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  1. jb12345
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    by jb12345 » Aug 9, 2019
    What do people think to these angles and numbers?

    Comes in at 1.2 on HCA

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  2. rocheapplied
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    by rocheapplied » Aug 9, 2019
    Large table..59%

    The crown angle seems a bit too shallow. The girdle is also a bit too thick for my taste as well.
    Do you have other images (ASET, etc?)
     
  3. hypermom
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    by hypermom » Aug 9, 2019
    Agree with this! I’d pass unless I could get other images. I’d pass anyway personally because of crown angle.
     
  4. SimoneDi
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    by SimoneDi » Aug 9, 2019
    Ok, 59% is not a large table and this is not a bad 60/60 stone. My original e-ring had very similar proportions and it was a beautiful diamond. Nonetheless, there are other stones in the market that will provide a more balanced performance. OP, what is your budget? And what are you looking at in terms of color, clarity & size?
     
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  5. jb12345
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    by jb12345 » Aug 9, 2019
    My budget around £4500 Uk sterling. 1.1 or above. Colour J. Clarity SI1 or above. Eye clean if poss.

    Thanks.
     
  6. tyty333
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    by tyty333 » Aug 9, 2019
    Agree with @SimoneDi . These are not the typical "Ideal" numbers we suggest but they are good for a 60/60 stone which usually tends more towards
    white light than colored light but I'm not really sure if its that big of a difference to notice. Others with 60/60 stones might be able to comment.
     
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  7. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Aug 9, 2019
    Agreed. These arent ideal stats that you'll typically see here, but they are solid for a 60/60 style stone.
     
  8. MK Malone
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    by MK Malone » Aug 9, 2019
    I have a stone with a 59% table. It scored a 1.1 on the HCA. It is so pretty. Lots of fire and white light return. Some might remember that I bought two stones. Both scored well on the HCA but one had a smaller table. When I compared them side by side, I preferred the one with the larger table. It’s in my avatar.
     
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  9. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Aug 9, 2019
    Do you need to stick with blue Nile bc of VAT? Or are you open to other vendors?
     
  10. jb12345
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    by jb12345 » Aug 9, 2019
    BN makes it easier for VAT but open to other options.
     
    


    


  11. SimoneDi
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    by SimoneDi » Aug 9, 2019
    I think that limiting results only to 1.1ct + hurts your search. There will be negligible difference between 1.1ct and other stones that are slightly smaller in carat weight. The proportions and spread are important. Here is a stone a bit above budget with a beautiful make: 1.06 J VVS1 while the clarity is a bit of an overkill, it’s a gorgeous stone. Also, make sure that you sign up for newsletters to receive £75 off.
     
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  12. jb12345
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    by jb12345 » Aug 9, 2019
    Should florescence be none or faint or does it not matter?
     
  13. SimoneDi
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    by SimoneDi » Aug 9, 2019
    Medium is no reason for concern. Sometimes, diamonds may be affected by strong fluorescence, but even that needs to be examined on stone-by-stone basis, it is not a universal rule.
     
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  14. jb12345
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    by jb12345 » Aug 9, 2019
    What does the diamond you posted score on the HCA scale? thanks
     
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    by jb12345 » Aug 9, 2019
    Is there any others that have great proportions for around 4500 which jump out at you?
     
    


    


  16. jb12345
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  18. headlight
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    by headlight » Aug 9, 2019
    This is a really great point. We don't know the measurements of the original stone in question, but given it has a 4% girdle thickness, it may actually face up smaller than another stone of similar measurement... you are so right in mentioning that a stone a little smaller in carat weight may have the same measurement of the one in question (and would come in at a price-point below the magic number!).
     
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  19. headlight
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    by headlight » Aug 9, 2019
    ooh, yes... really nice pick!!!
     
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