Welcome to Pricescope, studrew! starryeyed brings up good points. From looking at the report you posted (is it GIA certified?), it doesn't look like the diamond would be eye clean.Date: 12/15/2006 10:06:54 PM
Ummm, have you used the Holloway Cut Advisor (HCA) tool? Ummmm, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this stone isn't scoring very well - it's over 5 and in a blue area of the chart. If you got a phenomenal price on the stone, it may be ok.
My second thought is how eye-clean is the SI2?
Where did you find the info to calc the HCA? I didn''t see any info about the crown or pavillion on the cert.
If you're within your return period, it wouldn't be crazy to review further, but I"m not an expert.Date: 12/16/2006 12:30:34 AM
Thanks for responses everyone. It is clean to the eye. The cert is GIA. I did notice that it did not sparkle as much as other diamonds I have seen. I thought it was the lighting... doh. I pretty much bought it based on the cert. Only today did I learn about all the other measurements (table, depth, etc)...
Can't help but thinking this matches well on to James Allen's comments here.The cost was 8100 for the diamond itself. I took my girlfriend to look at diamonds a few weeks back and she could not tell any difference between D or I color, IF to I. All she really saw was bigger or smaller.
Not Diamond Expert, apparently. Also, mistake is a strong word. It's hard to shop "relatively," but just because it's hard, doesn't mean it makes sense to consider them. In advance of the fact, and having the hindsight of the resources, you probably would have shopped differently. You're probably in a middle place now. You can go back, and perhaps largely without consequence. Consider your partner's feelings in going forward. She might or might not want to.Sounds like everyone here thinks I could have done better... is that correct?
Exactly... they don''t!Date: 12/16/2006 3:59:24 AM
ergggg... I wish I found this site a couple weeks ago. I orginally thought I found a deal since other similar diamonds were going for 9-10k at blue nile and mondera. Figured this was discounted cause of the strong fluorescent. Never would have guessed that cuts of the same grade could be so different. How is the regular joe supposed to know?
I just read that...That is a fantastic post... Exactly why I am looking for a D-F, Ideal Cut SI1...Can''t help but thinking this matches well on to James Allen''s comments here.The cost was 8100 for the diamond itself. I took my girlfriend to look at diamonds a few weeks back and she could not tell any difference between D or I color, IF to I. All she really saw was bigger or smaller.
You should probably start a new topic rather then type in someone elses thread... thats not a big deal- just polite.Date: 12/16/2006 3:32:35 PM
First of all I am new to this so if I make a mistake I apologize in advance. I think I may have gotten taken advantage of on my wedding ring. Does anyone know the price difference between a .35 carat and .50 carat center round shape diamond. Let''s just assume they are good quality because I am not sure.