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    My technical questions answered by John Pollard from CBI- fascinating

    Thanks just tried that so we’ll see!
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    My technical questions answered by John Pollard from CBI- fascinating

    I just realized that John works for CBI not HPD. He is the US Director for CBI. That was my mistake. I’d like to change the title of my post to CBI but once you post it you can’t edit anymore after a certain amount of time.
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    My technical questions answered by John Pollard from CBI- fascinating

    I agree! My ring is probably a few months out since I’m soon to start the design process and am still figuring out the details of what I might want for the setting. I’ll definitely share my story when it’s done!
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    My technical questions answered by John Pollard from CBI- fascinating

    Thought some of you might find this as interesting as I did. Many of you may already know these nuances but I love learning and wanted to be educated so here you go! I asked John the following questions I as I’ve been in the process of buying my CBI: Me: Why do some CBI diamonds have 34.6 and...
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    VS1 or eye clean SI1?

    Gorgeous!
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    VS1 or eye clean SI1?

    Thanks this is great information. Your response about eye-clean definitions is very insightful. For me I think eye-clean means I can’t see the inclusions with the naked eye. Or, if I can, they don’t bother me! These are all pictures of the same diamond - the SI1, just to clarify, sorry. And...
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    VS1 or eye clean SI1?

    Thank you all so much. I always find people so helpful on this forum and I’m very grateful. Yes it is from HPD and it’s beautiful! I had the opportunity to see if for myself about a week or so ago. think I was second guessing myself since I only saw it in a few different kinds of lighting (color...
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    VS1 or eye clean SI1?

    I keep waffling back and forth with this decision and I’m wondering if anyone has any insight? I’m deciding between 2 ideal cut stones. They are the same size and same color grade (although one has slightly more color but still within the same grade). One is a VS1 and one is an SI1. The SI1 has...
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    VC Emilya Finger Coverage?

    Sorry just realized I mistyped several words. How embarrassing! Was supposed to read “taking the time to dig those up”!
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    VC Emilya Finger Coverage?

    Thank you so much this is so incredibly helpful! Thank you for waking the time to dog those up. It is a gorgeous ring! My ring size is also a 4.5!
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    VC Emilya Finger Coverage?

    Hi All, Kind of random question but I’m trying to narrow down a few stones for an upgrade and reset and I’m waffling between a few that are under 2 carats (around 7.7-7.8mm) and some that hit the 2 carat mark (~8.2mm). I’m thinking I want around ~10.4mm of finger coverage but I’m struggling to...
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    #JOTW My New 2 ct ACA & Victor Canera Emilya Cushion 2 Row Pave

    I know this is a very old thread and so I assume you might not be on the forum right now but I thought it can’t hurt to check! First off I adore your ring! I keep coming back to this thread to stare at your pics! I so sorry you had to go through ring replacement but what a beauty you ended up...
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    #JOTW My new Victor Canera Masterpiece - Emilya Halo meets GOG H&A

    Oh you make me so excited and thank you for your thoughts! I am going to see 4-5 CBI stones that Wink has kindly offered to send to a local retailer for me to see this upcoming Wednesday. I’ve been heavily researching super-ideals from WF, BG, VC, and several of his perfectly meet my criteria so...
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    #JOTW My new Victor Canera Masterpiece - Emilya Halo meets GOG H&A

    Hi Susi, I know this is an old thread but wondered if you are still on here! I am planning on doing an Emilya (with a cushion halo) and am debating between a 1.7 and 1.8 ct. center stone. My finger is about. 4.5 (a hair smaller). The stone dimensions for the 1.7 are around 7.7mm and the 1.8 are...
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    Ideal cut diamond cut comparisons between vendors?

    I know, it is tough because ideally you could look at several from different vendors side by side and pick the one you like best! But in the world of internet shopping I think you just go with what feels right with all the available information.
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    Ideal cut diamond cut comparisons between vendors?

    Great thank you!
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    Ideal cut diamond cut comparisons between vendors?

    Thank you this is very helpful.
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    Ideal cut diamond cut comparisons between vendors?

    Great thanks I’ll look into them as well!
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    Ideal cut diamond cut comparisons between vendors?

    Great thanks hadn’t heard of them. Will add them to the search!
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    Ideal cut diamond cut comparisons between vendors?

    I am about to start shopping for an ideal-cut H&A diamond and I plan to set with VC. There seems to be a lot of information out there and it can be confusing! It seems the prominent vendors that are known to carry ideal cuts are BG, Whiteflash, and VC. Within them there is further...
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    how to best upgrade your diamond?

    Wow you did such an amazing job helping your friend and we’re so knowledgeable about your specifications. I need a friend like you and your expertise! It looks like you found a beautiful stone and were able to work with the jeweler to find a great match after much perseverance on your part. Nice...
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    how to best upgrade your diamond?

    I haven’t asked the jewelry store where I got it what they would would be willing to pay for it but I will. I just got two external quotes to get a general idea of what I could expect to get back and it was about 60% of the original purchase price.
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    how to best upgrade your diamond?

    Hi all, (sorry long post!) I have decided to upgrade my RB diamond before resetting it. However I am in a predicament since I purchased the stone from a local brick and mortar store. They have a 100% of purchase price upgrade policy, so I can bring it back and have them source other stones...
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    Which would you buy? Need advice to put me over the edge : )

    Sorry you are right! I didn’t mean to take the post off topic. I apologize. On the question of stones not coming up in the HCA tool I just put the dimensions in manually, like was mentioned, and it always seems to work that way.
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    Which would you buy? Need advice to put me over the edge : )

    :sleep: I have a stone that has (GIA) angles 34.5 and 41 and it gets a HCA score of 1.7? Doesn’t this combo indicate potential light leakage? Why doesn’t it score over 2?
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    VC emilya setting feedback!

    Wow that is stunning!
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    VC emilya setting feedback!

    Yes, I am very active, have 3 kids under 7! Currently I have been taking my ring off to garden, workout, etc. but it's tough because my knuckle is a lot bigger than my finger so it is painful to take it off and on, and I can't size it any bigger or it will spin like crazy! So, at the moment, I...
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    VC emilya setting feedback!

    The stone is a 1.58 ct round brilliant. Thanks I will!
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    VC emilya setting feedback!

    Hi all, I am pretty new to the forum. I found invaluable insight here on selecting a diamond. I had it set by a local jeweler but I have now reached out to VC and am planning to reset it. I am trying to decide between two options for the emilya setting. I want my wedding band to sit parallel...
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    VICTOR CANERA Emilya Cushion Halo with Round Center

    First off your ring is breath taking! Wowee! I am designing a VC Emilya halo ring and I am currently debating the flush fitting stem verses the outward facing stem like yours. I do like when the wedding band can sit flush with the engagement ring. You mention above that you can wear a band...
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