Online diamond retailers

Musician

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I'm looking to buy a pair of diamonds to set into solitaire earrings. The prices on some online retailers seem so much lower than at the usual jewellor I go to. For intance, my friend just bought a 1.17 ct F VS2 vg-vg-vg diamond for about US$11,000 at the jewellor but I'm looking at 1.2ct E/F VS2 diamonds online for around US$8,000. Does anyone have any experience with these online retailers like BlueNile, Abazias etc? Any recommendations?
 

elizat

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I've read great things about goodoldgold.com and whiteflash.com, as well as James Allen's site. Not bought from anyone yet though- looking into doing a pendant though!
 

Swanky

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check out whiteflash.com, jamesallen.com and goodoldgold.com

Can I make a suggestion?
I'm sure you have good reasons. . . but you realize you'll get far less for your $ by wanting E/F color and VS2 right?
On your ears, NO ONE will be able to know that they're that color or clarity.
I promise that if you slide down to F/G color and SI1 not even a jeweler could tell on your ears and you can easily get .5 carat larger PER EAR = 1 full carat bigger total.
Also, MAKE VERY SURE the cut is exceptional. The color and clarity won't matter if the cut isn't amazing.
 

Musician

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Thanks for all the comments! Yeah, I agree that E/F sells for a premium. I will be looking at G/H/I as well. :idea:

My main concern was whether I would part with my money and never see it or the goods again. That's a risk with all online retailers, jewellery or otherwise, but bec diamonds cost so much, the risk seems that much more 'real'.
 
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