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Diamond source needed: 1.5 ct Intense (yellow)


#1

Hello all, a jewelry designer friend asked me to find him a source
for several diamonds at wholesale cost (references and resale # can
be provided). He needs:

two 1.00-1.10 ct colorless, round/brilliant diamonds (matched pair)
one 1.50-1.60 ct Intense color, round/brilliant diamond

Sorry - didn’t get the specifics yet as to clarity or cut quality,
but I think i can safely assume that the 1.0-1.1cts should be in the
D-G range and all should be at least SI1, more likely VS2 or better.

I’m not familiar with the color “intense” which I’m told discribes a
cetain fancy yellow color, but hopefully this will mean something to
all of you. He may get the 1ct colorless diamonds from Stuller, but
a source for the fancy yellow is needed.

He got a custom order that is what we all dream about: A ring of
any design he chooses with AT LEAST 4 total carats of diamonds.
Its going to have the above 3 diamonds and the other ~0.5cts is in
the pave. WOW. A bit much for me, but i’d love to make it!!

I’m hoping that someone on Orchid is a cutter or diamond distributor
and can provide the fancy, but any recommended source would be
greatly appreciated. He is skeptical about finding a resource
online, so references will probably be needed.

You can contact me onlist, or offlist at David_Tomich@hotmail.com

Thanks!
David Tomich


#2

Greetings and Salutations to All…

    I'm not familiar with the color "intense" which I'm told
discribes a cetain fancy yellow color, but hopefully this will mean
something to all of you.  He may get the 1ct colorless diamonds
from Stuller, but a source for the fancy yellow is needed. 

I can help with the definition, I think…

By GIA Scale…Fancy yellows kinda start after Z on the color scale,
Z being the end of the “light” color range when your’re figuring out
how white it is……

Then, in terms of yellow, at any rate (colors other than yellow or
brown are scaled slightly differently in terminology):

Fancy Light
Fancy
Fancy Intense
Fancy Vivid
Fancy Dark
Fancy Deep

The GIA system is the one I’m familiar with, but there’s probably
others… So it might pay to have that qualified before you buy…

Regards…
Gary W. Bourbonais


#3

David, I have found www.diamondfloor.com to be a good source for
diamonds. They have a searchable data source with 100’s of stones in
a wide variety of qualities. Most of the stones have ceritficates
that are viewable on line. They have officies in New York and other
diamond centers. For me, they have become a reliable source with
competitive prices. No connection other than being a satisfied
customer. Joel

Joel Schwalb
@Joel_Schwalb
www.schwalbstudio.com