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fofolala

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Interested to hear opinions. all have HCA <2 and dimensions that match what is prescribed by PS alums

#1
1.91 G SI1 ex/ex/ex

Cert: http://images.b2cjewels.com/Images//Certificate//8408144.pdf
H/A and ASET: http://www.b2cjewels.com/dd-8408144-1.91-carat-Round-diamond-G-color-SI1-Clarity.aspx?sku=8408144

Pro: G color. just under 2ct jump
neutral: 36 deg pavilion but with nice looking assets
Con: price 14100, smaller

#2
2.09 I SI1, ex/ex/ex.

Cert, image, and ASET attached.

Pro: larger enough to notice over G
neutral: price of 13200
Con: SI1 with Clarity grade based on clouds not shown comment

#3
2.5 K SI2, ex/ex/vg

https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/2.50-carat-k-color-si2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-1049190
posted about by me already in the past, and my underdog

Pro: big. 12050 dollars.
neutral: K
con: Si2 with Clarity grade based on clouds not shown comment

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flyingpig

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Stone 1 (G). The ASET is computer generated. I would not buy a stone without the ACTUAL aset at this price range. Strong fluo.
Stone 2 (I). The clarity is based on the clouds not shown. Nice ASET though.
Stone 3 (K). Skinny arrows, imperfect symmetry, the clarity based on the clouds not shown.

All potentially, not thrilling, good stones. But I would like more assurance in regards to light performance (G stone), and cloudiness (I and K stones). Again, proceed with caution.
 

JDDN

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Anything with strong flouro you need to verify that it doesn't affect transparency. Also, verify with SI stones if they are eye clean and if so what the vendor defines as eye clean. Ie, at what distance can you start to see the inclusions.

With the myriad of options for MRB's I would personally not buy a stone with "clarity based on clouds not shown." And I certainly would not with an SI2 or even SI1 for that matter.

You can do better!!

Edited to say: Agree with flyingpig that you need a much better ASET for that 1.91 to really tell anything
 

fofolala

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damnit. i'm trying!

I was offered this diamond for 13k. I've posted it before, but it got crapped on because it's EGL. still not sure what to make of it. dimensions are good.

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Gypsy

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Let's wait till Wednesday and see what happens with the K.

Once you have that, then we'll talk next steps.

I would ask if the I colored stone with the ASET posted has any transparency issues or haziness. If the answer is no, then I would consider getting it.
 

fofolala

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OK. I've asked for the gemologist to give me comments on the 2.09 I and for a real ASET and IS on the 1.91G.

Does anyone know what Victor Canera's simpler settings (center stone with single row of pave) tend to cost?
 

gr8leo87

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More than 90% of the times when a grading report says clarity is based on clouds it's a milky stone. This starts at VS2 and below.

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Gypsy

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gr8leo87|1465874007|4043754 said:
More than 90% of the times when a grading report says clarity is based on clouds it's a milky stone. This starts at VS2 and below.

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Yup. That's why I said to ask the vendor about transparency issues and haziness.
 

JDDN

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fofolala|1465833202|4043564 said:
OK. I've asked for the gemologist to give me comments on the 2.09 I and for a real ASET and IS on the 1.91G.

Does anyone know what Victor Canera's simpler settings (center stone with single row of pave) tend to cost?

For a 1.6 carat, he quoted me $3695.00 for the Evelyn and $3895.00 for the Trueste with pave. Those are the "simpler" settings with a single row of pave. For a 2 carat or 2+ carat, it may be slightly more, but just email him and ask for a quote.
 
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