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  1. Close2Decision
    Rough_Rock

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    by Close2Decision » Jan 27, 2002
    After seemingly months of tracking down stones/research I have it down to just 2 stones. Here are the stats:

    Diamond #1
    Shape: Round Brilliant
    Measurements: 6.2 - 6.27 x 3.73 mm
    Weight: .90
    Depth: 59.8%
    Table: 57%
    Girdle: Thin to Slightly Think, Faceted
    Polish: Very Good
    Symmetry: Good
    Clarity Grade: VS2
    Color Grade: E
    Flouresence: None
    TCI - .3

    Diamond #2
    Shape: Round Brilliant
    Measurements: 6.17 - 6.22 x 3.75 mm
    Weight: .86
    Depth: 60.5%
    Table: 57%
    Girdle: Thin to Medium, Faceted
    Polish: Excellent
    Symmetry: Excellent
    Clarity Grade: VS2
    Color Grade: E
    Flouresence: None
    TCI - .7

    I am a little concerned with marking on the certification of Diamond #1. There are several crystal markings around the outside portion of the diamond (approx 9). There are also markings for "Indented Natural" and "Extra Facet". Should I not be worried since it is a VS2? The certification also does not include clouds. The only reason I am concerned is because the two graphics on each of these certificates look so different. Am I worrying about things that are almost impossible to detect? I wasn't sure if it was appropriate to attach the cert.

    I do like both stones very much but due to my inexperience in this area feel as though I should get some other opinions. This is a pretty large decision :twirl:

    Thanks for your help in advance,
    -Brian
     
    


    


  2. lawmax
    Brilliant_Rock

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    by lawmax » Jan 27, 2002
    My vote is for #2
     
  3. Close2Decision
    Rough_Rock

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    by Close2Decision » Jan 27, 2002
    I should also state that diamond #2 is $500 dollars more. So are the differences greater than that amount?
     
  4. moediamond
    Rough_Rock

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    by moediamond » Jan 30, 2002
    Sorry for your dilemma,
    One thing I noticed is that the plot diagrams sometimes hurt the outcome of the diamond.
    I'd say drop #1 only because you'll probably think about the 9 crystals and extra facet for a very long time.
    Have you seen these diamonds in person?
    The second diamond is being sold for $500 more because dealers who have access to the GIA database cannot find this stone listed, thereby ending all competition for this stone.


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  5. me-hmmm
    Rough_Rock

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    by me-hmmm » Jan 30, 2002
    Interesting. I've seen before that some stones have extra facets. How much should this discount the stone, or is it captured in clarity rating adequately?
     
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