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Looking for opinions: Should I keep this one??

Discussion in 'RockyTalky' started by ETX, Apr 6, 2001.

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  1. ETX
    Rough_Rock

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    by ETX » Apr 6, 2001
    Hi all,
    Here's the deal. I did a fair amount of research on the net and consulted a few B&M stores before purchasing a diamond. I did learn that cut was everything....and I made my purchase based on that assumption. I purchased an 'ideal' cut diamond from bluenile.com. I'm very pleased with the appearance, but I have nothing to compare it to side by side. I was completely happy with the diamond until I started reading more on the internet (after the purchase) about the Super Ideals out there...Eightstar, ACA, Superbcerts, etc. Now I am questioning whether I should reconsider and look at these super ideals. Here are the specs on my blue nile diamond.1.01c round
    AGS000 cut (not sold as an H&A)
    Measurements: 6.43-6.50x3.92mm
    Girdle: 1.2-2.1
    Culet: none
    Flourescence: none
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    SI1
    Table: 57
    Depth: 60.6
    Crown%: 14.5
    Pavilion%: 42.7
    Crown angle: 34.2
    Pavilion angle: 40.7
    Price: $6166The diamond did score quite well on the HCA.
    Brilliance: Excellent
    Fire: Excellent
    Scintillation: Excellent
    Spread: Very GoodTotal Visual Performance: 1-Excellent (or 0.4 when using percents instead of angles)My questions are: Did I get a good deal? Would a branded H&A (such as Eightstar, ACA, Superbcert) with similar proportions look better to the eye than my diamond? $6000 is already about breaking the bank, so I may have to sacrifice some color for a super ideal. What do you think? I would prefer to keep my diamond (from a lazyness standpoint), but am willing to return it if you all think a branded H&A is the way to go for the best sparkle. Thank you so much in advance for your advice!! I really appreciate it!!ETX
     
    


    


  2. lawmax
    Brilliant_Rock

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    by lawmax » Apr 6, 2001
    Enjoy your diamond-I'm sure it's very beautiful! [​IMG]
     
  3. Garry H (Cut Nut)
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    by Garry H (Cut Nut) » Apr 6, 2001
    the debate will rage for some time about symmetry.
    I know the traditional thinking is very very wrong. It is possible to have poor symmetry and a better looking diamond, and it is possible to have good symmetry and a worse looking diamond.
    The answer is it depends!
    I doubt very much if you put the stone you have alongside 1000 diamonds with a random selection including 5-10 H&A that your stone would not be in the top 10- 20 of most peoples selection.
    Stick with it, you did good research.
    Garry H
     
  4. ETX
    Rough_Rock

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    by ETX » Apr 6, 2001
    Lawmax and Gary,Thank you so much for the confidence boost...that's what I was looking for. Gary, Thanks for developing the HCA...it proved invaluable as a final check on my cut. Thanks again!ETX
     
    


    


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