Yes! Did they at least give you an ideal scope image? If you bought the stone with out this, I really don't know what to tell you. Why would you have it mount without even seeing it? What if you hate it?bmendick1|1362431834|3396164 said:I know the clarity and color are fine, and I'm told by the gemologist at brilliance that the stone is a 10/10 in terms of brilliance. Should I be more concerned about buying without seeing it?
No, no one who sells diamonds is likely to give you a favorable review since they will want to try to sell you their stones. You'd have to access an independent appraiser for that, and they aren't always easily accessible. I'd honestly start over and have your numerical parameters a little tighter. And buy from a vendor that will do images and idealscope for you.bmendick1|1362502860|3396878 said:So I am going to have the stone sent to me for review, but then what? Will a local jeweler give an honest opinion of the stone, or will he be unlikely to review it favorably to try to get me to return it and buy from him? I'm not sure that my eyes are well suited for evaluating the diamonds brilliance, so I am going to need someone with some expertise even if I have it sent to me. Does anyone know if brilliance.com offers idealscope images?
Well take pictures and let us know. I'd take it to a gemologist/appraiser to look at it. If they can't do an idealscope image then I'd buy one myself (they're not expensive), and see what it looks like. I'm not worried about the crown angle, but no pictures is not something i'm ok with. you can get an idealsocpe here:bmendick1|1362502860|3396878 said:So I am going to have the stone sent to me for review, but then what? Will a local jeweler give an honest opinion of the stone, or will he be unlikely to review it favorably to try to get me to return it and buy from him? I'm not sure that my eyes are well suited for evaluating the diamonds brilliance, so I am going to need someone with some expertise even if I have it sent to me. Does anyone know if brilliance.com offers idealscope images?
By the numbers it should have very strong light return. The shallow crown (caused by the table-CA combination) does imply that the visible balance of performance qualities will have more white-brightness than colored-dispersion, but that's not necessarily a negative.bmendick1|1362434312|3396201 said:
Yes, that is a dynamic of table reflection. The green center in ASET is actually a reflection - seen by us in the pavilion - of what the diamond "sees" when looking up through the table. In the case of the ASET it's a non-issue in normal lighting. It's worth noting that in accurate computerized ASET models the green changes to red when PA>40.77 degrees...but since we have a finite number of receptacles for actual diamond in conventional setups we're used to seeing it green all the way up to about 41 degrees. For that matter 3D scanning error can change red to green on an AGS Platinum report so the color there in the center is quite irrelevant.JulieN|1362602235|3398238 said:I had thought table reflection to be the inner circle that switches from green to red in ASET.
Personally I think you are allready invested in this diamond and it really doesn't matter what we tell you. I'm not a diamond expert, but I do like to run the numbers. Did you mention the price anywhere?bmendick1|1362602960|3398248 said:Guys, I just contacted the seller and he says this is an actual image of the stone I purchased, taken by the diamond cutter. What do you guys think? I'll have the stone in my hands tomorrow.