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Is the EGL worth it

Is the EGL worth it

Got a quote for a 1.20ct SI1 G (EGL), 18k gold $15,600, platinum $16,450. I have no idea if a EGL is worth it. I am happy with sI1 g but not sure about the egl part. I am assuming at that cost and colour and clarity it would be beautiful. It is coming from […]

Costco Diamond Quality

Costco Diamond Quality

I’m curious as to the quality of the diamond engagement rings sold at Costco. I’m impressed with their limited selection, but have also heard that their quality has dipped recently. Diamonds under 1 carat do not come with GIA certification. Is this a cause for concern? Thank you! I can not compare or recommend one […]

Buying diamond Rough Directly from Miners

Buying diamond Rough Directly from Miners

I am from Surat,India I want to buy rough diamonds directly from miners so if you have any details than mail me If you are looking to get into this industry or area of diamonds without the appropriate knowledge – you are asking for trouble. I highly recommend you find a connection within the industry […]

Engagment ring type: Channel Setting Evaluation

Engagment ring type: Channel Setting Evaluation

Hello, can you please tell me what kind of Band or style ring in the picture. the diamonds are gradually decreasing on the side. Reply: It appears to the be a channel setting from here. After all that’s what a channel setting does is have decreasing diamonds there on the side depending on it’s mounting. […]

Diamond Pricing for an Emerald Shape Diamond

Diamond Pricing for an Emerald Shape Diamond

Mr.can you give me on the following characteristics diamond say what is its value; -shape emerald -color G -carat 1(0.20gr) -clarity VVS1 -dim.0,70X0,50X0,40 I am from Bosnia and Herzegovina,I would appreciate it if you could tell me its value to the market,or the price you pay for such diamonds. Reply: At the current market conditions […]

Determining the Value of a Diamond Ring

Determining the Value of a Diamond Ring

I received this diamond ring from a family member i was just trying to get some info on it value…if any one knows please contact me with answers thank you!! Ryan… Hi Ryan, That is a very pretty ring. Unfortunately without knowing the specs of the diamond or the mounting its hard to tell. I […]

Assessing the summetry of a mounted stone

Assessing the summetry of a mounted stone

I purchased a set of stud diamond earrings (0.5 carat total weight, martini setting) online and ordered an IGI certificate. The online store represented that polish and symmetry would both be “excellent/very good.” The IGI certificate listed both of these as “good.” The store is now telling me that because the stones were mounted, IGI […]

Question about antique / vintage earrings

Question about antique / vintage earrings

Hello, I recently found a pair of very old earrings in my grandmother’s cedar chest .. they appear to be diamonds. However, I am very puzzled as to why they continue to be seen in total darkness. That is, whenever I cup them inside my hands and sit in a darkened room I am still […]

Do table guidelines apply to everything? (Including earrings)

Do table guidelines apply to everything? (Including earrings)

I read your section regarding table size in relation to crown. My question is should the same principals be applied when buying studs? I am buying loose stones to match up as a pair. The two stones I am to look at are GIAxxx; however, I am concerned about the table size of one. Stones […]

Laser drilled diamond

Laser drilled diamond

My husband and I bought a diamond ring with a 4.01 cushion cut laser drilled diamond in the center of H color and SI3 clarity that has a medium fluorescence and a good cut. The 2 trilliant diamonds on the sides are 1.09 in total carat weight and I-J in color and SI3 in clarity. […]