By the way- this is a bad time to look for an important diamond in New York City- there's an big trade show in Hong Kong- so a lot of goods that would normally be here are not.....
The specific category of 2ct Intense Yellow is affected greatly by this.
The goods will get back in about 10 days time
As a general rule: Medium or strong blue affects the price greatly- and truth is, in fancy yellow diamonds, there's more reason than in colorless.
That is to say a higher percentage of diamonds graded Fancy Light, Fancy Yellow or Fancy Intense Yellow GIA that are also graded medium or strong Blue diamonds show some sort of affect that is less than desirable.
Having said that- some of the strongest colored yellow diamonds are indeed medium or strong blue- but it's a rare percentage.
About the diamond that came in today....
it's actually got a lot of strong points
Fancy Intense Yellow VVS2
Good strong color.
Its not suitable for your call- I got it in to see if we wanted to buy it for stock
It performs well with regards to light performance concerns you voiced earlier- but the shape is slightly asymmetrical- and it's quite bottom heavy
Just doesn't "float my boat" at a sell price of $27k
This goes to how diamonds are best bought- at one's leisure. Wait to find special stones when they come onto the market, then buy them for stock when that happens.
I realize we don't all have that choice in terms of waiting to purchase.
Maybe the field will be richer week after next.....
btw- have you looked at this one
? That's a stone we purchased due to the fact it's an amazing specimen of Fancy Yellow 2+ct