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Q&A: Looking for a Pink Cushion Cut Diamond Within a $40k Budget

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I have an opportunity for Fancy Intense Pink, cushion cut diamond with VVS2 clarity, weighing 0.30 of a carat. The seller has quoted a price of $42000. The diamond is fully certified. How can I verify the price of this investment?

Hi,

What kind of a certificate does it have?

GIA.

Thanks for the info.

It seems like you’re paying a lot for the VVS clarity, but the price doesn’t seem that crazy for an intense pink diamond. However, I would still go lower in clarity to get more options and much better value. The color is the most valuable aspect on a pink diamond. Inclusions aren’t that important.

I searched a bit and found three alternatives:
Blue Nile LD06487445

Blue Nile LD09177766

www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/fancy-color/pink/cushion-cut/0.27-carat-vs1-clarity-sku-365246?a_aid=dmnd1357

As you can see, the color can differ a lot while still being Intense Pink. Any of these three options will look amazing and you’d pay less than a half of what you’re offered now. On top of that, all of these three are much better cut than the one you sent me.

Let me know what you think.

Thanks!

I was looking to purchase the diamond as an investment through my self managed super fund. The research I have done shows good capital growth for pink diamonds and with talk of the argyle diamond mine closing in 2020 there may be a spike in price.

Can you provide any insight into pink diamonds for investment.?

That is a possibility, yes. Argyle diamonds aren’t a bad investment in general. But even with them, you should make sure you’re picking the right stone.

If you want, I can put you in touch with our contact in Leibish. They specialize in investment diamonds and have a whole program built around this. They will be more than happy to help you with this topic and guide you through pink diamonds.

Let me know what you think.

That would be great. Tx for your assistance.

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