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1.20 ct E-IF diamond price?

What’s the going price on a 1.20 caret E-IF diamond with GIA
certificate?

Justine

I found two “D” IF stones in one of my current price lists for about
$14,000/ct. (one was slightly more, one slightly less both with GIA
certs). “E” IF should be just slightly less. Ideal cuts will be more
than this. (As a personal aside, why would you invest in a stone of
this high color and clarity if it isn’t ideal cut?)

Daniel R. Spirer, G.G.
Daniel R. Spirer Jewelers, LLC
www.spirerjewelers.com

Are you asking wholesale or retail? Do you have a diamond dealer?
This type of stone is very rare, they don’t grow on trees, so a
price on a stone like this can vary due to things other than just
clarity and color. Cut plays a big part in price today, do you want
ideal or american brilliant cut? Usually when people ask questions
like this, I mean customers, they have no clue of prices they just
think they want this rare stone.

You can expect to pay at least two or even two and a half times what
an SI1 G of similiar cut and weight will cost at the wholesale
level. If you are serious or they [ a potential client ? ] are
serious write back and i can give you a couple of good dealers to
speak with. D

what shape, what make?

A good place to check is bluenile.com if you don’t have a source. I
really like Elephant Diamonds because they send an updated price list
almost weekly. Remember to take cut into consideration!

Mariel

What's the going price on a 1.20 caret E-IF diamond with GIA
certificate? 

Shows me I need to update my Rap sheet, as mine is January…
$13,400/carat. Vs1 is $9,200/ct - those are some expensive
pinhead-sized dots. 20 back is likely as best as you’ll get, which
is $10,720/ct.

http://www.donivanandmaggiora.com

more than i can afford, pricescope doesn’t even list a price or one
available. try blue nile and see if they have one.

john

What's the going price on a 1.20 caret E-IF diamond with GIA
certificate? 

I would hazard to guess around $20,000

Please keep in mind that a diamond of that quality should invariably
have a GIA or AGS cert. as well as a VG cut or better. EGL is too lax
as far as I am concerned, with regard to color and cut
classifications. If I wanted a GIA “I” color, I wouldn’t even look at
an EGL cert with H color - it would have to be G or better.

Having said my piece, and assuming your go-to diamond dealer doesn’t
have what you’re looking for - you’ll be looking at spending at least
$16,500/ct.

for that kind of stone. There’s bound to be a middle-man in that
transaction, and he (or she) is going to want a piece of the action.
In addition, going for that kind of diamond as a first purchase is
going to look very suspicious to most dealers. Unless you are a
close friend of the dealer’s family, a member of the JBT with a #1
rating, or have been in business for more than 5 years with good
credit, chances are you will have to wire transfer the full amount
before they will even ship it. They’ll likely give you a refund if
you don’t like the stone, but transfer fees and overnight shipping
both ways is going to cost you over $100 to even look at the diamond.

The “going” or “not so going” price of 27 round stones (1.15 to 1.25
cts) E IF GIA on Polygon ranges from $13440/ct to $18750/ct. Some
ideal cuts were near the low end of the list.

Jim Sweaney, CGA, FGA, GG
www.mardonjewelers.com

Returning to the diamond price thread…

Recently I watched an old 1930 black and white movie. The theme
centered around a jewelry store robbery with William Powell as the
thief [obviously before he became a famous detective]. One ring in
particular was referenced many times. It was a 28 carat diamond
being purchased for a sweet young thing. Also referenced were
prices. The asking price was $50K but after bargaining the final
sale was made at $30K.

Orchid Rules…Karla in Sunny So. California