fit a 1/2ct. SI -I diamond of at best an F colour given the $500
Since $500 has been mentioned twice now, I'm gathering that some
dreamer imagines they can buy a 1 ct. diamond for that. Well, on
Ebay you can get drill bit quality for that, if you shop around a
I haven't updated my Rap sheet (Rapaport......), so it's October
2011. The lowest quality listed on the sheet, M/I3 (drill bit.....)
for 1 ct. and up is 1100/ct. A decent stone of G/SI1 is $7300/ct.
R.E.'s half carat F color is going to set you back $3200/ct or
around $1600 for the stone. M color I3 in that category is $600/ct,
Now, to be sure, stones are sold "back of Rap" or at a percentage of
the list. 40 back on a 1 ct. M/I3 is still
$660.....................That would be cost, not with a markup.
I know a few liquidators who do breakout, and none of them are