Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose

Or not always

While checking out 1stDibs today I found this diamond rose brooch in platinum with approximately 13 carats in total diamond weight....(note:  the diamonds are typically measured in the mountings and that is why the carat weight is an estimation)
Hmm...interesting....
Except for an additional leaf,  lo and behold, it looks surprisingly similar to this diamond rose brooch, also in platinum, from Beladora.com

The Beladora brooch has a .75 carat round brilliant diamond in the center and approximately 9.75 carats in total weight....and the brooch is substantial in size which you can see from this photo


But no matter the similarity in quality, design and size, there is a difference between the two...
a $10,000 difference
The one from 1stDibs is priced at $18,000
and the Beladora brooch is priced at $8,550
Make no mistake, I am a fan of 1stDibs...I just don't know who pays those prices...
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4 comments:

Deja Pseu said...

Your Beladora rose brooch is truly spectacular...a real Statement piece!

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

I'm sure the sellers on 1stdibs set their prices with discounts in mind. It's very expensive to sell on that site.

Belle de Ville said...

Pseu, the brooch, like all of our jewelry, is so much better in person than in my photos.

Couture Allure, how can they discount when they need to pay their fees to 1stdibs?
Sorry but the prices on 1stdibs are ridiculous.

teawithonesugarplease said...

The brooch is a true bargain compared to the other. I am mightily impressed by the opera glasses in the background

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