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TrueFlog

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I'm looking for a 1.5ct round diamond to set in an engagement ring. The ring itself is white gold with .75ct of sidestones (G-H color and SI clarity). For the center stone, I'm looking for excellent cut, I color, and SI (as long as it's eyeclean) on a budget of $10200.
Are those cut/color/clarity a good choice to match the ring? Can y'all recommend any specific diamonds from online vendors? I live in Texas, so out-of-state vendors are preferred to save on sales tax. Thanks!
 

16ocean

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or reaching out and calling Yekutiel at ID Jewelry
http://idjewelry.com/

I personalty haven't worked w/ this jeweler(yet) but he has numerous positive reviews here on price scope and has helped members find a nice("pricescope quality stone")
 

solgen

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TrueFlog

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solgen|1444841086|3938206 said:
TrueFlog|1444833530|3938166 said:
What about this one - http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.50-carat-i-color-vs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-495152

Do y'all think that an I-color center stone will look good against G-H sidestones, or do I need to get a better center stone?


That's not a well proportioned/cut diamond.

A well cut stone will face up white so an I or J can be fine.

Posting pics of the setting might help as well.
Why do you say that it's not well proportioned/cut? GIA graded it as an excellent cut.

Here's the ring I'm putting it in http://www.jeffcooperdesigns.com/ring/taffy-engagement-ring
 

16ocean

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yes I too agree not I diamond I would choose to purchase.

the table is to large for my liking and the crown angle is much too shallow and the pavilion too steep. . .

Table and depth are not enough. FYI. It's all the angles. They all have to be in range and work together. https://www.pricescope.com/wiki/diamonds/diamond-crown-and-pavilion

depth - 60 - 62% - although my personal preference is to allow up to 62.4%
table - 54- 57% (can go up to 58 )
crown angle - 34- 35 degrees
pavilion angle - 40.6- 41 degrees
girdle - avoid extremes, look for thin to slightly thick, thin to medium etc
polish and symmetry - very good and above

note - with crown and pavilion angles at the shallower ends ( CA 34- PA 40.6) and steeper ( CA 35- PA 41) check to make sure these angles complement in that particular diamond - eyeballs, Idealscope, trusted vendor input - check as appropriate!

as an elimination tool you can use is the Holloway Cut Adviser
https://www.pricescope.com/wiki/diamonds/holloway-cut-advisor
 

Diamond_Hawk

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TrueFlog|1444860663|3938323 said:
Why do you say that it's not well proportioned/cut? GIA graded it as an excellent cut.

TrueFlog,

For the answer to that question - you have come to the right place. Even among the 'excellent' cut parameters you will find people who proclaim that some appear to be more 'excellent' than others. So, how do you make a determination without looking at every excellent diamond in a jeweler's (or internet-based vendor's) inventory?

PriceScope is an excellent resource and here is a great place to start:

https://www.pricescope.com/journal/laboratory_cut_grades_what_report_doesn’t_show
 

TrueFlog

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16ocean|1444881208|3938411 said:
yes I too agree not I diamond I would choose to purchase.

the table is to large for my liking and the crown angle is much too shallow and the pavilion too steep. . .

Table and depth are not enough. FYI. It's all the angles. They all have to be in range and work together. https://www.pricescope.com/wiki/diamonds/diamond-crown-and-pavilion

depth - 60 - 62% - although my personal preference is to allow up to 62.4%
table - 54- 57% (can go up to 58 )
crown angle - 34- 35 degrees
pavilion angle - 40.6- 41 degrees
girdle - avoid extremes, look for thin to slightly thick, thin to medium etc
polish and symmetry - very good and above

note - with crown and pavilion angles at the shallower ends ( CA 34- PA 40.6) and steeper ( CA 35- PA 41) check to make sure these angles complement in that particular diamond - eyeballs, Idealscope, trusted vendor input - check as appropriate!

as an elimination tool you can use is the Holloway Cut Adviser
https://www.pricescope.com/wiki/diamonds/holloway-cut-advisor
Thanks for the education. I guess that helps explain why there's so much price variation within a grade.
 
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