Hello everybody, I have been lurking on this site for over six months now, and it is finally time to take the plunge. I believe I have narrowed down the criteria I am looking for:
(I have examined E, F, G, H and I asscher cut stones in several lighting conditions and have been able to see the difference in color up to G)
(There seems to be several different parameters that are important in the cut of an asscher stone. I am interested in specifying several of these)
· GIA certification
· L/W ratio: I am looking for is 1-1.1
· Polish: VG or better
· Symmetry: VG or better
· Depth: 65-71% (It appears that the proportions of the stone look better if the stone has a depth percentage that is larger than the table percentage)
· Table: 57-65%
· Cutlet: None
· Fluorescence: None to medium
· Girdle: Medium-Slightly Thick, preferably the girdle would be consistent around the entire stone
I am not looking to specify the carat weight; I am more concerned with the final spread of the stone, since the spread of the stone is truly what defines the size of a stone when you look at the stone, not the weight. Obviously the light performance of the stone is just as important as the spread, a large diamond cute horribly would be unacceptable. I am looking for a spread of roughly 6.4mm-6.6mm, which seems to land me in the 1.5-1.7 carat weight using the parameters I specified above.
I have narrowed my search down to these diamonds that seem to fit the criteria I am looking for:
Cut Carat Depth Table
AS 1.54 G VS1 GIA 69.9 63 STK N VG VG N 6.38x6.37x4.46 1.00:1
AS 1.70 G VS2 GIA 70.4 64 STK-TK N VG VG N 6.47x6.45x4.54 1.00:1
AS 1.63 G VS2 GIA 65.7 62 M-STK N VG VG N 6.55x6.54x4.30 1.00:1
AS 1.51 G VS2 GIA 65.2 61 M-STK N EX EX N 6.55x6.55x4.27 1.00:1
Looking at other people’s decisions and images I am leaning towards the first or the second one. I am worried about the light performance, because obviously I want it to look good. Can you guys suggest which one has the best chance of looking good.
Thanks I appreciate your advice.