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sarahella2009

Rough_Rock
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Sep 24, 2011
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I am looking for an oval diamond under $5,000. I found this one on jamesallen that is promising in most aspects. However, when they sent me an image of the diamond, I feel a little concerned. It looks like the bowtie may be very prominent. I don't mind a little bowtie, but a big one scares me. I'm new to looking at diamonds and I don't know if this is just a picture thing, or if it'll be very prominent in real life.

Here's the link to the diamond.
http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/I-VVS2-Ideal-Cut-Oval-Diamond-1422836.asp
Thanks for any help!
 

MrsBettyBoop

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Mar 3, 2010
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I don't know anything about ovals really, but I wouldn't buy that one. It appears as if it is "very" prominent... and a little odd looking. A very skinny dark bow tie?
 

sarahella2009

Rough_Rock
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That's what I thought. I was recently sent this as a possible oval. Let me know what you guys think!

It's a .9 carat, I color, VVSI clarity, Very Good Cut.
Depth: 59.4%
Table: 51%
Good Polish and Good Symmetry
No Cutlet
Very thin to Very Thick Faceted Girdle
Strong Fluorescence
8.07 x 5.27 x3.13

It's a little over $2200.

possible.jpg
 

MrsBettyBoop

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That one looks nice!

I saw some nice K ovals on James Allen too but I'm not sure how you'd feel about a K.
 

sarahella2009

Rough_Rock
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The second one is definitely my current favorite. I'm still shopping around, but I like that it's much cheaper, has a good spread, and I can live with an I color.

Thanks!
 
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