My elderly mother went and purchased a lovely diamond. She purchased it in the 1980s. She has never had a diamond and inherited a bit of money and purchased one. It was lovely to look at.
After she died last January we finally got around to bringing it to a jeweler for appraisal this week. Mother paid $1600 to
$1800 for this ring at Jordan Marsh Store located in Worcester
Massachusetts. ( now closed)
She had shopped at Jordans for years and loved the store. The ring was judged to be worth $300. max and was occluded and a poor diamond. Her favorite store ripped her off for a lot of money.
I hope this tells anyone looking for jewelry to never go to a place like Jordan Marsh for anything like a diamond. We cannot do anything now and I am happy that Mom never knew what criminals worked that store.