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KBeezy
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Selling a loose diamond?



Have no idea where to ask this question, but does anyone have any information I should see about selling a loose stone?

I have a written appraisal already







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Kingwood Tiger
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KBeezy
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Baton Rouge
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re: Selling a loose diamond?


I got a couple of offers on it but only from the appraiser and a family friend

The appraiser said I could likely get more from a private sale, but again I have no idea how to go about that

Clarification: more than his wholesale appraisal, which is what the family friend offered

Retail is obviously out of the question but I think somewhere in the middle should be doable. Right?






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Chad504boy
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Five Oh Four
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insure it.

lose it.








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wickowick
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Head of Island
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Was the stone graded by GIA, or one of the other diamond graders?





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kennypowers816
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Houston
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quote:

Was the stone graded by GIA, or one of the other diamond graders?


This & do you have the paperwork?

I'm kind of in the market. What is the shape and size?



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wickowick
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Selling lose diamonds is tough, ebay and craigslist are actually good places to sell. A GIA certificate is the bar. Without that you will be selling at a discount. .33 ct diamond no big deal, 2 ct diamond can be a very big deal...





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Tallboy11
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Try to get your hands on a Rapaport pricing sheet. It is the industry standard for pricing loose diamonds. Typically diamonds are priced by jewelers within 10-20% of the Rap price depending on the quality of the diamond. Having the diamond certified through GIA or another international gemological institution is important to validate the specs of your diamond.





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KBeezy
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Baton Rouge
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Try to get your hands on a Rapaport pricing sheet


The appraiser used the Rap sheet and specified such on his appraisal

1.93 carat, brilliant cut stone






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Civildawg
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Is it GIA graded and do you have certificate of grading for it?





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KBeezy
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2004
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re: Selling a loose diamond?


No and no





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wickowick
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quote:

No and no


It is probably worth doing...

LINK






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kennypowers816
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quote:

1.93 carat, brilliant cut stone


Dang, not what I'm looking for, but GL






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weurf3
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nola
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What's your email?





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lilbadness
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Texas
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Without getting it certified you will have a very hard time getting the amount you want





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