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Opinion on this stone please...

mb1234

Rough_Rock
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I REALLY like everything about this stone........... except it's not eye clean; there's 1 visible inclusion. I'm a man and have never spent much time looking at diamonds---is a visible inclusion a problem? I had REALLY made "eye-clean" a priority, but this looks very nice. I can get an eye clean stone with only "good" polish & symmetry (same cut/color/size). I'm really torn...

http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/E-SI2-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1388916.asp

http://www.jamesallen.com/GIA-Diamond-Certificate/1388916/E-SI2-Ideal-Cut-2.01-Carat-Round-Diamond.JPG
 

Stone-cold11

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Are you wearing this stone or for someone else? Eye-clean, if for someone else, then their opinion is more important. This stone is not promising, especially if use for an ring. The shallow pavilion angle will result in obstruction issue, the stone going dark when the viewer is looking at it closer than an arms length, which is the distance most wearer will be viewing their stone.
 

slg47

Ideal_Rock
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I would look for a lower color and higher clarity. Also like stone-cold said this stone has some issues due to the shallow pavilion angle. I would look for GIA Ex or AGS0 stones. If you post your budget/parameters then perhaps we can find some other candidates. JA will let you request 3 idealscope images that will tell more about the light return of the diamond.
 

mb1234

Rough_Rock
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OK; I think you guys have talked me out of it. Thanks for answering (and filling me in about this shallow pavilion angle)!
 

mb1234

Rough_Rock
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...so it's an "Ex" cut, and I checked the HCA and it looks good; is that pavilion angle a better indicator of poor performance?
 

Stone-cold11

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mb1234|1316030271|3017609 said:
...so it's an "Ex" cut, and I checked the HCA and it looks good; is that pavilion angle a better indicator of poor performance?
Please read the warning on the HCA page.

The link.
https://www.pricescope.com/wiki/diamonds/holloway-cut-advisor

Read the paragraph on the shallow stone, the paragraph just after the graph. The stone you posted is in the pendant and ear-ring stone region, not ring region. The loupe image shows darkness in facets other than the arrowshaft, that is the result of obstruction and what the wearer will most likely be seeing at an arm's length away.
 
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