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Old 01-26-2005, 12:45 AM
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I just bought the fiance a engagment ring this christmas. It has a 1.09kt oval cut "f" clarity Diamond. I bought it from a reputable jeweler that specializes in diamonds. The setting is 18k white gold with .75 princess cut diamonds in the setting. The stone was 4k, and the setting was 1300. I looked at some lower quality diamonds, i could have got a cheaper cut like an emerald or marquise, and got a much bigger diamond for the money, but I like round and oval.
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Cord, I HAVE to get rid of this:

The total Diamond count is (37) thirty-seven.
The total Diamond ct. weight is 1.58 ct.
The center Diamond ct. weight is 1.01 ct.
The center Diamond is graded F, SI-2.

The whole ring appraises for $9500.
You can have the whole ring for $5000.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=4950762300

If its anything you feel like entertaining, please let me know.

I have a jeweler friend, who made this ring, who can probably help you out. He is award winning, and makes PHENOMINAL pieces for very prominent families.
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Cord, your "good friend of the family" bent you over. Bobbie's ring is .65 and the same quality/clarity and the solitare with the setting and tax was less than 3k 7 years ago.

Your Insurance Co. is also screwing you over. The check should be made out to you and Dee, not a jeweler. The only way it gets made out to someone else is if you have a lien against the item. The ins Co. can't force you to replace a loss.
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Hmmmmm....
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It would be best if you knew a jeweler. most wholesalers wont sell directly to you. I know one and he wont sell to me, he sells it to me through a jeweler i know for a 3-5% markup. He says if his customers find out he is selling to the public, it wouldnt be good.

I might be able to help you out here with that situation, just may be too far away.

I bought a VVS1 E color 1.00 carat princess for $4,000, but then again i stole it.

I also bought a .75ct princess h color for $700 in a pawn shop. just got to know what your looking for.

I would drop a couple notches in clarity to a vs2/si1 and stay with a good color to match the other stones in the setting. My ex had a vvs1 and e color, but it might as well been a si2 i color, they dont know the difference. color is all that they can see.
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Your Insurance Co. is also screwing you over. The check should be made out to you and Dee, not a jeweler. The only way it gets made out to someone else is if you have a lien against the item. The ins Co. can't force you to replace a loss.
I'm gonna have to work on them to get that check into my name. I know that in the past they've made out two party checks. It's always frustrating.

Sydwaz-You know women and rings. She is definetly not looking to replace her wedding band. I wish you the best of luck selling it though. Maybe some other board member will see it and buit it from you.

Thanks guys for the link to Steve! I'm gonna dig him up and see if I can get some input from him.
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I'd love to...but when (it's not a matter of if) she finds out, I'll be cut off for months!
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Apparently, "Steve Quick" is his name. Anybody know what his board handle is?
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Hmmmmm....

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