Intense, fancy ,Bright Yellow diamond ring- Valentine’s Day, kneepad Job.
Goce was passing the shop late in January, liked what he saw, and popped in to discuss Intense Yellow, Princess-cut diamonds- then he mentioned the need for him to have the ring in Sydney for 14th Febuary, which, to my shame, I did not realise was Valentine’s Day- His intention was to extract the full shilling of the surprise aspect when he got down on his knees, so we had to guess the size- got it spot on, as it happens-
We had quite a lot of trouble finding what Goce wanted- plenty of fairly ordinary yellow diamonds out there, but the really bright “fancy intense yellow”, as graded by GIA are thin on the ground- (most would be coming from the Ellandale mine in WA, but Tiffany snaffle the bulk of their production). This one came in at 0.46ct weight, was A VG SI1 clarity, GIA certified, but most importantly, a lovely bright, medium yellow colour- (we got in several others, just over the half-carat, but had to go along with Toad’s judgement when he sighted his first “motor”- that of “nasty, canary-coloured cart”.
Goce’s budget was about the $4,000 figure, but we had to squeeze him a little harder than that, so set the diamond into 18ct yellow gold, on a fairly sturdy rose gold Mobius Band- the young lady was evidently delighted-(who could resist such an approach on valentine’s Day), and we got an appreciative email back from Goce.