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CinnamonTea

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Back in Feb to March of 2006 I was hunting for a new mounting for my diamond when I discovered pricescope.

Instead of a new mounting, we ending up getting an entirely new ring.

It is very special to me.

I went from a EGL Deep-Cut 0.58 ct RB G-H color SI-1 clarity set in a 14kt white gold 6 prong mounting.

To a GIA 0.53 ct Ideal-Cut Hearts & Arrows RB H color VS-2 clarity set in a Platinum 4 prong mounting.
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The original ring is still a very nice ring, it''s just me being the perfectionist that I am I knew if I didn''t try an Ideal-cut stone I would think about it everytime I looked at my ring. The SI-1 is eye clean but I always noticed colorless pinpoint like inclusions in the sunlight that bothered me. This is why I went from SI-1 to VS-2 and I am very glad that I did. The H color is not really noticeable for several reasons. 1.) It is an Ideal-cut 2.) It''s under 1 carat and so on.

Please let me know what you think.

Hope everyone had a great Christmas!

P.S. Sorry about the bad pictures, but I just got a new camera so I will take new pictures of both rings shortly!

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ImpatientOne

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You ring is very pretty! How do you like the 4 prong versus the 6? I am thinking of switching the head on my to 4, so just curious if you like yours better...
 

CinnamonTea

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Okay that first picture is of the 0.58 ct RB in the 6 prong

And this pic is of the 0.53 Ideal-Cut in Platinum 4 prong

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CinnamonTea

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Yes I do like the 4-prong alot more then the 6-prong.

I think the 4 prong allows you to see more of the diamond and less of the metal.

Also lets the light into the stone better.
 

ljmorgan

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Your new diamond is stunning, ideal cut diamonds are such a pleasure
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CinnamonTea

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Thank you very much.
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I need to take some better pictures with my new camera!

I got a pair of diamond studs for Christmas.

Need to take a picture of them too!
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CinnamonTea

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Just incase your wondering...

The new ring ..

The stone came from Dimend Scaasi.

And the mounting came from Abazias.

It was a real pleasure working with the nice gentlemen at Dimend Scaasi.

The best part about it was I got to view the stone on video before purchasing.

I also got the stone shipped in before deciding it was exactly what I wanted.

Seeing the stone loose just litterally blowed my mind.

I could not beileve how much it sparkled.

I also did quite a bit of research before deciding on what I wanted and purchasing.

I used the HCA to find a stone.

If I remember correctly, my stone scored an Excellent on everything.

I can post the information incase anyone want''s to check on it! lol
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susi

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CinnamonTea, you made a great choice! Ideal cut can really enhance the appearance, don''t you think?
 

CinnamonTea

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Yes. I am a firm beilever now in the cut of a diamond.

And so far, i've been lucky enough to get Ideal cut diamonds.

I just can't imagine why anyone would want to settle for less.

I even went smaller in size and color and clarity then I wanted to, just so I could get perfection in cutting.

Never scrafice cut I tell you!
 

Shay37

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Your new ring is just lovely. (your other one isn''t bad either) I do love an ideal cut diamond.

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justjulia

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Wow, is that a pretty stone, or what. Nice.
 

Stone Hunter

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Congratulations!! How about a shot of the two stones together? That way we can really compare them. They do look very different from each other.
 

CinnamonTea

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Thank you everyone.
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Yes I would love to take a picture of the two stones together.

I will get on that as soon as I can!!
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Call me crazy but I''ve worn both rings together on the same finger.

It''s a cool look.

Anyway, they are very different from each other.

And it is kind of funny actually because:

The first stone 0.58 has a bigger carat weight then the new one 0.53,

but the 0.53 appears alot larger because it is a better cut and has a better spread and large diameter.

Boy do I love how that works!

Come to think of it.

I''ve wanted to (scince I got the new ring)

to make the 0.58 ct stone into a pendant.

But i''ve read that deep cut stones donot work well for pendant stones.

So I haven''t acted yet.

I still want to tho.

Any Ideas?

I was thinking either a pendant

or a right hand ring in a non-solitare like design?

like maybe an antique like style with milgraining ooooo
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Tacori E-ring

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Congrats on your upgrade! I can''t wait to see your studs!
 

CinnamonTea

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The diamond studs I got... the mountings had to be exchanged for platinum so I don''t have them right now.

But once I get them back... I will be on it quicker then snit!

0.75 cts total weight aprx. 0.37 cts each

H color SI-1 clarity Ideal-cut Hearts & Arrows RB

4-prong Platinum screw-backs

* I am going crazy over here *

Can''t wait to wear them! lol
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Skippy123

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beautiful new ring. Congrats and enjoy
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CinnamonTea

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Here''s some interesting info on my Ideal-cut stone.

5.25 - 5.27 x 3.16 mm
0.53 cts
H color
VS-2 clarity
Cut grade Excellent
No Fluorescence

Depth %: 60.1
Table: 58 %
Crown Angle: 33.5
Pav Angle: 40.8
Culet: None ( 0 )

Factor Grade
Light Return Excellent
Fire Excellent
Scintillation Excellent
Spread
or diameter for weight Excellent
Total Visual Performance 0.9 - Excellent
within TIC range

I love the spread
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Everytime someone see''s the stone they assume it''s closer to one carat because it looks so much bigger then a half carat stone!
 

Skippy123

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you should post a picture of both rings next to each other.
 

Stone Hunter

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Date: 12/29/2006 8:56:38 PM
Author: CinnamonTea
Here''s some interesting info on my Ideal-cut stone.

5.25 - 5.27 x 3.16 mm
0.53 cts
H color
VS-2 clarity
Cut grade Excellent
No Fluorescence

Depth %: 60.1
Table: 58 %
Crown Angle: 33.5
Pav Angle: 40.8
Culet: None ( 0 )

Factor Grade
Light Return Excellent
Fire Excellent
Scintillation Excellent
Spread
or diameter for weight Excellent
Total Visual Performance 0.9 - Excellent
within TIC range

I love the spread
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Everytime someone see''s the stone they assume it''s closer to one carat because it looks so much bigger then a half carat stone!
It''s nice to be rewarded for picking a well cut stone isn''t it? Have fun with your photos and don''t forget the earrings.
 

CinnamonTea

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Pictures as promised
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You have no idea how difficult it was to capture the arrows in my Ideal-cut Diamond.

The original picture was much better, but due to the attachment file size limit, that''s as good as it gets.

I will post other pictures as well.

Best wishes to all.
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