How can I find out if the earing I hot from my auntie who was born in the 1930 diamonds are resl
I recently started looking for an engagement ring and have come across a number of diamonds, one that stood out was a diamond with the following details;
Shape – BR
Cut – Excellent
Clarity – VVS2
Color – G
Symmetry – Excellent
Girdle – Thin-Thin
Fluorescence – Medium
Carat – 1.04
The price of this is $11,160 ex. taxes.
Is this a quality diamond within the price?
I have a nice diamond ring that has nothing engraved on it but only the initials RSC. So can you tell me is the ring real?
I need to know If these holes under these diamonds mean the diamond real
I see what I think is a scholar with cap at the breather whole of diamond. Who can I trust to show this diamond too.
I was wondering, what does the numbers mean on diamond rings such as H-I, J-K, I-J etc: and the numbers like 11-12 or 12-14 clarity all mean. Thanks
I am interested in an expected resale value of a loose diamond. It is a Leo Diamond and it does have an I.G.I. Cert. Of Authenticity. The following is a list of the details of that C.O.A. :Shape/Cut. LEO/Round Billiant
Measurement: 4.85-4.93 x 3.06 MM.
Weight: 0.46 CT(S)
Color: Near Colorless(H)
White Light Brilliance: High
Color Light fire: Very High
Scintillation: Very High
Thank You….Darla Gates
I got an engagement ring from a reputable jeweler. I was told it was real but the more research I do the more I am certain it is not a real diamond. The reason I think it is fake is because the edges aren’t crisp. They are foggy and rough. It is mounted so I can’t see through the bottom but I can see through the side. Is it possible for it to be real?
hello my dream to become diamond cutters in my life .i will do anything to become diamond cutters
I appreciate you have already answered a question on the Lannyte Diamond. However I have read on a number of Gemology forums that their diamond simulant is considered to be an expensive type of CZ. Their website however states:
“Lannyte vs. CZ : CZ’s are much softer than Lannyte Diamonds and scratch and chip easily. The chemical composition of a CZ becomes milky and cloudy in a short period of time. In an attempt to imitate a diamond or Lannyte Diamond, CZ’s are usually faceted, however, due to the way cz are manufactured and cut, they are very inexpensive and short lived stones.”
I cannot find any information on the Mohs hardness of a Lannyte diamond and I would like to purchase one but do not want to be paying over the odds for a type of CZ.
I have a flawless stone that passes all the tests of a genuine diamond. I went to a jeweler that told me it wasn’t, he then used a mineral tat looked like a black diamond chip and put a scratch, by filing back and forth, handed it back said it was fake, it passed the torch and water test. I even placed it in a cloth an then placed it on my car hitting it with a hammer. The stone did not chip, scratch, or break, but however it did indent the steel frame of the car (my wife is not happy). I received the stone from a family member that passed away, I have been told it’s not anything listed, and it is not likely I have a fake stone, they just don’t know what it is. I’m ok if it’s not a diamond but it doesn’t add up that no one can label this stone (cut into round brilliance) 2 carat.
First and foremost I must thank you for your amazing book ‘How to Buy a Diamond’. I read a lot of books but this has been amazing.
I am a commercial property surveyor/valuer/Investment Agent by trade so to understand the value of diamonds and the industry was a must for me before walking into a jewellers and making such an important purchase.
My fiancé is from Colombia and my ethnic background is from Greece – both cultures are under the firm believe that Jewellery is cheaper in their respective countries. How can this really be as I do not think this is really possible? If this is really the case then the exchange rate will also play a big role here?
Also – I live in London – I have your latest edition of the book – how can I accurately use your guide prices?
Is this simply a matter of converting it into British Pounds at the current exchange rate?
Also is there a British equivalent institution of Rappaport?
I look forward to hearing from you.
How can I tell if my stones are real and I have a big blue colored stone I’d like to know a little about. Its close to a deep royal blue
I have an old diamond I want to sell, was appraised in 1983 for $34,000. 3.5 cts,solitaire in 14 ct white gold setting, old mine cut,guage cut32.5×19, vvs2. recently tried to sell and was told theres a chip and was only offered $4600. Does this sound plausable to you? I didnt sell!!
I’m trying to get the best deal because my diamond meant the world to me. It was a E color, VVS1 clarity, 1.02 CTW diamond with side stones .39 total weight (G, SI1) no fluorescence, excellent cut. We paid $7,100. It was white gold, but the prong became loose after 2 years. I just want to replace the diamond and get a better deal than we did in 2011. Please help me decide the best deal.
I’m currently looking at a D color, sI1 clarity, 1.05 ctw single diamond. It is priced at $8,551. That’s way too high, isn’t it?
My wife wants diamond earrings for her 60th and I found these H-1 S-12 for $1,000.
What do you think?
I recently Googled ways to tell if diamonds are real. Finding the heat test, i held my diamond ring to flame for 20 sec then dropped it in cold water. It cracked from the inside on one side. Is this a fake ring or did i just ruin my diamond??
Hi Diamond Guy,
I am currently looking to buy a diamond and have been directed by a diamond seller to a 1.80 carat round brilliant diamond that is F colour, Si2 clarity (although I’m told 100% eye clean with only white inclusions that are feathers and twining whisps), GIA cut / polish / symmetry – all excellent. Measurements 7.86-7.87 x 4.73mm. Table 59%, depth 60.1%. Crown angle 34.0 degrees and pavilion 40.6 degrees. Girdle is medium to slightly thick and faceted. Whilst the diamond seller guarantees me the diamond is 100% eye clean and is very brilliant with good light return and fire, I am concerned that what I have been reading about table and depth proportions suggests that the diamond is shallow and will likely lose some of its refracted light making it a duller stone. I am happy to sacrifice carat/size for a better quality diamond, however, the diamond seller believes that this stone is still an excellent option. Given the above details is it likely to be a good quality stone with great performance? Or should I be looking for a stone with more ‘ideal’ cut proportions and clarity.
Thank you for you opinion,
I would like to know where is the safest on line diamond dealers for me to sell my rings. I have had them appraised and now I want to sell them for the value they are worth. I live in a small town in Ohio. Please direct me to a secure buyer for my rings.
It’s HRD diamond. Because i live in Belgium.
diamond spec: 1 carat I color si2 3400$
girdle : medium 3.5% faceted
crown angle : 35.6 (14.5%)
Length halves crown 45%
Length Halves pavilion 80%
It’s HRD diamond.
diamond spec: 1.03 carat I color si2
girdle : medium 3.5%
crown angle : 32.6 (13%)
Length halves crown 55%
Length Halves pavilion 70%
Hello I have a beautiful ring here disappointed to find out 14kt hge means it’s gold plated 🙁 but the diamond just looks so real and also engraved is like a Dimond then almost like a v over it kinda symbol. I’m just wondering if it’s all fake or if by any chance the diamond might be real? Thanks
The stone in question is a 1.3 carat Emerald cut diamond. It appears to have pin inclusions on one side which do not show face up (that I can tell from pics). I wish I could include pics here to show you! Anyway, it is loose now and displays a faint yellow at certain angles and lighting, sometimes you can’t see it at all. My question is once it is mounted will the yellow show more or less in a white gold setting?
Assuming it’s, worse case scenario, k color i1 clarity Emerald cut, is $800 a good price? Really is it a stone worthy of investing and mounting?
Thank you so much!!
Greetings Diamond Guy,
I’m U.S. military. While in military exchange yesterday compared a 1.66 carat, 88-cut, VVS1/VVS2 solitaire engagement ring to a 1.5C, round brilliant cut (58-cut), Flawless/VVS1 solitaire engagement ring. The reflective nature of the 88-cut certainly appeared to yield much more brilliance and reflectivity with very little movement compared to the 58-cut. Your opinion of the pros/cons/considerations of 88-cut vs. 58-cut please. Thanks in advance!
Oh, and in this instance the 88-cut is mounted in a platinum setting; the 58-cut in 14K white gold identical solitaire settings. Very little price difference between the two!