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$14.5K - 1.72 Round E VS2

wackytube

Rough_Rock
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Jan 24, 2021
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5
Hey All,

I almost purchased this diamond but after browsing this forum I started putting it in the HCA and found it has a score of 4.9. Should I run away?

I’m not buying it from Ritani but they have the same stone on their website so I‘ll link it here. Should I buy an Ideal-Scope beginner kit?


GIA Report: https://diamond-assets.ritani.com/GIA-6361151069/certificate.pdf
 

anangel

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Aug 1, 2008
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706
Run. The video showed a dud of a diamond. It looks so dark, and didn’t have good light return at all.
Just to add a little more specific details: The table is huge on this diamond and the crown angle quite low so it’s going to look very flat from the side. The pavilion angle is actually a bit deep. There can be decent 60/60 diamonds, which have more spread and greater white light return and with less colored light, but the diamond you linked to just isn’t very attractive.
 
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lovedogs

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jul 31, 2014
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Absolutely do not buy this. It isnt well cut and has a very flat top. Anything that scores over 2 (sometimes 2.5) on the HCA shouldn't be considered if you are looking for a well cut stone
 

headlight

Ideal_Rock
Joined
Nov 2, 2003
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2,813
Also, you never want a diamond with a table larger than the depth. Additionally, you do not want an E colored diamond that has medium blue fluorescence unless it is priced at a discount (and you also don’t mind it).
 

ecf8503

Ideal_Rock
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Additionally, you do not want an E colored diamond that has medium blue fluorescence unless it is priced at a discount (and you also don’t mind it).

This is not always true - I have an E colored emerald cut with strong blue and a D round with strong and neither of them have any deleterious effects due to the fluor. Milky / oily / hazy diamonds are the exception, not the rule. Due to long standing biases, they do tend to sell for a discount however.
 

headlight

Ideal_Rock
Joined
Nov 2, 2003
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I’m sorry I offended you, I apologize if I didn’t phrase it better. Colorless stones with Med and higher should be sold at a discount so I’m just pointing out something they should keep in mind so they don’t overpay. I didn’t mention anything with regard to hazy/milky/oily.
 

NicoleNeedsHelp

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Aug 20, 2020
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OP, if you post your budget and preferences (size, color etc), the experts may be able to find you a better stone. Look around a bit more so that you get a super stunning diamond.
 
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