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Price of Diamond Parcel


#1

$325 a carat. Good Deal or Not? This parcel weighs 13.37 carats. 25 diamonds. I2 clarity, G to F color. Average weight is .53. I want to make them into earrings and have little experience in buying parcels. Thanks for your feedback.Dale Pavatte, Diamonds For You, Decherd, Tennessee


#2

Dale
My idea is to give the parcel to a diamond appraisal service. Let them sort them into 'pairs’
If they want a few $$'s this will make your life so much easier. Weigh the stones and colour grade before setting, it’s nearly impossible afterwards!
Hope this helps you…:wink:
Gerry! from my Toronto iPhone!
1-905-886-5961


#3

Hi, I think that price is a bargain if in fact they are the qualities you say. Stuller would sell those stones easily for 800-900 a carat. Stuller tends to be high, but at $325 a carat you can make a large profit. I’d definitely buy them all. Good luck, Leanne


#4

Thank you, Gerry. Your experience is a great help to the whole jewelry industry.


#5

Thank you, Leanne. I sent you a private message on facebook. I don’t understand how to send private messages yet on Orchid. Lol


#6

Dale
Just trying to be of assistance to anyone who needs, or wants it! I think
by asking your appraiser to put them into the ‘separate’ envelopes for
future setting, will make your life so more easier! Packages of I-2, or
SI-2, will even make it easier to finally appraise once set!
Glad to be of help!..:>)

*Gerry Lewy *
*Toronto. (905) 886-5961 *


#7

Old Rap sheets would put “GIA graded” F-G I2 0.50-0.69 at 1300-1400/carat.

How would you rate the cut? Like done by an amateur on the lap? Do the stones look like they’ve been modified? Filled, lasered, etc.?


#8

The cut looks good, the girdle is average. I don’t think they are modified, filled or lasered. The company I bought them from buys from jewelers going out of business and from pawn shops. I suppose they sell low for a quick turn-a-round. I am setting them into earrings today. A friend of mine saw them the other day and said they were I3 or I4 and he thought I would normally pay from $550 to $700 per carat. Since I paid $325 pc, I am satisfied that I can sell one carat total weight earrings for $799 (about keystone) and come out OK. I am like everyone else and just trying to make a dollar. I have no experience in buying parcels and appreciate any advice.
Dale Pavatte
Diamonds For You
33 years in business


#9

Dale
So pleased that you put your trust into the members of Ganoksin! That’s why we are here!
Gerry! from my Toronto iPhone!
1-905-886-5961