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1.5 Carat Oval Hunt

tyty333

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They all do seem to have prevalent bow-ties :confused: . Number 3 does look to be the best of that bunch.

Just wondering if you told them that you wanted minimal bow-tie?
 

trailblazer7232

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I did say I wanted no bow tie. Glad to hear you guys saw it too - thought I might be going crazy or had an unrealistic idea in my head.

I'll have GOG look for more stones, and post pics/video of the Brian Gavin stone I'm looking at tomorrow.
 

trailblazer7232

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The BG stone - very nice in person. A small bowtie, but not dark and flashed on and off well.

Brian met with me in person and actually spent a ton of time describing his cuts. He showed me several stones and went way above and beyond to make sure I was happy.

He examined this stone and told me this is a top of the line oval, so... what do you think? We have to decide ASAP.
 

Diamondbug

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tyty333 said:
I dont think the BG stone would be MY top choice.

I have to agree with tyty333. Too much mush on the sides. I prefer the faceting of the oval she picked. I am not crazy about the GOG stones either.... too much bow tie. I think you need to keep looking. It takes time to find the right oval. Just need some patience and do some more hunting.... its a fun journey as long as you're not in a time crunch.
 

trailblazer7232

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Thanks for your replies. Disappointed about the BG stone - it had a very pretty glow to it, but maybe that's only because I haven't seen one like Tyty33 posted in real life.

Any suggestions off James Allen similar to the one Tyty33 posted but around 1.5 carat/G/eye clean?
 

trailblazer7232

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This oval hunt has been a little discouraging - we've been looking since July :/ Brian was so positive on that stone that I was hoping it was "the one".

I tried to convince myself to like rounds or cushions, but just couldn't do it. Rounds feel boring and typical (no offense to those who love them!) and cushions just face up so small for our budget. Maybe we should consider an elongated old mine cut? Or antique cushion?

GOG is bringing in some different ovals tomorrow, maybe those will be better. I'll keep looking on JA. Thanks for all your help.
 

Diamondbug

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What is your budget so we can recommend stones/rings if its in budget? We know the specs you want but whats the budget for just the stone or for the stone and ring?
 

trailblazer7232

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We'd like to stay under $13k for the ring in total.

Oh my - that antique oval is incredible. Perfect. But neither of us can stand halos, we are much more solitaire people. I'll inquire about the stone.
 
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