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SkywalkerLuke

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Hi guys,
I need your help on deciding which stone is better based on their ASET pictures.
Please see the pictures and let me know which one you would select. pic1.png pic2.png pic3.png

Thank you.
 

Matthews1127

Ideal_Rock
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Hi guys,
I need your help on deciding which stone is better based on their ASET pictures.
Please see the pictures and let me know which one you would select. pic1.png pic2.png pic3.png

Thank you.
With nothing but these ASET images, I’d choose in this order:
1, 3, 2.
Can you share more info/attach videos of each of these?
 

SkywalkerLuke

Rough_Rock
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Sure
1.
ShapeEC Weight0.5ct ColorE ClarityVVS1 CutSignature Ideal FluorescenceNone SymmetryExcellent PolishExcellent
Measurements5.64 - 3.89 x 2.49 Table68% Depth64.0% Crown Angle42.2° Crown Height11.6% Pavilion Angle54.4° L/W Ratio1.45 CuletNone

2.
  • Carat Weight
  • 0.53
  • Shape
  • Emerald
  • Cut
  • Affinity
  • Color
  • D
  • Clarity
  • VVS1
  • Depth
  • 63.3%
  • Table
  • 65%
  • Polish
  • Excellent
  • Symmetry
  • Excellent
  • Culet
  • None
  • Fluorescence
  • None
  • Measurements
  • 5.86 x 3.97 x 2.51mm
  • L/W Ratio
  • 1.48
3.
  • Carat Weight
  • 0.50
  • Shape
  • Emerald
  • Cut
  • Affinity
  • Color
  • D
  • Clarity
  • IF
  • Depth
  • 62.7%
  • Table
  • 64%
  • Polish
  • Excellent
  • Symmetry
  • Excellent
  • Girdle
  • Medium to Slightly Thick
  • Culet
  • None
  • Fluorescence
  • None
  • Measurements
  • 5.73 x 3.88 x 2.43mm
  • L/W Ratio
  • 1.48
Can you also tell me why in that order? Thank you.
 

Matthews1127

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Using this chart as a guide, you will see why I placed each stone in the order, above.
#1 shows more light return, and flash than #2 and #3. #3 has some show of light return and flash, with contrast. #2 has far more contrast than flash.


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Is there a reason for the high clarity in these stones? IF really isn’t necessary. In fact, VS1-VVS2 would be fine, esp at the size you’re looking for. You may be able to bump up size, if you go down a bit on clarity. Even dropping to F color would probably get you to 0.70 or heavier.
Just curious.
 

SkywalkerLuke

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Thank you guys for your feedback. I don't know if the two pictures you mentioned are computer generated. What would be the meaning of that if they are computer generated. I'm learning about interpreting ASET pictures. I also like the first one, but was afraid about the dark area. For the third, I was afraid about the green rectangle that could mean loss of light and the white areas at the corners. I appreciate your feedback
 

Matthews1127

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Thank you guys for your feedback. I don't know if the two pictures you mentioned are computer generated. What would be the meaning of that if they are computer generated. I'm learning about interpreting ASET pictures. I also like the first one, but was afraid about the dark area. For the third, I was afraid about the green rectangle that could mean loss of light and the white areas at the corners. I appreciate your feedback
The dark portion you see in ASET #1 is actually light return and contrast; the stone appears slightly tilted.
Capturing perfect ASET images is very difficult. #1 is going to be your brightest stone without light leakage, and nice contrast.
It should be a great performer, as well, since you can see there is a balance of contrast on one side of facets, while you have light return on the opposite side of facets.
I’d be curious to see video of each of these in motion to see how well the ASET’s represent what is seen with the naked eye.
 

OoohShiny

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2 looks like it will be 'all on / all off', therefore dark when viewed head-on at close range and potentially boring to look at otherwise (if the facets are acting as one generally).

3 looks promising - the blue rectangle of contrast might add visual interest when head on and not be too large?

1 is interesting - the reflections are mostly red and black but the background is white. This means you're not seeing leakage in the black areas, but it is instead reflecting back the camera lens, so should be considered blue.

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I'm not sure any of them are super-amazing enough that they would attract me personally, but then I am not the one buying them so my opinion in that regard doesn't really matter ;-)


Do you have the stones on hold? If so, please post links to them so we can check the videos out - like all fancy cuts, we need to understand how the stones work when in motion. ASETscope is only one angle, and there are many more visible when the stone is on the finger and moving! :)
 

tyty333

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Do you have videos to link? They would be most helpful. We can evaluate how the steps are turning on and off. Asets are a one time, straight on
static view of the stone. While very useful, it helps to see how the stone acts while moving (more like real life).

I see @OoohShiny just mentioned all this...so ditto!
 

OoohShiny

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That is quite a lot of red in that ASET, much of it next to each other - I think my concern would be if it is a bit 'all-on / all-off'.

If you have it on hold, post a link to the video :)
 
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