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Piperlove

Rough_Rock
Joined
Jul 16, 2020
Messages
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Hello!
I have a new love for retro rings. I found an e-ring that I fell in love with. It is a transitional cut, they say, but the symmetry is fair and the price is quite high. The GIA report lists it as a round brilliant (as ive been reading I heard this is an ongoing issue) I was hoping to get some insight as to older diamonds and how much symmetry matters. I was assuming since cut band hand there would Be more flaws. 11612944-C726-43F7-A4EC-B1FB40103DBC.jpeg 7B87C4A4-C9E2-4AB9-A50B-3939541E7DA5.jpeg EA4212D5-1E57-428A-95B2-6B165386725D.jpeg
 

1ofakind

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Aug 22, 2012
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Speaking for myself, when looking at antique cuts the report is useful but my eye even more so. Transitionals are on the later end and I do expect them to be more symmetrical than most OMC’s, for example. They are closer to a modern cut so to me they should reflect that in symmetry. For OMC’s and OEC’s I have a much wider tolerance for asymmetry, depending on the project.
But if you like it then maybe the symmetry isn’t as big a deal to you...only you can answer that.
 

Piperlove

Rough_Rock
Joined
Jul 16, 2020
Messages
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That makes sense. Another thing I am curious about is, given the Fair grading, is the ring overpriced? Thanks for the info too! :)
 

Piperlove

Rough_Rock
Joined
Jul 16, 2020
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That makes sense. Another thing I am curious about is, given the Fair grading, is the ring overpriced? Thanks for the info too! :)
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The ring is 13,900, I believe 1.82 total cts including the french cuts on the band
 

Piperlove

Rough_Rock
Joined
Jul 16, 2020
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Measurements
7.24 - 7.36 x 4.68 mm
Carat Weight
1.52 carat
Color Grade
I
Clarity Grade
VS1
Cut Grade
Good
PROPORTIONS
Depth
64.1 %
Table
55 %
Crown Angle
35.5°
Crown Height
16.0%
Pavilion Angle
42.6°
Pavilion Depth
45.0%
Star Length
50%
Lower Half
70%
Girdle
Extremely Thin to Slightly Thick, 3.0%
Culet
Small
 

Smith3

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Nov 20, 2012
Messages
183
That’s a beautiful ring! I only like old cuts and trust my eye than what the paper says, I agree with 1ofakind. The price seems high to me, Hopefully others will weigh in. It very pretty thou
 

Bron357

Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jan 22, 2014
Messages
4,340
It’s a good size diamond and French cut diamonds are hard and expensive to find but that’s too many $$$$.
Say $3K (generous cos they are French cuts) for the setting and $7k for the diamond, that’s only $10k.
Have a look at Ivy & Rose loose diamonds.
They have a 3 carat transitional cut for $13,000 so that’s like twice the size.
In OMC they have a 2.5 carat (lower colour) for $8.3K , a 1.82 carat for $6.6K and a most similar I colour VS2 at 1.44 carats for $6.1k.
Ivy & Rose make beautiful reproduction style setting and also make to order. So don’t go rushing in until you’ve had a good look around at all the options out there!
 
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