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Can you get a decent asscher on a budget?

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Olive Oil

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I am really drawn to asschers and would to love to own one (or two, or three...). Unfortunately, it seems like to get an asscher with good proportions that doesn''t have a big black inclusion in the table is difficult on a budget. I can''t see having the luxury of spending more than $2000 on a diamond anytime soon, so I was wondering, Can you get a decent asscher for $2000 or less? I don''t care so much about size, as long as it still has that deep asscher quality. I realize I won''t be able to get a perfect stone, but could I still get a pretty one? Other shapes are pretty too, but I''m just not as drawn to them like I am to asschers.

Thanks for your help!
 

decodelighted

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Hi Olive Oil!

As a fellow Asscher-lover, I think you have *fabulous* taste in shapes!
Asschers are such tricky stones! Unfortunately the very "look" that makes them desirable isn''t as apparent, or perhaps even apparent *at all* in very small carat weights ... however, some folks do get asscher eternity rings ... with very small stones & love them ... so ... I guess it''s just personal opinion!

Personally ... with a 2K budget & a love of asschers ... I might consider a five stone band from someplace like Facets/Signed Pieces rather than a .30 or so solitare ... OR buy from someplace with a liberal upgrade policy so you could grow that sucker over time!!!
 

decodelighted

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strmrdr

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2k for the stone alone will get you into the 5mm range in a H-I vs2 so yea its do able.
finding a well cut one is harder and it would likely be an I unless you can come up $300 or so.
 

strmrdr

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Id give Tim a call out at GOG and see what is left on the market right now from the top cutters.
 

DiamondSmitten

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As a proud "new" owner of an asscher I tend to agree with deco. I have a 1.39 ct asscher and while I think it is a nice size I still find myself pointing out the windmills and how my diamond has such a different plot than princess which is the square diamond most see. I would go with deco''s suggestions in either an eternity to a place with a great upgrade policy. I wouldn''t have had any other shape and I don''t regret choosing it at all.
 

Olive Oil

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Thanks so much for your replies, Deco, Storm, and DS!
I would prefer a solitaire, so perhaps I will wait a while longer and save a bit more. I still don''t want to go too much more than $2000, but if it''s just a bit more, I wouldn''t be bothered by it.

Is there anyone out there who has purchased an asscher in this price range and has pics? Thanks again!
 
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