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Forum Chit Chat / Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
« Last post by malt80 on November 27, 2016, 08:24:51 PM »
thank you so much for the reply!!
the original form of the tiara is this
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Forum Chit Chat / Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
« Last post by oldmancoyote on November 27, 2016, 12:12:15 PM »
From the single, low-res photo it looks modern (1970s ->). If you have more images, especially of the back, we may be able to say something more.

In terms of estimate (for which I assume you mean value"), it's impossible to even guess without having the item in hand - the metal could be silver or could be platinum. The stones could be diamonds or could be CZ (or could be quartz). They could be good colour, cut and quality or they could be mediocre in all three respects - from the photo it's impossible to establish even a rough size...
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Forum Chit Chat / Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
« Last post by malt80 on November 27, 2016, 10:00:11 AM »
does anyone know something about this tiara????
period??estimation???
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Colored Diamonds / Re: Auction prices
« Last post by basuja on November 07, 2016, 07:54:57 PM »
Thanks for the feedback oldmancoyote.

Cheers,
Danny
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Colored Diamonds / Re: Auction prices
« Last post by oldmancoyote on November 07, 2016, 05:21:14 AM »
Depending on how large/important your collection is, I would consider the following:

1. Go to the main auction houses and ask them for estimates and reserve prices (and commission rates)
2. Find one (or more) expert appraisers that can help you scour the market for references and comparables. Usually standardised valuations from places like IGL are aimed at replacement/insurance value, which has nothing to do with the price you may be able to get when selling
3. Talk to people like David (the owner of Diamonds by Lauren). They may or may not be interested in buying themselves, but they can point you in the direction of people who can and can also give you interesting pointers in terms of prices/values
4. Sites like the one that Peo is asking about on the first post of this thread also can help - however as David mentioned above there is no strong link between results at one specific auction and what a similar piece may do tomorrow.

Perhaps obvious, but worth mentioning that the 4 suggestions above are not mutually exclusive.

Good luck!!!
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Colored Diamonds / Re: Auction prices
« Last post by basuja on November 06, 2016, 09:57:18 PM »
Hi All,

I've finally decided to sell my collection after  20 years.  A collection of 13 plus pieces of argyle pink and white diamond jewelry.

I've completed valuations last year from IGL but I understand these valuations to be rather conservative.  How best can I set my expectation on sell price ? I want to be realistic on market value since I dont want my emotional attachment to this colection to play a part in my decision.

Thank you.

Kind regards,

Danny
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Diamond Myths & Jeweler Experiences / Information warfare for millennialís wallet
« Last post by BangBang on October 28, 2016, 12:18:11 PM »
When I argued with my friend about the "harm" of natural diamonds I found this curious article.
And I guess it's worth reading for everybody who is interested in diamonds or whose friends or lovers still think diamond mining is a cruel tning
http://www.rough-polished.com/en/analytics/104673.html
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Show off Your Jewels / Re: My new beautiful pear
« Last post by clgwli on October 10, 2016, 03:57:31 PM »
I haven't made any decisions as of yet on Sunny.  I worry I won't wear her as much but we'll see. 

I definitely won't be doing anything until spring of next year.  That will give me time to think about it all and see what I do wear.
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Show off Your Jewels / Re: My new beautiful pear
« Last post by oldmancoyote on October 10, 2016, 06:01:21 AM »
Yay for small hands, but that would look pretty big on any hands. It's a lovely stone. Congratulations again!

(I would not touch Sunny - get something else with colourless Asschers; go all steps with this one:



or keep a mix of faceting styles with this one:



or anything else that catches your fancy (!), but that ring is a masterpiece and should be treated as such, IMHO)
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Show off Your Jewels / Re: My new beautiful pear
« Last post by oldmancoyote on October 10, 2016, 05:54:06 AM »
Yay for small hands, but that would look pretty big on any hands. It's a lovely stone. Congratulations again!
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