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Does this pad have a window? Yet another question :(

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by Shijitake, Sep 13, 2018 at 1:33 PM.

  1. Shijitake
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    by Shijitake » Sep 13, 2018 at 1:33 PM
    Looking at it from the site it looks like just glare from the lights. Is it possible it is just bad photography, or a cleverly hidden window? While I am very happy with my oval pad this stone may be a bit more promising because of its cut. I don't know if I should bother going to NYC to see this pad.

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    Side view
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    Culet view
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    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Sep 13, 2018 at 1:41 PM
    It looks kind of wonky to me. I'd ask for more pictures (preferably hand shots) so you can verify the presence (or lack) of a window.
     
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  3. 2Neezers
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    by 2Neezers » Sep 13, 2018 at 3:14 PM
    It looks like a window to me. Most vendors will photograph stones looking their very best. I think this vendor most likely would have re-taken the picture if the stone didn't have a window. The cut definitely looks wonky, like elle_71125 said I would request more photos if seriously interested.
     
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  4. lambskin
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    by lambskin » Sep 13, 2018 at 3:46 PM
    Yep, wonky.
     
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  5. natasha-cupcake
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    by natasha-cupcake » Sep 13, 2018 at 5:05 PM
    Strange cut and I think it will prove to have a pretty substantial tilt window at least, if not a full blown window.
     
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  6. voce
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    by voce » Sep 14, 2018 at 12:22 AM
    I can guarantee that is a window. How would I know, you may ask? From the culet view, the depth of the gem (defined as the "height" from the table to the culet divided by either the length or the width of the gem, whichever is larger) is only 40-50%. For a sapphire to not have a window, you would need a depth of AT LEAST 60%. It's probably somewhere nearer 62-65% than 60%, but I am no cutter and would not know the exact depth required. This stone is definitely too shallow to not have a window.
     
  7. Shijitake
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    by Shijitake » Sep 14, 2018 at 1:09 PM
    Yup it's wonky, it's from NSC after all. I asked for some more pictures. Still waiting for a reply.
     
  8. Shijitake
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    by Shijitake » Sep 14, 2018 at 1:28 PM
    I got my answer and sure enough, it is a huge, terrible window. I mean the stone is see through, can't see the slightest color window. The rep tried to hide it by zooming far out and putting it on her fingers. Nice try :tongue:
     

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