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fouroheight68

Rough_Rock
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I am looking at two diamonds, both are on hold for me. I cant decide and need some help. Both are eye clean.

Stone 1:
Carat: .8
Color: I
Clarity: VS2
Depth: 62.6%
Table: 56%
Crown angle: 36%
Pavillion angle: 40.8%
HCA score: .9
Price: $3,243

What I like: Ideal cut (.9 HCA), VS2 clarity, I color.
What I dont like: Has STRONG BLUE flourescense. Will this be noticabale? Will it actually help since it is an I color?

Stone 2:
Carat: .86
Color: J
Clarity: SI1
Depth: 59.7%
Table: 58%
Crown angle: 33.5%
Pavillion angle: 40.2%
HCA score: 1.7
Price: $3,108

What I like: Very Good/Ideal cut (1.7 HCA), .86 carat, Price is lower
What I dont like: GIA report shows an Indented Feather. Had the stone examined, said it was located on the crown of the stone.

Opinions?

Thank you!!
 

yssie

Super_Ideal_Rock
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1, definitely. Overly shallow pavilion on #2 leads to over-obstruction (too many facets reflecting what is directly in front of them - dimly lit you - and causing the entire stone to darken visibly as you bend over it to admire it, as opposed to those facets reflecting the brightness behind your head)

http://www.screencast.com/users/Pricescope/folders/Default/media/64f27d25-9e00-4e29-96e3-e43ebed12a60


You want more info (pics, full scan) to make your final choice though, numbers on GIA report are averaged around 8 sections of diamond, then rounded, and we have no idea what ranges went into those rounded averages.
 

fouroheight68

Rough_Rock
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Thank you! So #2 should be out totally? I was basing off the HCA score, and didnt notice the crown angle.
 

yssie

Super_Ideal_Rock
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fouroheight68|1316206545|3019062 said:
Thank you! So #2 should be out totally?
Yes, I would eliminate #2 and not even bother with further analyses, waste of time and effort.
 
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