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xmagoo190

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I'm debating between purchasing a diamond online through IDJ or through a lady at a local shop who's been quite helpful thus far. Both have been very close in pricing but the lady helping me at LT Denny has been quite helpful and meticulous in finding stones but hasn't been able to find the "perfect" stone yet. She's found a few, but after seeing them in person, none struck me as "the one".

IDJ has this stone that I was considering, please tell me what you think: (my thoughts are listed after at the bottom of this post)

Carat: 1.82
Color: F
Clarity: SI1
Cut/Polish/Symmetry: Ex/Ex/Ex (Hearts & Arrows)
Florescence: None
Table: 58%
Depth: 61.4%
Angles: 34/41
Crown: 14% (my local jeweler suggested that crown percentage be in the high 14's to mid 15's)
HCA Score: 1.3 (excellent)
Idealscope Pics Below
GIA Cert

I'm a bit concerned with the crown percentage, it's slightly less than ideal, also the inclusions on the stone indicate that it may have a natural crystal and some feathers but no way to tell without buying it first and returning it if it doesn't work out.

Should I get the stone or hold out for my local jeweler?


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Lorelei

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The crown angles and pavilion angles are critical moreso than the crown height so you have nothing to worry about. The angles of this diamond can make a great combo, the diamond looks good from what I can tell from the image also. I would need closer hearts images to judge those. A natural needn't necessarily pose a problem, get an independant appraiser to verify your purchase should you buy the diamond.
 

Dancing Fire

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Date: 3/13/2009 2:42:39 AM
Author: Lorelei
The crown angles and pavilion angles are critical moreso than the crown height so you have nothing to worry about. The angles of this diamond can make a great combo, the diamond looks good from what I can tell from the image also. I would need closer hearts images to judge those. A natural needn''t necessarily pose a problem, get an independant appraiser to verify your purchase should you buy the diamond.
yup,need a better heart pic,looks like an almost A&H.
 
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