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tuanle55

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I'm trying to find a nice ring in the $7-$9.5k range. I have read many of the FAQs and understand there's just quite many factors and it may just boil down to what's all in my head. I don't quite understand things like girdle, depth, table, and crown %. I was wondering if those numbers are in good proportion for this diamond I found today.

http://whiteflash.com/hearts_arrows/A-Cut-Above-H-A-cut-diamond-57200.htm

I found this one for $9k on WF
Report: AGS
. Shape: A Cut Above H&A
. Carat: 1.025
. Depth %: 60.8
. Table %: 56.8
. Crown Angle: 34.8
. Crown %: 15.1
. Star : 51
. Pavilion Angle: 40.8
. Pavilion %: 43
. Lower Girdle %: 77
. Girdle: Thin to Medium
. Measurements: 6.51-6.54X3.97
. Light Performance: 0
. Polish: Ideal
. Symmetry: Ideal
. Culet: Pointed
. Fluorescence: Negligible

Is this a good price for this ring? My head is spinning from looking at rings for 10 hours straight to day.

Another one I like at $8.5k
http://www.whiteflash.com/hearts_arrows/A-Cut-Above-H-A-cut-diamond-56041.htm
. Report: AGS
. Shape: A Cut Above H&A
. Carat: 1.011
. Depth %: 61.2
. Table %: 56.3
. Crown Angle: 34.5
. Crown %: 15.1
. Pavilion Angle: 40.7
. Pavilion %: 42.8
. Girdle: Thin to Slightly Thick Faceted
. Measurements: 6.45-6.47X3.95
. Light Performance: 0
. Polish: Ideal
. Symmetry: Ideal
. Culet: Pointed
. Fluorescence: Negligible
 

ILikeBond

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The idealscopes on these two look the best in my non-expert opinion:


http://whiteflash.com/hearts_arrows/A-Cut-Above-H-A-cut-diamond-57200.htm

(original poster's first link - 1.025 ct. F/VS1, $9,083)


http://www.whiteflash.com/hearts_arrows/a-cut-above-h-a-cut-diamond-56039.htm#

(Julie's second link - 1.051 ct. F/VS2, $8,489)

Although the second one is 3 points bigger, it actually has a smaller diameter, but its negligible - .3 mm.

So a $600 difference is for 1 grade difference in clarity and 3 point difference in size. Personally, I'd take the VS2 because I think its a better deal and really has the best idealscope return. Either way you can't go wrong for sure - this is splitting hairs.

Good luck!
 

tuanle55

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Date: 12/1/2006 8:17:59 PM
Author: JulieN
Compare: http://www.whiteflash.com/hearts_arrows/a-cut-above-h-a-cut-diamond-55893.htm
http://www.whiteflash.com/hearts_arrows/a-cut-above-h-a-cut-diamond-56039.htm


Can you ask them if that is the correct price? Or at least why this one is less than your second pick?

Maybe I'm too presumptuous, but it sems like a lot of money for not that much diamond.
I will definitely ask them. Can you bargain with these websites in price? When you say not a lot of diamond, is it b/c of the carat size? I'm trying to balance between quality and size. Plus my girlfriend is very petite. She's about 5' tall and weighs less then 95lbs with small hands. A big ring on her would look funny I think. I agree also that the $8.4k one is the better choice as I think 1 grade in clarity will not make any noticeable difference.
 

WindyCitySparkle

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A 1 carat diamond is not small -- and it will look huge on your teeny tiny girlfriend, for sure!!! I think it will look fabulous. I am 5''9" and 130 and people comment that my 1.04 ct diamond looks big. We see a lot of big diamonds here on PS but in the "real world" 1 carat is more than enough.
 

tuanle55

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It looks like I''m really glad I found this Pricescope website. The same stone is $500 cheaper (making it $8k) if I mention pricescope as it shows up on the ps search cheaper.

What do most people do about the setting? Do you guys go with the same place you get the stone from? I''m really worry in case it''s not the perfect size.

Right now i''m in love with this setting http://www.whiteflash.com/golden-wardrobe/Gold_Details.aspx?ItemCode=WF-4097&size=5.00
Going for the platinum for $1.4k. I think this setting looks really good in picture. I hope it does in person. Is getting the setting cheaper online from one of these vendors listed on PS or I am better off getting it set locally.
 

neren

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I just got mine from WF recently, and I''m loving my ring. My ring is actually a combination of the legato setting and their other WF setting. I love the scallop detail on the head of the legato..

WF is fantastic... I''m not sure if you are really big in color but what I did for my stone ($9.6K) is I went down to color from F VS2 to G VS2 to get my 1.274 size
and with the ring size of 4.5+ it look awesome in my finger, but then I''m biased since its my finger
, they are really faboulous.
 

xzjn9p

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I just made a very similar purchase 2 weeks ago. I was considering this one as well.

http://www.whiteflash.com/hearts_arrows/a-cut-above-h-a-cut-diamond-56039.htm#

Here''s another option from james allen (who I ended up buying from)

http://www.jamesallen.com/diamond.asp?b=16&a=12&c=77&cid=131&item=950921

My experience with james allen was very good but I''m sure WF is great too. Here is what I ended up getting for reference:
http://www.jamesallen.com/diamond.asp?b=16&a=12&c=77&cid=131&item=866256
 
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