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

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Online-Only Retailers

 

 

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Quotes based on specifications, not actual diamonds.
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Round brilliant diamond solitaire platinum set ring, IGI certified, 1.00 carat, VS2 clarity, I color, cut not provided.
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Round brilliant diamond solitaire platinum set ring, GIA and IGI certified, 1.50 carat, VS2 clarity, I color, cut not provided.
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Prices based on online inventory only.
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Round brilliant diamond engagement rings set in platinum begin at this price, not GIA certified, not available for online purchase.