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wilhelre

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I am on the search for a diamond for my GF of 3.5 years. My budget is around $4,300-$5,000 including a tiffany sollataire setting (Platinum). I went today to a local jewler and found a diamond that I thought looked great , but wasn''t too sure about the price. Based on my research it looks to be priced very high and not a good diamond.

The jeweler is asking for $5,500 including a setting. He attributes $5,000 to the diamond and a deal on the setting of $500. Please see the specs below as I assume the girdle thickness is too much as the HCA would not run for this diamond.

GIA Report # 17625714
Round Brilliant
Measurements: 6.14 - 6.17 x 4.00 mm

Carat Weight: 1.00 carat
Color Grade: I
Clarity Grade: VS2
Cut Grade: Good
Proportions:
Depth: 65.0%
Table: 59%
Crown Angle: 35.5°
Crown Height: 15.0%
Pavilion Angle: 40.8°
Pavilion Depth: 43.0%
Star length: 50%
Lower Half: 75%
Girdle: Very Thick, Faceted
Culet: None
Finish:
Polish: Good
Symmetry: Very Good
Fluorescence: None
Comments: Additional clouds are not shown.

Additionally, I would like input on available diamonds that meet my requirements and would be considered by the experts here as good diamonds. I am looking for .97 Ct minimum, SI1 (Eye Clean) or VS2, H or I in Color, Round. Please let me know if you have any input for diamonds and settings. Thanks!!! I appreciate all of your feedback.

Ryan


 

JulieN

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blegh.

yes, that girdle is extremely thick

it faces up like a .85
 

JulieN

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yes, but it is easier to just remember what "key" carat weights face-up as

6 mm .8 ct
6.2 mm .9 ct
6.5 mm 1 ct.
 

Lorelei

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Date: 4/6/2009 8:06:56 PM
Author: JulieN
blegh.

yes, that girdle is extremely thick

it faces up like a .85
I have to say yuck also, the depth is way too deep too and the diamond is facing up very small for the weight. I would pass on this one.

Take a look at :)'s selections, that should help. Welcome also
 
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