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Offline Diamondsbylauren

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Interesting story, but do not believe everything you read!
« on: March 12, 2008, 11:24:56 AM »
A 72.22 ct Diamond is being auctioned in NYC next month....

Intersting story, but it contains this line...
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D-color is actually colorless and considered the most highly valued.

WRONG!!!

Blue, Pink, Green, or vivid yellow could all be more valuable.
Shoot, I was going to buy it's such a ....boring color...heheheh
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Re: Interesting story, but do not believe everything you read!
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2008, 11:58:04 AM »
Reminds me of one of the UK's shopping channels - they show a colour chart that would suggest there is a line from D - Z, where D is the rarest and most valuable and Z is the least...
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Re: Interesting story, but do not believe everything you read!
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2008, 12:08:44 PM »
 :david:

I have been driving myself crazy trying to find that inverted slope graph that shows the value of colored diamonds. Could you repost that again?
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Re: Interesting story, but do not believe everything you read!
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2008, 01:05:39 PM »
Absolutely!
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Re: Interesting story, but do not believe everything you read!
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2008, 05:49:38 PM »
I used to think that, before colored diamonds showed up on my radar. It's annoying how just a little bit of simple RESEARCH could have made that article so worthwhile!

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Re: Interesting story, but do not believe everything you read!
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2008, 06:48:13 PM »
How annoying that people read that and get the wrong idea.  I like how vivid is like off in right field....like off the charts.

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Re: Interesting story, but do not believe everything you read!
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2008, 08:16:37 PM »
My husband told me that it will not be called the CaratHead Diamond...in other words, we won't be bidding... :(
So many ballgames, so little time...

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Re: Interesting story, but do not believe everything you read!
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2008, 08:25:40 PM »
How dare A-Rod be so stingy! Isn't $10mil like, a week's work for him or something? xD

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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2008, 09:37:45 PM »
How dare A-Rod be so stingy! Isn't $10mil like, a week's work for him or something? xD

"The Carathead" would be hilarious.   

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Re: Interesting story, but do not believe everything you read!
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2008, 11:21:39 PM »
How dare A-Rod be so stingy! Isn't $10mil like, a week's work for him or something? xD

LOL...if you consider their year is only at most 9 months long, it is really only 3 months pay for him!!!  For him I would name it "The Alex".
So many ballgames, so little time...

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Re: Interesting story, but do not believe everything you read!
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2008, 11:23:16 PM »
Isn't three months pay what you're supposed to fork out for an engagement ring, according to tradition? Something like that?  >:D

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« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2008, 11:32:34 PM »
Someone said it was originally two months salary...but I am going for three.  I am not digging the BF right now anyway...but Ms. Fancy Pants is hanging tough for now. 

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« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2008, 11:45:44 PM »
I think the standard should be three months, you know-- just to be on the safe side! I mean, you don't want the wife-to-be to think that you're edging on the cheap side for her COMMITMENT DIAMOND.  ::)

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« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2008, 12:55:33 AM »
FOR REAL!  If it did not look like a serious commitment diamond then I would  :'(!

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Re: Interesting story, but do not believe everything you read!
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2008, 01:37:05 AM »
I think 72 carats is a reasonable commitment, no?

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« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2008, 03:36:28 AM »
Very reasonable and I think in this case an investment of  3 months´ salary for each carat for a commitment diamond would be  perfectly acceptable.

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Re: Interesting story, but do not believe everything you read!
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2008, 04:18:38 AM »
I think 72 carats is a reasonable commitment, no?

maybe if your husband's nick name is A-Rod!  :laughing4:

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Re: Interesting story, but do not believe everything you read!
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2008, 06:03:38 AM »
Isn't three months pay what you're supposed to fork out for an engagement ring, according to tradition? Something like that?  >:D

Bad news here, but in the UK it's one month! Remember the old advert? "How else could you make a month's salary last a lifetime?"

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Re: Interesting story, but do not believe everything you read!
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2008, 09:46:49 AM »
All they had to say was that it is the mostly highly valued of the colorless stones.  I wondered if something was edited for space.

It is funny, but in my experience with friends and family, they seem to think a colored diamond, no matter what grade, is more expensive than a white diamond no matter the grade.  Most friends who've asked about my colored diamond rings mention that they have never seen one in person before, with a look of real wonderment.  I guess this is one reason why it is so easy to be susceptible to a bad deal from a dishonest seller.