Prefer the second stone. But the number you gave is not angles but % depth. Best to use angles for the HCA.Date: 3/30/2009 5:45:07 PM
1) 1.04 ct
crown and pavilion angles 14 and 44
girdle thickness medium-slightly thick
2) 1.03 ct
crown and pavilion angles 15 and 43
girdle thickness think - medium
I am getting the info on the jamesallen one.
No I''m not GG.....I don''t know what is going on there....Very strange.Date: 3/31/2009 9:05:16 AM
Which stone belongs to which grading report? We have to enter report number and carat weight for the search. I''m not finding a match. (Are you Lorelei?) Are the reports dated after January 1, 2000?
Hehehe! No you aren''t doing anything wrong, it isn''t accepting the numbers for some reason, maybe there is a typo somewhere * scratches head*
It has a better angle combo than the other, I don't like such a steep pavilion angle in a diamond regardless of the crown angle with the other one, I would eliminate this diamond from consideration quite honestly. Ideally I would like an or ASET image for the 1.03 but from the info we have it is by far the better choice.Date: 3/31/2009 9:42:07 AM
Can you please explain why the 1.03 is better. I just want to know for my own education.
Mark is competitively priced, you could ask him if he could send you photos and an image of the diamond, he might be able to arrange that and it would tell us more. The diamond looks promising but without images thats really all that can be known about it. As it is SI clarity, check it is eyeclean to your standards by asking Mark to inspect it for you. I would definitely pass on the first diamond, without doubt you can do better than that oneDate: 3/31/2009 9:48:42 AM
The price quote I got for the second diamond (1.03 ct) is $4,260. Do you think that is a fair price and will this diamond make my girfriend happy or should i continue searching for a better quality stone.
Thats great, post the new ones when you have them! Mark is extremely worthy of your trust and can supply some worthy contenders as with the second diamond above, again I would definitely eliminate the other one.Date: 3/31/2009 9:53:47 AM
Thank you. I will ask him. He just called me this morning to tell me he will send me some slightly under 1 ct diamonds to look at that will save some money. I will post these too, if you don''t mind. He is such a nice guy, I completely trust him but it''s always better to get some reassurance.
This one is what we call a steep deep with the angle ranges, it is possible that it could show light leakage. So I prefer the 1.03 diamond listed to this one.Date: 3/31/2009 3:59:53 PM
Mark just called me back with the GIA report information for a 0.96 ct H color diamond. Please let me know what you think. He will send me images of the diamonds tomorrow.
GIA # 2107215454
Measurements: 6.27 - 6.32 x 3.93 mm
Carat Weight: 0.96 carat
Color Grade: H
Clarity Grade: SI1
Cut Grade: Excellent
Crown Angle: 35.5°
Crown Height: 15.0%
Pavilion Angle: 41.0°
Pavilion Depth: 43.5%
Star length: 55%
Lower Half: 75%
Girdle: Thin to Slightly Thick
Symmetry: Very Good