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karenleah15

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I thought I should just start a new thread with this question. My new diamond to my eyes is perfect....so of course I have to put it through the Cut Advisor. Help? I put the GIA numbers in and it came back 0.7? I dont understand. I thought it started at 1?
Here are my numbers:

GIA Report Number: 15674453
Report Type: GIA Diamond Grading Report
Date of Issue: February 20, 2007
Round Brilliant
Measurements: 6.46 - 6.50 x 3.87 mm
Carat Weight: 0.97
Color Grade: F
Clarity Grade: VS1
Cut Grade: Very Good
Proportions:
Depth: 59.7 %
Table: 54 %
Crown Angle: 33.5°
Crown Height: 15 %
Pavilion Angle: 40.4°
Pavilion Depth: 42.5 %
Star length: 50 %
Lower Half: 75 %
Girdle: Very Thin to Thin, Faceted
Culet: None
Finish:
Polish: Very Good
Symmetry: Very Good
Fluorescence: None
 

strmrdr

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too shallow/shallow for me but if you love it thats kewl
enjoy!
 

karenleah15

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Yeah it is prong set in a six prong ring. I have it insured so I am not going to stress about it too much. I love the stone. This is the thrid diamond I have had. One was a trade up and the other was lost, this is the replacement to the lost diamond. I know just enough about diamonds to be paranoid LOL! Maybe I should just stop LOL!
Thanks for your thoughts.
 

Garry H (Cut Nut)

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I suspect you did not go to Cut Adviser and did not read this warning
http://diamonds.pricescope.com/ideal.asp

Does the stone look dark when you examine it from very close?

I find that when I explain that toi people older than 35 - 40 they actually prefer stones like yours.

You have a diamond that is bigger than most 1.03ct diamonds and looks bigger than almost all 1.05ct diamonds for the price of a 0.97ct.

But to be sure we would need to see an ideal-scope image
 

karenleah15

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Date: 3/28/2007 9:41:14 PM
Author: Garry H (Cut Nut)
I suspect you did not go to Cut Adviser and did not read this warning
http://diamonds.pricescope.com/ideal.asp

Does the stone look dark when you examine it from very close?

I find that when I explain that toi people older than 35 - 40 they actually prefer stones like yours.

You have a diamond that is bigger than most 1.03ct diamonds and looks bigger than almost all 1.05ct diamonds for the price of a 0.97ct.

But to be sure we would need to see an ideal-scope image
I see what you mean about it looking darker up very close. At a distance like sitting at a computer typing it is beautiful.
How does one get an ideal scope image?
 

karenleah15

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style="WIDTH: 98.16%; HEIGHT: 163px">Date: 3/28/2007 9:41:14 PM
Author: Garry H (Cut Nut)
I suspect you did not go to Cut Adviser and did not read this warning
http://diamonds.pricescope.com/ideal.asp

Does the stone look dark when you examine it from very close?

I find that when I explain that toi people older than 35 - 40 they actually prefer stones like yours.

You have a diamond that is bigger than most 1.03ct diamonds and looks bigger than almost all 1.05ct diamonds for the price of a 0.97ct.

But to be sure we would need to see an ideal-scope image
Is that because it is shallow?
 

Garry H (Cut Nut)

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Date: 3/30/2007 7:16:51 PM
Author: Karen Leah

style="WIDTH: 98.16%; HEIGHT: 163px">Date: 3/28/2007 9:41:14 PM
Author: Garry H (Cut Nut)
I suspect you did not go to Cut Adviser and did not read this warning
http://diamonds.pricescope.com/ideal.asp

Does the stone look dark when you examine it from very close?

I find that when I explain that toi people older than 35 - 40 they actually prefer stones like yours.

You have a diamond that is bigger than most 1.03ct diamonds and looks bigger than almost all 1.05ct diamonds for the price of a 0.97ct.

But to be sure we would need to see an ideal-scope image
Is that because it is shallow?
Karen you still did not read that small page that I linked to?

Read it please and then I will happily answer any other questions
 

karenleah15

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Shallow stones (lower left on the chart) look darker if you have excellent close up vision because your head obstructs more light sources which makes a shallow diamond appear darker. But shallow diamonds have a bigger spread, and are great for pendants and earrings, where normal social viewing distances apply.


This is what my stone is doing? The larger spread is what makes the 0.97 look larger correct? When looking at the diamond up close my big ole head gets in the way and blocks the needed light, but when I pull the stone away into normal light it is fine.


Thanks for your help Cut Nut! :)
 

strmrdr

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Date: 3/31/2007 9:12:21 AM
Author: Karen Leah

Shallow stones (lower left on the chart) look darker if you have excellent close up vision because your head obstructs more light sources which makes a shallow diamond appear darker. But shallow diamonds have a bigger spread, and are great for pendants and earrings, where normal social viewing distances apply.



This is what my stone is doing? The larger spread is what makes the 0.97 look larger correct? When looking at the diamond up close my big ole head gets in the way and blocks the needed light, but when I pull the stone away into normal light it is fine.


Thanks for your help Cut Nut! :)
bingo you got it.....
 

karenleah15

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LOL! I knew I could do it. I have been working on a head cold all week. LOL!
 
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