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cougarrx

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Hi all,

I am planning to have a diamond (Round, 1.34ct, F, VS1, faint blue fluorescence) appraised via distance (one of the recommended appraisers on this site). Since this is my first appraisal, I was wondering what kind of questions should I ask? I have a few that I thought of listed below, I need help on what else I should or need to ask before actually buying the diamond. Thank you all for your consideration!

Is this the diamond representative from the GIA certificate? No inscription
Is this a High or Low F grade color?
Is this a High or Low VS1?
Is the diamond eye clean? At what distance?
How strong is the fluorescence? In sunlight?
How is the cut? Is everything in proper proportions/angles?
How are the Ideal scope images?
Is the diamond Painted or Dug?
How is the light return?
 

Regular Guy

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If you don''t like #22 on this list, others may be helpful...
 

Ellen

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Date: 2/23/2009 7:57:39 PM
Author:cougarrx
Hi all,

I am planning to have a diamond (Round, 1.34ct, F, VS1, faint blue fluorescence) appraised via distance (one of the recommended appraisers on this site). Since this is my first appraisal, I was wondering what kind of questions should I ask? I have a few that I thought of listed below, I need help on what else I should or need to ask before actually buying the diamond. Thank you all for your consideration!

Is this the diamond representative from the GIA certificate? No inscription
Is this a High or Low F grade color?
Is this a High or Low VS1?
Is the diamond eye clean? At what distance?
How strong is the fluorescence? In sunlight?
How is the cut? Is everything in proper proportions/angles?
How are the Ideal scope images?
Is the diamond Painted or Dug?
How is the light return?
Hi cougar,

I think you can delete this one. At VS1, you''ll be lucky to find the inclusions with a loupe, much less with your eyes.


Also, without seeing all the info on the diamond, it''s hard to know whether to offer more specific questions, or not.

Good luck!
 

Ellen

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I just saw the stats in another thread, I think you''ve got it covered. You can ask about the flo if it will make you feel better, but
I have faint, and I would never know if it weren''t for the fact it''s stated on my report. It''s not a problem.


Looks like a very nice diamond!
 
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