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My head is spinning on these 3 stones

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dfb

Rough_Rock
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My head is starting to hurt to tell the truth - all 3 are with very respected PS vendors - and all 3 have been VERY responsive and helpful - going to sleep on this over the weekend and hope to make a decision then - but in the mean time I would appreciate any inputs or ''food for thought'' as we make this decision

First the specs - and then I will post idealscopes for all of them - they are not listed in any order of preference - simply low to high in terms of pricing

Stone 1
RB
1.51 cw
Dimension 7.36x7.39
H
Si1 - completely eye clean
Ex/Ex/Ex on cut, polish and symmetry
Fluorescence - Faint
Table - 56
Depth - 61.6
Crown Angle - 35
Pav Angle - 40.6
Crown % - 15.5
Pavillion % - 43
Girdle - Thin to Med faceted
Cost - just over $10K

HCA DATA
HCA = .8
Light/Fire/Scintillation – Ex
Spread - VG

Stone 2
RB
1.58 cw
Dimension 7.55-7.59
H
Si1 - completely eye clean
Ex/Ex/Ex on cut, polish and symmetry
Fluorescence - Medium
Table – 55.5
Depth – 60.8
Crown Angle – 34.4
Pav Angle - 40.9
Crown % - 15.2
Pavillion % - 43
Girdle - Thin to Med faceted
Cost - just over $11.25K

HCA DATA
HCA = 1.4
Light/Fire – EX
Scintillation/Spread - VG

Stone 3
RB
1.52 cw
Dimension 7.34-7.38
H
Si1 – at 4 inches you can see a VERY faint white inclusion at the table edge if you try REAL hard to see it (probably could not find it myself with my 44 yr old eyes)
Ex/Ex/Ex on cut, polish and symmetry
Fluorescence - Medium
Table – 54
Depth – 62.4
Crown Angle – 34.5
Pav Angle - 40.8
Crown % - 15.5
Pavillion % - 43
Girdle – Med to Slightly thick faceted
Cost - just over $11.5K

HCA DATA
HCA = 1.4
Light/Fire/Scintillation – Ex
Spread - VG
 

dfb

Rough_Rock
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Stone 1 - clearly painted from the scope - issue or no?

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hikerchick

Brilliant_Rock
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they do all look great. I would personally pick number 2 because I love fluor and its dimensions are just slightly bigger than the other 2 though it won''t make too much of a difference. But if those 2 reasons are not important then why not just save the money, get the cheapest one and put the rest of the money towards something else, the setting or a pendant or something else. Anyway, those are my thoughts.
 

kcoursolle

Super_Ideal_Rock
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The good news, all of these stones are probably winners and you can''t go wrong.

Bad news, you have a tough decision here. The differences in spread and the $$ amount of these stones is somewhat substantial, so maybe that can help narrow down the decision. Also, what kind of setting do you want? Does one of the vendors offer a ready-made setting that you love already? If so, that can help narrow down your decision. In addition, do any of the vendors have different upgrade policies, this can help sort the decision farther.
 

diamondseeker2006

Super_Ideal_Rock
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I''d choose number 2 based on the numbers (it''s larger than the other 2), but I''d need to see the magnified photos to see if those inclusions would bother me. You can see them well on the idealscope picture.
 

Ellen

Super_Ideal_Rock
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I''d pick 2, if eyeclean, because it''s bigger and has med. fluorescence.

If it''s not eyeclean, then I''d pick 3 because it also has med. flo.
 
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