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How does this Asscher IS rate?

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pittsburgh66

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1.31 E VS2
vg/vg
no culet, no flourescence
6.04x5.97x4.07

d: 68.2
t: 61

Idealscope image is below:

assch1.31vs2E.JPG
 

diagem

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Date: 1/26/2007 11:48:36 PM
Author:pittsburgh66
1.31 E VS2
vg/vg
no culet, no flourescence
6.04x5.97x4.07

d: 68.2
t: 61

Idealscope image is below:
Culet looks quite off-centered to me... is it just me???
could be the stone is a bit tilted??
 

strmrdr

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Date: 1/27/2007 6:13:45 AM
Author: Garry H (Cut Nut)
Pass - the center is dead
I agree under the aset the center would almost show no return at all.
 

starryeyed

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Pittsburgh, good you went through the trouble of getting the IS!

What are your search parameters wrt color, clarity and budget? I''m sure folks here would be delighted to help you find a "kicken" asscher.
 

kenny

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So vendors photograph the diamonds on a black background to make them look better by giving them more contrast?
 

strmrdr

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Way too dark center is confimed by the pics.
Its a dull drop.
 

strmrdr

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Date: 1/27/2007 2:59:04 PM
Author: kenny
So vendors photograph the diamonds on a black background to make them look better by giving them more contrast?
level over black in difused lighting is good.
sitting on the side and backlite is the worst of the worst position.
In this case it confirms the IS was telling the truth so they are good enough.
 

Garry H (Cut Nut)

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Dark backgrounds make diamond look better - yes Kenny.

Date: 1/27/2007 2:59:04 PM
Author: kenny
So vendors photograph the diamonds on a black background to make them look better by giving them more contrast?
But the problem I have here is that the diamond is recieving light from behind that is entering the pavilion.
That is close to cheating in my book.
 

Garry H (Cut Nut)

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Better - the center will reflect your head face on and close up - but it will sparkle in the dark area as you rock the stone.

But we try to avoid ''dark zones'' which come about from
1. leakage
2. head obstruction

And in this stone there is a fair bit of leakage right beside the dark IS obstruction.

That will probably make a lot of the center dull and not interesting.

i.e. i would not put it in my store
 

strmrdr

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Date: 1/28/2007 11:30:15 PM
Author: pittsburgh66
How about this one? How will the center look?
Need more pics and if possible an aset image.
Ones that look that way can go both ways.
Its better than the other one.

It might make a decent bright drop.
 
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