danskow|1452472547|3973897 said:The cut was not symmetrical at all and the whole stone is visible so it needs to have good symmetry, I did keep in close contact with him though and might consider different options if this falls through.
arabella|1452473545|3973906 said:Do you have any additional pictures of this ruby? I'm not sure if that spot toward the center is a window or not. I looked through your previous post and that is too bad about the Pearlman's ruby [emoji20] The color looked great in their picture.
Yes. But if you saw it in person and it wasn't noticeable then that's what matters.danskow|1452478513|3973954 said:
I don't think that's a window. I think that's some sticky stuff used to keep the stone upright when taking the picture. If it were a window it would not have a rounded outline.danskow|1452478513|3973954 said:
Michael_E|1452483272|3973984 said:I don't think that's a window. I think that's some sticky stuff used to keep the stone upright when taking the picture. If it were a window it would not have a rounded outline.danskow|1452478513|3973954 said:
I hope my comment doesn't come across the wrong way ... Of all the items I've received from family, the sentimental value has always meant so much more than the dollar value. And those are things I'd never even consider selling. It's hard to say how something you purchase now will change over time, so I caution you to not worry so much about that. I do, however, understand not wanting to overpay in the present.danskow said:i do not have an intent to resell no, this is for an engagement ring. However the stone will be passed down to children as that is a custom in our family (my brother received my mothers stone already) and the reason i am curious on its value is so that it can hold that value as its passed down the line. In other words im just making sure im not paying more for something that is less and with the extremely limited knowledge i do know having as much advice (along with all the research ive done) is very helpful..... there are so many fine lines and what seem like personal preference that it is so hard to judge. I suppose it wouldn't be as much fun if that wasn't the case though!