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Mr. Talkie

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What do you think of this stone? I have to buy it before I can actually see it.

Oval, 2.02, GIA certified, F, VS2
Specs fall into the 1A and 2B AGA cut chart:
1.37 length to width ratio
58.9% depth
59% table
Pavillion depth is 3.09mm, 42.2%, 40.3 angle
Crown height is 1.01mm, 13.8%, 33.8 angle
no culet
good polish and symmetry
faint fluorescence
minimal bow tie (so I''m told)
girdle is thin to slightly thick
$14,700

do you think it''s priced right? do you think it''s a well cut, scintillating stone? ANy other tips you have for someone looking to buy diamonds online?

thank you for your help!
 

pqcollectibles

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Bump this post back up. Maybe someone who knows ovals will comment.
 

barry

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I answered this on the thread, "Help with a purchase, online"
by Mr. Talkie.

Barry
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emeraldcut

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ovals are stunning. but you will always, always have the bow tie in the center of the stone. this is simply the cause of the cut, having nothing to do with any imperfections whatsoever. in fact, evey cut except for the RB diamond has slightly darkened area. anyway, if this bothers you, you should look for another cut. but personally, i don't think it should, they're stunning.
 

barry

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Not true. You can eliminate the bowtie
by angling the Pavillions and Crown in a certain
way. The result is what we call
"round-stone culet". The look is excellent.

Barry
www.superbcert.com
 

RockDoc

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Fancy shape stones and proportions, are not as reliable as round stones.

You can have a stone with great numbers - that does not perform.

Seek a professiona independent gemologist /appraiser to check it out.

Rockdoc
 

pqcollectibles

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On 5/16/2003 9:30:11 PM jim34 wrote:

price is high at that stone!!!! how do i know recently i bought a stone from ultimate diamond at newyork, try them!!! call that guy his name is gem 121 719 41 50 is his number!! good luck

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Interesting Jim34.

You only registered today. Members of this forum do not know anything about your level of knowledge. Yet you are posting in many threads to contact an unknown vendor.


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Richard Sherwood

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You can eliminate the bowtie
by angling the Pavillions and Crown in a certain
way. The result is what we call
"round-stone culet".
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Hey Barry, do you have any photos of this cut, or a URL address where I can take a look at them?

Thanks.
 

Garry H (Cut Nut)

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This should be worth sending to an appraiser for a second opinion. The bow tie will be very very slight because it is a quite shallow stone.
But there will be a fair bit of Ideal-Scope leakage.
An oval is a round diamond with appalling symmetry.
A round out of round by 5% (1.05 l/w) would not be considered nice. 1.37 = 37% out of round!

But then I am a cut nut and only like rounds in colorless stones
 
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