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Bebe2015

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Hello! I need some advice on this loose diamond I'm looking to purchase for $19,000. Thoughts?

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tyty333

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Can you give us a link to the stone or a picture of the other side of the GIA report so we can see the numbers?
 

Bebe2015

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Sure thing! I've attached some photos.

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canuk-gal

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HI;

I'd pass.

What is your budget? Is the 2 carat mark, "necessary"?

cheers--Sharon
 

Diamond_Hawk

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canuk-gal|1444832847|3938161 said:
Is the 2 carat mark, "necessary"?

Without comment on the diamond itself, in the interest of clarifying, it appears the report indicates this is a 3.01 carat.
 

solgen

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It's not bad but not great either. You can see the symmetry is off aand it isn't very round. Looks like it might leak some light from under table and maybe the edges too. Some reflector images might help to ascertain the extent. But $19k for a 3ct is very cheap so I think it is worth investigating this stone some more.
 

John P

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solgen|1444843052|3938217 said:
It's not bad but not great either. You can see the symmetry is off aand it isn't very round. Looks like it might leak some light from under table and maybe the edges too. Some reflector images might help to ascertain the extent. But $19k for a 3ct is very cheap so I think it is worth investigating this stone some more.
It's cheap because it only has the diameter of a responsibly cut 2.70 ct diamond.

The producer used a thick girdle and put enough weight in the crown to force the rough to hold 3 carats. The owner will get the technical "bragging rights" of 3 carats. But if the wearer compares it side by side to folks wearing well-cut 2.75 ct diamonds this "3.01 carat" will look smaller. The only way anyone will realize it's 3 carats is to tell them: "Hey. It's 3 carats."
 

Bebe2015

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Thank you all for you help, this would be a first for myself and I'm relatively new to all this. I've attached comments from the GIA report itself. image_92.jpg
 

canuk-gal

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Diamond_Hawk|1444841761|3938211 said:
canuk-gal|1444832847|3938161 said:
Is the 2 carat mark, "necessary"?

Without comment on the diamond itself, in the interest of clarifying, it appears the report indicates this is a 3.01 carat.


Typo. :saint: 3 carat.

I'd still pass. :bigsmile:

cheers--Sharon
 

southLA504

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John Pollard|1444848789|3938246 said:
solgen|1444843052|3938217 said:
It's not bad but not great either. You can see the symmetry is off aand it isn't very round. Looks like it might leak some light from under table and maybe the edges too. Some reflector images might help to ascertain the extent. But $19k for a 3ct is very cheap so I think it is worth investigating this stone some more.
It's cheap because it only has the diameter of a responsibly cut 2.70 ct diamond.

The producer used a thick girdle and put enough weight in the crown to force the rough to hold 3 carats. The owner will get the technical "bragging rights" of 3 carats. But if the wearer compares it side by side to folks wearing well-cut 2.75 ct diamonds this "3.01 carat" will look smaller. The only way anyone will realize it's 3 carats is to tell them: "Hey. It's 3 carats."

That is great insight, where could I go about finding a website or tool that lists an accurate measurement of how big of a diameter certain carats should be? For example, my diamond is a 2.07 carat and it's diameter was 8.29 I believe.
 

Bebe2015

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Is a 3 carat color J GIA, medium blue florescence highly visible?
 

doberman

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I'd be less concerned about the fluorescence and more concerned about the cut, which isn't good.
 

FancyIntense

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I notice you are showing two different GIA reports, did anyone notice that?
 

Bebe2015

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oh I did enter 2 different GIA reports! Good catch, I was looking at a few loose diamonds to purchase. This was also one of them, and I still can't make up my mind :wall:
 
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