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gutzy333

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Hi There

I''m purchase the following diamond which will be set in the Tiffany Setting in Platinum

Round Brilliant
1.6 Carat
I colour
VS1

We are getting this for $10, 300 (including the setting) - is this a good price?

Thanks
S
 

jaz464

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You can plug in the information above to see what similar diamonds are going for. However you need a lot more info. Who graded it and what is the cut quality???
 

gutzy333

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cut quality is Very Good - and it is certified by GIA........I did make a mistake however - the total price of the diamond with the platinum settin gis US$11,000
 

JulieN

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why does it have VG cut?

girdle?

polish/symmetry?

proportions?
 

gutzy333

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My apologies I thought you meant the Cut Grade

it is a Round Brilliant

Girdle is Think to Thick, Faceted
Polish - Very Good
Symmetry - Good
 

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Date: 1/17/2007 10:39:46 PM
Author: gutzy333
Girdle is Think to Thick, Faceted
Polish - Very Good
Symmetry - Good
If you insist on VS2+, I''d consider this one
http://www.whiteflash.com/round_ideal_cut/round-ideal-cut-cut-diamond-78296.htm#

If you''d consider eye-clean SI1s
http://www.whiteflash.com/round_ideal_cut/Round-Ideal-Cut-cut-diamond-183721.htm
http://www.jamesallen.com/diamond.asp?b=16&a=12&c=77&cid=131&item=860721

There''s a PS price on these, a few % points off.
 

jaz464

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She does mean the cut grade. Like depth, table, crown, and pavillion information, in addition to the info you did supply.

I would not by a RB with only good symmetry.
 

jaz464

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Finding one with ideal or excellent symmetry is quite easy (unlike with fancies). It would always make me crazy to have a RB that was out of round.
 

gutzy333

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ahhh so your saying that if symmetry is only graded as good - then that may mean that the diamond doesn''t look round?

I have quite a large table spread - its 61% which I kind of like because it makes the diamond look bigger that a 1.6 - does this change anything?

The problem with GIA certificates from 2003 is that they don''t give you the measurements of the crown and pavilion - they only started putting these on post 2003.
 

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I figure: you''re paying a price for the VG cut grade. After all, it is VG. There are categories of VG, some better than others. This isn''t in the lowest category (we don''t know the proportions: depth/table/crown/pav angles) but it''s not one of the better ones.

Good symmetry may not have any effect on the performance of the stone, but I''d check that the table is level and get an Ideal Scope.
 

gutzy333

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just another quick one - is there a big difference between a VS1 and a VS2

The diamond link that you sent me looks fantastic - though the flaws look much more visible than the ones of my GIA certficate, in fact the flaws are positioned so that my claws can cover them in the setting.
 

gutzy333

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clealry you can tell I''m clueless about this whole thing :) what''s an ideal scope the only measurements I have are the following:

Depth: 61.2
Table: 61
Cutlet: none
Girdle: thin to thick, faceted
Measurements: 7.48-7.58 x 4.61mm
 

jaz464

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For probably 95%+ of people, you can get a VS2 and never ever see anything with the naked eye. Many people here have SI1s and even SI2s that are completely eye clean.
 

JulieN

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Well, there is a reason why it is a VS1 and not a VS2, but it in nearly all cases, it makes no difference to the naked eye.

Ideal Scope of the I VS2, www.ideal-scope.com
 

gutzy333

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sorry I have been off line for a few days - I just wantd to say thank you for everyone''s response! I really appreciate it.

4 weeks and counting now till i get my ring!! :)
 
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