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Old 03-17-2018, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by meggie View post
Well, it's now been 5 years since I found this beauty.
Definitely, my best find ever .. I often reminisce about the day I found it.
The memories of a find like that are a part of the treasure! WOW! Happy Anniversary!

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Old 03-17-2018, 07:04 AM
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Idk, maybe it's just me, but you shouldn't have sold it!

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Old 03-17-2018, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by sandgroper View post
Idk, maybe it's just me, but you shouldn't have sold it!
Well, it was my choice & I have no regrets.
It sold for a decent price and at the time the money came in very handy .. like I have said previously it's all profit

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Old 03-17-2018, 11:38 PM
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That is a Beauty!! And the Memories are priceless!

All of the rings I've found in the last 4 years most I can't remember but I can still picture the moment of my FOLT...And mostly the memory of thinking it was junk when I slipped it into my pouch. But then the other two matching came out and there was something about the weight of them that got me excited.

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Old 03-18-2018, 05:11 AM
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Thatís a real stunner Meggie. Congrats.

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Old 03-18-2018, 10:29 AM
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very nice meggie congrats

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Old 03-18-2018, 10:34 AM
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holy S@%T thats a nice appraisal im very happy for you meggie i need a payday like that could pay some bills congrats you gonna sell or keep ?

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Old 03-18-2018, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by brncofan View post
holy S@%T thats a nice appraisal im very happy for you meggie i need a payday like that could pay some bills congrats you gonna sell or keep ?
Thanks,.. I have since sold it.

http://metaldetectingforum.com/showt...=146895&page=7

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So on a ring like that, I'd expect to get at least 100% of spot on the gold...and I say at least because that is the type of ring that jewelers buy for the diamonds to discard the gold.

The problem is the markup on stones and labor. While a ring like that may cost 14 grand or so if buying it at the store, you are paying the diamond broker, the goldsmith, the refiner, the jewelers rent, etc. It's like buying a new car, you drive it off the lot and half of it's value disappears.

Anyone care sharing how much wholesale diamonds like that sell for by the carat? I see them a plenty, but it's just to chemically strip away the gold so that I can send the diamonds back to the jeweler....I never really know what the stones are worth.
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:09 AM
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So on a ring like that, I'd expect to get at least 100% of spot on the gold...and I say at least because that is the type of ring that jewelers buy for the diamonds to discard the gold.

The problem is the markup on stones and labor. While a ring like that may cost 14 grand or so if buying it at the store, you are paying the diamond broker, the goldsmith, the refiner, the jewelers rent, etc. It's like buying a new car, you drive it off the lot and half of it's value disappears.

Anyone care sharing how much wholesale diamonds like that sell for by the carat? I see them a plenty, but it's just to chemically strip away the gold so that I can send the diamonds back to the jeweler....I never really know what the stones are worth.
Popped at 0.365ct H vs1 out of ring on the weekend. Was offered $356 for it. If I sold it he would try to sell it for $700

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Old 03-23-2018, 02:35 AM
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Anyone care sharing how much wholesale diamonds like that sell for by the carat? I see them a plenty, but it's just to chemically strip away the gold so that I can send the diamonds back to the jeweler....I never really know what the stones are worth.[/QUOTE]

I have always suspected that it was bought for the Old European cut diamonds and not the gold content.

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