by adventure1 » Sep 4, 2019 This specific 2.01 E VS1 has been tossed around a bit on the emerald threads (over the past few years) and is, as I understand, remarkably brilliant. It is a bit more spendy than my original budget. Despite the 2ct weight, it seems to me to face up like a 2.5. Originally, I was looking at a G VS2 around ~20k and probably as large as I could go due to the nature of the cut. Prior to reaching out to BGD and others GOG, IDJ, etc I had a few questions about this 'ideal' emerald. https://www.briangavindiamonds.com/....010-e-vs1-emerald-diamond-bkags-104096832002 1. Compared to 2-2.5 (lower color) from a bigger /other vendor with a 'great' but not 'perfect' ASET (purchasing online with your assistance), do you personally think the BGD Black is worth it price wise (at a 5-10k premium)? Or going with a larger face and a great but not perfect brilliance at the same cost? Obviously subjective but I understand these BGD Black are the only 'perfect' cut emeralds out there. We would not be upgrading the stone in the future. 2. From what I am seeing, I seem to prefer the smaller 'facets' if you will and the BGD black cuts are rather large with more contrast viewed straight on. Obviously, the Aset on the link is very good. My girlfriend doesn't seem to have a preference. Thoughts? 3. The table on the BGD Black's are in the low-mid 50s. I presume that is because of an increased (crown?) height and the cut. Is this considered by the emerald experts to be acceptable considering the great brilliance these diamonds have? Again, thank you. Just wanting to be an informed consumer before reaching out.