First off I want to thank everyone for all the great information that has been posted on this site, it has been an invaluable asset to me in my search for an engagement ring.
I thought, until a few minutes ago, that I had found a great stone. It was recommended to me by a respected online jeweler. I viewed all the reports and pictures, and it was seen as a great stone by myself and the dealer (as well as another one that had taken a look as well). I ended up, however, purchasing (after it had been sent back to the wholesaler) it from another online dealer. They received the stone today and took some pictures and ran the idealscope. I was informed that I could certianly purchase the diamond if I wanted, but they didnt recommend it. Apparently it looses a lot of light.
It is a square radiant cut (which I have had a hard time finding), 1.15c, D in color VS2. It''s a little deep at 72%, but with a table of 68%. Very good symmetry and excellent polish.
Im trying to coordinate this purchase with a trip we are taking at the end of the month. I have thus far had it all planned out and now im afraid that it isnt going to work. I''ve attached the idealscope image. Any ideas? I''d, of course, want it to be sparkly...but not so it would burn a hole in her retina...but I dont want it to look all swampy either. HELP!?