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  1. freddy2005
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    by freddy2005 » Mar 1, 2006
    After further review, contemplation, intense in-depth analysis and discussion, my gf and i have decided on this one:


    http://www.jamesallen.com/diamond.asp?cid=53&item=803447


    specs:

    AGS certified with cert date: 1/24/06

    cut grade: AGS ideal 0
    light performance 0
    proportion factor 0
    finish 0

    Shape: Round
    Carat weight: 1.06
    Cut: Ideal
    Color: F
    Clarity: SI2 (small inclusion on the edge...mostly eyeclean)
    Certificate: AGS

    crown 34.6
    pav. 40.7

    Depth: 61.8%
    Table: 55.6%
    Polish: Ideal
    Symmetry: Ideal
    Girdle: 1.8-4.3%
    Culet: pointed
    Fluorescence: None
    Measurements: 6.53-6.55*4.04*


    I want to thank everyone on here for their feedbacks and inputs.

    your thoughts/opinions/expertise/insight/flames/criticism/threats are greatly appreciated. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
    


    


  2. strmrdr
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    by strmrdr » Mar 1, 2006
    congrates!!
     
  3. valeria101
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    by valeria101 » Mar 1, 2006
    Welll... 2c opinion... for what that matters:

    - about the ''colorless / SI'' part [​IMG]

    - spread (6.5 for 1 cts) [​IMG]

    - proportions ? [​IMG]

    - and there''s that 1.8-4.3 girdle.... OK. that''s fine and tells me this one went through a bit o ''painting'' like the ACA and 8*. Or more? Probably not. It isn''t common to see too much of this good thing going around. So... what on Earth am I doing even making note of it? AGS calls it ''Ideal cut'' (AGS0). And that''s that.

    This is about all that comes to mind [​IMG]
     
  4. pinkflamingo
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    by pinkflamingo » Mar 1, 2006
    it sounds great!! :) do you have a setting picked out?
     
    


    


  5. freddy2005
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    by freddy2005 » Mar 1, 2006
    thank you..thank you! [​IMG]

    valeria,

    "- and there''s that 1.8-4.3 girdle.... OK. that''s fine and tells me this one went through a bit o ''painting'' like the ACA and 8*. Or more? Probably not. It isn''t common to see too much of this good thing going around. So... what on Earth am I doing even making note of it? AGS calls it ''Ideal cut'' (AGS0). And that''s that."

    to be honest, i have no clue what u talking about...please englighten me. thanks [​IMG]
     
  6. freddy2005
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  7. pinkflamingo
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    by pinkflamingo » Mar 1, 2006
    yay! that will be gorgeous! make sure you post pics when you receive it and good luck!!
     
  8. atroop711
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    by atroop711 » Mar 1, 2006
    Freddy...congrats on the stone! Now the excitement and anticipation on the finished product begins! Can''t wait to see the hand shots![​IMG]
     
  9. valeria101
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    by valeria101 » Mar 1, 2006
    My bad... for dropping that note out of the blue. The idea was... that the girdle thickness is somewhat variable, and this mean that the facets the edges of which form the girdle were cut at slightly diverging angles (= that''s what ''painting'' refferes to in the previous post). It is a small trick meant to make a few good things happen in the same time: get rid of the last conceivable nit of light leakage around the girdle (so you get those all-red Ideal Scope images for the Eight Star and A Cut Above diamonds because of this), to provide somewhat broader sparkles from the crown facets and... to keep a bit of weight on the diamond on ocasion (not even sure if this small tweak of cut really does serve that purpose well - unless one or two points added to 1 carat really make a difference to anyone).

    See... I should have kept my mouse shut on that one. More talk than any material difference to speak of.



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  10. freddy2005
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    by freddy2005 » Mar 1, 2006
    val, uhh..thanks for the info...still make no sense to a newbie like me.

    but let me recollect and brainstorm from my previous college class on geometrical calculus and advance physics on divergent angles w/ respect to light symmetry.

    uhhh..still don't get it...oh well.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    i guess what really matters to me is best describe by the following equation:

    lim f(x)
    x --> 0
    where x = AGS ideal grade

    f(x) = ‡”( (ideal cut + over 1carat + eyeclean)^‡ = gf's bright smile + "yes"

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
    


    


  11. scarleta
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    by scarleta » Mar 1, 2006
    congratulations! It looks lovely...
     
  12. freddy2005
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    by freddy2005 » Mar 1, 2006
    here are some pics..enjoy! guess u can only post 1 pic per reply.

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  13. freddy2005
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    by freddy2005 » Mar 1, 2006
    doesnt appear i can attach the idealscope and other pics due to attachment size constraints.
     
  14. Kaleigh
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    by Kaleigh » Mar 1, 2006
    Freddy, congratulations. That is one amazing stone. Yay for you!!![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  15. ChooChoo
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    by ChooChoo » Mar 1, 2006
    GREAT choice! I love the F/eye-clean SI combination.
     
    


    


  16. freddy2005
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    by freddy2005 » Mar 1, 2006
    thanks guys! [​IMG]

    my ideal engagement thing would have included the element of surprise, however im glad i''ve chosen this route to let her pick her stone and setting...no more surprises from me..oh well
     
  17. valeria101
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    by valeria101 » Mar 1, 2006
    Sorry for the confusion... Your math is the right kind! [​IMG]


    And I am sure your girl (like most I can think of) was pleasantly surprised by your letting her choose.

    Congratulations for the happy times and wonderful rock [​IMG]
     
  18. freddy2005
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    by freddy2005 » Mar 2, 2006
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]i think my job and research on here is done.....i placed my stone order along w/ the setting...should get it soon :) [​IMG]
     
  19. Gonzodogg
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    by Gonzodogg » Mar 2, 2006
    I am sure you will not be disapointed. I''m glad we could help. Congratulations
     
  20. Shay37
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    by Shay37 » Mar 2, 2006
    I cannot wait to see it. Congrats on a job well done.

    shay
     
  21. Lorelei
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    by Lorelei » Mar 2, 2006
    Freddy, I just popped in to have a quick look and it is awesome, congrats.
     
  22. KristyDarling
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    by KristyDarling » Mar 2, 2006
    It''s perfect! And it''ll look HUGE on that itty bitty finger!

    You can''t go wrong with a James Allen piece. Great service, quality, and pricing.
     
  23. freddy2005
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    by freddy2005 » Mar 10, 2006
    finally got the ring yesterday, fiance loved it..absolutely beautiful [​IMG]

    i tried taking some pics, however the pic is not clear and i don''t know much about my digital camera....i have to take time to play around with it.

    thanks all... [​IMG]
     
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