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eyeleen

Rough_Rock
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Apr 25, 2011
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Hi, I'm new here. I've been lurking here for the past week and already have learned so much, although very overwhelming. My future fiance and I went to Robbins Brothers just to see what they were all about and just how overpriced they were. Yes, they were ridiculously overpriced! But I wanted to see loose diamonds for myself before we purchased anything online. I have come to the conclusion that I'm pretty color sensitive and would prefer a H or higher. As far as clarity, I don't mind SI1 as long as it is eye clean. The SI1s we saw at Robbins Brothers I can definitely see inclusions.

So, I have looked at Whiteflash, James Allen, and Good Old Gold. I have found the following diamonds and would like some expert opinions:

http://www.goodoldgold.com/diamond/8255/
http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-2630989.htm
http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-VS1-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1358989.asp

Now I'm not even sure if these three stones are comparable to one another, so I just thought I'd put it out there for expert opinion. Our budget is 6000k for the diamond and 2000k for the setting. I already have my sights set on a halo setting with pave diamond such as this one from JA http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/pave/ring/item_412-8325.asp.. I have also seen one with WF.

Please help us find the biggest bang for our buck!

Thanks!
 

Stone-cold11

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Sep 9, 2008
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Not enough info on the WF stone.

GOG stone looks good, ask if eye-clean. JA stone, request for an idealscope image.
 

stci

Ideal_Rock
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Hi!

I'm far from specialist but IMO, you can have at least 1 full ct for $6000!

If I were you, I would like to low the clarity a little bit to increase the size of the diamond. You can find tons of SI1 who are totaly eyes clean.
 

Stone-cold11

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Idealscope image looks good.

So down to personal preference. Do you like the fatter or thinner arrow-shafts?
 

eyeleen

Rough_Rock
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Apr 25, 2011
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Ok being completely naive. What is the difference of fatter or thinner arrows? Does it make one or the other shine more?
 

yssie

Super_Ideal_Rock
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eyeleen|1303865378|2905807 said:
Ok being completely naive. What is the difference of fatter or thinner arrows? Does it make one or the other shine more?

in a nutshell fatter arrows = bigger facets, bigger facets = fewer larger, bolder flashes & potential for more colour. Smaller facets = stone that excels in white light return w/ many smaller, quicker flashes. It's a matter of personal preference.
 
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