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polandsprings

Rough_Rock
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Hi Members of Pricescope,

Similar to many men here, I am looking for an engagement ring and due to not knowing much about diamonds or jewelry I've studied as much as possible. Before making this purchase, can you tell me if the stone is worth buying?


Shape: Round Brilliant
Cut: Excellent
Clarity: VS2 (Eye-clean)
Color: H
Carat: .73
Polish: Excellent
Symmetry: Excellent
Fluorescence: None
Clarity Characteristics: Cloud, Feather, Crystal
Table: 57%
Depth: 61.4%
Pavillion angle: 40.8
Crown angle: 35.0
HCA: 1.6
Price: $3190 ($3000 after some negotiation/discounts)

Here are some images. In my eyes, there isn't leakage but I'd rather leave it up to you guys to decide!
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tyty333

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Dec 17, 2008
Messages
21,683
Looks nice...numbers are good, aset looks good too...price is resonable...
 

polandsprings

Rough_Rock
Joined
Dec 7, 2016
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After confirming that the images are solid with you guys, I'm close to pulling the trigger. However, I found a few other stones that look good by the numbers. They are not JA's true hearts, but their cuts are graded excellent and their HCA scores are lower. The one in the original post is a 1.6.

Is there any reason I should reconsider buying the True Hearts and opt for the following? There are no idealscopes available but the HCA scores are a bit lower (the lowest is a .7) and they look good on the eye on first glance.

https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.71-carat-h-color-vvs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-2278850
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.71-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-2145644
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.70-carat-h-color-vs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-1845823
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.72-carat-h-color-vvs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-2176711
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.73-carat-g-color-vs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-2110319


Also, I've been calling around for a platinum Tiffany-inspired 6 prong solitaire. They seem to go for about ~$900 (NYC). Is this the norm?
 

E-W-johnson

Rough_Rock
Joined
Nov 15, 2016
Messages
18
All of those diamonds will be great and that price for a setting is great I paid $1800 for a custom copy similar to the setting.
 

starrylight

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Sep 25, 2012
Messages
150
There is no such thing as a lower HCA score. Anything over a 2 should be considered for the price or only with confirmation of an idealscope. A stone earning an HCA score of 2 or below are worth investigating further.

If there isn't a large price difference between the true hearts and regular inventory, I would go with the true hearts.
 
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