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Advice Wanted [WTA] Proposal Ring & Wedding Bands, Please advice me!! Need Help!!

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CrazyPizza
post Mar 27 2024, 01:25 PM

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Hi, im getting an engagement ring with a lab diamond from adiamor and its shippex from the us for 1.5k usd. Anyone know if i will be imposed any tax?
kambingkoh
post Mar 27 2024, 04:39 PM

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QUOTE(CrazyPizza @ Mar 27 2024, 01:25 PM)
Hi, im getting an engagement ring with a lab diamond from adiamor and its shippex from the us for 1.5k usd. Anyone know if i will be imposed any tax?
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Last customer told me is tax free for loose diamond. If you are getting whole engagement ring, there will be 10% tax.
CrazyPizza
post Mar 27 2024, 05:42 PM

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QUOTE(kambingkoh @ Mar 27 2024, 04:39 PM)
Last customer told me is tax free for loose diamond. If you are getting whole engagement ring, there will be 10% tax.
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Do u know the hs code by any chance?
kambingkoh
post Mar 28 2024, 09:13 PM

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QUOTE(CrazyPizza @ Mar 27 2024, 05:42 PM)
Do u know the hs code by any chance?
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Can’t remember, let me see if I can find back those receipts.

Here you go:

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bengang15
post Apr 23 2024, 02:16 PM

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Hi guys,

I am planning to get a diamond ring for my wife. any recommendation ? my usual play would be Diamond and Platinum.

but I see now there are more choices such Zcova which are made to order.
kambingkoh
post Apr 23 2024, 11:10 PM

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QUOTE(bengang15 @ Apr 23 2024, 02:16 PM)
Hi guys,

I am planning to get a diamond ring for my wife. any recommendation ? my usual play would be Diamond and Platinum.

but I see now there are more choices such Zcova which are made to order.
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If you are focusing on customization, they can be a good choice. Or you can try iDo Jewellery or The Gem Tribe, which are able to produce some great work. You can look at their Instagram for their previous works.
student93
post May 2 2024, 09:43 AM

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Dear sifu, Im looking at this diamond which is a modified decagon cut, which to me, is very similar to a round cut. Therefore, I am unsure about the depth which is deeper than the typical round cut.

Diamond looked stunning when I was at the shop. They showed us the scintillation of the diamond in a machine, and even brought us outside to see the diamonds. Both times they compared their GCAL certified diamond to a GIA one, and the GCAL one sparkled so much more.

Could I get some opinions on the specs? And also on whether GCAL is as good as what the salesperson was telling me?

Price is SGD2.9k (RM10.1k) for 0.92carat lab grown with a 18k white gold twisted band.

https://www.gcalusa.com/certificate-search....te_id=340020030

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kambingkoh
post May 2 2024, 02:15 PM

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QUOTE(student93 @ May 2 2024, 09:43 AM)
Dear sifu, Im looking at this diamond which is a modified decagon cut, which to me, is very similar to a round cut. Therefore, I am unsure about the depth which is deeper than the typical round cut.

Diamond looked stunning when I was at the shop. They showed us the scintillation of the diamond in a machine, and even brought us outside to see the diamonds. Both times they compared their GCAL certified diamond to a GIA one, and the GCAL one sparkled so much more.

Could I get some opinions on the specs? And also on whether GCAL is as good as what the salesperson was telling me?

Price is SGD2.9k (RM10.1k) for 0.92carat lab grown with a 18k white gold twisted band.

https://www.gcalusa.com/certificate-search....te_id=340020030
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If my memory serves me right, there is once I saw a diamond that has triple grading report - GCAL, GIA, and AGS. GCAL actually gives a lower grade than the two others. While this does not mean anything statistically, but in that instance, we can say GCAL is as strict as the other 2 labs, if not stricter. Decagon is sold by Jann Paul and it is exclusive to them alone, and as far as I know, Paul design this diamond shape and he sets strict standards, from the design of the diamond to the raw material of the diamond, including lab grown material.

The decagon will scintillate better than typical round because of the extra facets of the diamond. The price is definitely not cheap for a lab-grown diamond, but then again, this is exclusive to Jann Paul alone. To give you a comparison, you can probably get yourself a 1 carat D VVS1 with 18k white gold band between 6k - 8k, depending on where you get it from.

As for specs, this is considered a fancy cut, therefore, we probably can't use typical round brilliant standard for this diamond shape. However, you can get more info from the Hearts and Arrows, ASET and IdealScope image from Jann Paul, which they will provide by default standard.

As long as it is a Jann Paul production, personally, I won't have any hesitation to get anything from them. I have no affiliate relationship with them, but personally, I just enjoy what they have been doing, and most importantly, they are creating some great cuts below 1 carat, which allows a wider range of consumers to access some great diamonds without breaking the bank.

You can read about my own decagon experience here: https://www.myengagementringexperience.com/...ite-series.html

My one is a natural diamond graded by AGS (before they merge with GIA).
student93
post May 3 2024, 02:25 PM

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QUOTE(kambingkoh @ May 2 2024, 02:15 PM)
If my memory serves me right, there is once I saw a diamond that has triple grading report - GCAL, GIA, and AGS. GCAL actually gives a lower grade than the two others. While this does not mean anything statistically, but in that instance, we can say GCAL is as strict as the other 2 labs, if not stricter. Decagon is sold by Jann Paul and it is exclusive to them alone, and as far as I know, Paul design this diamond shape and he sets strict standards, from the design of the diamond to the raw material of the diamond, including lab grown material.

The decagon will scintillate better than typical round because of the extra facets of the diamond. The price is definitely not cheap for a lab-grown diamond, but then again, this is exclusive to Jann Paul alone. To give you a comparison, you can probably get yourself a 1 carat D VVS1 with 18k white gold band between 6k - 8k, depending on where you get it from.

As for specs, this is considered a fancy cut, therefore, we probably can't use typical round brilliant standard for this diamond shape. However, you can get more info from the Hearts and Arrows, ASET and IdealScope image from Jann Paul, which they will provide by default standard.

As long as it is a Jann Paul production, personally, I won't have any hesitation to get anything from them. I have no affiliate relationship with them, but personally, I just enjoy what they have been doing, and most importantly, they are creating some great cuts below 1 carat, which allows a wider range of consumers to access some great diamonds without breaking the bank.

You can read about my own decagon experience here: https://www.myengagementringexperience.com/...ite-series.html

My one is a natural diamond graded by AGS (before they merge with GIA).
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Thanks for the detailed reply! The blog post was very informative too, I have alot of confidence now that I see you also got a ring from Jann Paul πŸ˜‚.

I managed to get the ASET photo from them, would you mind taking a look? Is there any concern on non symmetrical light leakages at 11,2 and 7 o clock?

Appreciate your help.

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kambingkoh
post May 4 2024, 02:41 PM

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QUOTE(student93 @ May 3 2024, 02:25 PM)
Thanks for the detailed reply! The blog post was very informative too, I have alot of confidence now that I see you also got a ring from Jann Paul πŸ˜‚.

I managed to get the ASET photo from them, would you mind taking a look? Is there any concern on non symmetrical light leakages at 11,2 and 7 o clock?

Appreciate your help.

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Personally to me it is not a concern. Although each diamond is cut until as perfect as possible, there is actually no perfect diamond in this world as long as you continue to magnify higher.

Overall, this diamond shows great light return and the lighter green and the darker green to me is just how this diamond interacts with light, at such cut quality, it is hard for the naked eye to distinguish any differences. Nonetheless, you can ask the salesperson about it and see if there is another decagon ASET for comparison. For symmetrical issue, I prefer to look at the Hearts image, the one generated by Jann Paul themselves.

 

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