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My hunt for 3.0 Studs - on a Budget

heididdl

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Many of you know I've been looking for studs

My budget is $17,500

I would like 3.00 total carat weight 3x GIA Si1 H-I color eye clean please help me.
I was just sent these ....
Thanks
 

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heididdl

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Many of you know I've been looking for studs

My budget is $17,500

I would like 3.00 total carat weight 3x GIA Si1 H-I color eye clean please help me.
I was just sent these ....
Thanks

then I was sent these IMG_1353.JPG IMG_1354.JPG
 

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Do not like the 2nd pair. Cuts arent great. For the first pair, do you have any pics or videos of the stones?
 

heididdl

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heididdl

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Would you consider ACAs and then upgrade over time to your ideal size and specs?

Not interested in ACA but thank you so much for your quick reply. Would you comment on the stones shown as both pair are within my budget thank you so much
 

MRBXXXFVVS1

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Not interested in ACA but thank you so much for your quick reply. Would you comment on the stones shown as both pair are within my budget thank you so much

I would only consider excellent cut, polish, and symmetry as a starting point. I would then look at pictures and advanced images, compare proportions with PS recommendations, and run the numbers through the HCA calculator. Best of luck!
 

heididdl

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I need validation are these the ones they are in budget. They are local and the H looks really nice the G looks "good"
everything else I've seen for last two months I either have to go down in color and clarity. These seem like a good compromise but I need some validation from community. 6A8E89FF-3C0A-4234-AECF-F3B7CBB711F8.jpeg D4CF06DD-AA23-427F-9376-5E6D9CD95623.jpeg
 

heididdl

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I would only consider excellent cut, polish, and symmetry as a starting point. I would then look at pictures and advanced images, compare proportions with PS recommendations, and run the numbers through the HCA calculator. Best of luck!

The first pair are 3x the HCA 1.8 and 2.3 (H si1 and Gsi2) so hopefully I asked for asets
 

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the sales woman says they are 100% eye clean

I dont doubt they are eye clean, but the proportions on them arent super appealing (to me), and are risky without an ASET. The proportions on the first pair is much safer
 

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Note that even for the first ones I would want images, etc, bc of the higher crown angle
 

heididdl

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I dont doubt they are eye clean, but the proportions on them arent super appealing (to me), and are risky without an ASET. The proportions on the first pair is much safer

We are looking at first pair the 3x. Sorry for confusion
 

heididdl

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Does any one have issues with the string fluorescence in the one stone
 

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How do these two look to you?
You'll have to ask for the reports, but both are GIA 3X rated.




thank you so much the price is set because they are IGI certified not GIA :( unfortunately the same stone with GIA would probably start at $10,000 thank you so much for taking the time to look for me
 

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thank you so much the price is set because they are IGI certified not GIA :( unfortunately the same stone with GIA would probably start at $10,000 thank you so much for taking the time to look for me

Jeez, how did I even confuse the labs...I am so sorry about that!
 

heididdl

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Many of you know I've been looking for studs

My budget is $17,500

I would like 3.00 total carat weight 3x GIA Si1 H-I color eye clean please help me.
I was just sent these ....
Thanks

Can anyone take a look at these and let me know if I can live with these I need to compromise and these are nearly the specs that are my idea. I need some validation that if they are eye clean in person that I should move forward
 

heididdl

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No, you can’t live with them. Last time before you purchased your previous diamonds, people here warned you not to, but you talked yourself into doing it, and you grew to hate them. If you compromise too much this time, you will again regret the purchase. That G diamond is a disaster. Don’t buy it.

Wow lol Tourmaline tell me how you really feel Joking its a disaster
Could you let me know because of crown angel
 
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