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Offline diamondjunkie

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CONTEST!!! Guess the weight of this parcel and win! WOOT!
« on: May 06, 2008, 05:09:40 PM »
Okay folks, we promised you a contest and a contest you shall have.  We just got in a parcel of 6 light yellow radiants - all stunners for sure.  Check out the pics below.  It's your job to guess the total weight of all six stones to 2 decimal places, ie.  9.99ctw.



Oh, alright, because I like you guys, I'll give you one clue: the price for this entire parcel would be $12,420 if we were to list the set in our store.  Man, I am too good to you.   ;)

The rules are pretty simple:
1.  One guess per forum member.
2.  Editing of posts/guesses will disqualify that member from the contest.
3.  The winner will be the closest member either over or under.
4.  The contest is open to all forum members except any associates of DBL and/or Rock Diamond.

Prizes:
1.  The closest guess will receive a $50 DBL gift certificate and a travel size ultrasonic cleaner. In the event of a tie, BOTH will win the gift certificate, but only the entry that was made first wins the ultrasonic jewelry cleaner.
2.  The next 2 closest guesses will also recieve $50 DBL gift certificates- again- in the event of a tie, the guess placed first wins..

As of now, you have 2 weeks to get your guesses in.  This contest will officially end at midnight EST May 20th...............alright!  Who's got the coconuts to guess first?  Not you DJM - you don't qualify.......... ;D

Offline Mrs Mitchell

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Re: CONTEST!!! Guess the weight of this parcel and win! WOOT!
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2008, 05:11:37 PM »
Cool!
I'll have a proper look in the morning (getting late here) and post my guess then. Very, very nice stones if I may say so.

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Offline Mikla

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Re: CONTEST!!! Guess the weight of this parcel and win! WOOT!
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2008, 05:20:36 PM »
Hmmm . . . six stones . . . I guess 8.11ctw.
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Re: CONTEST!!! Guess the weight of this parcel and win! WOOT!
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2008, 08:54:11 PM »
YAY Mikla!
First guess.

Good luck to everyone!!


As the rules state, any forum member may enter.  If you're a reader of the forum, and just want to join simply to post an answer, that's perfectly fine with us!
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Re: CONTEST!!! Guess the weight of this parcel and win! WOOT!
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2008, 09:00:59 PM »
Hmm...

Give me a moment to wipe the drool up off of my desk, so sparkley!

I'll guess, 4.85 carats for the 6. :)


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More about parcels, and how we buy them
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2008, 09:28:22 PM »
Hi everybody!
Sometimes, when we're buying diamonds, we buy them one at a time.  There are other occasions, where we are offered a group of diamonds, also known as a parcel, in such a way that it makes sense for us to buy the whole group, or most of it.
Let's say the cutter buys a grouping of rough diamonds.  He knows his cost for this group of diamonds. If he sells them as a group, it does not matter what any one single diamond is worth.

In many cases, the cutters themselves need to buy a grouping of diamonds, and the diamonds have wildly different values. 

Maybe some have stronger colors than others. 

Maybe some are clean, while others have black spots. 

Maybe the diamonds are of different sizes. 

Maybe some of them finish as better cut diamonds than others.

In many cases, the cutters themselves decide to send each Diamond to GIA,in an attempt to  maximum profit off of the whole business.

So, buying parcels is an opportunity, in many cases.  Like every opportunity, it has its hazards.
The parcel that is the subject of this contest seems to be pretty uniform in color.

We are also considering a second parcel of diamonds.  The other one has a couple of very light diamonds, and a couple of darker stones.
There is an I1 diamond, and 2 more I2 diamonds. If we buy them as a group, we need to know how much each is worth, to make sure it makes sense to buy all.

There's also this unique cut...is unique good?
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Re: CONTEST!!! Guess the weight of this parcel and win! WOOT!
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2008, 09:31:25 PM »
I LOVE that.  LOVE it.  It's like an octagonal round, well, if there could be such a thing.  SUPER cool.


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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2008, 09:56:18 PM »
Ok - that is really cool!

How big is it D?

Do you think you could put a bezel around it?  I think it would make a rocking pendant.  Talk about one of a kind...
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Re: CONTEST!!! Guess the weight of this parcel and win! WOOT!
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2008, 10:10:23 PM »
Love the octagon shape!  Any stats on it for us?

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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2008, 10:15:31 PM »
OMG!!  Love at first site!!!  Stats??  Price??  Is it slightly off center, or is that just me?  LOVE IT!!!!!

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Re: CONTEST!!! Guess the weight of this parcel and win! WOOT!
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2008, 10:16:46 PM »
7.04 Carat

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Re: CONTEST!!! Guess the weight of this parcel and win! WOOT!
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2008, 10:27:16 PM »
Unique is ALWAYS good.  Now, hand that sunny little stop sign over!   :glasses9:

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Re: CONTEST!!! Guess the weight of this parcel and win! WOOT!
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2008, 11:11:27 PM »
i love love love it!!!!  unique is fabulous!!!
always saving up for my next piece!

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« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2008, 11:12:18 PM »
oh yes, i am guessing,   5.04cttw
always saving up for my next piece!

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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2008, 02:05:26 AM »
There's also this unique cut...is unique good?


Um.........INFO!!!

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Re: CONTEST!!! Guess the weight of this parcel and win! WOOT!
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2008, 04:15:01 AM »
Oh, fun. I guess 6.21 ct total weight.

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Re: CONTEST!!! Guess the weight of this parcel and win! WOOT!
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2008, 06:23:38 AM »
Ok, I'll guess 8.28ct.

I love that unique cut - very, very nice.

Why do I want to see it as an earring? Which part of 'unique' was confusing for me?  ;D

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« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2008, 08:18:45 AM »
Unique, you know I LOVE unique!!! 

That is gorgeous and would make a great pendant, something to show off it's fantastic shape :)
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Re: CONTEST!!! Guess the weight of this parcel and win! WOOT!
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2008, 10:42:11 AM »
Hmmmm. 6.5 carats?

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« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2008, 11:31:30 AM »
Okay should be working but had to say that is the coolest shape I have ever seen!!!  I too want to know more about it!
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« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2008, 12:14:04 PM »
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Re: CONTEST!!! Guess the weight of this parcel and win! WOOT!
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2008, 12:27:49 PM »
That's a considerable improvement on snake pits. They on holiday?

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Re: CONTEST!!! Guess the weight of this parcel and win! WOOT!
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2008, 04:24:19 PM »
SSSSSSSSally's been at my houssssssssssse for awwhile, I'm afraid.

Sssssssshe knew I'd been hiding a ssssssssssecret, sssssso sssssssshe sssssstopped by. 

Asssss it turnsssss out, ssssshe makesss a mean frozssssen margarita... we enjoyed her ssssstay, excsssept now I'm talking with this funny accssssent.

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Re: CONTEST!!! Guess the weight of this parcel and win! WOOT!
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2008, 05:27:26 PM »
:laughing4:

Erm, you're sure that "Book of the Jungle" DVD has been turned off during the night, Robin?

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« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2008, 08:16:13 PM »
6.38cts.  And love the octagon.  Would be amazing in either a ring or pendant.  Unique is good.