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Help with selecting a diamond, down to 2!

Discussion in 'RockyTalky' started by Pankil, Aug 13, 2019 at 9:47 PM.

Which one would you buy?

  1. Diamond # 1

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  2. Diamond # 2

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  3. None of these

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  1. Pankil
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    by Pankil » Aug 13, 2019 at 9:47 PM
    Hi All- Can someone please help with H&A images for 2 diamonds? Both are very similar in details but differ in carat size. Based on your review, I would buy one or the other.

    Link to H&A Images:

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2hk1tdg36fki4do/AADT0WnxhevP8v0YGIyDdRhLa?dl=0


    Diamond # 1

    2.40 H VVS1

    Cut Polish & Symmetry – Excellent

    Fluorescence – None

    Table – 57%

    Depth – 61.8 %

    Crown Angle – 35

    Pavilion Angle – 40.8

    Lower Girdles – 80

    Star Facets – 50

    Girdle Thickness – M-ST

    Link: https://www.gia.edu/report-check?reportno=6335224763



    Diamond # 2

    2.60 H VVS1

    Cut Polish & Symmetry – Excellent

    Fluorescence – None
    Diamond # 1A.JPG Diamond # 1B.JPG Diamond # 2A.JPG Diamond # 2B.JPG
    Table – 57%

    Depth – 61.9 %

    Crown Angle – 35

    Pavilion Angle – 40.8

    Lower Girdles – 80

    Star Facets – 50

    Girdle Thickness – M-ST

    Link: https://www.gia.edu/report-check?reportno=3335311649


    Thanks,

    Pankil
     
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  2. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Aug 13, 2019 at 10:13 PM
    My response depends on how much these are, and whether you have access to IS/ASET images.
     
  3. Pankil
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    by Pankil » Aug 13, 2019 at 10:15 PM
    2.4 is 31K
    2.6 is 35K

    I do not have the ASET images yet.

    Thanks,
    Pankil
     
  4. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Aug 13, 2019 at 10:17 PM
    Also for anyone else wondering, they both are 1.6 on HCA
     
    


    


  5. Pankil
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    by Pankil » Aug 13, 2019 at 10:18 PM
    Sorry a newbie on this.. Is 1.6 on HCA good or bad?
     
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    by lovedogs » Aug 13, 2019 at 10:18 PM
    Are these from vendors recommended here? And do you need VVS clarity for cultural reasons?

    For so much money, I would want to make sure I went with the best possible vendor with an outstanding bench and great upgrade policy.
     
  7. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Aug 13, 2019 at 10:25 PM
    It's within the 'yes' range. Gia stones need to be run through the HCA to make sure angles work together. Anything under 2 is worth considering (but a score of 1 vs 1.9 is all the same, nothing is 'better'). Scores over 2 = reject. But you still want advanced images to make sure there is no light leakage.

    For 35k, you could get one of these https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-4022268.htm?source=pricescope

    https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-4104643.htm?source=pricescope



    Which are super ideal stones (best of the best cut), from a great vendor with a $1 upgrade policy.
     
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  8. Pankil
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    by Pankil » Aug 13, 2019 at 10:51 PM
    BlueNile is selling 2.4 for $33,700 and yes for clarity.
    https://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD12730193?click_id=22328905
     
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    by lydial » Aug 14, 2019 at 7:03 AM
    I would go with one of the WF stones. The stones you posted have notched hearts in the H&A images, so they are not ideally cut, and while they are probably beautiful you can have an ideal cut, same size or larger, better sparkle, better upgrade policy, similar price. If you are already decided upon these 2 I would buy the bigger one.
     
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  11. Pankil
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    by Pankil » Aug 14, 2019 at 10:22 AM
    I was able to get idealscope image for the 2.4 one. Would you say this is good? Thanks for your help! 2.4 Idealscope Image.jpg
     
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    by Pankil » Aug 14, 2019 at 10:25 AM
    I really like Whiteflash site as I am able to get ASET/Idealscope images along with an image/video and certification for each diamond. My concern is AGS certification vs. GIA certification. Also, can you negotiate the price with them?

    Thanks,
    Pankil
     
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  13. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Aug 14, 2019 at 10:36 AM
    Ags is better than gia for cut, so I wouldn't worry about that. Prices aren't really negotiable, they are very fair as they are. But you can get a small discount if you pay by wire.
     
  14. Pankil
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    by Pankil » Aug 14, 2019 at 10:45 AM
    Thank you - for my understanding, can you review the idealscope image above and let me know if that's good or bad?
     
  15. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Aug 14, 2019 at 10:46 AM
    It's not great. Compare it to the WF ones, which are excellent. You can see light leakage on yours.
     
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  16. Dancing Fire
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    by Dancing Fire » Aug 14, 2019 at 11:25 AM
    Not good enough for most PSers. :silenced: If I was spending this kind of money it would definitely be on a super ideal cut.
     
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  17. RunningwithScissors
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    by RunningwithScissors » Aug 14, 2019 at 2:11 PM
    Ditto what Dancing Fire said.

    No way I'd pay over 30K and not get a super ideal.
     
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