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wwe

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Hey,

I need everyones opinion.... I just purchased a Princess - Ideal Cut- 1.13 carat - D - VS1 from James Allen for $6700.

In my opinion I think I made the right choice. What do you guys think?
 

neatfreak

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Everyone is going to want a lot more information before they can assess whether it was a good purchase or not. But the most important thing is that YOU love it.
 

neatfreak

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Basically every number available on the certification as well as any other images (either real pictures, or some kind of light analysis, etc.) you might have of the stone.

Otherwise it's really hard to tell anything about the diamond itself.

ETA: Also, please let people know if you want reassurance that it's a fine stone, or a real opinions about whether you should buy a different one instead.
 

chrono

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1. The lab certification information like crown and pavilon angles, girdle info, dimensions, etc.
2. Magnified pictures
3. Idealscope pictures
 

wwe

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Does this help?



Shape: Princess
Carat weight: 1.13
Cut: Ideal
Color: D
Clarity: VS1
Certificate: GIA

Depth: 69%
Table: 65%
Polish: Very Good
Symmetry: Good
Girdle: Thin to slightly thick
Culet: None
Fluorescence: Faint
Measurements: 5.85*5.78*3.99
Ratio: 1.01
 

icyhot

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Date: 4/5/2007 3:58:16 PM
Author: wwe
Does this help?



Shape: Princess
Carat weight: 1.13
Cut: Ideal
Color: D
Clarity: VS1
Certificate: GIA

Depth: 69%
Table: 65%
Polish: Very Good
Symmetry: Good
Girdle: Thin to slightly thick
Culet: None
Fluorescence: Faint
Measurements: 5.85*5.78*3.99
Ratio: 1.01
Look on the GIA cert for the crown and pavillion angle as chrono has stated. This can help determine how brilliant the stone is using Holloway Cut Advisor. You'll find these numbers on the right hand side of the graphical representation of the diamond (not sure what the industry term is for this). They will be in degrees though...

Example:
Crown: 34.5 degrees
Pavillioin: 40.5 degrees
 

chrono

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Icyhot,
The HCA is only for round stones. Can''t use it for the Princess stone in this case.
 

mrssalvo

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icyhot. the HCA is for round stones, this one is a princess


wwe, I don''t know much about princess cuts or enough to offer and opinion. from what I''ve learned here most believe that your eyes trump numbers when it comes to fancy cuts. James Allen has great prices so I''m sure you got a good deal and if you love the stone that''s what matters..
 

hikerchick

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Date: 4/5/2007 4:24:14 PM
Author: icyhot

Look on the GIA cert for the crown and pavillion angle as chrono has stated. This can help determine how brilliant the stone is using Holloway Cut Advisor. You''ll find these numbers on the right hand side of the graphical representation of the diamond (not sure what the industry term is for this). They will be in degrees though...

Example:
Crown: 34.5 degrees
Pavillioin: 40.5 degrees
This only works for rounds not princesses.
 

wwe

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It seems like it says 65% from left to right and 89% from top to bottom.

That is all I see on the right side.
 

icyhot

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Date: 4/5/2007 4:29:26 PM
Author: hikerchick

Date: 4/5/2007 4:24:14 PM
Author: icyhot

Look on the GIA cert for the crown and pavillion angle as chrono has stated. This can help determine how brilliant the stone is using Holloway Cut Advisor. You''ll find these numbers on the right hand side of the graphical representation of the diamond (not sure what the industry term is for this). They will be in degrees though...

Example:
Crown: 34.5 degrees
Pavillioin: 40.5 degrees
This only works for rounds not princesses.
Showing my noobness...I didn''t read it was a princess. Sorry for the confusion wwe.
 
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