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Love Street

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Hi, I just had a little depth question on an oval I am considering. I don''t know how to determine the ideal cut of an oval (although I have looked at the appraisers chart. I find it easier to understand descriptions than concrete categories however - I guess that''s the humanities-student side of me rearing it''s head again...
OK, the specs, as I got them from the GIA sheet (on thing avail.) are:

OVAL
(1.08 ct, E, VS2)
DEPTH: 69.5%
TABLE: 51%
GIRDLE: slightly thick - thick, faceted
MEASUREMENTS: 7.47 x 5.73 x 3.98
SYM/POL: good/good

What do you think of this cut of this oval?

Thanks so much - I love this place! I lurk around all the time...
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Giangi

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Is it the Cartier diamond??

The numbers look nice... Maybe a bit deep, but still very normal... The girdle, being faceted, should look very nice even if it's thick in some parts...
What about the bowtie?? Is it distinct?
 

dimonbob

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Here is the chart: http://www.gemappraisers.com/chrt2.htm
It will tell you exactly where you diamond is.
Have fun!
 

Love Street

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Is it the Cartier diamond??

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Hahaha - I was hoping no one would notice, and that I would be told that the cut of this diamond is below par, and then I wouldn't feel so attached to that darn ring! (I figured it would be easier to take the emotion out of the process if I asked opinions on the dismembered diamond.. )
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Bu thanks for your opinion, Giangi - even if you are too smart for me. BTW, I didn't see a bowtie under the store lighting, but they won't let me take the ring out of the store to view it in daylight! (It is in a "maul", though).
 

Giangi

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Love Street... You were trying to fool me?? SHAME ON YOU!!!!
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BTW, the stone sounds lovely and the ring is beautiful as well... I can't understand why they won't let you take the diamond out of the store to view it in daylight!!!!!!?? Maybe they think you could steal it??!!
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Love Street

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Maybe they think you could steal it??!!
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I'm sure they do - when they see the lust in my face they can just picture me sprinting through the mall in my four inch strappy sandals, Cartier ring flashing in the distance!
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It's in one of those snooty boutiques that have different hours from all the other mall stores, and you have to ring a buzzer to be let in by the armed guard...

The fact that they won't let the ring out of the store also means I will have to pay an appraiser to do an on-site appraisal - is that fairly common? The one recommonded by pricescope for my city will do it (for $150/hr).
 
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