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Kh0117

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I have a round diamond from my old engagement ring that I want to eventually find a match for. Is it overkill to get an ACA to go with it if the cut is very good based on the GIA cert?
 

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Yes, you are correct... do not get an ACA to pair with your “very good” cut GIA stone. There will be no comparison and the contrast will be discernible.
Beyond that, you also want to think about table size and color when matching stones. Given they are on opposite sides of your head as earrings, you have more flexibility, but things to keep in mind.
 

Kh0117

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Yes, you are correct... do not get an ACA to pair with your “very good” cut GIA stone. There will be no comparison and the contrast will be discernible.
Beyond that, you also want to think about table size and color when matching stones. Given they are on opposite sides of your head as earrings, you have more flexibility, but things to keep in mind.
Thank you!
 

Kaycee2018

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Here is a link to how I matched my GIA Good cut original e-ring with a GIA Ex. Personally, I wouldn't match it with an ACA when you can get a better match as save some cash by sticking with a GIA, but still upgrading in cut, etc. GL!

 

Kh0117

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Here is a link to how I matched my GIA Good cut original e-ring with a GIA Ex. Personally, I wouldn't match it with an ACA when you can get a better match as save some cash by sticking with a GIA, but still upgrading in cut, etc. GL!

Thank you for the link!
 

Karl_K

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post the gia report or the report number for your stone. plz
 

Karl_K

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Angles are in gia ex the good polish kicked it down to vg.
Have any pictures?
 

Kh0117

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Here are some I just took using my phone and the stuff from Whiteflash.
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Karl_K

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It would be an easy match to a gia ex of simular numbers which are fairly common.
 

Kh0117

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@Kh0117 Do you have any "real life" images?

I just took some pictures today. I also took a picture of the stone next to my current pair of earrings that are .40 each.

What is a realistic prince range that I should expect for a matching stone?
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Kh0117

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Life got the best of me and I'm just now getting around to finding a diamond to match. Any thoughts on this one?

Stats on the current stone I own is below and what I'm considering is attached. Measurements look fine but the tables do not match. Should I keep looking?

ROUND BRILLIANT​

Measurements 5.67 - 5.72 x 3.43 mm
Carat Weight0.67 carat
Color GradeH
Clarity GradeSI1
Cut GradeVery Good

PROPORTIONS​


Depth60.2%
Table58%
Crown Angle35.0°
Crown Height14.5%
Pavilion Angle40.8°
 

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LLJsmom

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Just FYI. I was in the same exact situation as you, a very good old ering. I bought a WF expert selection to match. So glad I did because I can upgrade that stone with WF if I wanted to. Just sayin'. Do whatever works best for you.
 
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