Below we report the range of prices quoted to Checkbook's undercover shoppers when they contacted a sample of area stores and online retailers to collect their prices for any GIA-graded loose diamonds they would offer that fell within the following narrow parameters.

Prices Quoted to Checkbook&39;s Undercover Shoppers for GIA Certified
Excellent Cut Diamonds 1.50-1.55 Carat, VS1 or VS2 Clarity, G or H Color, No Fluorescence

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Costco Wholesale did not offer any diamonds that fit our parameters. Price is for a round brilliant diamond solitaire platinum set ring, GIA and IGI certified, 1.50 carat, VS2 clarity, I color, cut grade not provided.
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For this chain, our shoppers collected prices from the company's online store.
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Tiffany & Co. did not offer any diamonds that fit our parameters. 1.5 carat round brilliant diamond engagement rings set in platinum begin at this price; color, clarity, and cut grades not provided; not GIA certified; not available for online purchase.
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Quotes based on specifications, not actual diamonds.

 

 

Prices Quoted to Checkbook's Undercover Shoppers for GIA Certified
Excellent Cut Diamonds 1.00-1.05 Carat, VS1 or VS2 Clarity, E or F Color, No Fluorescence

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Costco Wholesale did not offer any diamonds that fit our parameters. Price is for a round brilliant diamond solitaire platinum set ring, IGI certified, 1.00 carat, VS2 clarity, I color, cut grade not provided.
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For this chain, our shoppers collected prices from the company's online store.
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Tiffany & Co. did not offer any diamonds that fit our parameters. 1 carat round brilliant diamond engagement rings set in platinum begin at this price; color, clarity, and cut grades not provided; not GIA certified; not available for online purchase.
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Quotes based on specifications, not actual diamonds.