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Diamond Q&A

In this section of the site, I publish some interesting private exchanges I have had with readers of the site who have contacted me via the “Ask a Question” form. I believe you will find that the questions and answers are both interesting and educational. Of course, names have been removed to preserve privacy.

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IGI vs. GIA Fluorescence

If IGI grades slight flourescence [sic] in a diamond of G color. Is it actually going to be medium or even strong by GIA criteria? How does slight floures affect the price of a diamond. It’s very possible that an IGI “slight” fluorescence diamond would be graded “medium” by the GIA.  I would put the …

Emerald Cut 1 ct D VS2 Medium Yellow Price Help

What price range could you give me for the following specs: emerald cut, Carat weight:1.03, Color grade: D, Clarity Grade: VS2, Polish: Very good, Symmetry: Good, Fluorescence:  Medium yellow, no additional clouds. Measurements: 6.83 x 5.06 x 3.49, Depth:  69.0%,  Table:  71%,  Girdle:  Medium to Very Thick. I did a quick check on a diamond …

Looking for Diamond Parcels in the Far East

The following exchange took place in April 2009. I was wondering if i wanted to buy uncertified diamonds in parcels, how and who can i contact? If you are untrained in buying diamonds, you can really get fleeced.  Why don’t you tell me where you are located, and I’ll see if I have any trustworthy …

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