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missy

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Do you have a video? From that still photo the facet pattern doesn’t look pretty. Looking for a pleasing pattern with on and off facets alternating and not all off at any one time. Please try to get some videos so we can see it in action.
 

AV_

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The table turns dark / black as the diamond moves in the video. The photo shows this too, if perhaps the stone is tilted away slightly from its worst position.

This is not a rare fault.
 

flyingpig

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Ask the vendor to re-position the camera and take some photos from a normal viewing distance and ensure the diamond is not tilted.
 

missy

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I have not changed my opinion after viewing that video. Just to give it every chance and make sure it is not the one for you can you get another video or 2? Depending on the way the video is taken it can alter the appearance of the diamond IRL. But based on the photo and one video I would pass.

Dark, not well defined crisp facets and not an overall pleasing pattern. Based on what you have shared so far.
 

gregchang35

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I prefer the facet pattern to be more defined... for me an OEC has flowery pattern under the table. And, the kite facets (facets next to the table) are crisp as well.

so, for me, this stone is a no.
 

Rfisher

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Making sure the stone is directly face on is a good point to evaluate, but IMO I don’t see mine on my hand at that angle much - so I’m more forgiving than others seem to be of an off kilter pavilion.
That said - if it’s dark /mushy most of the time - that point is obsolete. The stills and videos (so hard to take accurately) of mine from OWD didn’t do it justice on how it looks IRL, in speaking to the complete dark center that only existed in his photos.
I’ll second what @gregchang35 said above. Everyone is different in their tastes but the kite facets being clear and defined doesn’t get much emphasis here as the center pattern does - but to me and my tastes it’s just as, if not almost more, important.
 

LightBright

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I’m usually very forgiving about non standard old cuts. This OEC has darkness under the table. It could be camera obstruction, but there’s no way to know unless you see it in person. Unless you really love it, I would pass.
 

the_mother_thing

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Not sure what your budget is, or your preferred specs, but if I was shopping for an OEC in the 1.5-1.75 ct range right now and okay with a ‘preloved’ diamond/ring (let’s face it, most ‘genuine’ OECs are gonna be ‘preloved‘ anyway!), I think I’d snatch this one up faster than you could say ”dayum”. :love:

ETA: the person selling it (non-trade) is known for having a great eye, and there are other pics of this diamond/ring on PS aside from those in the LT listing).

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mrsljd

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Thanks everyone for the feedback. I appreciate the time you've taken to reply. I have passed on the diamond.

I'm looking for something in the 1.5 to 2 range. I would welcome any suggestions.

@the_mother_thing how do I search this ring on here?
 

the_mother_thing

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Thanks everyone for the feedback. I appreciate the time you've taken to reply. I have passed on the diamond.

I'm looking for something in the 1.5 to 2 range. I would welcome any suggestions.

@the_mother_thing how do I search this ring on here?
Here is a link to the thread posted by the owner/seller. She is pretty responsive via LT as well, if you contact her there. I bought something from her just a week ago and she replied to me like 2 minutes later.
 

SandyinAnaheim

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