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10 Year Anniversary Gift! Help on oval diamond please!

snotty_pie

Shiny_Rock
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Jan 18, 2006
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Hello Pricescope community! I have gotten approval for a 10 year anni gift (yay!), and I went to some local B&M stores to look around. I found a spready 3 ct. oval ring that I liked, but after receiving a copy of the cert, it doesn't meet the "ideal" proportions. I liked it looking straight down the table, but if you looked at it at 45 degree angles, it was like 25% of it would go dark (like a pie slice). Is that normal for an oval or is it just not well-cut? Here's a copy of the cert - http://www.gia.edu/report-check?reportno=2171617342.

I know how hard ovals can be to find! Thanks in advance for any help!

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tyty333

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Very shallow with a huge table. It is hard to find well cut ovals. Can you tell us how many pavilion facets it has on the bottom
of the stone?

Here is a nicely cut oval...you can turn the stone and see how it acts compared to the one that you are looking at.
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/2.19-carat-g-color-vvs2-clarity-sku-617158

How much are they asking for the one you are looking at OR do you have a budget? We can look and see what is in your price
range.
 

snotty_pie

Shiny_Rock
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Jan 18, 2006
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Hi Tyty!

It has 4 pavilion facets. I agree that it's really oddly shaped (huge table, shallow stone), so I was surprised that I liked it. They were asking for $47K set (ouch on the B&M markup).

I am not in a huge hurry, so I have time to find the right stone. I'd like to spend no more than $25K on the center stone, and I prefer that it's at least 11.5mm long. I have found that I like ratios of about 1.4.

Thanks again!
 
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