By Charise Bebout. I made three online inquiries regarding the possible value of my princess cut Leo diamond ring, and received responses from two local jewelers, one being Diamond Jim. The first jeweler who saw the ring gave me a saleable estimate of $2,600. I then made an appointment with Diamond Jim, who examined the ring, asked what I wanted for it, and then told me that the most he could pay was $2,900. I thanked him and left the premises. When I was ready to sell the ring, I scheduled a second appointment with the jeweler who?d offered the most cash for it ? Diamond Jim. Jim again looked at my diamond, again asked what I wanted for it and then told me that the most he would pay was $2,000. When I gently reminded him that he?d initially offered $2,900 exactly two weeks earlier, he replied that the $2,900 figure was the amount for which he hopes to SELL it in his store, not how much he would pay ME for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What the ???!!??? What jeweler, when asked what he would offer for your item, gives you his ASKING sale price, to make you think that was his offer?? He?d never once mentioned paying only $2,000 in our first meeting; if he?d even HINTED this, I NEVER would have made a second appointment with him!!! Unfortunately, since I?d counted on his word, was in dire straits and needed the money straight away, I made a deal with the devil. The lone star on this review is for the fact that Jim DID write a check for me on the spot. No more stars until the check actually clears ? still waiting.