You Answered :: Diamond B

Surprise! They both have the same markup.

How? They are not the same quality, not by a long shot. In other words, you got what you paid for. Both are good deals for what you paid.

The Rest of the Story

Below is how they really stacked up. You needed the rest of the story… Which is my whole point. You CAN NOT assess diamond value or compare diamonds without knowing the rest of the story.

The 4 C’s are never enough. Ever.

Diamond A

The 4 C’s ::

  • Carat Weight :: 1.07
  • Cut Grade :: Excellent
  • Color Grade :: G
  • Clarity Grade :: VS2

The rest of the story …

  • Graded by :: GIA-GTL
  • Fluorescence :: None
  • Culet :: None
  • Polish :: Excellent
  • Symmetry :: Excellent
  • Measurements :: 6.67 x 6.65 x 4.00
  • Depth :: 60.5%
  • Table :: 58%
  • Certificate Date :: November 10, 2013 (last month as of this writing)
  • Currently loose in a vault at this company.

Diamond B

The 4 C’s ::

  • Carat Weight :: 1.07
  • Cut Grade :: Excellent
  • Color Grade :: G (probably I really)
  • Clarity Grade :: VS2 (probably SI2 really)

The rest of the story …

  • Graded by :: EGL India
  • Fluorescence :: Very Strong
  • Culet :: Small
  • Polish :: Very Good
  • Symmetry :: Very Good
  • Measurements :: 6.61 x 6.54 x 4.07
  • Depth :: 61.2%
  • Table :: 56%
  • Certificate Date :: April 7, 2011 ( more than 2 years ago as of this writing)
  • Currently in a ring on display at the store.

Interpretation ::

Because B was graded by EGL India, the color and clarity grades are not defined the same as GIA-GTL does, and therefore color and clarity are lower in Diamond B. It is a huge difference sometimes, perhaps 2-4 grades in color, and the same for clarity. Several other factors also come to play, making the difference worth thousands of dollars.

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