The price was $2200 U.S dollars. It's primary hue colour appears to be vivid red, the diamond is also dark in some light and there is a small surface inclusion.
I was hoping to sell it to a consumer / dealer at a later time as I thought the price was fairly cheap to pick it up for this amount? What do you guys think?
It is very unlikely you'd manage to resell to a dealer for a profit. The diamond market is very international, and that stone was likely offered (or even available when you
bought it) to many dealers before finding a buyer. Resale to a consumer may well be possible, but it depends on how good you are at selling. Also, as a consumer, I want the guarantees and recourse I have with a business; since I don't have those things with a private individual selling, I'll demand a discount...
Beware that in the diamond business small details count for a lot. A pink-brown is worth a lot less than a brown-pink... even if they may sound (and even look) very similar.
The price may have been honest, but to know this for sure would depend on the details: what would GIA call the stone? Fancy Deep Brownish Red? Fancy Dark Reddish Brown? there's a factor of probably 50 in those words that to most people sound very similar.
Also, Strange question.. He has a 2.01 carat natural pink diamond, which has been slightly irradiated I think - it only appeared to have a slight color change at the surface of the diamond. (almost a burnt / patchy appearance when u look at it up close)
If it were a natural pink, it would not have been irradiated. The blotchy appearance is typical of diamonds that have been irradiated where the radiation treatment has worked in very different ways in different parts of the diamond; it's generally a sign of highly distorted lattice and significant inclusions (which btw are apparent in your photos, if one knows what to look for: the colour banding IS considered an "inclusion", called "internal graining").
He informed me the diamond was a natural pink that they had just heated slightly. It was at least VS1 clarity - I could see no inclusions with the naked eye, even for such a sizable diamond. The sale price is $12000 U.S. I can post pictures of this one also if you wish> What do you think would be a better buy if this were the case, compared to the price of both this pink mentioned and the red>?
Thanks for the opinions!
There is no such thing as "heated slightly". There is untreated and treated. Even a minimal (detectable) amount of treatment qualifies the stone as treated, and that's what fixes the price.
FWIW, based on your three images, what I see is a brown, possibly with orange and maybe even some pink overtones, but definitely a brown. And it's not by any means a VS1. The internal graining is very visible.
Leave well alone, particularly at $12,000.