No worries. I just realized that the discount applied to my pending order is just 5% ($183.15). I'm asking Lesley why it's not 8% when she told me that the coupon is for an 8% discount. In her defense though, the "share your memory" Diamond Month promotion webpage says "up to 8%" so that might be why.I’m on my mobile so maybe I mistyped something. In your case I think thestone is actually a really awesome deal. I’m not worried about the fluor in the least and you are getting an 8% discount on top of the $3,600 wire price which is another $250 or so off the price.
I have no problems looking for other stones but I’d urge you to keep that stone on hold for a bit longer. People do lurk here and will snap up recommendations we make.
Yes, I'm sure Lesley will understand why I want it held for a while. I think I can hold it for 30 days.
Thanks for the side-by-side comparison. And yes, that doesn't seem to be much of a size difference.As promised, side by side comparison of the 0.903 and 1.004stones I linked earlier. This is using actual diamond measurements, a size 6 finger and 2mm width band.
Compare 0.9 carat Round (6.19×6.15×3.81mm) vs 1 carat Round (6.41×6.43×3.94mm) on actual diamond size and finger coverage (29.9mm² vs 32.37mm²)www.diamdb.com
The smaller stone is on the left. As you can see, the difference is very, very minimal.
Lesley told me those will get uploaded either by Friday or early next week and that she will send me an email when they're up. I'm checking their site from time to time.Thanks for sharing the AGS link. Does Lesley have an ETA when they will post the video, picture, ASET,and H&A images? I checked their webpage and those aren't up yet.
The clarity plot looks good for an SI1. Because I am particular with clarity, I would ask Lesley if the stone is 100% eye clean. This is tricky because there is no "universal" definition of eye clean. Many define as 10" away with 20/20 vision from the top only. I am more critical and like to define as 6" away with 20/20 vision from the top, sides & bottom.
I don't anticipate any issues, but given the shipping distance you need to confirm.
Also, the table of 57.1 is just fine. In GIA land, that would be a 57. AGS reports more accurately and the 0.1 isn't going to make any difference. The depth is good. And the c/p relationship looks amazing at 34.6/40.8.
FYI, the LGF's are 76 which I prefer. The smaller the number, the fatter the arrows. It has small effects on other attributes as well, but I don't want to confuse you any further. Short version is this stone has optimal properties for maximum beauty!
I really don't anticipate any issues at all with this stone, but those other images & videos will help solidify this as a top tier selection.
At , how many inches away do they usually consider for a diamon to be eye clean? I do see some of their diamonds have an indication in their product page of being eye clean. I'll ask Lesley about this when the images are up.
Do you happen to know the HCA rating for this one?
Right now, the total I have for the BDG 0.903 diamond is $3663 + $73.98 shipping less $183.15 (5% discount) = $3553.83. I'm still hoping to get that extra 3% but we'll see.In regards to price, let's first set the bar.
Blue, 0.903 @ $3,663 wire - 8% discount ($293) = $3,370
$3,370 / 0.903 carats = $3,732 per carat
That said, here are some possible alternates. These are among some of the better options I'm seeing. Again, just kind of comes down to how much you want to spend. The 0.903 seems to be a really good value for the money and the fact it's a super ideal stone.
Possible alternate #1:
, 1.06ct J-VS2 @ $4,690
$4,425 per carat
8279923 - This True Hearts<sup>TM</sup> diamond, 1.06 Carat J Color VS2 Clarity has ideal proportions and a diamond grading report from AGSwww.jamesallen.com
Hearts image looks clean. pink is over saturation and looks good. HCA gets excellent score as I found using PS search engine. You would want to request a cert to look at actual values before making a final decision. I am concerned about the black crystal on the top and the stone not being 100% eye clean.
Possible alternate #2:
1.058 @ $4,961 wire
$4,689 per carat
Diamond | 1.058 ct J SI1 A CUT ABOVE® Hearts and Arrows Super Ideal Round Cut Loose Diamond AGS Certified | 4159458ThisA CUT ABOVE® super ideal cut hearts and arrows 1.058 carat J color SI1 clarity loose diamond is graded by the American Gem Society (AGS) Laboratories. | 4159458www.whiteflash.com
Possible alternate #3:
1.068 J-SI1 @ $5,039 wire
$4,718 per carat
Diamond | 1.068 ct J SI1 A CUT ABOVE® Hearts and Arrows Super Ideal Round Cut Loose Diamond AGS Certified | 4369576
Possible alternate #4:
Jewels Perfection 1.03 J-VVS2 @ $5,254 wire
$5,143 per carat
Not sure what is up with Brian's website. It shows there to be an ASET, and H&A images, but they are broken when I click on them. If interested, make a call and ask him to fix so we can check them out. Looking at the AGS cert & proportions I assume this will be a top tier diamond.
Possible alternate #5:
Premium Select (near miss ) 1.11 J-VS2 @ $5,428 wire
$4,890 per carat
This fabulous 1.11 carat Round Excellent cut diamond has a clarity grade of VS2 and color grade of J.It is an excellent choice for diamond engagement rings or other fine diamond jewelry. | 4355234www.whiteflash.com
Doesn't quite qualify for true H&A status, but it's very close. You get the same trade benefits as an for the future. Might be a good way to gain a little size and clarity although I realize it's at the top of your price range.
I just checked and unfortunately and do not ship to the Philippines. I will have to check the other vendors that you recommended but so far and do ship here.
As for that 1.03ct recommendation, I'm able to see all the images in their website. Maybe it was just a temporary bug?
Interesting! Thanks for pointing this out. So size perception really depends on environmental lighting.I thought it might be useful to include some further 'real world' context about spread.
Physical spread in millimeters is important. Less talked about, but also related to size appearance, is visual spread - based on whether a diamond returns light from edge to edge in different lighting conditions. For example, the well cut 6.00 mm stone below appears larger, visually, than a 6.25 mm stone of lesser cut quality when both are removed from bright lighting.
Explained in detail on our carat weight page.
@sledge is known to be a great "cut quality caretaker," so no worries @kevindd992002 . As long as spread was a topic I thought the information might be interesting.
That's good to hear. I'm still wating for a response from JannPaul but what is your comment on their prices in general?I've purchased from, , and JannPaul, and in my opinion, you can't go wrong with any of them.