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Help with evaluating images of ovals and pears on JA

KhiraLi

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Hi!

I'm on the hunt for an oval or pear, 1ct I-J color, eye clean and of course as sparkly as possible. I've asked GOG for help but without having any ideas about their prices I have a feeling that it will be over my budget, 2800$. This equals 3000$ on JA with all their discounts and I thought I might as well have them check out three stones for me. But which three that is the question?

I know about the numbers for pears and ovals but also that they are just a hint and that you need to see it in person, or at least see images of it. Well JA have a lot of images but I'm not sure would do look for.

Some images are light like this one with a little less contrast
http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/I-SI2-Ideal-Cut-Pear-Diamond-1391152.asp
Really light http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Pear-Diamond-1392627.asp
Some have more contrast http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/J-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Pear-Diamond-1377982.asp
This one is even darker http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/I-SI2-Ideal-Cut-Pear-Diamond-1095699.asp
An extreme http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/I-VS2-Premium-Cut-Pear-Diamond-1191257.asp

I asked JA about and they said it is only because of difference in lighting but should I avoid any of these cases? What else should I look for in the images? Some show more bow ties then others but it is hard to say anything about without several angles.

If you have an example what a good oval or pear looks like, feel free to post it.

Finally are their generally more well cut ovals or pears out there? Is there a better chance for a nice cut by sticking to one of them?


Thanks!
 

tyty333

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KhiraLi|1315215966|3009937 said:
Hi!

I'm on the hunt for an oval or pear, 1ct I-J color, eye clean and of course as sparkly as possible. I've asked GOG for help but without having any ideas about their prices I have a feeling that it will be over my budget, 2800$. This equals 3000$ on JA with all their discounts and I thought I might as well have them check out three stones for me. But which three that is the question?

I know about the numbers for pears and ovals but also that they are just a hint and that you need to see it in person, or at least see images of it. Well JA have a lot of images but I'm not sure would do look for.

Some images are light like this one with a little less contrast
http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/I-SI2-Ideal-Cut-Pear-Diamond-1391152.asp
Can you live with the big inclusion on this one?
Really light http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Pear-Diamond-1392627.asp
Get the aset on this one...I like this one too.
Some have more contrast http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/J-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Pear-Diamond-1377982.asp
Dont care for this one.
This one is even darker http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/I-SI2-Ideal-Cut-Pear-Diamond-1095699.asp
Very pretty stone but has a big inclusion. If you can live with the inclusion then get an aset.
An extreme http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/I-VS2-Premium-Cut-Pear-Diamond-1191257.asp
This one looks just ok to me.
I asked JA about and they said it is only because of difference in lighting but should I avoid any of these cases? What else should I look for in the images? Some show more bow ties then others but it is hard to say anything about without several angles.

If you have an example what a good oval or pear looks like, feel free to post it.

Finally are their generally more well cut ovals or pears out there? Is there a better chance for a nice cut by sticking to one of them?
I personally dont think you have a better chance with one over the other. I'll look to see if I can find any nice ovals for
you to look at.



Thanks!
 

KhiraLi

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Thanks for the help. The stones in my first post weren't actually contenders due to their inclusions I just picked some that I thought showed the range of low/high contrast light/dark images that you can find on JA.

I've actually been eyeing that G oval but there isn't any inclusion plot on the cert and it is hard to tell from the image. Great value for a G stone though. The other one also looks quite nice but really deep.

I have three oval contenders that I am not posting until they are on hold but there seem to be more pears to choose from at the moment so I don't think I will be finished just after looking at the three ovals.
 

KhiraLi

Rough_Rock
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Apr 20, 2011
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Any thoughts on these?

http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/J-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Pear-Diamond-1379824.asp Chubby ;-) Med.blue fluo
http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/J-SI2-Ideal-Cut-Pear-Diamond-1362019.asp Crown angles greater than 40?
http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/G-SI2-Ideal-Cut-Pear-Diamond-1338113.asp Med.blue fluo
http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/J-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Pear-Diamond-1391128.asp Med.blue fluo

I would love to have a fluorescent stone that is not hazy. Seem to stumble on a lot of them unintentionally
 
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