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Oval Help - Diamond link and ASET posted

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  1. robswdiver
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    by robswdiver » Mar 14, 2019
    Hi everyone,

    Id really appreciate some help and opinions regarding this particular oval. There are so many obstacles to overcome when looking at ovals and I have seen very few in person as few retailers carry a large selection of them.

    https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/2.01-carat-h-color-vs1-clarity-sku-6618906

    Shape: Oval
    carat weight: 2.01
    color: H
    clarity: VS1
    polish: Excellent
    symmetry: Excellent
    Fluorescence: None
    l/w/d (mm): 9.59*7.12*4.44
    l/w ratio: 1.35
    depth %: 62.40
    girdle: Medium - Slightly Thick
    table %: 60.00
    culet: None

    2.01 Oval.jpg

    If anyone has any recommendations for other Ovals with similar characteristics, 1.8-2.1 Ct, H, VS1, EX, EX, decent spread, please let me know.
     
  2. thebrady28
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    by thebrady28 » Mar 14, 2019
    I've recently just purchased an oval. Waiting on delivery.
    All I can say is it's extremely hard to find a quality oval on your own.
    I would do 1 of 2 things look at August Vintage Opulence or speak with Rhino and engage his concierge service to find a good oval.
    I opted for the AVO nothing came close in my search.

    Not sure what the price is of the JA oval.
    I would look into something like this - would make sure it's eye-clean
    https://august-vintage-inc.myshopif...ucts/2-04ct-f-si1-august-vintage-oval-1436642

    Look at the light performance in comparison.

    upload_2019-3-14_15-35-13.png

    Or even one of these.
    https://august-vintage-inc.myshopif...ucts/2-29ct-h-vs2-august-vintage-oval-1334017
    https://august-vintage-inc.myshopif...ucts/2-41ct-h-si1-august-vintage-oval-1670852
     
  3. WillyDiamond
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    by WillyDiamond » Mar 14, 2019
    OP
    Previous poster brings up some good points for your consideration.
    One of the problems people will tell you with ovals is that the north/south part of the oval is mushy.
    Yours is mushy. The links above are not, compare them to your stone from JA
     
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    by rockysalamander » Mar 15, 2019
    Not a great option.

    What is your budget?
     
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  5. robswdiver
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    by robswdiver » Mar 15, 2019
    Thanks for the opinions. I figured as much and knew it looked mushy and like crushed ice.

    My budget is $20k with diamond and band.
     
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    by ringo865 » Mar 16, 2019
    What kind of setting are you looking at so we can subtract the diamond-only portion of your budget?
     
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  8. robswdiver
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    by robswdiver » Mar 17, 2019
    I was looking at the Opulence Ovals and I do like them, just a little concerned about the Clarity on some of them and where the inclusions are located.
    By no means does the diamond have to be 2cts, but I would like a 1.7+ if possible.

    I am thinking a platinum pave setting. As petite as possible. Something simple that will really let the diamond stand out.
     
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  9. thebrady28
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    by thebrady28 » Mar 17, 2019
    I would suggest speaking with @Rhino with regards to what you're looking for.
    As for the inclusions again, find out if they're eye clean. I've just bought an SI1 and it is.

    You have pretty much just listed what I've bought :)
     
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    by carcarat » Mar 18, 2019
    hi! I'm going to be upgrading my Oval and I am brand new to this site so still learning the acronyms and lingo. This may be a dumb question, but Where did you all get those images of the diamonds that are in the first 2 posts. (light comparisons)
     
  13. thebrady28
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    by thebrady28 » Mar 18, 2019
    @carcarat the one I posted was from the AGS report
    Otherwise you can ask for a ASET when buying
     
  14. robswdiver
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    by robswdiver » Mar 18, 2019
    Just submitted a request through August Vintage for Rhino's Concierge Help. Fingers crossed!! Thanks for the help. I have the date set for May so I need all the help I can get!
     
  15. tyty333
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    by tyty333 » Mar 19, 2019 at 9:07 AM
    Here are a few that look interesting...Rhino can probably get these. These are all being flooded with light so keep that in mind.
    https://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD11872640 probably eye-clean but make sure
    https://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD11871133 pretty
    https://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD11839866 make sure eye-clean
    https://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD11724626 nice but a little on the smaller side (lxw) but I think this is my favorite
    https://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD10770823 a little bit chunkier look but seems to be lighting up fairly nicely as stone turns
     
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  16. quaddio
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    by quaddio » Mar 19, 2019 at 11:56 PM
    Tyty you're so good at this!
     
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  17. carcarat
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    by carcarat » Mar 20, 2019 at 3:58 PM
    Can I get some help too! I was looking at Blue Nile and James Allen, but are there any other websites that are just as good?
    I'm looking for a 1.5-2 carat.
    Budget around $10,000
    so color G,H,I
    SI1, SI2
    l/w ratio of 1.4-1.5
    and a preferred length of at least 9.15mm
     
  18. OoohShiny
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    by OoohShiny » Mar 21, 2019 at 9:53 AM
    You're best to start a thread of your own, as your request might get lost in this thread :)
     

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