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rosdik

Rough_Rock
Joined
Jul 20, 2011
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3
Hi all,

This' my first ever post, and also my first ever diamond purchase, I'm hoping to get some advice on this forum, thanks in advance.

Here's the specs of the diamond:

Carat: 1.00
Color: F
Clarity: VS1
Cut: Very Good
Lab: GIA
Polish/Symmetry: Excellent
(and of course i forgot to note the GIA number...)

The salesperson also insisted the diamond is H&A, I 'kinda' see it under the microscope, however nothing is listed on the GIA certificate.

I was offered a price of $11,788 CDN (~$11,300US?), which includes tax and a 18k white gold ring of my choice.

Is this a reasonable price, what do you guys think?

Thanks in advance for helping, I appreciate all the response!
 

Stone-cold11

Super_Ideal_Rock
Joined
Sep 9, 2008
Messages
14,069
We need to know why it is VG in cut. Need the GIA report number.

You do not see if a stone has H&A under the microscope, need to see it with a H&A scope. Also, GIA does not grade if a stone is H&A or not, they will note whatever is inscribed on the girdle of the stone.
 

Stone-cold11

Super_Ideal_Rock
Joined
Sep 9, 2008
Messages
14,069
yap, that will do.

Total depth too large, crown angle is too large to be complimentary with the pavilion angle. These 2 factors result in the stone having a smaller diameter, face-up size than similar well cut 1 carat stone, you can get the same diameter with a 0.93-0.95c stone, and not as bright due to the angles not being complimentary to one another.

Use this tool as a rejection tool.
https://www.pricescope.com/tools/hca
 
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