pics of it?



I dont have any pics, but it did look really nice. I checked it out under a microscope and it looked really good. I just want to make sure I am getting a good deal.

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Re: What do you guys think of this diamond??
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Hi,


You've seen the diamond and compared it to others presumably?, this alone is worth more than any formula or advice derived from looking at the numbers on a grading report.

Trust your eyes.

The price seems good if you are comfortable with the seller and what they bring to the table.

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Re: What do you guys think of this diamond??
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The eyes ("ayes") have it.

Just Review this vendors Policies, i.e.; Returns, Upgrades, etc.

if you are considering buying a setting from them, find out if they provide a Lifetime Guarantee on craftsmanship and repair. Will they charge for labor or is it part of their Service?

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Re: What do you guys think of this diamond??
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Well, it sure sounds nice. I think the price seems very fair.

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Re: What do you guys think of this diamond??
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Barry does raise a good point about policies. Trade up, money back in particular.


True too about considering the setting at the same time.
If the price of the diamond is fair, that by itself does not a great ring make.



I looked into their trade up policy, and I might take advantage of that later. The diamond looks great to me. It is the nicest looking one I have seen so far. I am getting a good deal on the setting, and they will set the stone for free. I will be getting a tacori setting that retails for $2000, but I was able to get it down to $1800. Here is a link to the setting. It's on BB&B's website, but I am not buying from them. I am getting it in all platinum.

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Re: What do you guys think of this diamond??
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Nice purchase.

Good Luck to you.

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