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centralsquare

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What is the certification? Do you have any info on the cut (or the specific #s)?
 

happydad

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Not sure, except that it is certified. Also, it is a round diamond. The price also includes resetting the stone in a new head/prongs.
 

maplefemme

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happydad|1312324370|2982624 said:
Not sure, except that it is certified. Also, it is a round diamond. The price also includes resetting the stone in a new head/prongs.
Can you find out which lab the grading certificate came from?
Ask the seller, it's important to know as it can affect price.
 

centralsquare

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maplefemme|1312324693|2982627 said:
happydad|1312324370|2982624 said:
Not sure, except that it is certified. Also, it is a round diamond. The price also includes resetting the stone in a new head/prongs.
Can you find out which lab the grading certificate came from?
Ask the seller, it's important to know as it can affect price.
You should also ask for the cut information, as that probably is the single biggest driver of the price.
 

John P

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centralsquare|1312325574|2982640 said:
maplefemme|1312324693|2982627 said:
happydad|1312324370|2982624 said:
Not sure, except that it is certified. Also, it is a round diamond. The price also includes resetting the stone in a new head/prongs.
Can you find out which lab the grading certificate came from?
Ask the seller, it's important to know as it can affect price.
You should also ask for the cut information, as that probably is the single biggest driver of the price.
Actually cut quality is typically fourth in driving price; behind size, color and clarity.

Happydad: In terms of size you said 51 cttw which is usually 'total weight' between a number of diamonds. So you are referring to a single stone of 0.51 ct, yes? - Or is this a finished-jewelry report where melee are also included in the calculation?

Color and Clarity: The accuracy of your E-F SI2 will depend entirely on who graded the diamond. Standards for these categories vary so a strict lab might judge a diamond G SI1 where a softer lab might give the same diamond E VS2. Obviously if a seller advertises a G SI1 as an E VS2 (at a G SI1 price) the client will think "wow...great deal!" but it may not be. This is why prior posters have asked to know the origin of the grading report. The split-grade also indicates that it could be a finished-jewelry report, where grading was done after the diamond was set.

Cut: Since cut quality is what creates the life of the diamond - especially in normal lighting conditions away from jewelers' spotlights - it's an extremely important visual component. And since it costs less to move up in cut quality (between diamonds of same size, color, clarity) than it does to move up in any other "C" it's a good idea to give attention to this category.
 
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